By Donald S. Lopez Jr.
In Buddhism and Science, Donald S. Lopez Jr. is much less drawn to comparing the accuracy of such claims than in exploring how and why those likely disparate modes of figuring out the internal and outer universe were so again and again associated. Lopez opens with an account of the increase and fall of Mount Meru, the nice height that stands on the middle of the flat earth of Buddhist cosmography—and which was once interpreted anew as soon as it proved incompatible with glossy geography. From there, he analyzes the best way Buddhist suggestions of religious the Aristocracy have been enlisted to help the infamous technological know-how of race within the 19th century. Bringing the tale to the current, Lopez explores the Dalai Lama’s curiosity in clinical discoveries, in addition to the results of analysis on meditation for neuroscience.
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