The universe is a single atom

Few religious leaders have proactively tried to bring science and theology together like the Dalai Lama. As open minded as he is eloquent, it’s clear that the Dalai Lama is both self assured and accepting of the limitations of human understanding. On this basis he explains why he has spent a lifetime trying to merge an understanding of science and its progress together with the teachings of Buddhism.

The universe in a Single Atom explains the origins of the Dalai Lama’s interest in science dating back to his teachings and curiosities as a child. He presents many of the key areas of science detailing his deep understanding of each area (including how he came to understand each area), finally concluding on why he thinks scientific thought enhances Buddhism. He also reasons that Buddhism has something to offer to science, particularly in areas of consciousness and its complexities that is thus far beyond the reach of science.

The Dalai Lama has been an incredible student of science his entire life, thus his explanations in all areas covered are well informed and thought provoking. It is refreshing to listen to a religious leader with such an open mind who lacks any of the certainty about the unknown. We should all be so lucky to have such an honest and unbiased approach to the most important questions life.

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