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5.0 out of 5 stars The coolest spiritual book for today's world!, 3 Nov. 2014
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This review is from: Walk Like a Buddha: Even If Your Boss Sucks, Your Ex Is Torturing You, and You're Hungover Again (Paperback)
I've always been intrigued by the spiritual path from a young age rather than just chanting some religious sanskrit mantras, the meanings of which I hardly understand. I had tried a few spiritual books before this one to help guide me through the spiritual path, find myself but most of them had strict instructions of what your mind should be like, get up early in the morning and what your diet should look like apart from some basic knowledge like 'reach for that soft, silent spot within you' which most of us know but are not able to do it. They were quite difficult to follow and adapt in today's fast moving world and in fact it made me guilty of not being able to live upto the books expectations or rather spiritual instructions.

But that's not the case with this outstanding rendition by Lodro Rinzler. I would rather see it as a start up book for anyone who wishes to venture in the spiritual path mainly because- Lodro himself claims that he does not know answer for all your question (which makes you feel better that a spiritual guru of his calibre himself is still unsure of certain things and that you've nothing to feel bad about). Secondly, the book is strongly intended to help a lame man apply buddhist teachings in today's (2014) world. (He even discusses on what would have buddha done had he had a facebook page!). Thirdly, he discusses on every (almost!) aspect which a normal person (a person who knows he is blessed but still feels guilty for the smallest of things and gets unhappy with minute things-that's what I mean by normal person) would feel bad about and gives his piece of mind (he does not instruct anything and infact says that you could be right and he could be wrong).

It is the best book for anyone who wants to venture in the spiritual path but is too scared to take the big step because this book makes the spiritual path look like fun (atleast for a starter!). Lodro introduces fun terms like 'Date your mind' and 'How would you date yourself, spend more time with you!'

I'm sure that anyone who is curious about their feelings and wants to know what's actually going on inside them would find this book amazing. Like I said it is good for a starter, so if after this you want to get deep into the mechanisms of your habits, negative thoughts, emotions and thinking patterns, I would recommend you to try Pema Chodron books. You will find a lot of references to Pema chodron in this book as well, so that is what prompted me to go for Pema books.

The best part is both Lodro and Pema were not born spiritual or buddhists. They were normal people like us who had their own fair share of ups and down's, relationships, night clubs, getting wasted and then...there they are-two very good spiritual gurus, kind and compassionate. So if they can do it, we can do it as well! So, I wouldn't think twice to buy this amazing book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very easy to read, 1 Jan. 2015
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Very easy to read, the author makes some very interesting comments and points though out the book in answer to different questions people have.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This makes me happy, 8 Jan. 2014
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This deserves the rating because it lives up to the title. The writing style is friendly, conversational and very gentle. The book is organised in bite sized chunks.
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