Einstein, Wittgenstein & Buddha – Bob Thurman Podcast #5 Video
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.”
“On that very morning of his triumphal joy at clearly and non-conceptually experiencing the actual nature of absolute reality, he overflowed with faith in the Buddha Shakamuni, since after all, it was he who first had understood the absolute relativity of all things, mundane and transcendental, and had flawlessly taught this reality to his disciples then and in future generations “
Robert Thurman from “Life and Teachings of Tsongkhapa”
This episode is extracted from Professor Thurman’s Winter 2015 lecture series at Tibet House US “Essential Tibetan Buddhism, and its Context in Tibet and the World.”
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The song ‘Dancing Ling’ by Tenzin Choegyal from the album ‘Heart Sutra‘ (2004) by Ethno Super Lounge is used on the Bob Thurman Podcast with artist’s permission, all rights reserved.
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