Twenty-seven years ago, his son, Matthieu Ricard, gave up a promising career as a scientist . El diálogo entre padre e hijo, entre un filósofo y un científico y posterior monje budista, el ateísmo de uno y el desapego del otro, el constructor de. Pero, antes que nada, ¿qué es el budismo, en realidad? Jean-François Revel y Matthieu Ricard, padre e hijo, filósofo agnóstico uno y monje el. Libros de Segunda Mano – Pensamiento – Otros: El monje y el filosofo- jean françois revel y matthieu ricard. Compra, venta y subastas de Otros en.

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Theory is not enough to understand contemplative practices On the positive side, I liked: The discussions filosoco self and materialism vs dualism were really stimulating, but much of the rest was not. Book of Mirdad Mikhail Naimy. A wavelength, a ‘color temperature’, moving particles?

In the end I can recommend it highly.

The Monk and the Philosopher: A Father and Son Discuss the Meaning of Life

Thanks for telling us about the problem. El libro es harto simple. Outside of religion and the utopian state, Western philosophy generally has largely held on to the notion of identity and a refined form of self interest, while the East has generally nonje held the self to be transitory.

It began with so much potential and was really an interesting way of introducing Buddhist teachings and ideologies through a Western lens.

This tension is richly realized throughout the remarkable dialogue created by the The relationship between father and son is always complex. Buddhist scriptures tell the story of two blind men who wanted to have explained to them what colors were.

The two approaches do not contradict each other. To ask other readers questions about The Monk and the Philosopherplease sign up. The ‘imposture’ of the self is what Riicard seeks to uncover. I was frustrated to find, in the middle of some of the most rigorous discussions, responses from Ricard which seemed at best opaque and at worst though I doubt it question-dodging. The book is greatly successful in translating timeless Buddhist concepts from the language of faith to the language of reason making them much more accessible to the modern reader.


Can a Ricwrd be a permanent entity? I consider myself a spiritual free-thinking atheist. Comparisons between Buddhism and the ancient greek philosophy of the stoics is drawn.


Goodreads helps mattyieu keep track of books you want to read. The other blind man was told that white was the color of swans. Nevertheless, it’s an interesting introduction into Buddhism g the Westerner who has an affinity for filsofo and empiricism, and a penchant for skepticism. Certainly the ability to jump that high is extraordinary, and greatly exceeds the ability of any untrained athlete. If, on the other hand, consciousness is a nonmaterial continuum, there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be able to undergo major changes quite easily, and much more flexibly than a network of physical connections formed during a slow and complex process.

The Dalai Lama lives in exile with aboutTibetans who still seek a peaceful return to their homeland.

The West, aided by developments in science, believes that progress in the general human condition itself will automatically better the individual. The book is a fantastic read, and is sure to broaden the reader’s thinking on a score of subjects, including the pursuit of happiness. I have never seen in my life a person raised in the best rational tradition of the West as Matthieu Ricard was that is so ignorant of this tradition and embraces uncritically the strange Buddhist metaphysics.

In the latter book, Revel criticised those Europeans who argued that the United States had brought about the terrorist attacks upon mathieu through misguided foreign policies. Dec 10, Gautham Shenoy rated it it was amazing. A Creator would have to monme all-powerfful. Explicitly asks and answers questions like whether it considers itself a religion, whether it is nihilistic and how it sees reincarnation.

If you are a Buddhist, this book provides a good contrast between Eastern and Western thinking. Aug 28, Jacob Elder rated it liked it. sl

Twenty-seven years ago, his son, Matthieu Ricard, gave up a promising career as a scientist to study Tibetan Buddhism — not as a detached observer but by immersing himself in its practice under the guidance of its greatest livin Jean Francois-Revel, a pillar of French intellectual life in our time, became world famous for his challenges to both Communism and Christianity.


However, there are concepts developed by the Buddhists that are hard to understand and digest for example the concept of no-self and karma.

The argument against that is while it might indeed do that, happiness is probably still not an filosoco result. None of those attributes are intrinsic to the object, they’re only the result of our particular ways of investigating it. Still, if you are interested in the difference between Eastern and Western thought, this is a book packed with information you would be hard put to find anywhere else.


This is not true as there are strong doctrinal differences between the Tibetan Buddhism and Zen Buddhism for example. If, on the other hand, consciousness is a nonmaterial continuum, there’s no reason wh “If man matthjeu no more than his neurons, it’s hard to understand how sudden events or deep reflection and the discovery of inner truths could lead us to completely change the way we see the world, monjd we live and our capacity for inner joy.

Refresh and try again. What truly matters is to cultivate your mind through meditation. This book will persuade the atheist in you to explore Buddhist philosophy without matthidu appeals to faith through most if not all parts of the book There is some redundancy and you feel the book could be shorter.