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- Listening Length: 3 hours and 18 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Abridged
- Publisher: Sounds True
- Audible.com Release Date: November 2, 2005
- Language: English
- ASIN: B000BYR530
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A Path with Heart is pretty much my favorite book on spirituality. It contains both useful practical advice on living a spiritual life and amazing esoteric descriptions of super-normal states. Numerous pages contain "gems" that speak directly to my personal struggles and experiences. And Kornfield has a great sense of humor with deep compassion.
One of the things that attracts me to Buddhism is its relative lack of superstition and dogmatism. The essential teaching is practical, down-to-earth, and perfectly acceptable to a scientifically minded person. Still, many Buddhists believe in reincarnation, and Kornfield describes some pretty far out experiences involving, for example, reincarnation, angelic beings, and psychic powers.
Kornfield is a wonderful writer, and I hear that he is such a good teacher that one has to enter a lottery to get the chance to go to one of his retreats. He seems to be a charismatic, highly advanced being (though, who am I to judge?). But he would be the first to warn against starry-eyed adulation of him. An oft-repeated theme throughout the book -- and the topic of one whole chapter -- was the need to beware of unhealthy, exploitative relationships with teachers. Every spiritual seeker has one or more fallings-out with a teacher, he says. These fallings-out can be painful and damaging, but we must learn to learn from such events.Read more ›
It's a must for anyone seeking guidance for a spiritual journey or inspiration to begin one. A Path With Heart speaks to the heart, the mind, the body and the soul. It is accessible, it is not religious, it is not heavy duty philosophy. Read it.
Jack Kornfield realizes that a lot of people look towards a spiritual life when faced with difficulty, and he takes the reader by the hand and guides him/her with loving-kindness, gently but clearly. He gives the reader confidence in the power of transforming life to the better without being a victim. You feel positively empowered to structure your life after reading this amazing book.
I can only recommend this book to anyone feeling lost - no matter what causes that feeling.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The introduction, with the Buddhist meditation for loving kindness, and the meditation to release body tensions, is just perfect ~ his voice is very soothing and supporting. Read morePublished 26 days ago by venrbook
I loved this book. I just started meditating and it gave me the whole picture of what is and what is not meditation. Great bookPublished 28 days ago by Isabel
I love this book, and I remembered that I read it in 1996; however, it is a book to live with, study, and ptactice. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lorna A.
Excellent as always Jack Kornfield is dimensional in thought and experience. A Path With a Heart provides food for thought in world quickly falling apart.Published 1 month ago by Caveat Emptor
If you're familiar with Jack Kornfield's work, perhaps you'll find this a great manual for developing a meditative practice. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Yours Truly
It's a book that I will keep forever. I'm reading it slowly and am not finished yet, but I can tell that I will start it over as soon as I'm done. Read morePublished 2 months ago by randi kander