The Om Of Physics

The Dalai Lama is the head of state and spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. This essay is taken from his new book, The Universe in a Single Atom.  One of the most important philosophical insights in Buddhism comes from what is known as the theory of emptiness. At its heart is the deep recognition that there is a fundamental disparity between the way we perceive the world, including our own existence in it, and the way things actually are. In our day-to-day experience, we tend to relate to the world and to ourselves as if these entities possess self-enclosed, definable, discrete and enduring reality. For instance, if we examine our own conception of selfh ood, we will find that we tend to believe in the presence of an essential core to our being, which characterises our individuality and identity as a discrete ego, independent of the physical and mental elements that constitute our existence. The philosophy of emptiness reveals that this is not only a fundamental error but also the basis for attachment, clinging and the development of our numerous prejudices.

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One Response to The Om Of Physics

  1. Paul Higginbotham Sr. says:

    Is life goal happiness? In opening the selfhood box of reality, I percieve the Hiesenburg uncertainty principal. My fundamental structure as achieved through evolution, as oppossed by deeper meaning through self examination. The growth from first childhood by gathering conciousness of self, to realizing the flow of the whole. My part or unity is expressed by time flow. I become flotsam and attachments are ripped away. We percieve we are the lotus flower opening, time shows all values of my emptyness and spiritual connectedness. Paul

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