In this simple yet important book, Noah Rasheta takes profound Buddhist concepts and makes them easy to understand for anyone trying to become a better whatever-they-already-are.
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I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more about secular buddhism. The reading by the author was pleasant, as I always prefer to hear the author read their own words, but it wasn't the very best audio recording of a book I've ever heard. The timing could have been improved a bit. Overall: great book and would recommend it!
Although this is a short book, the author so eloquently and simply explains the valuable teachings of Buddhism as a way of living your life in a nut shell. He provides many relatable examples through his personal stories and parables as he touches on the most fundamental principles. If you put these teachings into practice and not just read this book as a voyeur, it will change your life. This book can be thought of as a small pocket manual to live life by as you learn let go of your preconceived notions of reality. What sets this book apart from all others is the continuous teachings that can be found through the author's podcast and website on Secular Buddhism.
I have been struggling with what some call a "crisis" of faith. This book has helped me see a path that is beyond the religion that I am a part of. Thanks to Noah and his insight into ones self.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick reminder (or introduction) of some of the key teachings of Buddhism from a secular lens.
I wish he would have gone deeper into certain topics, but I understand that wasn't the point of this book.
Mr. Rasheta's writing was concise and very thoughtful, but the performance of the audiobook itself was lacking.
The delivery was very monotone, and each sentence seemed to run into the next, without any clear demarcation.
Overall, though - it was a good, quick audiobook for anyone interested in the secular flavor of Buddhism.
Straight to the point and easy to comprehend. The teachings are interesting and backed with stories. Love how everything is broken down for the average person to resonate with.
Noah does not mince words to get straight to the deep substance of what embodies secular Buddhism. An illustrative and inviting self narration, he gives the listener a great first look into the lifestyle with wonderful life tips.
This is a very well written concise book on the nature of Buddhism that has so much application to every single human irregardless of faith, religion, perspective or world view. Loved all the stories, it contributed a lot to bringing alive the material.
"Such a lovely book."
Purchased as an audio book, this was such a pleasure to listen to. For me personally, it's the most meaningful book on Buddhism I've come across. I would highly recommend it.
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