If you're familiar with history and cultures around the world, this is definitely a very good read. It gives you a different point of view on how to see the world. It might be a little much for some people, but it's up to the reader on how to interpret it. Either way it's still a wonderful research and collection of stories.
The way Ram Dass tells his stories is so entertaining. If you're already familiar with meditation, hinduism, buddhism, etc, then you will enjoy this book. He tells everything from his point of view and how he came to be who he is now. At the same time he talks about the different methods to achieve enlightenment. I've listened to the audiobook twice already and I've learned something new.
I found the instructions on the breathing exercise extremely helpful and descriptive. The same goes for the other methods to meditating.
I have been curious about all the things I hear from India, and have wonder what Yoga was all about. I started out with this book, and it really does open up a whole new world. Being born from the east, I have seen and heard many mystical things. But, after growing up in the west, I have started to forget all those and even started denying some of them.
This book helped me see the world from 'that' point of view again. It has also opened up a whole new world for me. I'm glad that all of these information are now available in audio form.
For those of you who are curious to learn more about Kriya, you might want to listen to The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Explained (also by Paramahansa Yogananda), there is also Experiments in Truth (by Ram Dass). You will find some tips as to how it's done.
If you're read the Epic of Gilgamesh, The Odyssey, Journey to the West, then you'll have to read this too. It's a great story with great lessons, very enlightening indeed. Great performance and very clear explanations. This is a must have in your collection of epics.
They were very honest with their opinions. The book is filled with substance, just enough examples and reasons, no fillers. If you read a lot of startup-related books then this might not be for you, most of it you'll already have known. But, if you're curious about 37 Signals and how small start-ups work, grab this book.
This was a great book. I think everyone should read this. Society has been deteriorating because of lack of practical wisdom. I've noticed it myself, pretty much everyday, people relying on rules and regulations instead of their brains and what they know is right. There should be classes in school teaching practical wisdom.
It's about an hour long. I'm sure not that much is known about Leonardo, that's why this book is very short. I found it to be a really good primer, it gave me a glimpse of how Da Vinci's personality might have been and how he is as a person.
I felt that a good deal of the book was the author saying which chapter more details are located. For example "I will talk more about this or that on this chapter" and "as you may recall in chapter bla bla bla". There was so much of this going on that I had to stop listening to it.
I finally did manage to get myself to finish the book. It's a good primer for middle east history, which is what I was looking for. However, I would like it told more as a fluid story, not like a text book telling you to turn in this or that chapter.
Are you making lots of money but still feel like you're not doing anything significant in your life? Did you just graduate high school and not sure which major to take or if you should even go to college? Are you midway in college and feel like you're not in the right place? Then this book is for you. Or, if you're just feeling empty in general, listen to the audiobook.
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