"Finnegan's Wake" is actually a great story. However, many criticisms of it say that it's unreadable and unable to be interpreted. The secret method to understanding "Finnegan's Wake" is understanding that the narrator is speaking, and thus the story is written, with an Irish accent... the letters in the words of the story are meant to create the sound of an Irish accent. It's actually quite an interesting piece, a novel little bit by Joyce. I suggest listening to it after familiarizing yourself with the speech styles of the Irish. :).
Well, first of all, "Elric of Melnibone" is a classic, must-read for any lover of fantasy. I felt that the performance, despite their efforts to achieve real spookiness, could have been a bit spookier in the spooky parts. Lol. However, the tale is so good (in my opinion) that it far outweighs the SLIGHT performance issues. If you like fantasy, I think this is a must-read! Or... a must-listen? :)
This was really a great translation of the oldest story in history! I loved it. Beforehand, I thought Beowulf predated everything else, but I guess not. Plus, this text supports the notion of a Great Flood happening at about the time of the Biblical Noah. However, there are also elements in this text that make one question the ideas of the Bible and make you wonder, "Did the Biblical stuff really happen? Really?!" I mean, certain themes in the Bible seem as if they were drawn from this tale. And as the story of "Gilgamesh" actually predates the writing of the Bible, it kinda makes ya wonder... :)
This book basically teaches its readers an incredible amount about the brain, and how (through physical means) one can actually change their brain and, in doing so, reach the Buddha (God, Allah, what-have-you) inside each and every one of us. I loved it!
Jeedu can lead you to the truth, can lead through great, grey mysteries and right to the truth.
Normally, I only love classic works of fiction or some times autobiographies. However, this book completely captured my attention and imagination. This book will surely let you know the unadulterated truth: you are not you. You are your brain. And the human brain is THE MOST incredible thing on the frickin' planet; therefore, we're pretty awesome too. LISTEN TO THIS BOOK! Of course, your brain already knows if you are going to listen to this book That's probably the simplest thing this book teaches; you may be undecided, but your brain rarely, rarely is..
Krishnamurti approaches everything with a sense of great humility and thus, in my opinion, incredible poise and nobility. The only complaint I could imagine anyone having is that he analyzes his points to the nth degree and sometimes seems to lose focus; however, if you listen to his talks/lessons in full, hopefully you will see that they all seem to swing off-topic in his analysis but that they reconvene at a point near the beginning of the lecture and illumine his thoughts all the more.
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