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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A disturbing chapter describes the Chinese invasion, occupation, and on-going destruction of Tibet, its people, and its culture since They know what a proof is. If, on the other hand, consciousness is a nonmaterial continuum, there’s no reason wh “If man is 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 matfhieu, how we live and our nonje for inner joy.

Through mattiheu extraordinary dialogue between a father and a son, this book explores Buddhism and how it addresses some of the most profound questions about nature and reality. My heart just wasn’t in it. It has been written to describe and explain; not to sound smart.

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

He heard a swan flying overhead, and concluded that white went ‘swish swish’. The son explains certain aspect of Buddhism, which the father doesn’t believe so an A eicard, both a philosopher and atheist, discusses with his son, a ph. Does life have meaning? A Creator would have to be all-powerfful. These two men love each other and respect each other’s views.


The two undertake an extended dialogue in an effort to understand each others’ thinking and spiritual values. If you perform a Google search with the keyword “Matthieu Ricard” you will filodofo thousands of photos of him ridiculously laughing at the camera.


If it was, we’d all perceive it in the same way.

What could be more interesting? No, because after creating he’s different from how he was before he created. Eastern philosophy is enmeshed in religion and has been taught for centuries through the language of faith.

The Monk and the Philosopher: A Father and Son Discuss the Meaning of Life by Jean-François Revel

Dec 27, Kstangl rated it liked it Shelves: He took a handful of snow and concluded that white was ‘cold’. A book that I read from cover to cover with an open a mind as I could and really enjoyed the discussion and really enjoyed the concept of the book as I haven’t read one like this before.

Feb 27, Shashank Amarnath rated it really liked it. Don’t forget to keep up a daily meditation along with your reading! Refresh and try again. And both men are extremely well-educated, bright and articulate. Emphasis on the need to actually dedicate time to meditation practice and not just theory and reading about it.

The filksofo is behind every experience in life. Explicitly asks and answers questions like whether it considers itself a religion, whether it is nihilistic and how it sees reincarnation.

Book of Mirdad Mikhail Naimy. This is a fine investigation of Buddhist philosophy by an eminent French humanist and his son, a Buddhist monk with a phd in biology.

This is not true as there are strong doctrinal differences between the Tibetan Buddhism and Zen Buddhism for example. Either the Creator doesn’t ‘decide’ to create, in which case all-powerfulness is lost, for creation happens outside his will; or he creates voluntarily, in which case he can’t be all-powerful, either, as he’s creating under the influence of his desire to create Sep 09, Nuno Ribeiro rated it it was amazing Shelves: It began with so much potential and was really an interesting way of introducing Buddhist teachings and ideologies through a Western lens.

None of those attributes are intrinsic to the object, they’re only the result of our particular ways of investigating it. This language sounds strange to the modern reader who is better acquainted with the ton Through an extraordinary dialogue between a father and a son, this book explores Buddhism and how it addresses some of the most profound questions about nature and reality.


I don’t think I learned anything new and I struggled with the dialog format. The discussion is often quite philosophically rigorous, and the topics covered include some of the big questions I listed above. I really recommend this book to anyone interested in learning about Buddhism, and especially to those who want to get immersed into a very intelectual, yet passionate discussion about it, and its relation to the contemporary world.

What makes it interesting is the authors backgrounds, and the fact that none of them get to drag long enough without being challenged, whether by expected or unexpected reasoning.

In many cases, they seem to arrive at the same destination, but via different paths. In these chapters, the idea of Buddhist meditation and it’s importance is also dealt with very carefully. How much is our theory blinded by this illusion? On the other hand, my personal experience of the effectiveness of meditation at self-transformation allowed me to understand more deeply what Mattheiu said. Ricard is a genius biologist turned Buddhist Monk and his father is the brilliant French philosopher, Jean-Francois Revel.

This is a fascinating situation where an esteemed scientist has left science to become a Buddhist monk, rising to the inner circle of the Dali Lama, while is father is a respected philosopher of western thought.

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