Simple. Practical. Beautiful.
I can think of no other who has offered such a global scope of religious synopsis tempered with scientific progress without advocating for one view over the other, as has been done for centuries. His Holiness offers a unique view, as he is uniquely qualified to speak to us as one who was born into an humble family, raised in privilege, yet lives in exile.
I enjoyed the way that Martin Sheen emphasized words and syllables, with tone and timbre he caused me to forget that this was Martin Sheen performing and not the Dalai Lama himself speaking, many times.
I was surprised at how many times I stopped the recording just to review what was said and think through what I had just heard. I will listen to this again, I am certain to hear "more" that just the first listen provided.
Every Aspect of it.
this is non fiction
an amazing storytelling ability
Loved in every possible way
It was hard to focus on what the topic was.
I hated it. The voice of Martin Sheen is not suited for this type of book.
This was a good audiobook. It was good to listern too with a pleasant narrator voice. I would recommend it for a on the book when you dont have time to read it yourself.
This brave man has powerful words. (Martin Sheen narrates well too)
Try to look at the world differently.
Audiobooks are great!
Martin Sheen is very talented, I thought he was really the Dalai Lama.
These are very thought provoking and intelligent comments about our society today.
I loved that the Dalai Lama who is known by the world to be one of the holiest men on earth is still openminded and able to see that ethics are separate from religion and that we need to gain a universal understanding of ethics.
He is very detailed in his approach to explain his point of view and he addresses every argument that would be put against him with purely logical responses.
A wise voice to match to the character of the author.
No this book should be taken in little parts at a time because the philosophy is so rich that one should meditate on the concepts before continuing to the next chapter.
This audible book, to me, came more to point and caused me to hear words and hear the meaning of what was being said. Hearing someone else's thoughts proved to me to be a very worthy
The metaphors and examples plainly stated made it easier to understand and to 'get it'.
Comfortable, not a distraction to the message but mostly his tone quality.
That people from all cultures can find a way to be on the same level and agree to live in harmony allowing each their own identity without conflict if both sides come to the priority of a peaceful agenda.
I would find this subject too dry to read on a page. I would have been re reading and re reading some of the thoughts expressed and not understood it as well. This is a 'good' book to be audible.
The thoughts and reflections of the Dali Lama show a man who is worldly and wise beyond my expectations. I expected him to be more spiritual and have less understanding of the secular world. His good sense and connection to the world surprised me. His understanding of the problems we face and ideas for ways to confront them surprised me more. After years of fanatical religious rhetoric in the world from all corners, this sensible man and his deep thinking and understanding give me hope for all of us.
The voice of the narrator seemed like a great fit for the words the Dali Lama put together. I did not know till just now that it was Martin Sheen, though I did feel that I knew that voice from somewhere. His slightly gravelly timbre felt warm and friendly as well as very clear in his narration. I was happy to listen to him. Thank you, Mr. Sheen. (This is not a story so there are not characters.)
I haven't finished the book yet but when I do I plan to listen to it again. The idea that someone can be deeply religious and forgiving, accepting and welcoming at the same time made me feel refreshed.