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  • The Art of Living

  • Vipassana Meditation as Taught by S. N. Goenka
  • By: William Hart
  • Narrated by: William Hart
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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This is the classic introduction to Vipassana meditation: a full-length study of the teaching of S. N. Goenka, prepared under his guidance and with his approval. Useful for meditators and non-meditators alike. This was the first book to appear in English that accurately describes the practice of Vipassana at length for the general reader. It includes stories by Goenkaji as well as answers to students’ questions that convey a vivid sense of his teaching.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great book - gave great info on vipissana

  • By mathew broster on 08-02-2019

great book - gave great info on vipissana

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Reviewed: 08-02-2019

brought me right back to when I recently partook in a 10 day vipissana retreat


  • Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, and It's All Small Stuff

  • By: Richard Carlson
  • Narrated by: Richard Carlson
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

Are the little things in life driving you crazy? Isn't it time you put these small annoyances into perspective once and for all? This #1 New York Times best seller offers suggestions for daily changes that can add up to a more relaxed, stress-free you. Richard Carlson reveals ways to calm down, live in the present moment, let others have the glory at times, lower your tolerance to stress, trust your intuitions, and ultimately live each day as if it might be your last.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great read

  • By mathew broster on 01-12-2018

great read

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Reviewed: 01-12-2018

very logical explanations and I took many many notes and will adapt into my own journey

  • The Power of Positive Thinking

  • A Practical Guide to Mastering the Problems of Everyday Living
  • By: Norman Vincent Peale
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
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    4 out of 5 stars 72
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

Translated into 15 languages with more than 7 million copies sold, The Power of Positive Thinking is unparalleled in its extraordinary capacity for restoring the faltering faith of millions. In this insightful program, Dr. Peale offers the essence of his profound method for mastering the problems of everyday living.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • life changing

  • By An avid reader on 16-06-2016

To the point and so much to now think about

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Reviewed: 26-11-2018

a great read and one of the main impacts that came to me from the book was to read the bible and be guided by it. this includes to incorporate the bible into my affirmations, visualization and positive thoughts. also- great examples and stories that are inspiring. I dont usually think to re read a book ( or listen to).

  • Lying

  • By: Sam Harris
  • Narrated by: Sam Harris
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 213

As it was in Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary, and Othello, so it is in life. Most forms of private vice and public evil are kindled and sustained by lies. Acts of adultery and other personal betrayals, financial fraud, government corruption - even murder and genocide - generally require an additional moral defect: a willingness to lie. In Lying, bestselling author and neuroscientist Sam Harris argues that we can radically simplify our lives and improve society by merely telling the truth in situations where others often lie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great, as all of Harris's work is.

  • By Max on 06-06-2019

Not bad but not great

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Reviewed: 25-11-2018

it's reasonable and a bit interesting in ways but nothing really stood out apart from the obvious that is morals are questioned when lying.

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,136
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,304
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,289

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The author is all over the place with his contents

  • By Zinny on 14-12-2018

some incredibly inspiring parts and methodologies

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Reviewed: 24-11-2018

a great read. some parts will stick with me for life, emotional parts and an ending that gripped me with abundant thoughts of such q rich nature.