Awakening Is Real: A Guide to the Deeper Dimensions of the Inner Journey Audiobook | Jack Kornfield | Audible.com
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Awakening Is Real: A Guide to the Deeper Dimensions of the Inner Journey | [Jack Kornfield]

Awakening Is Real: A Guide to the Deeper Dimensions of the Inner Journey

It might happen suddenly, like a flash of lightning. Or gradually, like raindrops filling a jar. Our universal and awakened nature, the Buddha taught, can emerge in calm or in crisis. And then, as our path deepens, we must learn to embody our vision as we navigate the unexpected turns of the mystery.
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It might happen suddenly, like a flash of lightning. Or gradually, like raindrops filling a jar. Our universal and awakened nature, the Buddha taught, can emerge in calm or in crisis. And then, as our path deepens, we must learn to embody our vision as we navigate the unexpected turns of the mystery.

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    Kathi Sterling, VA, United States 02-27-13
    Kathi Sterling, VA, United States 02-27-13 Member Since 2010

    Have re-discovered "quality time." Evenings listening to good books have replaced mindless tv watching. What a difference!

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    If you could sum up Awakening Is Real in three words, what would they be?

    Inspiring, peace-promoting, wise


    What other book might you compare Awakening Is Real to and why?

    Kornfield's other works, perhaps especially "Wise Heart." Would certainly include other wise people who are offering Buddhist wisdom to westerners such as (but not limited to) Thich Naht Hanh, Pema Chodren, Tara Brach, Phillip Moffitt, Ezra Bayda.


    Any additional comments?

    Kornfield is a former Buddhist monk who is able to offer understandable explanations of a complex system of thought, little available to westerners until recently. I have been reading and listening to his works for several years. I read and re-read and/or listen to them. His unfolding of Buddhist thought for people perhaps little familiar with it has been part of a larger movement in this society finding a lot of enthusiasm with people hungry for the eastern insights as a balance to western lifestyle.

    The contrast of thinking that is about loving-kindness, personal responsibility, seeking wisdom through patience, compassion and self regulation with so much western emphasis on competition, aquisition, winning, war and destruction of the earth and its resources is more than refreshing.

    It is a relief to have found an entire ( and long-practiced) tradition of thought that embraces peace and a well balanced life. His introduction to meditation, illustrations drawing on many sources (including other than Buddhist thought) always leaves me feeling in touch with parts of life that can easily get lost in our busy daily shuffle.

    I love listening to him, his voice is so calming. This is a particularly good recording.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jodie Middletown, NY, United States 05-03-13
    Jodie Middletown, NY, United States 05-03-13 Member Since 2011

    I have a rather eclectic love of books. I know what I like and I tend not to be a severe critic. If I enjoyed it, it gets 4 or 5 stars.

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    This is not a book - it is a series of lectures. Jack Kornfield is funny and inspirational. I enjoyed his stories very much. It is a nice introduction to how people awaken.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    L.W. Idabel, OK, United States 08-26-12
    L.W. Idabel, OK, United States 08-26-12 Member Since 2007

    Say something about yourself!

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    I throughly appreciated all the messages in this audio book. My first introduction to Jack Kornfield. Very easy to listen to...very calming.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Highlands, NJ, United States 09-26-12
    Carol Highlands, NJ, United States 09-26-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Jack Kornfield is amazing"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I already did. This information is made to be shared.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Jack Kornfield does not take himself too seriously. I love his sense of humor.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, I wanted to take my time with it. It's something you need to process before you move on.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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