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Waking Up A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion Free download ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Read Waking Up A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion Ho 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 to understand. Much of this was about becoming consciousness and not being distracted by thought but most of the time I was thinking of other things

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Waking Up A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion Free download ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Read Waking Up A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion Ing reality than science and secular culture generally allowWaking 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 skeptic could write it. It s not long since I ve first come across the word spirituality I ve mostly heard it from people who practice meditation As a beginner I didn t uite understand it This book gave me some good ideas Consciousness is at the core of the book The hard uestion is this What s consciousness And where does it come from I really enjoyed Sam Harris s reasons and responses to this fundamental uestion and the wisdom with which he promoted his ideas His philosophical and scientific arguments regarding the benefits of a mindful life is uite thought provoking He addresses consciousness and the issue of Self in a clean way shattering the mysteries of the latter while subscribing to an appropriate explanation of the former The feeling that we call I is an illusion There is no discrete self or ego living like a Minotaur in the labyrinth of the brain And the feeling that there is the sense of being perched somewhere behind your eyes looking out at a world that is separate from yourself can be altered or entirely extinguished Subjectively speaking the only thing that actually exists is consciousness and its contents And the only thing relevant to the uestion of personal identity is psychological continuity from one moment to the next He believes that spirituality is an altered state of consciousness that can be induced by contemplative practice or drugs psychedelics none of which is in any way dependent to religious beliefs or ritualsThere is a bit of neuroscience in the book as Harris tries to demystify consciousness He also discusses his personal transcendental experiences first on a drug trip as a young man and then on a tour of Eastern contemplative practices He then discusses the dangers of being taught about consciousness by imperfect gurusspiritual teachers I m uite fond of the last chapter It s really good Despite all the risks however Mr Harris believes that experience of spiritual states can drastically improve the uality of one s life It is within our capacity to recognize the nature of thoughts to awaken from the dream of being merely ourselves and in this way to become better able to contribute to the well being of others We are always and everywhere in the presence of reality Indeed the human mind is the most complex and subtle expression of reality we have thus far encountered This should grant profundity to the humble project of noticing what it is like to be you in the present However numerous your faults something in you at this moment is pristine and only you can recognize it Open your eyes and see I strongly recommend this book to all whether one s a believer non believer uestioner rebel upholder abstainer moderator and the list goes on It s one of the best books written on the subject Middle School The Worst Years of My Life your eyes looking out at a world that is separate from The Day Louis Got Eaten yourself can be altered or entirely extinguished Subjectively speaking the only thing that actually exists is consciousness and its contents And the only thing relevant to the uestion of personal identity is psychological continuity from one moment to the next He believes that spirituality is an altered state of consciousness that can be induced by contemplative practice or drugs psychedelics none of which is in any way dependent to religious beliefs or ritualsThere is a bit of neuroscience in the book as Harris tries to demystify consciousness He also discusses his personal transcendental experiences first on a drug trip as a Measuring Time young man and then on a tour of Eastern contemplative practices He then discusses the dangers of being taught about consciousness by imperfect gurusspiritual teachers I m uite fond of the last chapter It s really good Despite all the risks however Mr Harris believes that experience of spiritual states can drastically improve the uality of one s life It is within our capacity to recognize the nature of thoughts to awaken from the dream of being merely ourselves and in this way to become better able to contribute to the well being of others We are always and everywhere in the presence of reality Indeed the human mind is the most complex and subtle expression of reality we have thus far encountered This should grant profundity to the humble project of noticing what it is like to be Jerusalem you in the present However numerous Bound to Submit your faults something in Oil on Water you at this moment is pristine and only Officer Nurse Woman The Army Nurse Corps in the Vietnam War WarSocietyCulture you can recognize it Open Angel Be Good your eyes and see I strongly recommend this book to all whether one s a believer non believer uestioner rebel upholder abstainer moderator and the list goes on It s one of the best books written on the subject

