Cool & Inner Revolutions : Buddhism 101 – Ep. 121
The Buddha’s core teachings call for a series of revolutions in the individual’s perspective which then affect the surrounding community, culture & society in what Professor Thurman defines as a cool revolution.
“The tradition of nonviolence, optimism, concern for the individual, and unconditional compassion that developed in Tibet is the culmination of a slow inner revolution, a cool one, hard to see, that began 2,500 years ago with the Buddha’s insight about the end of suffering. What I have learned from these people has forever changed my life, and I believe their culture contains an inner science particularly relevant to the difficult time in which we live.” -Bob Thurman via Infinite Life
This episode is an excerpt the Bob Thurman archives recorded at the 2006 dialog with Ashok Gangadean from Global Lens called ‘Infinite Life: The Inner Revolution’ is apart of the ‘Buddhism 101’ Series using classic teachings to elucidate basic concepts of the tradition.
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The songs “Trance Tibet” & ‘Dancing Ling’ by Tenzin Choegyal from the album ‘Heart Sutra‘ (2004) by Ethno Super Lounge are used on the Bob Thurman Podcast with artist’s permission, all rights reserved.