Some Sayings of the Buddha – Reviewed

Some Sayings of the BuddhaSome Sayings of the Buddha
According to the Pali Canon

by F.L. Woodward [Compiler and Translator] | Read by Neville Jason

Neville Jason’s seamless narration creates an atmosphere of calm contemplation that perfectly complements this translation of the Pali Canon–the literary foundation of Theravadan Buddhism. Jason moves smoothly through the plethora of Buddhist reflections and parables on aspects of life and death that include family, health, sickness, and old age. Jason’s deliberate pacing highlights the duality and paradoxes of numerous passages, and his wistful intonations create a gentle pause for breath and reflection–which are often needed to fully digest the Buddhist concepts translated into a formal English style. Although shorter listening sessions may be best to fully absorb these complex philosophical ideas, Jason’s peaceful reading makes for a tranquil listening experience of any length. M.F. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2016]

Philosophy & Religion • 11.25 hrs. • Unabridged •