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No Self, No Problem

How Neuropsychology is Catching Up to Buddhism
Narrated by: Charlie Varon
Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
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Summary

Has science confirmed what the Buddha already knew?

In this groundbreaking audiobook, neuropsychology professor Chris Niebauer explains how after decades of research on the brain, Western science may have inadvertently confirmed a fundamental tenet of Buddhism: anatta, or the doctrine of "no self".

Niebauer shows how findings in neuropsychology suggest that our sense of self is actually an illusion created by the left side of the brain and that it exists in the same way a mirage in the middle of the desert exists: as a thought rather than a thing. This incredible thesis has significant and wide-ranging implications in psychology, philosophy, religion, and personal growth.

Not content to merely detail how this radical new - yet ancient - perspective could change our view of the world and what it means to be human, Niebauer also offers a range of intriguing exercises at the end of each chapter that will allow you to experience this truth for yourself.

Listen to this audiobook, and you will never view "self-help" the same way again!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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Listen to this!

Superb book really well written and narrated. What I particularly liked was that the book emphasises that the thinking mind isn’t in control - this has implications for counselling and psychotherapy in that body centred approaches are likely to be more effective. Some great quotes from Buddhism and other sources. So good I’m about to listen again!!

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Really enjoyed it - Very Insightful

I found this book to be very insightful and really helped me see a bit more clearly about how my brain functions. Worth your time.

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Wonderful trip down the rabbit hole.

Concise, but wonderfully delivered. Simple, but not easy. A book to return to again and again.

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Brilliant Book

Really good presentation of ideas and well read overall. Highly recommended for anyone going through change.

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  • Wes Washburn
  • 13-12-19

Awesome

Loved the narrator and the explanation of the accompanying pdf with the picture experiments.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-01-20

Everyone should be reading this!

Amazing insights and info that most people are absolutely unaware of! Everyone could benefit from this information.
I’ll be referring this book to all of my friends and family!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!🙏🏼

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  • A. Smith
  • 28-12-19

A closer look at the voice in your head

This a great, easy read explaining how the brain works, and why you're not that voice in your head. Who are you, really? What is the goal of life? This book provides simple, practical information to help answer those questions and more.

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  • Meghan Dutton
  • 03-11-19

this book was definitely a game-changer, it change

this book changed my perspective for my own meditation practice and in teaching meditation to others, thank you!

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  • Juan
  • 10-09-19

Timing was right for me to hear this.

a novice learning a new perspective about how to play the game call Life.

Useful for this listener.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-08-20

Summary: Don't take your ego so seriously

I especially recommed this book for people with anxiety and an overthinking mind. The author uses simple metaphors and always comes to the pont very easily. If you like this book and want to hear more about the world in this perspective, I recommend to check out Alan Watts lectures. :)

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  • Bo
  • 02-08-20

all in one

comprehensive and great relatable examples. all in one on religion, philosophy, psychology, spirituality, anthropology, sociology and science.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-07-20

Bravo.

LOVED IT. BRILLIANT. Meaningful understanding of left/right brain and
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explanation. Enjoyable read.

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  • June
  • 31-05-20

Sooooo good

One of the best books on science backing up Buddhist teachings on no self. Some reviews are doubtful of the psychic stuff at the end but just remember, doubt is the hallmark of the ego rather than the don’t know mind. I’ve previously read Carlo Rovelli’s Reality Is Not What It Seems (great book also) and this is much easier to grasp. I really resonated with the author’s explanation of consciousness as a morphic field that is outside our brains/bodies. Will be checking out Rupert Sheldrake’s books on that subject for sure. If you are someone who meditates and find that the Buddhist teachings are too esoteric and need something that is more accessible, this is the right book for you. Happy non-thinking :-)

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  • Justin Tucker
  • 29-05-20

Must be considered

Finally someone has been able to explain coherently what I had experienced after years of meditation. this book has added much to my understanding of myself and others. I enjoyed how this author, an acedemic, moves beyond mere science near the end of the book. I think the scientific method is a great method but has its limitations.