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Waking Up A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion Free download ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Read Waking Up A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion Sam Harris’s new book is a guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychologyFrom multiple New York Times bestselling author neuroscientist and “new atheist” Sam Harris Waking Up is for the 30 percent of Americans w. This book is bound to ignite another firestorm in the skeptic community around the word spirituality but it really shouldn t As Harris makes clear from the outset his interests still lie suarely within the bounds of rational inuiry One need not entertain any spooky metaphysics in order to honestly interrogate the mind and its limits What he does argue however is that consciousness is an object of study unlike any other in science because it is both the subject of investigation and the tool we re using to investigate A healthy portion of the book is spent fending off the attacks Harris anticipates from his less experience hungry colleagues in the scientific community spirituality is a term too loaded down with religious baggage mystics and contemplatives are all on some level lying about the depth of their experiences and the entire enterprise is ripe for fraud Harris is uite willing to grant some ground to these objections but having spent a serious span of his life on meditation retreats experimenting with mind altering drugs and exploring the possibilities of consciousness he insists that there really is a there there And scientists would be well served not to dismiss it out of handBy the final pages Harris has made a strong case with his usual verbal flair All of us scientists included should be eager to openly and honestly explore consciousness because that s all that could ever really matter And unlike so many self help books Waking Up suggests that the answer doesn t rest in learning and about the self but rather in dissolving it and noticing that the thing that thinks our thoughts cannot be identical with the thoughts themselves While the program put forward in the book and likely the online courses set to begin this September is a daunting one it s extremely hard to argue with Harris reasoning Who doesn t want to be happier less neurotic and at home in one s own mind


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    Read Waking Up A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion Sam Harris ´ 5 characters Free read È PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Sam Harris After enthusiastically starting this book I gradually became annoyed and eventually angry as it slid on a downward slope to the end This embarrassing work is far beneath what I would have expected from a scholar such as Harris What a surprise it was to find details on the sexual malpractices of spiritual gurus and how to find one that matches your tastes among other awkward and simplistic informationI had been eagerly looking forw

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    Sam Harris ´ 5 characters Free read È PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Sam Harris (Waking Up A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion) [Free] · Sam Harris This book is bound to ignite another firestorm in the skeptic community around the word spirituality but it reall

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    Read Waking Up A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion (Waking Up A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion) [Free] · Sam Harris Sam Harris ´ 5 characters A little disappointed with this one Harris basically defines spirituality as the uest to see the ego and the self as illusions and while that's certainly a worthy goal it strikes me as a somewhat narrow definition for spirituality

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    Read Waking Up A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion (Waking Up A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion) [Free] · Sam Harris Much of this was about becoming consciousness and not being distracted by thought but most of the time I was thinking of oth

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    (Waking Up A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion) [Free] · Sam Harris My first acuaintance with Sam Harris was through one of the many YouTube snippets in which logically reasoning and science advocating people debates different religious people about the existence of god along with about a million sidetracks Being Swedish I found this fascinating for a while very few Swedes would ever define themselves as 'atheists' for uite similar reasons why most people do not define themselv

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    (Waking Up A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion) [Free] · Sam Harris I received this book through a goodreads sweepstakes It came in the mail a few days ago I couldn't put it down after I opened it All finished reading it within three days I was baptized Catholic and attended a Catholic school through 8th grade I was later confirmed Catholic in high school because that was my grandmother's wish for

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    (Waking Up A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion) [Free] · Sam Harris Sam Harris ´ 5 characters Free read È PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Sam Harris It’s not long since I’ve first come across the word “spirituality” I’ve mostly heard it from people who practice m

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    (Waking Up A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion) [Free] · Sam Harris Free read È PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Sam Harris A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion sounds great I feel spiritually stunted yet dread the involvement of religionThe book started out great thoughts on the use of spirituality with some academic referencesSam then says that to be spiritual without religion you need to lose your sense of self He then explores the psychology and brain physiology of self and thinks he shows that the self doesn't exist I followed most of the sci

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    (Waking Up A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion) [Free] · Sam Harris I did not sleep much last night but I read this book during the dark hours and finished it this morning I'm inspiredOn the bottom of page 43 Sam says I make no claims in support of magic or miracles in this bookHE SHOULD 'Miracles' would man

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  • Hardcover
  • 256
  • Waking Up A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion
  • Sam Harris
  • English
  • 24 June 2020
  • 9781451636017