The Dalai Lama’s Introduction to Buddhism

When the Dalai Lama paid a visit to Emory University, he offered an introductory lecture to Tibetan Buddhism. The lecture is not exactly what you’d normally get in the university classroom. The talk is not entirely linear. And he spends some time speaking in English, then speaks in his native tongue (with the help of an interpreter). But, he can talk about Buddhism with the authority that few authors can, and there’s a reason audiences come to see him in droves. Things really get going about 23 minutes in.

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  • Has God known the formula: E=Mc^2 ?
    If God has known the formula why HE / SHE /IT
    didn't write it in His Bible?

    If I were God, I would give chance to Human
    to understand who I am by analyzing the Physical
    formulas, equations and laws. Because I need them
    to create Everything. So, logically (!) , catching the thread
    of the physics Human can understand Me and My Work

    Where is here the place for Buddhism teaching ?
    The Buddha teach us the Practical (!) way to God,
    the Practical path of salvation through Meditation,
    through understanding the Ultimate Nature of Reality
    ============== .
    “ To be sure, the doctrine of a personal God interfering with
    natural events could never be refuted, in the real sense, by science,
    for this doctrine can always take refuge in those domains in which
    scientific knowledge has not yet been able to set foot.”

    / Albert Einstein. The man and his theory.
    A profile in science.
    By Hilaire Cuny.
    Part: A few of Albert Einstein’s opinions. Page 162./
    Best wishes.
    Israel Sadovnik. / Socratus.
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  • socratus says:

    Albert Einstein Quotes on Philosophy of Religion, Theology, God.
    The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion.
    It should transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology.
    Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious
    sense arising from the experience of all things natural and spiritual as a
    meaningful unity. Buddhism answers this description. If there is any religion
    that could cope with modern scientific needs it would be Buddhism.
    (Albert Einstein)

  • socratus says:

    What is the material basis of Quantum Consciousness ?

    Will Physics explain Consciousness?
    Our brain works on dualistic basis:
    usually consciousness (logically) and rarely unconsciousness
    ( at first it seems illogically but at last it shows as very wise act)
    In his last autobiographic article, Einstein wrote:
    ” . . . the discovery is not the matter of logical thought,
    even if the final product is connected with the logical form”.
    In book ‘ The Holographic Universe’ Michael Talbot
    on page 160 explained this situation in such way:
    ‘ Contrary to what everyone knows it is so, it may not be
    the brain that produce consciousness, but rather consciousness
    that creates the appearance of the brain ’
    In our terrestrial world the Information ( some basis of Consciousness)
    can be transfer to you only by Electromagnetic waves.
    Lorentz proved: there aren’t Electromagnetic waves without Electron.
    Therefore I say,
    only Electron can be the Quantum of Information/ Consciousness.
    We don’t have any other theory of Information’s transfers.
    We know the Electron is very important particle in our live.
    It acts in Maxwell’s electrodynamics.
    It acts in the atom.
    But how Electron acts in cell and in Outer space we don’t know.
    We need time to understand this fact.
    And when we understand the Vacuum and Electron
    we will know the Ultimate Nature of Reality, it means we
    will know the material basis of Quantum Consciousness too.
    Planck and Einstein found the energy of electron: E=h*f.
    Sommerfeld found the formula of electron : e^2=ah*c,
    it means: e= +ah*c and e= -ah*c.
    Dirac found two more formulas of electron’s energy:
    +E=Mc^2 and -E=Mc^2.
    Why does electron heed five ( 5 ) formulas?
    Now nobody knows what the Vacuum and Electron are.
    ” The problem of the exact description of vacuum, in my opinion,
    is the basic problem now before physics. Really, if you can’t correctly
    describe the vacuum, how it is possible to expect a correct description
    of something more complex? ”
    / Paul Dirac /
    You know, it would be sufficient to really understand the electron.
    / Albert Einstein /
    Tell me what an electron is and I’ll then tell you everything.
    / Somebody /
    More details.

