A friend lent me this book. Interesting concepts, though nothing really all that innovative. His creative, optimistic view of the human experience appealed to me a lot, but I did find that he was a bit long-winded. One too many anecdotes to illustrate his points detracted from the big picture. Also, his depiction of the "pain body," though I do agree with the concept in essence, was a bit too sinister and parasitic for me. He makes some interesting observations about the roots of emotions and attachments though, and his points about the ego and identification are great.