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Part of what makes this book so accessible is Kornfield's use of everyday metaphors to describe the elusive lessons of spiritual transformation. For example, he opens with "the one seat" lesson taught to him by his esteemed teacher. Literally it means sitting in the center of a room and not being swayed or moved by all the people and dramas happening around you. On a spiritual level it means sticking "with one practice and teacher among all of the possibilities," writes Kornfield; "inwardly it means having the determination to stick with that practice through whatever difficulties and doubts arise until you have come to true clarity and understanding." The same could be said for this "one book." Among all the spiritual self-help books, this is a classic worth sticking with and returning to--a highly approachable teacher that can only lead to greater clarity and understanding. --Gail Hudson
If you're on a spiritual path, or even if you're just curious and open-minded, read this book.
This book is written in a clear flowing compassionate style that is easily accessible to all levels of seekers.
I found this book to be very helpful in approaching Buddhism generally and Buddhist meditation specifically.
This "audio book" was not the full text of the book- disappointingPublished 11 days ago by Edward Haneffant
Just finished reading this book. Excellent. Easy to read and understand. Enlightening, positive, and hopeful. Useful for daily life. Think I'll read it again.Published 28 days ago by Jean
This was one of the 1st books my "Buddhist Reading" group discussed. Many of my more experience peers loved it and are active in meditation practice; I probably need more... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Alunelu
The Executive Director of my organization recommended this thought-provoking, and it is very relevant to the situation in my life!Published 1 month ago by Adan Duarte Jr
have not read it yet but hear its a wonderful inspiring book.Published 1 month ago by Evelyn Cabrera