• Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path

  • By: Urgyen Sangharaskhita
  • Narrated by: Kulananda
  • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 26-07-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (16 ratings)

Summary

The Eightfold Path is the most widely known formulation of the Buddha's teaching. It is ancient, reaching back to the Buddha's very first discourse, and it is highly venerated as a unique treasury of wisdom and practical guidance. The teaching of the Eightfold Path challenges us to grasp the implications of that vision, and asks us to transform ourselves in its light. Like the teaching itself, this work covers every aspect of life.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2006 Urgyen Sangharaskhita (P)2006 Naxos AudioBooks
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Critic reviews

"'Cease to be evil, learn to do good, purify the heart.' Sounds simple, doesn't it? Yet the Buddhist path to enlightenment, as this fascinating work informs us, is fraught with the distractions of 'mundane conditioned existence.' Sangharakshita spent 20 years in India before returning to Britain to found the Western Buddhist Order, its mission to make the creed accessible to his compatriots. So while this text, read with calm authority by a member of the order, is a scholarly distillation of many strands of teaching, it is also probably the best 'life coaching' manual you'll ever read, the key to living with clarity and awareness. Only follow the path, advised the Buddha, and you will be free." ( The Sunday Times)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Once We Were Fiction on 28-10-11

Informative, and well-informed - well worth it.

So many books about buddhism seem to be in the live lecture format. Part of the reason that I chose this was that it is not in this format.

This is a proper book. It is read at a sensible pace, free of extended pauses.

Most importantly this book refers to aspects of teaching from various schools of Buddhism. There is content here and plenty of it.

The writing is skillful, precise, and economical.

I will definitely listen to these five hours again. What better reccomendation is there than that?

Brilliant.

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6 of 7 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By hopkinsa on 25-06-17

An informative insight

A good mix of thorough knowledge and basic explanation, technical terms and basic understanding. It has a well reasoned structure but as an audio book, sometimes difficult to grasp all the Sanskrit content.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anthony on 22-06-07

Excellent

As an amateur Buddhist student and practitioner I've done a fair amount of study on the topic, and I must say that this audiobook has offered the most clear, interesting, and inspiring explanation of the Noble Eightfold Path that I've come across. The author takes us far beyond the conventional ways in which most of us learn about the path, giving a much more profound (and correct) interpretation of each of the eight steps. I now have a much greater understanding of the path, and of Buddhism itself. I highly recommend this to both students and practitioners of all levels.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Rihka on 27-12-11

Written for Westerners

If you could sum up Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path in three words, what would they be?

Clear, crisp, concise

Who was your favorite character and why?

The Buddah, of course.

Which character – as performed by Kulananda – was your favorite?

The waistral who learned compassion.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not really. Too much to absorb. Needed to stop and think about it in portions to better savor it.

Any additional comments?

Too bad it's not in book format.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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