Título: Waking Up

Autor: Sam Harris


Waking Up de Sam Harris

SINOPSIS DEL LIBRO:

For the millions of people who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris’s new book is a guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychology.

From bestselling 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.


DESCRIPCIÓN DEL ARCHIVO:

Formato: Kindle PDF EPUB MOBI
Tamaño del archivo: 1128 KB
Longitud de impresión: 257 páginas
Editor: Transworld Digital (18 de septiembre de 2014)
Idioma: Inglés

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OPINIONES:

Por fin una perspectiva racional y serena de la espiritualidad sin necesidad de creer en lo sobrenatural
Sam Harris ofrece una via para llegar a un estado en el que se reconoce la no existencia del ego tal y como se hace en las filosofías orientales, pero sin que sea necesario creer en entes sobrenaturales, dioses, etc… y sin sacar conclusiones cosmológicas

Quite possibly the most important book I have ever read
I grew up in a Christian family and then earned degrees in Philosophy and Neuroscience. As an atheist, I’ve been mourning the loss of faith for years. Just because you want something to be true, doesn’t mean it is. Losing one’s faith can definitely leave a hole. This is the book that begins to fill the void and emptiness that I’ve felt from that loss. Thank you Sam Harris. This book will change lives.

I enjoyed reading it
I imagine the book will come under a barrage of criticism, either from “skeptics” who find the spirituality side of the book unpalatable (“Sam Harris goes native!”) and also from the “spirituality” side of the spectrum, which similarly might find the stretches of scientific or logical argument (or attitudes to most religions) grating. However I found the book to be both original (in a broad field of other secular mindfulness/spirituality books), sincere and clear. I enjoyed reading it. I’ll take away some interesting direction for my existing meditation practice as well as a better understanding of the scientific and philosophical perspectives related to it. Highly recommended.

27 Septiembre, 2014 a las 1:56 pm por ebooksnovedades
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