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Sadhana, The Realisation of Life, version 2

Gelesen von Peter Yearsley

(4,652 Sterne; 69 Bewertungen)

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)


Preface; The relation of the individual to the universe


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Soul consciousness


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The problem of evil


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The problem of self


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Realisation in love


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Realisation in action


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The realisation of beauty


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The realisation of the infinite


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(5 Sterne)

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

Wonderful text, wonderfully read.

(5 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

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

(4 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

Wonderful thoughts to meditate on

(5 Sterne)

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