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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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Scientific aproach&evidence for Buddhist concepts

A short but informative book about the not so easy to grasp concets of Buddhism and how neuroscience is proving them right. Especially the concept on 'not-self'. If you're a serious meditator but also a skeptic atheist like me and what to understand these concepts in rational terms (not woowoo), this is the book for you. There are only 2 books I would recommend more than this one, because they'relonger (on the same subject), 'waking up' by Sam Harris and 'why buddhism is true' by Robert Wright. This book is full of references of other neuroscientist's works that can be researched later. Only problem with it is that it's too short... cause there are not many as good and rational as these books.

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Connects the dots or lays the puzzle

This book Connects the dots for mor advanced meditatirs on their path to enlightenment or might even lay the puzzle for beginners

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A wonderful and enlightening book

This book elucidates basic insights of Buddhism through the lens of modern neuroscience. It is excellent for someone who though close to the core yet likes to understand relevant aspects of mind and experience without mystical trappings.

More than anyone else, it is Eckhart Tolle who through his books and his talks took me into the heart of Buddhism; without the label “buddhist”, he embodies and communicates its essence. Many fine books help deepen and stabilise comprehension, but the present one stands out as an invaluable complement that gratifies the scientific enquirer in me. I recommend it without reserve.

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A really interesting book

I found this book to be interesting, informative and dare I say, enlightening. I will listen to this again, probably several times.

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very interesting listen

I may very well relisten after a few weeks

why is there a minimum word count for an optional review!?

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Mind Blowing

Held fast my interest from beginning to end. Gripping stuff. Superb audio book, superb narration.

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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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  • Mary Lou
  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-10-20

Very Insightful and affirming

I have a lot of affinity towards finding the truth of our existence, and as such have read a lot of books ranging from Religions to Schools of thought to Western Science and Quantum Mechanics. This felt like the affirming part of the puzzle, giving tangible reasons to what happens between your ears.

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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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  • engineeringstudent
  • 01-04-21

exactly what a meditator needs to read

I've been meditating for quite a few years now off and on as things usually are.

I came across this book because I was looking for something to help me take things a little further. being scientific and an engineer in my normal working life I've always been a little bit curious on what science has to say about meditation. with that said I did understand that meditation is experienced experientially a few years ago even then this book help explained many aspects of meditation and mindfulness to me and I found it to be an incredible read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-03-21

Fascinating and Accessible

Thoroughly enjoyed this as an accessible introduction to the latest science on the two hemispheres of the brain and alignment with eastern philosophy. Great for anyone interested in either of these topics!

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  • Dennis Imhof
  • 28-02-21

Amazing read/listen

After reading many books on the subject and having my own 'awakening', this book shows a great perspective and toes it all together.
Would also make a great introduction into spirituality for someone who is sceptical of it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-01-21

So good I read it twice

a wonderful intertwining of research and food for thought for going any dogma and offering deep introspection and clever exercises