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A very intriguing trip by Satyanandi through the myriad worlds of consideration that arise when view, experience and reality meet. Her starting point is science and its various models for how the universe works - from mechanism to quantum physics. But soon we are in wider territory, looking at radical interconnectedness and the nature of mind as it meets the world.
Talk given at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2005
Includes a question-and answer session. Please note that some small noise artefacts can be heard occasionally on this talk due to a poor original recording.
|1.||Introduction - views (3:34)|
|2.||Recorded quotation from David Bowen; world as mechanism (4:22)|
|3.||Three aspects of machines - i. can be broken down into parts (5:04)|
|4.||Areas of misapplication of the mechanistic view - describing Reality, dealing with people, adopting values (4:56)|
|5.||Where did the mechanistic view come from? Einstein's theory of relativity (3:21)|
|6.||Quantum mechanics - a beginner's guide; the two slits experiment; quotation by Alexander Pope (8:44)|
|7.||The Buddha's view of things; three characteristics of ordinary experience - impermanence, insubstantiality, unsatisfactoriness (8:29)|
|8.||Radical interconnectedness; ethics, meditation and wisdom (7:35)|
|9.||Summary of mechanism - views and vision (4:32)|
|10.||Questions and answers - more on the two slits experiment (2:57)|
|11.||Q & A - different realities; bringing views closer together (2:43)|
|12.||Q & A - the Dharma and science (2:17)|
|13.||Q & A - the Newtonian view still existing alongside quantum mechanics; the suspect notion of a unified theory (3:18)|
|14.||Q & A - is the Buddha's teaching mechanistic? Conditioned co-production and the nidana chain model (1:09)|
|15.||Valuing the material over the non-material - an anecdote about shiatsu massage and ch'i (1:49)|
Total running time: 1:04:50