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marți, 11 august 2009

[AudioBook] Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment


Publisher's Summary

"The Buddha was as mortal as you and I, yet he attained enlightenment and was raised to the rank of an immortal. The miracle is that he got there following a heart as human as yours and mine, and just as vulnerable."

Best-selling author Deepak Chopra brings the Buddha back to life in this gripping account of the young prince who abandoned his inheritance to discover his true calling. This iconic journey changed the world forever, and the truths revealed continue to influence every corner of the globe today.

A young man in line for the throne is trapped in his father's kingdom and yearns for the outside world. Betrayed by those closest to him, Siddhartha abandons his palace and princely title. Finally alone and face-to-face with his demons, he becomes a wandering monk and embarks on a spiritual fast that carries him to the brink of death. Ultimately recognizing his inability to conquer his body and mind by sheer force, Siddhartha transcends his physical pain and achieves enlightenment.

Although we recognize Buddha today as an icon of peace and serenity, his life story was a tumultuous and spellbinding affair filled with love and sex, murder and loss, struggle and surrender. From the rocky terrain of the material world to the summit of the spiritual one, Buddha entertains and inspires - ultimately leading us closer to understanding the true nature of life and ourselves.

�2007 Deepak Chopra; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"The narrative moves forward simply and inexorably. Especially imaginative and intriguing is the low-key nature of the Buddha's enlightenment experience....An epilogue and concluding "practical guide" offer nonfiction commentary and teaching on core Buddhist principles. (Publishers Weekly)

"The audio version of this text may very well trump the written one because of Chopras deft character performance, authentic Indian pronunciation, and familiarity with the story of a fellow Indian who came to be known as the Buddha." (AudioFile)

Summary: What a great way to see the life of Buddha

Rating: 5

Buddha has always been a mystery since there is so little known about him. This book is well written and detailed enough in all the characters that you feel you are present with Buddha through all his tribulations. I enjoyed each page and appreciated the slight spiritual detours the book took to introduce us to meditation and peace of mind. A keeper. Enjoy!

Summary: Wow Great A True Must Read
Rating: 5

I can't find the right words it is that good, I am afraid that my poor ability to describe it will only detract from the masterpiece this book is sure to be remembered as in years to come.

Summary: In Progress
Rating: 5

This book is great! I really liked it. I couldn't put it down. It kept me at the edge of the seat. I'll be back with a better. It's so good that I couldn't wait to share this with you.

Summary: Awesome!!!
Rating: 5

This book is an amazing retelling of the legend of the Buddha's birth, early adulthood and enlightenment. Chopra is a great author, and he does a superb job in writing the legend in the form of a novel, trying to make it as "realistic" as possible, and making the basic tenets of Buddhism accesible to the Western reader who may not have a clue. The writing is extremely entertaining, and Chopra makes no bones about the fact that he filled out the legends and that his is a fictionalized account.
This book will teach you and make you think...

Summary: Fascinating Story
Rating: 5

Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment by Deepak Chopra is a book by a spiritual writer but only this time it is a imaginary tale about the life of an Indian prince named Siddhartha, who became the Buddha. It's an interesting story about a motherless boy who has a fate: to be a holy leader as foretold by astronomers at his birth. After much struggle the Prince achieves enlightenment and becomes the Buddha.

After you read this book it may be a good time to consider reading my book entitled "The Enlightenment, What God Told Me After One Million Prayers, a Message for Everyone" (See Profile Above)

# MP3 CD ~ Around 10 Hours
# Publisher: Brilliance Audio; MP3 Una edition (May 2007)
# Language English
# ISBN-10: 1423312295
# ISBN-13: 978-1423312291

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