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No Death, No Fear: Comforting Wisdom for Life Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B000YI1K02
- Publisher : Riverhead Books; Reissue edition (August 5, 2003)
- Publication date : August 5, 2003
- Language : English
- File size : 517 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 210 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #154,420 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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If you're scared to die (like we all are), this book will change your life. As an avid reader of every sort of book imaginable, I firmly believe that this book is the single most important book of our time. If you think I'm exaggerating, read it for yourself. I wish there were a way to make it mandatory reading for every human being on the planet. Christians, Muslims, Atheists, Buddhists, Pagans, Jews, Hindus, Agnostics, and any various other will find comfort in this book.
Your beautiful , eye opening wisdom. I love you and I life you!
I won't repeat the praise described by other reviewers, or the criticisms (mainly repetitiveness) of others. Instead, I'd like to focus on one main problem I have with the book, which may be more a reflection of my impoverished spiritual state than anything else.
I don't believe that the author justified his oft-repeated claim that there is "no birth, no death," and therefore nothing to fear. I was looking for something a little more direct on the topic: a clear, unambiguous explanation of the Buddhist teachings on death. Maybe Buddhist teachings on death actually are this ambiguous and paradoxical.
In this book, to say there is "no birth and no death" is based entirely on redefining "birth" and "death" to mean something very different from the normal usage. To argue that I was never born because my genes go back generations and the molecules that formed my body came from countless places, and I will never die because my genes (if I have children) and my influences on others (not to mention my recycled molecules) will live on long after I'm dead is not much consolation. To me, it's a rhetorical "bait and switch": redefine the key terms and *presto* no more problem. I'd rather just hear it straight: my personal consciousness, memories, and personality disappears forever. I will not meet my parents, grandparents, and other loved ones in the great hereafter, etc. etc. (In contrast to Christian views of the afterlife, heaven/hell or ideas of reincarnation).
There was too much reliance on cloud, fire, and river analogies and the redefinition of the usual meaning of birth and death for me.
But I did like the book in other ways, which I won't get into right now. I just don't think it supported its basic premises.
I really did want to like this book.
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But that means they are not usually easy to read. They make you face up to reality and deal with your own strengths and weaknesses.
I’m still struggling with this book, but I’m going to finish it, even if it takes a year. The Buddhist philosophy can turn your life upside down, - greater wisdom is not always comfortable.