On the first page of the first chapter of the book Passage Meditation, Easwaran says:
I recommend beginning with the Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi. If you already know another passage, such as the Twenty-third Psalm, it will do nicely until you have learned this prayer. But over many years of teaching meditation, I have found that Saint Francis’s words have an almost universal appeal. Through them pulses the spiritual wisdom this gentle friar drew upon when he undertook the most awesome task a human being is capable of: the total transformation of character, conduct, and consciousness.
This week we’re featuring an audio talk with Easwaran’s commentary on this Prayer. He explains how meditation on this passage can bring about transformation of personality, and gives practical advice for incorporating these ideals into our daily lives.