Royal Reason of Relativity: Buddha, Einstein & Wittgenstein – Ep. 5

Professor Thurman discusses the progression in theories of relativity in the west from Einstein to Wittgenstein, and shows how the Buddha set forth a perhaps more complete version of the same insight 2500 years earlier with what was later called “the royal reason of relativity. “

This episode is extracted from Professor Thurman’s Winter 2015 lecture series at Tibet House US  “Essential Tibetan Buddhism, and its Context in Tibet and the World.”

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The song ‘Dancing Ling’ by Tenzin Choegyal from the album ‘Heart Sutra‘ (2004) by Ethno Super Lounge is used on the Bob Thurman Podcast with artist’s permission, all rights reserved.

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