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Title: The quantum and the lotus : a journey to the frontiers where science and Buddhism meet
Language of title: English
Title in other language: L'Infini dans la paume de la main
Other language: French
Alternate title: Astsrophysicist Trinh Xuan Thuan and Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard discuss issues related to the interface between Buddhism and science.
Author/Creator: Matthieu Ricard
Xuan Thuan Trinh

Description: How did the universe begin? Can consciousness exist apart from the body? How is understanding the universe connected to happiness? Trinh Xuan Thuan, an astrophysicist and professor born in Vietnam, and Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk for over 30 years and a former biologist, meet to discuss a variety of big questions centered around Buddhist philosophy, creation, astronomy, cosmology, the question of consciousness, perception and reality, the philosophy of science, meditation, chaos theory, ethics, and more. Each chapter covers a different topic and is in conversation format, although the authors have added endnotes and citations. The book ends with two chapters of concluding thoughts from its two authors. The book also includes two helpful glossaries of Buddhist and scientific terms. (Zach Rowinski 2004-05-08)

Translator: Ian Monk
Publisher Place: New York
Publisher: Crown Publishers
Normalized publisher place: New York, NY
Publisher country: United States
Publisher URL: http://www.randomhouse.com
Published Date: 2001

Published Date Note: The original French version was published in 2000.

URL: http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?1400080797
Extent: viii, 312 p. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Emptiness
Astronomy
Science
Matthieu Ricard
Cosmology
Consciousness
Buddhist philosophy
Science of mind
Creation
Trinh Xuan Thuan
Classification: Buddhism and Science
Buddhism and Science -- International Science -- Astronomy/Cosmology
Buddhism and Science -- International Science -- Physics
Buddhism and Science -- International Science -- Physics -- Quantum Physics
Temporal coverage: 21st century CE
Original Language: French
Language: English

Table of Contents: Introduction -- At the crossroads -- To be and not to be -- In search of the great watchmaker -- The universe in a grain of sand -- Mirages of reality -- Like a bolt from the blue -- Each to his own reality -- Questions of time -- Chaos and harmony -- The virtual frontier -- Robots that think they can think? -- The grammar of the universe -- Reason and contemplation -- Beauty is in the eye of the beholder -- From meditation to action -- The monk's conclusion -- The scientist's conclusion -- Notes -- Scientific glossary -- Buddhist glossary -- Acknowledgments -- Index

ISBN/ISSN: 0609608541
LOC: 2001028852
Format: Print media (print or manuscript, including PDFs)
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Date Of Record Creation: 2004-05-08 23:25:11
Date Record Checked: 2004-05-08
Date Last Modified: 2006-05-15 16:48:48
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