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  • The Tao Te Ching

  • The Classic of the Tao and Its Power
  • By: Man Ho Kwok, Jay Ramsay, Martin Palmer
  • Narrated by: Sir Nigel Hawthorne
  • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Sir Nigel Hawthorne's inspiring reading brings to life this new translation of Lao Tzu's 2,500 year old Chinese classic. Probably the most influential spiritual book in human history, the Tao Te Ching translates as The Classic of The Tao and Its Power. In 80 short chapters, it reveals a profound view of the Tao, a unique and satisfying way of life and nature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sound sound!

  • By Al on 18-10-11

classic recording of a national treasure

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-10-16

excellent performance of superb translation of immortal wisdom teaching - always loved it, always will

  • Abiding in Mindfulness, Volume 1

  • The Body
  • By: Joseph Goldstein
  • Narrated by: Joseph Goldstein
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

In the words of the Buddha, the four foundations of mindfulness (the four satipatthanas) are "the direct path for the purification of beings, for the surmounting of sorrow and lamentation, for the disappearance of dukkha (suffering) and discontent, for acquiring the true method, for the realization of Nibbana." Within the quintessential discourse called the Satipatthana Sutta, we find the Buddha's seminal teachings about the practice of meditation.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I was looking for

  • By Steve on 15-01-16

Precision Engineering for the 21st Century Mind

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-10-13

What did you like most about Abiding in Mindfulness, Volume 1?

Owning it; knowing it; letting it go.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Abiding in Mindfulness, Volume 1?

The meditation bell....coming and going without error.

What about Joseph Goldstein’s performance did you like?

It's completeness.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

In Emptiness, no-one can hear your Noble Silence.

Any additional comments?

This is a superb presentation of the 'body contemplations'. An absolute must listen for all genuine lovers of dhamma. Goldstein makes a lot of sense and knows his subject extremely well.

Heartily recommended.

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