The Universe in a Single Atom
- Narrated by: Richard Gere
- Length: 6 hrs
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 09-15-05
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
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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 examination of reality. "I believe that spirituality and science are complementary but different investigative approaches with the same goal of seeking the truth," His Holiness writes. "In this, there is much each may learn from the other, and together they may contribute to expanding the horizon of human knowledge and wisdom."
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.
This audio includes an interview with Richard Gere.
"The Dalai Lama lost spiritual leadership in his own country, but now exercises it around the world. Like all good teachers, he comes to learn. He found that what Buddhism lacked in his country was a fruitful interchange with reason and modern science. Here he fosters that exchange, at a time when some Christians have turned their backs on science and the Enlightenment. We are losing what he has gained." (Garry Wills)
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By J********** on 11-21-05
Nice bridge between science and spirituality
This book is an excellent bridge between spirituality and science. The facinating discoveries in physics actually affirm faith rather than challenge it. Refreshing read from a spiritual giant. Fundamentalists the world over would benefit from his ballanced view of life.
It's a great presentation of some of the more difficult ethical questions involving bio-technologies. It is presented with solid logic and clarity.
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By Theresa on 09-24-05
This book is right on the mark
While I had wished that it was read by the Dalai Lama himself (I saw him speak two years ago and his presence and speaking was warm and wonderful).. However, Richard Gere does fine.
This book is right on the mark for the current debate about religion and science as shown in the national debate over Evolution being taught in schools. This would be a wonderful teaching tool for any science educator or a self discovery tool for any scientist who struggles with questions of faith in order to show an example of how science could enhance religion versus challenge it. It definitely gave me a lot to think about it.
81 of 87 people found this review helpful