Concerning the content: if you listened to/ read a book by Chodron, you heard it all, but better presented. Nothing wrong with this part that repeats what others have told before, but no new insight whatsoever. And then there is much that is not worth telling, mostly navel-gazing. All in all this book seems to address the ones who have everything, but struggle to be happy about it.The presentation style is the most awful I ever endured. If you keep listening to the last chapter despite this extremely demanding style, you get punished by anecdotal proof of the afterlife. Terribly disappointing.
As most books by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, this addresses exclusively the privileged. It also contains the statement that all suffering is self-inflicted. This is an outrageous insult of a great number of human beings who suffer due to the misdeeds of others.
If I would not know that this book is written by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who is the reincarnation of the previous Dalai Lama (and so on), I would be tempted to think this book is the sorry effort of a privileged person of average intelligence and about average capacity for compassion.
Insight, paired with a sense og humor. And some interesting stories.
This one is as good as all the others by Chodron. Yes, I listened to all available titles.
That what we all know is true, good to get that re-inforced.
Other books in this genre tend to be inspiring and interesting, this one is just a very bad example.
Regardless the target audience, there should be more to a book than a few facts, all of them totally gotten wrong, and commonplace ramblings. This must be a fruit of ignorance and too strong ego.
I started to think that this guy was sent to the US to get rid of him, since he obviously is resistant to education and just not up for the real thing.
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