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The paradox of awareness is very profound and yet very simple. It can't be described because it has no objective qualities and no limitation. Sometimes it comes naturally to the surface when we are fully in the present moment and no longer lost in thought or mental projections. Pure consciousness is neither high nor low, neither pleasant nor unpleasant, neither good nor bad. No matter where we are, no matter what we are doing, we always have an immediate access to that inner stillness. It can be experienced in an instant in all circumstances once we know how to pay attention to it. It is utterly peaceful and it is also insightful, so it sees through all illusions. Whenever there is a moment of being deluded, we can use that moment to practice settling in the very perfect sphere of the Buddha mind without trying to change anything. When we reside in that liberated mind, we find the very thing we have been seeking all along.

©2012 Anam Thubten (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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It Is!

I keep stopping in to listen to "The Magic of Awareness" just to remind myself of what is at this moment is what I am aware of - I know sounds like I have no clue - but - the book makes me think - I like to think. Listen it to it to unwind from a stressful work day. I am not even sure if I understand it all ..but..like the subject.

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Primordial Purity

This audiobook is a true gem. Awareness IS Magic. See for yourself. Many of my reviews are lengthy so I want to keep this one minimal. Flipping Consciousness sounds like a great new mantra. Be still, open heart, and lighten up. Namasté

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outstanding .

It has awaken me from the superficial and materialistic and ignorance life,that I have been struggling for many years.

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This book has great persoective on staying present

Great narrator and help in understanding enlightenment. "The path is the path" was my favorite part.

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very informative

Gives you insight into how the mind works. I also enjoy how the book explains duality, and how you have been lying to yourself, and how you are more capable then you think you are.

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"Laying down our burden"

What made the experience of listening to The Magic of Awareness the most enjoyable?

Frank Stella's earnest, emphatic, but calm narration is well matched to Anam Thubten's insistent message that urges the listener to abandon the ego's defenses to find bliss within.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Not applicable. This is aimed at Buddhist meditators and practitioners. I reckon it's too advanced for those without some experience with the teachings and the path. It may encourage, like his other book "No Self, No Problem," those who have hit a dry spell.

What does Fred Stella bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Buddhist teachers convey their instruction by personal conferences and talks so the oral nature of this medium makes it well-suited. His steady voice deepens the ambiance.

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

No, as it is too much to take in. Even four hours at twenty minutes or so a chapter concentrates a lot to ponder. The oral presentation may reward revisiting and rewinding. My one improvement would have been an introduction, as the chapters feel more discrete and the unifying approach taken by Thubten needs more attention and effort to be grasped, especially given the audiobook. The words are often simple but the intentions are profound.

Any additional comments?

Thubten's theme is that the dharma tells us to "lay down our mental burden," the constructions of the mind that prevent it from seeing the "groundless ground" and the Tibetan concept of "luminous mind" that transcends by "prajna" our thoughts and concepts. He wants us to abandon our "spiritual library" accumulated of concepts learned but not experienced. This "prison of duality" prevents the ego from dying and ultimate truth emerging. "Oneness-emptiness" cannot be found by speculation but by direct encounter.

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believe It can change your life.

for me coma I need to play it at least three times to get most of the messages.

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Buy this one.

Sublime & poignant. Here are some direct instructions on living the so called 'spiritual life'. Very essence-y!

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Good for the subconscious to hear

At times I found listening to this book a bit of a challenge. Whether that was due to confronting the content or the tone of the narrator I can't be sure.. however!!! I found that at the end of each days worth of listening that my subconscious self was all the better and at peaceful awareness.

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Amazing !

I truly enjoyed listening to this book. The honesty that was given, I would tell anyone to purchase this.

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  • Jem
  • 01-12-16

Magic?

Would you ever listen to anything by Anam Thubten and Sharon Roe again?

No

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Irritation

Any additional comments?

I've tried several times to get into this book but each time I remember why I gave up previous times. It makes me feel like I'm being reprimanded, the tone is patriarchal and pompous.

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  • Kim Bolton
  • 03-13-15

True Trust

This was so wonderful, I saw the truth while listening to this great work.

7 of 17 people found this review helpful

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  • davidm
  • 12-28-14

The real thing - Come and see it!

I'm going to listen to this again and again - perhaps I may not have too! After first listening, I'm convinced this guy has the goods. He is an expert pointer. I figured out most of this in the last 10 years especially. I had to put all the jumble of teachings into context. There are many misconceptions in Buddhism and Spirituality generally. Also many authors cannot convey their insights effectively. This book will put it all in perspective. Price is great too !

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