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- By: Sam Harris
- Narrated by: Sam Harris
- Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
For the millions of people who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris’s new book is a guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychology. From bestselling author, neuroscientist, and “new atheist” Sam Harris, Waking Up is for the increasingly large numbers of people who follow no religion, but who suspect that Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history could not have all been epileptics, schizophrenics, or frauds.
Great insight into the mind
- By sam on 10-03-2015
A must read for atheists and religious alike
Harris eloquently articulates what I have experienced and known to be true for many years; that there is a profoundly beautiful and transcendent alternative to blind religious observance that is accessible to us all. To the religious and atheist alike, I say you owe it to your own wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around you to read and comprehend this book.
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Islam and the Future of Tolerance
- A Dialogue
- By: Sam Harris, Maajid Nawaz
- Narrated by: Sam Harris, Maajid Nawaz
- Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
In this short book, Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz invite you to join an urgently needed conversation: Is Islam a religion of peace or war? Is it amenable to reform? Why do so many Muslims seem drawn to extremism? What do words like Islamism, jihadism, and fundamentalism mean in today's world? Remarkable for the breadth and depth of its analysis, this dialogue between a famous atheist and a former radical is all the more startling for its decorum. Harris and Nawaz have produced something genuinely new: they engage one of the most polarizing issues of our time - fearlessly and fully - and actually make progress.
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- By Dave on 21-01-2016
A vital dialogue
The book is an excellent example of how 2 reasonable people with differing views can come together to have a rational and informed discussion around a topic with such far reaching consequences for civilisation. One of the first of many I hope. The book itself is rather short but the informal post dialogue was a treat and made up for the book's length.
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