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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.
Not being a Buddhist I was not too interested in the world-view espoused. Also his recommended exercises were not for me. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Mike Anderson
Reads well and deals with spiritual matters for modern contemporary living.Published 9 days ago by Dawn R. Savage
Jack Kornfield has a way with words and I used this book for a book reading and we all discussed what was in this book.
You can open any page and learn from his words. Read more
This is the book I would give my friends as an invaluable gift, because it is truly "the book of life". Read morePublished 13 days ago by hoomy
A beautiful book that explains and guides you through true healing. The path is not easy but if you seek real recovery, self awareness and growth then this book will resonate.Published 29 days ago by Ken Phillips
I love, love, love this book! Easy to read and understand. Welcoming.Published 1 month ago by Lisa Thomas-Axler
As a woman who has embarked on my own personal journey at mid life, this book couldn't have come at a better time. Read morePublished 1 month ago by MJ