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The Wisdom of Near Death Experiences: How Understa&hellip by Dr Penny Sartori
2.0 out of 5 stars Quite a boring read., 12 April 2014
The main problem I found with this book was struggling to sustain my interest past the half-way mark. Much of the information has (I suspect) been presented elsewhere, Penny has a background as a nurse not a writer (and it shows) and this book started off life as a bit of academic research - and was amended for the general reader, so not quite one thing or the other. The end result was a book that started well with her own experiences as a critical care nurse before getting quite boring, which is a shame as this is a potentially fascinating topic.

If you want an engrossing read on NDEs, my advice would be to look elsewhere.
CPR 1200 Number Capacity Nuisance Call Blocker - G&hellip by CPR Global
I arrived back to live in the UK a few years ago and noticed I was getting lots of cold calls - eventually I put myself on the national no-call list and that seemed to work for a while. A year or two ago though I noticed that I was once again getting cold calls, this time from abroad. As everyone knows this is annoying and you feel like your privacy is being invaded - usually by people who somehow know your name, number and address but (surprise, surprise) refuse to give their surname on request! Or 'Jason Smith' with a strong Indian accent... hmm. I don't think so.
I installed the CPR call blocker some weeks ago and have had no cold calls since then, works a treat... a huge relief… Read more
Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha: An Unu&hellip by Daniel M. Ingram
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Fraudulent Claims., 29 Jun 2013
Daniel M Ingram sits in a tradition of American Buddhist frauds which also includes Jhananda and Vimalaramsi - all people who rampantly over-estimate their own spiritual prowess. Ingram seems to have outdone everybody with his claims to be an Arahant.

Given that the likes of Mahasi Sayadaw, Dipa Ma, Mother Sayamagyi and U Thetgyi were all widely understood as Anagamis and not Arahants then I find it unlikely to say the least that Mr. Ingram is an Arahant. An Anagami is already someone very different to the usual yogi.

I've read Ingrams book and most of it seems to be a western spin on Mahasi Sayadaws various works - especially the vipassana nanas.

This is… Read more

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