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Everyday Zen: Love and Work by Charlotte Joko Beck
Everyday Zen: Love and Work by Charlotte Joko Beck
24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Having been an avid student of Buddhism for some time now, I have naturally tried to learn about and implement the values and precepts as laid out in the Eightfold-path, which has also meant exploring every possible avenue, to determine whether the foundations of the Truth, as related by the Buddha, are indeed watertight. This means that I have to date accumulated around 30 books, by various authors, on the subject. I would not recommend this book to a beginner. It is heavy-going, repetitive and humourless, and I am of the opinion that the author takes herself far too seriously. There are one or two memorable lines, one of which speaks of Death being Impermanence's right-hand man,and… Read more
Yesterday I Cried: Celebrating the Lessons of Livi&hellip by Iyanla Vanzant
25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
I actually Bought this book for my daughter as a Christmas present, because we heard Iyanla reading her title poem on the Oprah show. I was so moved by it, that I knew I had to have the book. My daughter loved and understood it, and enjoyed the lessons herein - but when I read it, something quite dramatic happened. Every page was about me. Every anguish, pain, distress, anger, sadness and frustration Rhonda experienced, blared out at me. This was me. I could not put this book down. Now, I know there are those who did not relate to the experiences in this book. I feel happy for you, and am glad you discovered this. But if ever you have felt pain and anger through the cruel and thoughtless… Read more
The Journey: Where Seagulls Dare to Fly by Makhan Singh
A fellow reader and reviewer recommended this book to me for which I thank and bless him. This is a sweet little book which attempts to provoke thoughts and questions from the reader....though I get the impression that sometimes, the author is trying a little too hard to impress with his literary flair and unusual style. I felt it left many of the questions unexplored, and occasionally that I had been left hanging in mid air by the wise words of wisdom he was trying to convey. perhaps it all depends how far along your own 'personal journey' you are. This book is excellent for those who as yet are a little nervous about digging into their own Soul. It might be just the thing you are looking… Read more