Mind And Matter Cosmology and Consciousness: Exchanges Between Buddhist Scholars and Indian And Western Scientist
Author: His Holiness The XIV Dalai Lama
Human consciousness looks out into the cosmos and tries to make sense of the Universe we inhabit. Our theories about the physics of the Universe were created by our brains and minds. And it is incredible that single individuals, through thinking, can invent a theory that describes the whole Universe. Yet, as we explore the outer limits of the Universe, can our thinking also lead us to examine our own capacity to understand? Are there some profound connections between the inner dynamics of our mind and the outer structure of what we call physical reality, including perhaps the large-scale nature of the Universe, and the smallest scales of the quantum? The purpose of this conference was to humbly explore these intersections through dialogue and informal exchanges.