This ranks in my top 10 of favorites, as it has to do with life and living. It contains powerful insights into meeting our potential. Like all spiritually living books (e.g. Bible, Quran, Tao Te Ching, Bahgavad Gita, Book Of Mormon, Tebetian Book Of Living and Dying, Power Of Now, etc..), this will lift anyone to new heights of awareness and spirituality. The book stands on its own, regardless of whether or not you believe in its author or how it came about.
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Absolutely, because it does mater what you believe as to whether or not miracles will manifest through you. You must know that you are free from guilt.
None, except may be the bible and wow would a lot of people go on the defensive over that comparison.
The story of how Helen came about writing it.
I am free!
Great book for anyone who is wanting to really see the miracles of God operate in their life.
A GREAT GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING LIFE!!! I have the actual book but don't always have time to read it and when I do it slow reading due to the way it was written and the content. I often find myself re-reading the paragraph several times. Listening to it has made it much easier to study the Course and my understanding has increased. I can do other activities or I can simply be while listening to it and that's awesome! I highly recommend this to other Course students.
The Course makes sense of the nonsensical things in life. It helps one learn to gain peace and live in a space of love.
I love how he reads the course. He does so in a manner that I'm able to grasp the content much easier than reading.
Life is but a dream
For the Biblically-oriented, the course is the clearest explanation that I have come across of how to actually live and obtain the promises of the Beatitudes of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew5:1-12; Luke6:20-49) - Jesus' greatest sermon about our human spiritual needs for self-actualization. For example, becoming “clean of heart” so that we will see God can be understood by studying the course as "forgiving all the errors in our beliefs and others', so that we will perceive the world rightly without judgement'. The course clearly aims to go well beyond activating aspects of our higher self in order to live an enlightened life, to becoming fully-aware children of God living in conscious union with Him; from living at 0.01%.of our abilities to 100% - incapable of fear or lack.
I couldn't fit the course into any single religion - Orthodox Christianity, New Age (Gnostic, Christian Science, etc.) or Eastern (Buddhism, Hinduism). While there were elements of similarity, the need of any one religion to differentiate itself from another introduces traditions and cultures which then distracts from the message. The course content is what some of the nondualistic religions would probably communicate without their exoteric variations. Unfortunately, religious traditions make it difficult for a 'believer of a religion' who has committed faith into it to be open-minded - at least until a circumstance in their lives force them to open their minds to truth.
For any seeker of truth and self-actualization, the truth in the course is self-evident and outlines the path to a very high level of transcendent enlightenment which unlike many paths, is undiluted by any tradition keepers egos.
This is without a doubt, the second most important book I have ever read (alongside the Bible inclusive, despite all its re-written history and missing gaps). I predict that it will be influential in ushering in an age of long-lasting peace and abundance.
I hope this helps any careful Truth-seeker (Christians inclusive).
1) Less Christ-Based Material. This is one of those books, if read by a true Christian, they're probably not going to agree or like a lot of what it has to say. At the same time, if read by an Agnostic, they're going to feel it is just another spin on Christianity. The way it's written is really a lose-lose proposition. However, I think Christians who are very, very open minded might enjoy this.
2) Jim Stewart was the wrong choice for the narration of this book. The information is very hard to take in, and his voice is too deep and monotone for this kind of work.
Ray Porter. However, I like Ray Porter so much, I would hate to sentence him to have to read all this material.
This book doesn't really have scenes. The way I took it, it's a bunch of information a woman "received" from a source who is no longer alive on earth. It doesn't take you long to figure out the source is supposed to be Jesus Christ. So, basically, Jesus dictated a book to this woman to further explain pretty much everything because we're so very off track down here.
The book is over 30 hours. If you can make it through all that, you're a better person than me. I'm in for about 4 hours of it and I'm done with it. Sorry I wasted my money. Not only is it continually "Preachy", but it repeats itself on each topic about 20 times before moving on. Put it in a pot and boil it all down, you've got the basic Christian belief system...greatly elaborated on. If that's your thing, then you might enjoy it, but be prepared to hear a lot of things that are very different from what you learned in church.
Only the first few hours and only if already introduced to non-dualism.
No, research her...
Narration was good for what this is but I can see how some may not like it.
I didn't make it to the end but 20 hours in and then skipping around the end. There are better books about practicing non-duality, but this does offer a few tools early on.
The subtle trap of this text is the way it eventually talks in circles. Saying the same things in different manners and different angles. You're better off with the Sri Bhagavad Gita, The Teachings of Ramana Maharshi, true Buddhist teachings and similar titles. This book still creates a barrier for any true non-dual practice because it never seems to point you towards the Atman (or Brahman or One that is) which is our true nature. So give it a listen if you still need a few tools other wise pass it up and stick with the essentials of Advaita.
This is one of those books that you can't describe but insist will change your life if you can read it. I say if because not everyone is ready. Hell, it took me fifteen years after I picked it up to actually finally read it. I had to buy the audio book so I could keep listening while I drove around though once I started. Powerful and, though cliche, truly life changing.