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The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2007

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    This was a very interesting book. The Dalai Lama explores the realms of both science and spirutuality in a sense that applies to anyone of any particular faith. He embraces the issues of compasion, science, and spirutuality and stresses that they should be combined to focus on a clearer world view. The Dalai Lama, as such a spiritual leader, shows that the relationship between science and spirutuality shouldn't have a line drawn in the middle, and asks everyone on both sides to use both of these tools when looking for understanding.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 22, 2012

    High's and low's

    The book starts off a bit slow and for those including myself who aren't scientifically inclined, it can be rather esoteric and highly metaphysical. Although if you stick through the first chapter or so, the Dalai Lama touches on some great insight and an awesome theory which I won't ruin for you. He also goes onto to touching upon human consciousness, focus and human cloning/eugenics. I am happily satisfied with the purchase and now have more of an understanding of Quantum Mechanics than I originally cared for.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2005

    Deeply inspiring

    This is a very well written book. The Dali Lama takes personal life experiences to show us how much has changed. The science of the book is pretty much high school 101 but the insight and application of, is world class. I would recommend this to anyone looking for some answers and more importantly for those looking to ask questions.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2005

    INCREDIBLE!

    Finally, a spiritual leader who isn't afraid of the facts. The Dalai Lama brings science and spirituality together with compassion and an open-mind. He wasn't afraid to say that he didn't know something, and he was concise in the areas that he knew very well. Namely Buddhism. He showed that there are a lot of similarities between modern science and ancient and contemporary mysticism. Plus he made a comment that I think needs to be understood by all people of faith everywhere, '...to defy the authority of emperical evidence is to disqualify oneself as someone worthy of critical engagement in a dialogue.'

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2014

    I have just finished this book.  I found it absolutely fascinati

    I have just finished this book.  I found it absolutely fascinating.  I am a  high school science teacher, so I am well-versed in the physical and biological sciences.  While reading this book, I learned that there is virtually no conflict between Buddhism and science.  Just that the approaches are different on some levels, but very similar on others, to learning about and knowing the world around all of us.  I recommend this book to everyone, and especially people in the sciences.  The Dalai Lama writes clearly and in very understandable terms.  I will be reading this book again.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2009

    I found the title, Universe in a Single Atom, enticing.

    The book engages one's attention by giving us, the reader, a personal look at the Dalai Lama's early childhood and how he was educated in order to continue with the legacy of his country. It also presented pros and cons that the world in general should be concerned about. Although it is not an easy book to read because of the scientific platform it evolves but it certainly is worth the extra slow pace needed since it is rich in information and insight.

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