I think there were some good messages but they were buried in too much detail about the food the author ate. The author was way too self involved for my taste. He came off arrogant and self important.
Listen for yourself. I listened to all three in the series and greatly enjoyed them all. I think it depends on how you view the main character. He is on a journey, but a very different journey than he realizes. He IS self-absorbed but that's the point. Both Otto and Rinpichoe are in each others' lives to show them different things. Otto shows Rinpichoe the physical world and Rinpichoe shows Otto a different world. The books should be enjoyed slowly because it's not always about the destination or the end, it's about the journey. There is always something to learn and always a new way to see things.
I bought this audiobook not knowing what it was. Fiction? A prayer book? Religious book? I admit I struggled starting the book but I soon became hooked. I have had the same issues with religion as the main character. it is important to note that a good or great life can become so much more fulfilling.
It's a story about the value of family, friendship, and individual world view. How are you Being in our ever changing world? This will help you to examine your perspective without suggestion or judgement. Nice story.
father who has dabbled in yoga and meditation. the metaphysical has always been an interesting subject to me.
The conversations in this book are so well done it's as if you are a fly on the wall and hearing amazing honest back and forth between two very well made characters. Merullo does an excellent job teaching you Buddhism without actually teaching you Buddhism. It is a great story and has an amazing message. There I used excellent three times and BOOM amazing also three times in this review.
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It was a lovely story that I had trouble pulling myself away from. Made me think about life and how we behave and react affects our life and being. Closest I've been to pondering faith in a very long time.