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Title: External, internal, and nondual space
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: B. Alan Wallace


This paper, by B. Alan Wallace, is based on a lecture he gave at the 26th Mystics and Science Conference at King Alfred's College, WInchester, England on April 13, 2003. The abstract of the paper is below. (Zach Rowinski 2004-06-14)

In this paper I shall first give a scientific account of the nature of the external
space of the physical universe, drawing out the distinctions between the relative,
or false, vacuum and the absolute, or true, vacuum. Next I will present a
Buddhist account of the nature of the internal space of the mind, focusing on the
relative vacuum state of consciousness, followed by an examination of nondual
space, in which the demarcations between outer and inner and between space
and consciousness dissolve. Finally, I shall discuss the parallels and differences
between these theories of space and examine the ways in which these paradigms
may enrich each other theoretically and experimentally.

Publisher Place: Santa Barbara, CA
Publisher: Self
Normalized publisher place: Santa Barbara, CA
Publisher country: United States
Publisher URL: http://alanwallace.org
Published Date: 2003
URL: http://alanwallace.org/External,%20Internal,%20&%20Nondual%20Space.pdf
Subject: Dzokchen (rdzogs chen)
B. Alan Wallace
Science of mind
Cognitive science
Quantum theory
Scientific materialism
Big Bang theory
Classification: Buddhism and Science -- Buddhism -- Contemplative Practices -- Dzokchen (rdzogs chen)
Buddhism and Science -- International Science -- Astronomy/Cosmology
Buddhism and Science -- International Science -- Physics
Cultural Coverage: India
Temporal coverage: 21st century CE
Language: English
Interface Language: English

Means of availability: Internet

Format: Online resource
Media type: Text
Resource Type: Article
Digital Encoding: pdf
Reader Rating: useful
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Date Of Record Creation: 2004-06-14 15:19:54
Date Record Checked: 2004-06-14
Date Last Modified: 2005-12-20 18:58:05
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