I've been wanting to start a meditation practice for some time, but haven't been quite certain of how to do it. This book was pivotal in helping me 'make the leap'. I've read many books by Eastern authors and Easwaran is, by far, the clearest to understand. He is actually renown for his translation of some of the Eastern scriptures. This book is instructional, inspirational and enjoyable to read. I actually read it twice, I found it so useful. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in meditation, or even anyone curious about it's benefits.