Buddhist Theory of Relativity

  • by Robert Thurman
  • Narrated by Robert Thurman
  • 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Lecture

Publisher's Summary

This Classic Course explores the unfolding of the genius and wisdom in each of us in the quest for the liberating insight into selflessness. In the context of our modern quest for a new vision of reality, Robert Thurman discusses the deepest issues of reality and non-reality, transcendent and the relative. Dr. Thurman's brilliant dissertation on the masterful works by the illuminated Lama, Tsong Khapa (1357-1419), on The Buddhist Theory of Relativity makes this an astounding must-have set of recordings.


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Listen to this audio more than once!

At first I found Thurman's discourse uneven and disconnected. After listening to the audio several times I realized he was unpacking several Buddhist writers in a way that fit together brilliantly.

If one wants an audio listen to with patience and diligence one's effort will likely produce an invaluable awareness of emptiness. The audio is like s fine price of music. Each listen strikes a different tone even down to a sudden eye opener with a single sentence that had been passed over several times before,
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- scott "I live in Columbia Maryland not Columbia Moldova! I haven't turned into a Groucho Marx character yet."


Robert Thurman is most definitely a Precious One - as in Rinpoche, as he is a true link for a Westerner like me, to that absolutely precious and delicate Dharma. When I first heard my very first audio book recorded by him I was very annoyed by his loud, and seemingly brash performance and wondered if I could continue. However, as I have continued on, I quickly realized that Robert is no ordinary man and that his skill at conveying and translating THE MOST IMPORTANT works is a true blessing! Like Robert, I cannot accept illogic, I am a "mind person" as my lama has me labeled - but true Dharma is and must be beautiful, pure and simple logic - otherwise how can it ever reach one's core? Robert, just as Tsongkhapa was instructed to publish his work, you MUST continue!! I would also like to add, that your voice has become sweet and gentle and that I rerun your books countless times on my 3 days a week Metro North ride from/to Connecticut.
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- VL

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-02-2014
  • Publisher: BetterListen