Easwaran: Spiritual Education & Right Occupation

“The wealth of a country does not lie in mines, factories, or shopping centers; it lies in the hearts of young people.” – Eknath Easwaran

Both during his time as a professor and later as a meditation teacher, Easwaran had a great fondness for young people. That fondness translated into the ability to address the questions that plague YAs (and many non-YAs), such as the perennial: “What am I going to do with my life?”


This week we’re pleased to offer a 30-minute talk from Easwaran addressing this very topic, and using the idea of the idea of “Right Occupation” as his spring board. We love that Easwaran starts this talk from the perspective of a graduating university student, then changes from talking about an academic education to talking about the education we can all receive from the great mystics of the world.

At YA blog HQ, we were particularly intrigued, and inspired, to hear Easwaran’s message that our main goal is to give back to life, whatever job or employment we may take. His imperative to re-think the meaning of “occupation” is thrilling stuff.

We’d love to hear from you about the talk as well!  Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.