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Posted November 18, 2000
'The Garden' knocks the socks off western materialism!!
'The Garden' by Geshe Michael Roach presents the heart of Tibetan Buddhism in an elegant and engaging parable which points a figurative finger at western materialism and shows that it, like the emperor, has no clothes! Anyone who questions the insane rationale of western culture's 'getting and spending' will probably identify with Geshe Michael's story of a young man's intense search for meaning in life. This book, like most spiritual books, tackles the big questions unflinchingly - what is the nature of our consciousness, the meaning of life, death and suffering, how can anyone arrive at true satisfaction? But, to my pleasure, it does this within the flow of a compelling story that moves inexorably to its conclusion, while faultlessly expounding the brilliance of Tibetan Buddhist logic and philosophy. Geshe Michael weaves a masterful tale as he strips away the dross and offers us the pearl. This book is certainly one I'd take to that desert island. Not to be missed.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 28, 2000
Finally, A Real Parable for Our Times
Not since Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse's masterpiece of spiritual storytelling, has there been a book that so exquisitelly retells the ideas of the East. At once modern and ancient, The Garden: A Parable is the story of the young man searching for the answers to life's most basic and troubling questions, told by one of the West's best-kept secrets, Geshe Michael Roach. This book will change forever the way you see the world and your place in it, just as the great Hesse did for an earlier generation of Western seekers of Truth.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.