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Waking Up

De : Sam Harris
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Durée : 5 h et 51 min
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For the millions of people who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris’ new book is a guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychology.

From best-selling author, neuroscientist, and "new atheist" Sam Harris, Waking Up is for the increasingly large numbers of people who follow no religion, but who suspect that Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history could not have all been epileptics, schizophrenics, or frauds. Throughout the book, Harris argues that there are important truths to be found in the experiences of such contemplatives - and, therefore, that there is more to understanding reality than science and secular culture generally allow.

Waking Up is part seeker’s memoir and part exploration of the scientific underpinnings of spirituality. No other book marries contemplative wisdom and modern science in this way, and no author other than Sam Harris - a scientist, philosopher, and famous sceptic - could write it.

©2014 Sam Harris (P)2014 Simon & Schuster, Inc. 2014, published in the UK by Random House Audiobooks

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  • srocha
  • 08/03/2015

Sam Harris has outdone himself

Great writing by a great mind.
As usual Harris offers a new perspective on things, one which would have been extremely difficult to arrive by oneself.
Thanks Sam, I've enjoyed it thoroughly.

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  • Robert
  • 30/03/2015

wow

Simply great. A balanced, useful, contemporary synthesis of philosophy, neuroscience, and contemplative methodology.

Sam Harris is possibly the most reasonable man alive.

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  • James
  • 22/06/2019

Life changing book for those who are both critical thinkers and open minded

It’s difficult to change your worldview. Generally, people don’t. We vote the same way as our parents. We have the same religion. The things that were real important to them are real important to us.

Reading this book does require you to be ready to change your worldview. It also requires you to be open minded. This isn’t because it’s fantastical - in fact it’s the opposite - but Harris’ observations, based in empirical research as much as philosophy really do challenge the reader to think about life and our own minds differently.

I think it will change my life.

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  • Jordan
  • 08/04/2019

Transformative

The best secular approach to meditation and mind maintenance I've come across. A great addition to Sam's Waking Up app, as it explains a lot of the ideas he guides you through in a way that makes me want to revisit them.

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  • Sarah
  • 01/01/2018

A clear headed look at spirituality

I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for spiritual fulfilment without religion. Sam Harris talks about the benefits of a contemplative life with insight and reason, identifying and cutting through the mumbo jumbo of religious doctrines.

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  • Brian
  • 11/10/2017

Eloquently written

Highly recommended. A wonderful book that articulates beautifully how Sam has come to observe the relationship between mind, body, and spirit. Sam also challenges us to question the legitimacy of our ideas, and to remove those that do not benefit all humanity. Worth a second, and a third listen.

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  • RomulusRom
  • 27/08/2017

A new way of looking at spirituality

This short, but excellent audiobook was exactly right for someone like me. I have always been intrigued by the power of the mind, having spent a lot of years trying out lucid dreaming and dabbling in types of meditation and hypnosis. Unfortunately, a lot of times when researching said topics, you get to handle unwanted mumbo-jumbo about how the experiences are deeply religious or transcendental beyond what our minds can grasp.

Sam Harris takes an entirely different approach, luckily. He starts with the mind. With consciousness, and the self. He writes about "spirituality" from experience and experimentation, firmly rooted in science and objective research. And that's exactly what is needed in a subject as this: someone who can approach this from both sides, and find a middle ground. The science of Zen, as it were.

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  • Corne Kruger
  • 22/08/2017

interesting but not that helpful.

very scientificly structured which I am happy about and well researched and methodical.

it does not exactly capture your mind or thoughts though.

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  • Sean
  • 16/08/2017

Great read

Insightful, well structured and logical. Which given the topic is no easy task. The task of becoming a better person is greatly enhanced from reading this book

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  • emma
  • 26/03/2017

I have now awoken!

This book is well thought through and written. After practicing mindfulness for 10 years - struggling in many different ways. I now realize that my struggles were with the self of myself. Your precise instruction has allowed me to understand and experience selflessness/non duality. I now see everything differently! Thank you Sam Harris for writing this book.

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  • Thomas Hattendorff
  • 16/12/2015

Intelligent und genial

Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

Sam Harris ist aus meiner Sicht einer der führenden Intellektuellen der Welt. Als Atheist und gleichzeitig spirituell Gebildeter gibt er in diesem Buch Hinweise darauf, wie sich Spiritualität mit der Ablehnung von Ignoranz, Aber- und Gottesglaube vereinbaren lassen. Hoch intelligent, überzeugend und tiefgründig. Als Hörbuch ist Waking Up wahrscheinlich besser zu geniessen als in geschriebener Form, sofern man des Englischen mächtig ist.

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