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Natural Brilliance: A Buddhist System for Uncovering Your Strengths and Letting Them Shine

3.15  ·  Rating details ·  26 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Understanding yourself is the key to dealing with—and even enjoying—the inevitable complexity of life. Irini Rockwell presents us with a powerful system for the kind of self-understanding that leads to just that kind of satisfying relationship with life. It’s a Buddhist model for identifying your unique mix of personality traits that make up your innate intelligence. All f ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 13th 2012 by Shambhala
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Rose
Initial reaction: It probably didn't help much that the whole time I read this book, I felt disconnected with the overarching point that the author was making in the work because of the lack of organization and connection with the material in a meaningful way. I didn't care for it that much.

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Short and sweet review for what was a quick read for me, even when it really wasn't a quick read overall. I think my eyes glossed over while reading this; it didn't really do a good job of expandi
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Amanda
Mar 06, 2012 rated it it was ok
Utilizing the traditional Buddhist five wisdoms--presence, clarity, richness, passion, and action, Rockwell seeks to show readers their own personal strengths and possible weaknesses. Rockwell then seeks to demonstrate how to bring out the other three to four wisdoms within your personality to achieve more balance.

This book though was nearly impossible to follow. Quite possibly the worst book on Buddhism I've ever come across.

First, there's how Rockwell talks about the five wisdoms. Instead of c
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GONZA
Jan 19, 2012 rated it did not like it
I usually am very interested by books on Buddhism but this was probably the most confusing one I had ever come across. I didn't like it at all and it was very hard finishing it.

Di solito i libri sul buddismo mi piacciono molto, ma questo è probabilmente il più confuso e mal scritto che mi sia capitato di leggere. Non mi è piaciuto e ho fatto molta fatica a finirlo.

THANKS TO NETGALLEY AND SHAMBHALA FOR THE PREVIEW
Mckinley
Sep 01, 2012 rated it did not like it
I agree with the 2 other readers who wrote reviews about the confusing nature of this book. I really wonder about the authors background and training in Buddhism. Morever, she is doesn't write clearly or consistantly. Taken together it makes for a book that offers very little in either Buddhist practice or self development. Either of these topics, taken alone or together, have been done much better in so many other texts.
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Study for weekend 5 of my meditation teacher training in NYC with the IDproject
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