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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The son is a scientist who has given up a promising career to become a Buddhist monk. If you perform a Google search with the keyword “Matthieu Ricard” you will find thousands of photos of him ridiculously laughing at the camera. The frequent repetition of some basic background biographical information in the first sections also didn’t help my interest level.
This is also connected to my key disappointment that I have still like JF not been convinced on the metaphysical aspects of Buddhism – chiefly reincarnation, and seeing consciousness as a flow that can be accessed by an entity even after what we call death. How much is our theory blinded by this illusion? 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. The subsequent chapters talk about the reason why Philosophy in the west failed to provide solace to the people post 18th century since the role of the ethics was relegated to the field of politics which predominantly consisted of theorising and implementing utopias while the role of knowledge was relegated to science.
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The discussion was pretty light on other topics—for example, the two monnje not attempt to elaborate Buddhist ethics and the full meaning ricaed “suffering. Requires deep knowledge in scienceSpirituality and philosophies to completely understand. Karma, in particular, is a concept originated in the Indian philosophy preceding Buddhism. This is a fascinating situation where an esteemed scientist has left mlnje to become a Buddhist monk, rising to the inner circle of the Dali Lama, while is father is a respected philosopher of western thought.
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 The book had a promising script and I loved the first third into it.
He was best known for his books Without Marx or Jesus: However, keep in mind that this is a work of philosophy and not a self-help filosof. All in a reunion of two sharp minds, that took place near the high mountains that are now the home o A work of intelectual honesty, of inter-cultural respect and of father-son love.
In sum, the book should be read mainly because of the Revel’s reflections on the Western culture. Had I done this, I feel that I would have enjoyed it all the more. Dec 10, Aneesh added it Shelves: Sep 09, Nuno Ribeiro rated it it was amazing Shelves: The discussions of self and materialism vs dualism were really stimulating, but much of the rest was not. I felt that he was somewhat more defensive of Buddhism than Jean-Francois of Western intellectual thought. Mmonje the positive side, I liked: A Creator would have to be all-powerfful.
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The Monk and the Philosopher: A Father and Son Discuss the Meaning of Life by Jean-François Revel
In fact, the part where the father talks rates between 4 and 5 stars and the part of the son 2 stars. If you have a little knowledge or you want to know the real thinking of Buddhism, I strongly recommend you to read this book. For Buddhism to succeed in the west, it requires to be harmoniously incorporated in to the political system.
The skills of highly trained monks are equally extraordinary, but not observable by others. This language sounds strange to the modern reader who is better acquainted with the tongue of reason. In many cases, they seem to arrive at the same destination, but via different paths.
The discussion is often quite philosophically rigorous, and the topics covered include some of the big questions I listed above. Should we strive for personal success, or is that striving a snare and a delusion?
The Monk and the Philosopher: A Father and Son Discuss the Meaning of Life
The mind is behind every experience in life. That’s not to deny reality as we observe it, nor to say that there’s no reality outside the mind, but simply that no ‘reality in itself’ exists. Oct 27, Vicente Villela rated it liked it.
Abdeldjalil Gh rated it did not like it Aug 14, The philosopher-father filsoofo by asking the monk-son why he decided to leave a promising career as a molecular biologist to commit himself completely to the Buddhist practice. This refusal to investigate our own Western spiritual traditions and the insistence on claiming the traditions of others worries me: He heard a swan flying overhead, and concluded that white went ‘swish swish’.
El Monje y El Filosofo : Jean-Francois Revel :
A biologist turned Buddhist in conversation with a philosopher about the meaning of life. Utterly absorbing, inspiring, and accessible, this remarkable dialogue engages East with West, ideas with life, and science with the humanities, providing wisdom on how to enrich the way we live our lives. This book is a conversation between the two! And didn’t the Dalai Lama specifically recommend that we look at what our own traditions have to teach us?
The son, Matthieu Ricard was groomed to become This wonderful book is a dialogue between a philosopher father and a buddhist son about the ideas from the eastern and western traditions that concern themselves with the meaning of life. However, there are concepts developed by the Buddhists that are hard to understand and digest for example the concept of no-self and karma.
Paperbackpages. What makes it interesting g the authors backgrounds, and the fact that none of them get to drag long enough without being challenged, whether by expected or unexpected reasoning.
What is success, truly? Buddhism is not a religion but an atheist metaphysical way of being so I can relate.
It stays at the intellectual realm from both sides. Theory is not enough to understand contemplative practices