The Universe In A Single Atom

Author : Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho
ISBN : 1448713501
Genre : Buddhism and science
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Category: Buddhism and science

The Universe In A Single Atom

Author : Dalai Lama
ISBN : 9780767922913
Genre : Religion
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Gallileo, Copernicus, Newton, Niels Bohr, Einstein. Their insights shook our perception of who we are and where we stand in the world and in their wake have left an uneasy co-existence: science vs. religion, faith vs. empirical enquiry. Which is the keeper of truth? Which is the true path to understanding reality? After forty years of study with some of the greatest scientific minds as well as a lifetime of meditative, spiritual and philosophical study, the Dalai Lama presents a brilliant analysis of why both disciplines must be pursued in order to arrive at a complete picture of the truth. Science shows us ways of interpreting the physical world, while spirituality helps us cope with reality. But the extreme of either is impoverishing. The belief that all is reducible to matter and energy leaves out a huge range of human experience: emotions, yearnings, compassion, culture. At the same time, holding unexamined spiritual beliefs–beliefs that are contradicted by evidence, logic, and experience–can lock us into fundamentalist cages. Through an examination of Darwinism and karma, quantum mechanics and philosophical insight into the nature of reality, neurobiology and the study of consciousness, the Dalai Lama draws significant parallels between contemplative and scientific examination of reality. “I believe that spirituality and science are complementary but different investigative approaches with the same goal of seeking the truth,” His Holiness writes. “In this, there is much each may learn from the other, and together they may contribute to expanding the horizon of human knowledge and wisdom.” This breathtakingly personal examination is a tribute to the Dalai Lama’s teachers–both of science and spirituality. The legacy of this book is a vision of the world in which our different approaches to understanding ourselves, our universe and one another can be brought together in the service of humanity. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Religion

Buddhism And Science

Author : Donald S. Lopez Jr.
ISBN : 9780226493244
Genre : Science
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Beginning in the nineteenth century and continuing to the present day, both Buddhists and admirers of Buddhism have proclaimed the compatibility of Buddhism and science. Their assertions have ranged from modest claims about the efficacy of meditation for mental health to grander declarations that the Buddha himself anticipated the theories of relativity, quantum physics and the big bang more than two millennia ago. In Buddhism and Science, Donald S. Lopez Jr. is less interested in evaluating the accuracy of such claims than in exploring how and why these two seemingly disparate modes of understanding the inner and outer universe have been so persistently linked. Lopez opens with an account of the rise and fall of Mount Meru, the great peak that stands at the center of the flat earth of Buddhist cosmography—and which was interpreted anew once it proved incompatible with modern geography. From there, he analyzes the way in which Buddhist concepts of spiritual nobility were enlisted to support the notorious science of race in the nineteenth century. Bringing the story to the present, Lopez explores the Dalai Lama’s interest in scientific discoveries, as well as the implications of research on meditation for neuroscience. Lopez argues that by presenting an ancient Asian tradition as compatible with—and even anticipating—scientific discoveries, European enthusiasts and Asian elites have sidestepped the debates on the relevance of religion in the modern world that began in the nineteenth century and still flare today. As new discoveries continue to reshape our understanding of mind and matter, Buddhism and Science will be indispensable reading for those fascinated by religion, science, and their often vexed relation.
Category: Science

Rethinking Power Institutions And Ideas In World Politics

Author : Amitav Acharya
ISBN : 9781134635979
Genre : Political Science
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"In this collection of work by renowned scholar Amitav Acharya, Acharya draws on extensive research from throughout his career and examines the dominant understandings of three of the most important theoretical concepts used by scholars of world politics: power, institutions and ideas"--
Category: Political Science

Die Regeln Des Gl Cks

Author : Dalaï Lama XIV
ISBN : 3404701704
Genre : Buddhism
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Category: Buddhism

Zur Ruhe Finden

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh,
ISBN : 9783451804052
Genre : Self-Help
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Frieden finden mitten in unserem umtriebigen Leben. Raum schaffen für die Stille - zu Hause. Thich Nhat Hanh zeigt uns, wie wir mit einfachen Übungen Oasen der Achtsamkeit in unserem Alltag finden. Einer Glocke lauschen, dem Atem Raum geben oder den Kuchen im Kühlschrank als die Chance erkennen, all dem Stress zu entkommen. Ein wunderbares Buch, das uns unsere vertrauteste Umgebung in einem neuen Licht erscheinen lässt.
Category: Self-Help

Siddhartha

Author : Hermann Hesse
ISBN : 9783961647774
Genre : Fiction
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Der Roman spielt im 6. Jahrhundert vor Christus in Indien und handelt von einem jungen Brahmanen namens Siddhartha und seinem Freund Govinda. Von seinem Vater und anderen Priestern lernt dieser über die Veden, deren philosophische Gedanken, religiöse Gebote und Anleitungen zu Gebeten und Ritualen. Weil er sieht, wie diese trotz heiliger Waschungen und Gebete zur Reinigung von den Sünden nicht aus dem Samsara entkommen, widmet er sein Leben der Suche nach dem Atman, dem All-einen, das in jedem Menschen ist.
Category: Fiction