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Any claim to know reality fully has to be judged by whether it can be corroborated through empirical means. Verify the characters on the left. Knowledge must issue in love, hence, the subtitle for this book. They are arranged in sections on wisdom, morality, meditation, and religions and the world. A few years ago, Anton told me that he half jokingly invited the Dalai Lama to be his graduate student in physics. A follow-up to the best-selling Ethics for a New Millennium outlines a system of secular ethics that both transcends religion and incorporates religious tolerance for the overall improvement of human life on individual, community and global levels, offering an accompanying guided meditation practice for cultivating key human values. Upcoming SlideShare.
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Prompt delivery. However, he claims that "[s]uch subjective experiences are repeatable and controlled but not conventional scientific objects" p. As to purpose, according to the Dalai Lama, "the purpose of life is to be happy" p.
As we learn later in the book, this principle leads to an ethic of compassion. What does this have to do with science? In contrast to a materialist view of the laws of physics in which no purpose can be found, Mansfield asserts that Buddhism concludes no such thing, because Buddhism includes phenomena that are both subjective and objective, personal and meaningful.
The main point of chapter 2, entitled "Quantum Mechanics and Compassion," is to make an analogy between the indistinguishability of fundamental particles and the fact that all humans find themselves in a similar situation with regard to the purpose of life, in Author: Donald N. Because of the powerful connections between emptiness and modern physics, the book argues that the interconnected worldview of modern physics also encourages universal compassion. Along with these harmonies, the book explores a significant conflict between quantum mechanics and Tibetan Buddhism concerning the role of causality.
The book concludes with a response to the question: "How does this expedition through the heart of modern physics and Tibetan Buddhism - from quantum mechanics, relativity, and cosmology, to emptiness, compassion, and disintegratedness - apply to today's painfully polarized world?