The Yoga of Ordinary Living
- Narrated by: Robert Thurman
- Length: 7 hrs
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 22-09-14
- Language: English
- Publisher: BetterListen
Robert Thurman examines one of the most sacred texts of Mahayana Buddhism, The Vimalakirti-nirdesha Sutra. To any Buddhist practitioner, particularly those of Vajrayana Buddhism and Zen, this sutra is of the utmost importance. Unlike most sutras, its central figure is not a Buddha, but an ordinary man, who, in his mastery of the doctrine and religious practice, personifies the ideal lay believer, assuring commoners that they can reach levels of spiritual attainment comparable to those accessible to monks. The sutra teaches, among other subjects, the meaning of non-duality. Thurman discusses the background of the sutra, its place in the development of Buddhist thought, and the profundities of its principal doctrine: emptiness.
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By MXX on 26-12-14
V.Good but should be reviewed again by the editor
Would you listen to The Yoga of Ordinary Living again? Why?
Yes, a great story and a great performance
Who was your favorite character and why?
Robert Thurman - the narrator :) - He even managed to make me laugh when listening to not easy and not a very popular sutra - thanks to his interpretation and his warm attitude towards the characters
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
I don't think it would be possible :) From my point of view it was perfect
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Definitely Yes :)
Any additional comments?
I really liked the story and the performance very much but… Unfortunately there is one BIG „BUT”. The recording ended abruptly almost in the middle of the sentence. The story of Buddha meeting with Vimalakirty, just announced a few minutes before this ending, wasn’t there neither any more recording was. First I thought there had to be a mistake with my downloading but the audio ended after a bit more than 7 hrs and it is exactly according to the details on the Audible page that it lasts 7hrs. So there is something wrong with the recording itself and I was really disapponting
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
By Christina on 23-01-16
It may just be me but I found his rambling style of conversation difficult to follow but if the sample audio works for you then go for it
1 of 1 people found this review helpful