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Siva Pragathesewaran

Malaysia
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  • Cave in the Snow

  • Tenzin Palmo's Quest for Enlightenment
  • By: Vicki Mackenzie
  • Narrated by: Georgina Sutton, Vicki Mackenzie, Tenzin Palmo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

This is the story of Tenzin Palmo, the daughter of a fishmonger from London's East End who became a Tibetan nun. After meditating for 12 years in a cave 13,000 feet up in the Himalayas, she became a world-renowned spiritual leader and champion of the right of women to achieve spiritual enlightenment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audio version is best format for this book

  • By Mark on 06-11-17

A Remarkable Endeavour

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-16

Who would give up so much to persue her / his dream? Well if you in fact do, than you are truly a successful person. There is no need for massive bank balances to measure success, just the courage and freedom to become yourself. For serious readers, as the story gets deeper and depressing.......It is filled with questions and perhaps many answers on the nature of the mind and it's oneness. Tenzin Palmo's every word is nothing but wisdom.

  • Altruism

  • The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World
  • By: Matthieu Ricard
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 29 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

In Happiness, Matthieu Ricard demonstrated that true happiness is not tied to fleeting moments or sensations, but is an enduring state of soul rooted in mindfulness and compassion for others. Now he turns his lens from the personal to the global, with a rousing argument that altruism - genuine concern for the well-being of others - could be the saving grace of the 21st century. It is, he believes, the vital thread that can answer the main challenges of our time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • both deeply troubling and encouraging

  • By Markus Berger on 11-09-15

Excellent writing and intensive research

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Reviewed: 09-20-16

Very deep, well researched and intensive reading or listening. Surely life changing and opens up the mind towards a more altrustic nature.

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