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Conquest of Mind

Take Charge of Your Thoughts and Reshape Your Life Through Meditation
Written by: Eknath Easwaran
Narrated by: Paul Bazely
Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
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Easwaran takes the timeless teachings of the Buddha and other mystics and tells us how we can train the mind not just during meditation but throughout the day. 

Feeling trapped by unwanted thoughts and emotions can seem an inevitable part of life. But Easwaran, who taught meditation for 40 years, teaches us a way to break free.

Just as a fitness routine can create a strong, supple body, spiritual disciplines can shape a secure personality and a resilient, loving mind. Writing as an experienced, friendly coach, Easwaran takes the timeless teachings of the Buddha and other mystics and tells how we can train the mind not just during meditation but throughout the day.

Working with difficult colleagues, choosing what to eat, and listening to a child’s needs are all opportunities to try out different, wiser responses. Easwaran describes how training the mind is a glorious challenge - one that brings joy and purpose to life.

This audiobook contains the first 10 chapters of the print book, but omits the last three chapters which were added in 2010. 

Narrated by Paul Bazely. ©1988 Blue Mountain Center of Meditation (P)2010 Blue Mountain Center of Meditation 

©1988 Blue Mountain Center of Meditation (P)2010 Blue Mountain Center of Meditation

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Excellent book for starters

Should read the given book atleast once if you want to get a glimpse of what and hows of mediation... and if you want to be a serious meditator one should re start again absorbing one chapter every week.. and start applying the advise/suggestions accordingly with it.. thanks.. and good luck in your pursuit... :)

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Loved it wish had listed years before to be wiser. Book guides us to learn the techniqe to equip us with ability yo respond bravely in advese situations

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  • 13-07-15

Conquest of Mind. a Practical Spiritual Guide

Until recently I had never heard of Eknath Easwaren. His teaching is drawn from Mystics and contemplatives from a wide breadth of religious traditions and spiritual paths. Very profound, yet immediately accessible with practical application. Conquest of Mind would benefit anyone seeking to be spiritually aware and seeking a deep connection with the divine source within each of us. Paul Bazely's narration seems to channel Easwaren, word for word, thought for thought, inflection for inflection.

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  • Jay
  • 06-03-19

When you win a Jackpot

From this book is like winning a power ball for 14$. Worth listening and practicing.

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  • Sid
  • 18-07-15

Words can't describe how much I have benefited

Not all of us are blessed to be associated a spiritual teacher and have access to this knowledge. This 8 point program is an immense help for those seeking this knowledge (like me) and I feel truly blessed to have found these teachings from a spiritual leader like Eknath Easwaran.

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  • Jake Porter
  • 16-01-17

This Book Has Changed My Life

Where does Conquest of Mind rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

By far Conquest of the Mind is my favorite audio book

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Paul Bazely brings Eknath's words to life

What did you learn from Conquest of Mind that you would use in your daily life?

Passage meditation and how to control the intrusive thoughts. Since practicing this, I have been able to find peace in life which is something I searched for years and years and read many books to try and learn.

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  • Kallol Kundu
  • 28-06-15

For those who really want to free the clutter of the mind. Truly Inspiring!

Among the numerous spiritual sources, Easwaran appealed to me as a modern, practical, reasonable and above all pragmatic one.

His language is simple but full of confidence. He gives you good reason for everything that he suggests instead of just imposing thoughts and ideas.

Fascinating, and capable of changing lives!

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  • M. Lakhia
  • 20-04-19

very insightful, simple to follow and enlightening

a must read for those on the path of spiritual quest. sure to change your thinking and approach to life if followed.

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  • Just Jon
  • 28-02-19

This is a good book to structure a spiritual path

Regardless of you faith or world view, this book offers a framework anyone and everyone can use to become a better person. It's truly universal.
The points are practical, simple, measurable, achievable, repeatable, and time based. This isn't fluff and emotional, it's real.

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  • olanrewaju ladipo
  • 27-10-18

Highly recommended

Very helpful for anyone with interests in meditation and self discipline
Recommend it for everyone

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  • ranjini Manian
  • 11-09-17

Worth its weight in gold

The book is an effective and practical road map for strengthening the mind. I was able to put weekly steps into practice so I liked this book.
The accent being british is not easy for all Indians to understand perhaps. But the reader is excellent too.

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  • T,Morgan Matthews
  • 05-04-16

Love Easwaren's work,

Finished it in one night. He gives great reasons to meditate. Some of his other recordings he narrates them himself.He is a man of real wisdom and his advise is well worth following.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 15-11-17

don't buy it if you have got passage to meditation

don't buy it if you have got passage to meditation mostly repetitive, don't buy not up to easwaran standards

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