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Gandhi the Man Audiobook

Gandhi the Man: The Story of His Transformation

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Publisher's Summary

This biography is Easwaran's compelling account of Gandhi's life and spiritual path, his personal transformation and teachings.

Eknath Easwaran grew up in India and was deeply influenced by the way Gandhi brought spiritual values into daily living. His biography is an unusually personal story, for Easwaran focuses not on Gandhi's politics but on the way he lived, and on the lasting lessons he has for all of us. Gandhi's message is especially important today for anyone who wants to follow his example in transforming anger into compassion, fear into fearlessness, and hatred into love.

In 1893 Mohandas Gandhi left India for South Africa as a shy, tongue-tied, very average young man of 23, whose past was full of failure. Ten years later, called a saint even by those who opposed him, he was the leader of 100,000 people in a remarkable war without violence. He returned to India as Mahatma, a "great soul", and became the acknowledged leader of 400 million Indians in their struggle for independence.

In this lively reading, actor Paul Bazely gives voices to the rich cast of characters. The British lawyers and administrators with their clipped English accents, Gandhi's patient wife Kasturbai, his faithful secretary Mahadev Desai, the young Nehru and his father - all these, and above all Gandhi himself, come movingly to life to inspire us.

"I have not the shadow of a doubt," Gandhi wrote, "that any man or woman can achieve what I have, if he or she would make the same effort and cultivate the same hope and faith."

©1997 Blue Mountain Center of Meditation; (P)2009 Blue Mountain Center of Meditation

What the Critics Say

"Comes closer to giving some sense of how Gandhi saw his life than any other account I have read." (Bill McKibben, New York Post)
"Every few pages, the text is interspersed with something Gandhi said or wrote - I resonated with almost every quote....You cannot deny the life and spirit of this man. It leaps out at you from every page. And so, in the end, it's a great book. Simply because of the strength of the man and his words, this book has an emotional/spiritual power that you can't help but notice." (NewPages.com)
"Its great contribution is its emphasis on the spiritual foundation of Gandhi's life journey." (The Nonviolent Activist)

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  • ranjini Manian
    17/05/15
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    "Gandhis transformation inspires ours"

    This is to say that gandhi the man is an outstanding book I had hoped to read but audible made it super easy. Bravo.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Casa Grande, AZ, USA
    24/04/15
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    "Rama Rama"

    This book has moved to center stage in my life. I am 67 years old, practicing internal medicine and addiction medicine for over 36 years. I meditate on Chapter 3 of this book either when I am alone, or with my patients, at least three times daily. It contains the CURE for addictive illness.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Natheer A. Al Mahdi
    Springfield Gardens, New York
    18/02/16
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    "Great"
    What did you love best about Gandhi the Man?

    his strong will and compassion for human race


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gandhi, he is the centre of the transformation story


    Which character – as performed by Paul Bazely – was your favorite?

    Gandhi, Paul Bazely did a great job here, his voice and style fit the story perfectly


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    this is one of the greatest audiobooks that i have ever listened to


    Any additional comments?

    Paul Bazely is a great narrator, I wish there is allot of books narrated by him

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    11/05/15
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    "A beautiful inspiring biography"

    Listening to how Gandhi lived his life and how he approached the issues of living gives me a great way to aspire to become a better person!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ankit
    GERMANTOWN, TN, United States
    17/12/13
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    "Narration left a lot to be desired"
    What didn’t you like about Paul Bazely’s performance?

    I thought the narrator was mocking the accents of Indian people in general. I personally didn't think, there was any need for that accent.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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