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Searcher

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  • The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, & Liberation

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Thich Nhat Hanh
    • Narrated By Rene Ruiz
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    (50)
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    (43)
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    In The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching, Thich Nhat Hanh introduces us to the core teachings of Buddhism and shows us that the Buddha's teachings are accessible and applicable to our daily lives. With poetry and clarity, Nhat Hanh imparts comforting wisdom about the nature of suffering and its role in creating compassion, love, and joy - all qualities of enlightenment.

    Searcher says: "Very, very well done."
    "Very, very well done."
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    One of the best comprehensive overviews of Buddhism that you will find. I highly recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Confucius: Culture & Religion

    • UNABRIDGED (7 mins)
    • By iMinds
    • Narrated By Ellouise Rothwell
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (6)
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    (6)

    Confucius was a Chinese philosopher, teacher, and political figure. His teachings have profoundly influenced Asian thought and life. The impact of his life and intellectual ideas have changed human history and it can be argued that he is the most influential philosopher who ever lived.

    Searcher says: "Brief but excellent..."
    "Brief but excellent..."
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    Brief but excellent content. Presents the most important core ideas. With superb narration by Ms Rothwell.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bhagavad Gita: A Walkthrough for Westerners

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Jack Hawley
    • Narrated By Jack Hawley
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (61)

    The Bhagavad Gita has been called India's greatest contribution to the world. In this audio version of his classic book The Bhagavad Gita: A Walkthrough for Westerners, Jack Hawley makes its wisdom clear to Western seekers.

    Tammy says: "The Bhagavad Gita: A Walkthrough for Westerners"
    "A Walkingthrough, not enough Thinkingthrough..."
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It's good, but not great. The "translation" takes too many liberties... colloquializes too much.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Bhagavad Gita?

    Sri Krishna's self-revelation to Arjuna.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I liked that the speaker was clear. However, I did not like the speaker's repetitive overemphasis.It made the delivery seem cloying. A professional reader should have been used.At various points the reader made Sri Krishna sound almost condescending. That is not at all a part of Sri Krishna's attitude.


    Did The Bhagavad Gita inspire you to do anything?

    The Gita is very inspiring, elevating. It prompts the reader to self-examination and improvement.


    Any additional comments?

    All in all the "translation" and delivery mar the grandeur, intellectual depth and expansive spirit of the original work.Though I think the author/reader made a noble attempt, with good intention.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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