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Siddhartha, Herman Hesse – Free Audiobook

I’ve recently become quite a fan of LibriVox.

I was given a link to Siddhartha yesterday and thought I’d share it with you here.

This translation, by Gunther Olesch, Anke Dreher, Amy Coulter, Stefan Langer and Semyon Chaichenets, is in the public domain and this means it can also be converted to an audiobook – it’s read by Adrian Praetzelli who has a great voice.

You can listen to all the chapters online or download the MP3s using the link below:

http://www.archive.org/details/siddhartha_ap_librivox

Thank you LibriVox, I ❤ you.

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Don’t EMBARRASS the Buddha!!!


“If you’re still depressed you’re not ready for Tantra!!!”

– Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

This is so over the top… it’s so hard to watch… it’s like he’s self-generating as Cartman and ripping us to shreds.

I LOVE it.

Filed under: buddha, dharma, Humour, inspiration, meditation, practice, Skepticism, Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, Video, , , , , , ,

“Do not believe in anything…

“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”

– The Buddha

Filed under: Atheism, both/and, buddha, dharma, practice, Science, Skepticism

NO! – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

“Listen carefully. Any real lama will be completely unconcerned with your problems in this life. Any real lama will only be concerned with your death and where you take rebirth.”

Telling it like it is. Hard to swallow perhaps but bye bye Boomeritis!

Another version of the hugely popular teaching by Tsem Rinpoche on the poem of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s “How to Know No”.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Filed under: dharma, Guru, Lama, Rebirth, Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, Tsongkhapa, UL, Video, , , , , , ,

Integral Diagram of the Day

Tibetan View of Reincarnation

Tibetan View of Reincarnation

Filed under: dharma, gross mind, Mind, subtle mind, very subtle mind





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