Sadhana, The Realisation of Life, version 2


Read by Peter Yearsley

(4.6 stars; 63 reviews)

A collection of essays on the Hindu/Buddhist view of humankind's place in the universe. As the author says in his introduction: "in these papers, it may be hoped, western readers will have an opportunity of coming into touch with the ancient spirit of India as revealed in our sacred texts and manifested in the life of to-day."
Most of the essays were given as lectures before Harvard University in 1916 or before. (Summary by Peter Yearsley)

(3 hr 52 min)

Chapters

Preface; The relation of the individual to the universe 32:56 Read by Peter Yearsley
Soul consciousness 31:14 Read by Peter Yearsley
The problem of evil 29:27 Read by Peter Yearsley
The problem of self 37:05 Read by Peter Yearsley
Realisation in love 37:17 Read by Peter Yearsley
Realisation in action 25:48 Read by Peter Yearsley
The realisation of beauty 12:19 Read by Peter Yearsley
The realisation of the infinite 26:40 Read by Peter Yearsley

Reviews

Excellent!

(5 stars)

Probably the best thing I listened to on Librivox since 2005 ... over and over again.

Wonderful text, wonderfully read.

(5 stars)

The text is a marvelous illustration of the hindu/buddhist worldview/theology/philosophy. It is read in a clear, steady, calming voice. I imagine I will revisit this recording many times over the years.

enlighten ing

(4.5 stars)

I found entirely new aspects of old ideas in Tagore, this book is well worth a few listens. I wonder who was it the original Harvard lectures

India's Rich Spiritual Heritage

(5 stars)

Introduction and overview of Indian philosophy, thoughts, and beliefs. Truly a gem of a spiritual book with examples that are accessible to the West.

(4 stars)

A fine read. There is much wisdom here, but also elements I find frustrating. Next stop is to read more about Bhuddhism.

I take refuge in the in the light of wisdom...thanks good work

(4 stars)

Wonderful thoughts to meditate on

(5 stars)

One of the best books covering all aspects of our current lives and how to live it to the full.