The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science And Spirituality
Galileo, 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 coexistence: science vs. religion, faith vs. empirical inquiry. 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 philosophic study, the Dalai Lama presents a brilliant analysis of why all avenues of inquiry—scientific as well as spiritual—must be pursued in order to arrive at a complete picture of the truth. 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 examinations of reality.
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.
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Review: The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and SpiritualityUser Review - Patrick Barker - Goodreads
As someone very into science and zen ideology, I was very excited to read this book. This was my first experience reading anything by the current Dalai Lama, and I found it much different than I ... Read full review
Review: The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and SpiritualityUser Review - Blake Downing - Goodreads
Very interesting read. With a background in science, I agree with the the Dalai Lama in that science needs to be used properly & ethically. To do so otherwise will lead to problems for humanity and the planet. I highly recommend thi book. Read full review