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  • Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible

  • Adventures in Modern Russia
  • By: Peter Pomerantsev
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

A journey into the glittering, surreal heart of 21st century Russia: into the lives of Hells Angels convinced they are messiahs, professional killers with the souls of artists, bohemian theatre directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, supermodel sects, post-modern dictators and oligarch revolutionaries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A chilling insight .into Putin's Russia....

  • By BigBear on 02-08-18

A chilling insight .into Putin's Russia....

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Reviewed: 02-08-18

just read to Timothy Snyder's ' the road to Unfreedom." Got this book to get an inside pic of Putin's Russia. Fuck! a must read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Inner Engineering

  • A Yogi's Guide to Joy
  • By: Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
  • Narrated by: Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 346
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    5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305

The practice of what is commonly known as hatha yoga is but one of eight branches of the body of knowledge that is yoga. Yoga is a sophisticated system of self-empowerment that is capable of harnessing and activating inner energies in such a way that your body and mind function at their optimal capacity. It is a means to create inner situations exactly the way you want them, turning you into the architect of your own joy. A yogi lives life in this expansive state, and in this transformative book Sadhguru tells the story of his own awakening.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love this guy

  • By Mr on 18-09-18

an inspiration

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Reviewed: 31-05-18

sadhguru writes with a directness and confidence which enable him to bring clarity to the most abstruse concepts. a must-read for any person on the spiritual path.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Why Buddhism Is True

  • The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment
  • By: Robert Wright
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 455
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 451

From one of America's greatest minds, a journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. In Why Buddhism Is True, Wright leads listeners on a journey through psychology, philosophy, and a great many silent retreats to show how and why meditation can serve as the foundation for a spiritual life in a secular age.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best books on secular Buddhism and it's relationship to natural selection and neuroscience

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-09-17

Thoughtful, thorough and inspiring...

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Reviewed: 23-03-18

À scientific exploration of secular Buddhism that leaves one in no doubt as to its validity. At times intellectually challenging, especially when endeavouring to unravel some of Buddhism's more paradoxical elements. But well worth persevering.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body

  • By: Daniel Goleman, Richard Davidson
  • Narrated by: Daniel Goleman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

Two New York Times best-selling authors unveil new research showing what meditation can really do for the brain. In the last 20 years, meditation and mindfulness have gone from being kind of cool to becoming an omnipresent Band-Aid for fixing everything from your weight to your relationship to your achievement level. Unveiling here the kind of cutting-edge research that has made them giants in their fields, Daniel Goleman and Richard J Davidson show us the truth about what meditation can really do for us.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me, unfortunately.

  • By Amazon Customer on 20-11-17

Outstanding

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Reviewed: 19-03-18

If you're considering taking up meditation, this book is a must read. A work of research spanning some forty years, including the most recently available data, it demonstrates beyond reasonable doubt the many - and often profound - benefits of practising meditation.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,792
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,957
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,872

What are the most valuable things that everyone should know? Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers. In this book, he provides 12 profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing - maybe

  • By Richard C. on 10-12-18

The Puritan work ethic revisited...

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Reviewed: 09-03-18

Fight for your place - like a lobster. Work hard. Be mindful of the company you keep - for surely it will bring you down. Fear God. As an antidote to Professor Peterson's fire and brimstone , I strongly recommend reading Tom Hodgkinson' s How to be Idle.

27 of 40 people found this review helpful