    “… indeed an understanding of psi phenomena and of
    consciousness must provide the basis of an improved
    understanding of quantum mechanics.”
    /Evan Walker /
    In my opinion it means that to answer to the question
    ‘ where the consciousness come from?’
    we must understand not only the brain but electron too.
    Once again.
    Human brain works on two levels:
    consciousness and subconsciousness. The neurons of brain
    create these two levels. So, that it means consciousness and
    subconsciousness from physical point of view ( interaction
    between billions and billions neurons ). It can only mean
    that the state of neurons in these two situations is different.
    How can we understand these different states of neurons?
    How does the brain generate consciousness?
    We can understand this situation only on the quantum level,
    only using Quantum theory. But there isn’t QT without
    Quantum of Light and Electron. So, what is interaction between
    Quantum of Light, Electron and brain ?
    Therefore I say: we must understand not only the brain but electron too.
    According to Pauli Exclusion Principle
    only one single electron can be in the atom.
    If the atom contains more than one electron
    (for example – two), this atom represents ” Siamese twins”.
    Save us, the Great God, of having such atoms, such cells.
    And therefore the human brain has only one Electron.
    Each of us has an Electron, but we do not know it.
    As the ‘Bhagavad Gita’ says:
    Fools deride Me when I descend in the human form.
    They do not know My transcendental nature and
    My supreme dominion over all that be.
    / Chapter 9. Text 11./
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    Best wishes
    Israel Sadovnik Socratus
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  • socratus says:

    The process of conscious and unconscious.
    My layman’s opinion.

    There is a possibility of the brain activity to have
    the ability to switch between conscious and unconscious.
    But this process is suppressed by contact with the
    cerebral cortex neurons (! ) which work in Maxwell’s regime. ( !)
    ( Electroencephalography shows us the Maxwell’s electrical
    activity of the brain)
    To create ‘awareness’ having senses and thoughts is impossible.
    The senses and thoughts increase the cerebral cortex neurons
    impulses ( Maxwell’s EM energy ) and doesn’t give the ability
    ( of something ) to switch between conscious and unconscious.
    Maxwell’s electrical activity of the brain shows the
    ‘normal – not normal logical ‘ process in the brain.
    To create ‘awareness/ unconscious ‘ needs another
    process – Quantum (!). ‘Awareness’ is Quantum process.
    Very often it is only Quantum moment (!) but at this moment,
    at this second the structure of cerebral cortex neurons is changes
    and it means that the thought and behaviour of person changes too.
    And then again the Maxwell’s electrical activity of the brain takes place.
    ” . . . the discovery is not the matter of logical thought,
    even if the final product is connected with the logical form”.
    / Einstein /
    Is an ‘awareness/ unconscious ‘ equal to a ‘discovery / enlightenment ‘?
    Best wishes.
    Israel Sadovnik Socratus.

  • socratus says:

    Meditation has nothing to do with pleasure or cultural frills.
    Meditation is work, hard work, like paving a road,
    or farming land, or building a house.
    Listen to the waves becoming particles and the particles becoming waves.
    Perceive the energy of the Electron / Quantum of Light.
    Can we agree with this way to understand the truth?

  • Nate says:

    There is no such thing as reincarnation or God. Religion is for people who cannot cope with the thought of death and being buried or turned to ash. Wake up people!. The Dalai Lama is a fraud, who talks nothing but bullshit. The fact is that when you die your body decomposes. and that’s the end! That’s a fact!. Face facts people!. Not religious bullshit. We all DIE!!!. And NO religion will save you from death and the end. Sidartha is dead and gone. You will never see him again!. ALL RELIGION should be banned from civilized society. If you disagree, than tell me. What about retarded people!. Do they get reincarnated?. If a retarded Tibetan boy dies. Could he even comprehend the elaborate guidance of Buddhist monks through the Bardo. Would he even understand what they are saying. Ponder that people!. And you will realize Buddhism is bullshit, like ALL religion. No matter how “peaceful” it is. It’s all BS!!.

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