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Little Buddha
Little Buddha
Offered by zoreno-uk
Price: £12.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fabulous and beautiful film we have now watched twice (brilliant on blu-ray!), 15 Nov. 2015
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I am not a buddhist but I have a great interest in buddhism and have studied it extensively. This is a fabulous film for giving a flavour of the many facets of this tradition that has been around in various forms for some two and a half thousand years. It will not take you into the real depths of the original teaching, nor is it likely to allow you to easily separate the tantric traditions from the likely original teaching. It does not even explicitly state the four noble truths or the eightfold path. There are a number of negative pints made in the one star reviews I'd like to addess. The criticism about poor acting only really applies to one character played by Chris Isaac, who is clearly more of a singer than an actor. Overall though the film is well-shot and well-structured slipping back and forth as it does between the story of Siddhartha and a modern search for the reincarnated master.
Given the wonderful scenery I'd recommend getting the blu-ray if you don't need English subtitles. One reviewer writes, "many scenes (especially the historical flashbacks) make Buddhism look ridiculous, which is some achievement". i do not think this film makes buddhism look ridiculous, quite the reverse in fact. The reviewer obviously failed to notice the deep humility and human warmth shown by the buddhists in modern times and siddhartha (well-played by a young Keanu Reeves). Notice that the modern buddhists prefix all their statements from their tradition with "we believe ...". There is no missionary force in their statements, just a humble expression of a belief that you may or may not share. When a westerner says he does not believe in reincarnation the response is, "Why should you?"

Whether you know very little about buddhism, know a lot about it or just like an interesting story I think that you'll most likely enjoy this film but if you like action movies with a lot going on then forget it. This is a slow-paced thought-provoking film on a number of levels and certainly not mindless entertainment.


Dreamland De Luxe Faux Fur Brown & Beige Electric Heated Cushion 110w
Dreamland De Luxe Faux Fur Brown & Beige Electric Heated Cushion 110w

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not very warm, 6 Nov. 2015
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It only gets mildly warm so if you want it for therapeutic purposes such as for back pain this is unlikely to do the job unless all you want is very mild heat. My partner is recovering from microsurgery for a broken vertebra and it was useless for her so we sent it back for refund. Lakeland organised this immediately although their courier Hermes has a rather inefficient system that caused various problems with the return. There are five heat settings but given how mild the top setting 5 is I am at a loss as to what the other four are there for. It is nicely made and comfy but really has only a mild warmth and does take a fair few minutes to get up to that. My partner had been using the heated cushion I got her for the car that works brilliantly so we just got an adaptor and she now uses that in the house too.


The Opacity of Mind: An Integrative Theory Of Self-Knowledge
The Opacity of Mind: An Integrative Theory Of Self-Knowledge
by Peter Carruthers
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent book from Peter Carruthers, 24 Oct. 2015
An excellent contribution in the field of philosophy of mind. If you have read other books by Peter Carruthers you will undoubtedly find this one of value. The book is mainly a defence of his ISA theory and obviously at the same time a critique of opposing theories. Along the way this means describing, analysing and comparing a large amount of research data from experimental work, much of which is very interesting in its own right. As you would expect from a well-established author in this field he develops his arguments in a clear systematic manner providing clear references in defence of his views. This book will be of use to anyone interested in philosophy of mind, whether you agree with the author's theory or not and certainly worth reading alongside Chalmers, Dennett, Prinz, Fodor, Damasio, Davidson, Bor, Wegner etc. If you do not know any of those names this book is probably not the best place to start though since it is, even if well and clearly explained, still rather technical. Personally, I am inclined to feel there is a lot of merit in Peter Carruthers' theory and it will be interesting to see how well it does over time. I do doubt that opposing views based on an "inner sense" will have anywhere near the success of the ISA theory in what finally emerges. This is certainly not, as another reviewer has stated "a cartoon view of the mind". It is a serious and well thought out theory and the author is clearly aware that we are at the beginnings of cognitive research and the brain almost certainly still holds a large number of surprises in store for us. Those surprises are more likely to be in an ISA-ish direction than "inner sense" direction though by the looks of it so far.


