In this podcast Professor Thurman discusses the role of the Buddha, Einstein & Wittgenstein in modern philosophic perspectives & scientific methods. Using humorous stories & close translation of Tibetan Buddhist texts Robert Thurman discusses the impossibility of objective reality, and the influential role of the subject in a relational object’s status. Continues with a discussion… Read more »
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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… Read more »
In a reading of Nāgārjuna’s Jewel Rosary (Ratnāvalī), Professor Thurman discusses the skillful paths of evolutionary action performed by body, speech, and mind, presenting that these paths of evolutionary actions shape an individual’s personal evolution or devolution in an evolutionary matrix similar to that of Darwin but, adding to it voluntary individual evolution through infinite… Read more »
In this podcast Professor Thurman examines the modern scientific perspective on reincarnation (the Buddhist Belief in Past & Future Life), the work of Hermann von Helmholtz on the vital principle and their context within Western religious doctrine. Analyzing the idea of non-existence after death and prior to conception, Robert AF Thurman discusses the requirement to… Read more »