Eknath Easwaran (1910-1999) is respected around the world as an authentic guide to universal wisdom. Author of the best-selling Classics of Indian Spirituality series, Easwaran had both a deep intuitive knowledge of his own Hindu legacy and a love of English literature. He was chairman of the English department at a major Indian university when he came to the United States on a Fulbright fellowship in 1959. His twenty-seven books on meditation and the classics of world mysticism have been translated into twenty-six languages. Through the Blue Mountain Centre of Meditation and its publishing arm, Nilgiri Press, Easwaran continues to reach an ever-growing audience around the world through publications and retreats.