Heat-Up Cushion for Car Seat with Car Cigarette Lighter Connector, 12V, 17W
Heat-Up Cushion for Car Seat with Car Cigarette Lighter Connector, 12V, 17W

5.0 out of 5 stars She loves it!, 24 Oct. 2015
I bought one of these for my partner in early June. After fracturing a vertebra and having microsurgery, brilliant though it was, she suffers a fair bit of back pain, especially when driving. So far, in almost two months it has been brilliant and she has been delighted with it. It gives out a really good amount of heat unlike some heated cushions that barely get warm. We do not leave it in the car since that might not do it any good in cold wet weather and I am looking at getting an adaptor so she can use it indoors since the one I then bought her for in the house was useless and had to be sent back for refund. I chose this over heated fitting car seats as reviews suggested that they do not last well due to the amount of wear and tear sitting on them. This is just a slim cushion that fits your lower back and plugs into the lighter socket. Apart from making sure you don't leave it plugged in and flat your battery I'm not quite sure what could go wrong.


Acctim 14193 Eclipse Solar Dual Power Alarm Clock, Black
Acctim 14193 Eclipse Solar Dual Power Alarm Clock, Black
Offered by MDG Retail Ltd
Price: £10.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little clock, 16 Oct. 2015
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We have two of these now and the batteries seem to last forever due to the solar panel top-up. Great for when there is a power cut in the night and for travelling. You can change the luminosity of the screen but the only bugbear is that even at the lowest setting it is still a bit bright for right by the bed .. although you may feel it is okay of course.


Monsters Vs Aliens 3D (Blu-ray 3D + Blu ray + DVD) [2009]
Monsters Vs Aliens 3D (Blu-ray 3D + Blu ray + DVD) [2009]
Dvd ~ Rob Letterman
Price: £7.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun!, 16 Oct. 2015
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This is one of those classic animation films. Seen it twice and it is great fun. It takes a twist on a few old sci-fi films plus all the usual messages.


Escape From Planet Earth [Blu-ray]
Escape From Planet Earth [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Cal Brunker
Price: £7.49

4.0 out of 5 stars It was fun, 16 Oct. 2015
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It was fun. Maybe not the most staggering animation film ever and a lot of the usual ideas but still well-done and fun. Worth it just for Ricky Gervais as the voice of the rather bored computer.


Rasasi Mukhallat Al Oudh Oriental Perfume Attar
Rasasi Mukhallat Al Oudh Oriental Perfume Attar
Offered by Paradise Perfume
Price: £12.88

5.0 out of 5 stars Great!, 16 Oct. 2015
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This was the first time I'd bought her a fragrance like this and she loved it. I'd normally spend more than this on a perfume so it was a good buy. It is a strong fragrance and will last all day but it is not the subtlest one I've ever got her. Don't get it if you don't like strong perfumes as this one will fill the room ... but that sounds as if it is some cheap and nasty perfume but it really isn't. It is a really warm and full smell and quite exotic.


Bubblewrap Roll 100M x 1000mm Width
Bubblewrap Roll 100M x 1000mm Width
Offered by PolyPostalBags
Price: £16.46

1.0 out of 5 stars Bubbles that burst like soap bubbles, 16 Oct. 2015
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I really wish that I had not gone for this product from Polypostalbags as it is really poor quality. On the face of it, it looks a good deal when it is a similar price to a 75cm wide roll but firstly the 75cm roll I had before was 75cms on the roll whereas this is 90cms on the roll and only 100cms if you really stretch it out. But the worst is that the bubbles burst pretty much as soon as you touch them and they are going off like firecrackers whenever you try to pack something with it. The seller responded to my emails but all they'd say was I could send it back if I wanted to ... Well, I guess we'll just have to use up this awful roll of poor quality bubblewrap and get another roll elsewhere for the more delicate items. When you are shipping all over the world you really don't want to be using this rubbish, or for packing the family china for a house move either. Do yourself a favour and buy a better quality brand.


TRIXES 1M Long 20mm Wide Self Adhesive Sticky Back Black Strips Hook and Loop Fastener
TRIXES 1M Long 20mm Wide Self Adhesive Sticky Back Black Strips Hook and Loop Fastener
Offered by Digiflex
Price: £4.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worked for me., 28 Aug. 2015
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Fixed my partner's handbag with this when the metal magnetic clasp wore away the inner. So far it has worked like a charm and scored me some brownie points.


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