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Summary

Beset by daily life’s trials and tribulations, many people search for the elusive wisdom that will help them to make sense of their journey and find inner peace. So, too, do the characters in this wonderful new story by Sydney Banks. 

In this simple but profound tale, four colleagues meet a remarkable gardener whose unique philosophy will forever change their lives. That philosophy is equally powerful for the listener. The wisdom within this book comes in the form of a straightforward message that is accessible to all who will open their hearts to it.

©2001 Sydney Banks, International Human Relations Consultants Inc., Lone Pine Publishing and Partners Publishing (P)2018 Sydney Banks, International Human Relations Consultants Inc., Lone Pine Publishing and Partners Publishing

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The perfect story. I loved it!!!

This is a life lesson wrapped in a beautiful story. The Three principles of mind, consciousness and thought are, for want of a better term, thought provoking. Universal may be added to the front of those three words.

A brilliantly told tale that you'll find hard to put down, as I did., listening to the whole book in one session.

The book perfectly illustrates how the most simple concepts can be the most profound with a little contemplation.

Thank you Sydney Banks for sharing this wonderful story.

I can only hope Audible grants my request to have the other books by Sydney Banks in Audible format. I have these booksI on Kindle which are equally amazing, especially The Missing Link.

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Insightful!!

Fantastic!! It will give you the shift you need to realise that you're problems are just illusionary and come only from you're own thinking. Empowering!!!

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The Three Principles

In this book Sydney Banks explains the relationship between the mind, the consciousness and the thought in a easy to understand way, he stresses how important it is to become familiar with these fundamental truths to live a successful and happy life.

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Interesting ideas - bad narration

I found this an interesting idea of teaching through story but the narrator's performance was poor. I think it would work better as a dramatisation with several actors.

The underlying message of acceptance I found interesting. I hope more Sydney Banks books will be put on Audible, but with a different narrator

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It was okay

I'm grateful the narrator did this book, but sometimes the meaning of a sentence was obscured by the choices he made in intonation and inflection. However I still made it through the whole book and I'm glad I did. This book has been on my list for a while. It wasn't a game-changer for me though because I've already heard of the 3 principles.

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Exceptional

So many insights and ahha moments throughout this book. Highly recommend for anyone interested in raising their awareness of self.

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Enlightened!

So well written. Warmed my heart to the hope and possibilities for happiness for those who embrace.

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Brilliant

Such a insperational book. Hope to fully understand it one day 😁. Thanks for the sign post to the path.

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dreadful narrator

the principles are interesting but the story is poorly written. This would have been average but the narrator sucks every inch of emotion and soul out of the author's words so I would recommend buying the book and reading it yourself...I'm going to go stick ice picks in my ears so I never have to hear this guy speak again

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love it

love this simple book on the 3ps thankyou sydney. i wish his orher books would come on to audible.

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  • 12-12-18

3 Principles

This is a great look at the 3 principles by the guy who popularized it. Someone mentioned that this book was religious. The only religious parts I heard in the book was when other characters tried to compare religion to the 3ps. Yes the book addresses universal consciousness, because it's one of the 3ps. I enjoyed the book except for the fact that there was only one narrator playing each character. Not a problem really, I just don't listen/read fiction books. If you enjoy the 3ps or want to explore it this is great purchase. There are less than 10 or so books on audible about the 3ps, which I have most.

Do you want to explore something new? Dive deeper and discover more about yourself? Increase your wisdom and intuitive knowledge? If so then I'd recommend it.

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  • 05-03-19

dope!

This book was very special to me. it is a Super cool take on the three principles....!

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  • Marnie L. Pehrson - Kuhns, Bestselling Author of the Trust Your Heart Series
  • 19-06-21

Great introduction to the 3 Principles

I enjoyed this story/dialogue format for explaining the three principles. It helped me understand them better and it kept me entertained.

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  • Jean Smith
  • 13-03-21

A great book!

I loved it!!! I so connected with it and listened to it twice so far and just received the book. Lots of great messages to apply to ones life. Thank you for a book well done! ❤️

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  • 04-03-21

Such an enlightening read!

Loved it! Simply could not put it down. I will definitely share this book with all my colleagues!

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  • NMBRJUAN
  • 07-10-19

listened 3 times that good

I listened to this 3 times and I am certain that I will listen to it again. throughly enjoyed it every time.

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  • Heine Kolltveit
  • 01-07-19

Profound teachings wrapped up in a small story

Follow a group of psychologists as they encounter a gardener outside a conference and start to wake up to the simplicity behind the logic of the psyche.

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  • 05-07-19

amateurish, some insight

Not much of a story, but has some basic insight into what makes life good to live.