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original

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Reviewed: 11-05-2020

On the surface it was lightweight, but it containes the depth not immediately apparent. original and full of humor

passionate dedication to true science.

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Reviewed: 11-10-2018

Solid. Product of hard work, dedication. Clear explanation of why scientists ignore their own tenants.

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A memorable contribution to Australian letters

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Reviewed: 19-11-2016

I enjoyed being read to more than I enjoyed reading the kindle version previously. It brought out the humour for me. On a serious note, demythologising history is the name of the game. We can't make any progress without realising what a mob of blundering fools we all are and have been and the humour entertains us and makes it bearable. A sterling effort old boy!

Very relaxing

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Reviewed: 09-11-2015

I'm naturally quite a tense person. Combining this and yoga nidra I'm able to take the edge of my tension. I like these meditations because you can relax early in the morning when the mind is clear. Although it is aimed to people with life threatening illness, it accent on self acceptance makes it universally applicable.

A fascinating view of a time long past

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Reviewed: 26-06-2015

This is my first reading of a book by Maugham. It transported me. The characterisation was brilliant. All of the characters, especially the main character, Larry, were described with obvious insight. The eastern point of view, the essence of Hinduism and its implications for the west, was captured succinctly by the author. The narration suited the story and contributed to my immersion. The themes are now more vital and current than at the time of writing. It is fascinating to follow Larry's journey in both the physical and spiritual landscapes, a journey followed, of course, by many in subsequent generations.

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Spelling out what is

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Reviewed: 12-04-2015

I am delighted to find this and it's companion. It has cleared up things that I needed answers to for many years. Like, for instance, what do we pray to? These books are dense, the more you listen, the more you find. I use when I wake up at night, requiring focus. I also understood the primacy of just sitting and following breath, and the necessity to practice it regularly. No more, no less, you don't need to put a leg on a snake. Finally, that present mind is the way to Buddha mind, in fact is identical. Thank you Anam for your wonderful clarify. David

The real thing - Come and see it!

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Reviewed: 28-12-2014

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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