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 book had a promising script and I loved the first third into it. As a Easterner, when I first pick up this ficard, I am expecting to read a comparison of the Buddhism and Christianity.

El Monje y El Filosofo

It stays at the intellectual realm from both sides. I think that Buddhism is an interesting tradition that will have a growing influence on the Western thought. I have never seen in my life a person raised in the best rational tradition of the West as Matthieu Ricard was that is so ignorant of this tradition and embraces uncritically the strange Buddhist metaphysics.

Sep 09, Nuno Ribeiro rated it it was amazing Shelves: Of course, Ricard presents the Buddhism as a perfectly coherent and non-contradictory doctrine. Kennelijk was de levenskunst ten tijde van het oorspronkelijke verschijnen van dit interviewboek nog niet zo populair, met filosofen als Wilhelm Schmid wiens boek Philosophie der Lebenskunst in uitkwamMartha Nussbaum en Alain de Botton en hier in Nederland Joep Dohmen en Paul van Tongeren.

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 skeptical at first, observing the perfect being of his teacher convinced him of this truth and inspired him to absorb himself in filoskfo practice.

La tentation totalitaire The Totalitarian Temptation. With the thought dissolved you can enter a state of inner simplicity, clear mindfulness, and awareness absent of any concepts. 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.

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Comparisons between Buddhism and the ancient greek philosophy of the stoics is drawn. If you have a little knowledge or you want to know the real thinking of Buddhism, I strongly recommend you to read this book. Filoxofo frequent repetition of some basic background biographical information in the first sectio There are some interesting passages but overall I liked this book’s premise far more than its execution.

I felt that he was somewhat more defensive of Buddhism than Jean-Francois of Western intellectual thought. How much is our theory blinded by this illusion? However, as the book went on I became a bit disenchanted with some of the patterns. A very interesting dialogue.

The father is a well-known French philosopher.

If you are a Buddhist, this book provides a good contrast between Eastern and Western thinking. What is the true nature of the world as it exists independently of ourselves?


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. My heart just wasn’t in it. These are important and interesting topics to discuss, but overall I think that these debates are more fun to participate in than they are to read afterwards. Dec 10, Aneesh added it Shelves: The skills of highly trained monks are equally extraordinary, but not observable by others.

The son is a scientist who has given up a promising career to become a Buddhist monk. Laura rated it did not like it Jul 17, However, he gave up a promising career to become a Tibetian Buddhist Monk. As someone who has been interested in Philosophy for several years now, I found this book to be a refreshing read which helped me understand the different goals of the eastern and western schools of thoughts and hence appreciate the consequences of these thoughts that have manifested in terms of the respective cultures.


Not easy to understand.

If, on the other hand, consciousness is a nonmaterial continuum, there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be able to undergo major changes quite easily, and much more flexibly than a network of physical connections formed during a slow and complex process. The Dalai Lama lives in exile with aboutTibetans who still seek a peaceful return to their homeland.

Millions of Tibetans were slaughtered, and 6, monasteries were destroyed nearly annihilating this unique and most peaceful culture. I give the book three stars. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. We have no way of knowingm because our only way of apprehending it is via our own mental processes.

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Nevertheless, it’s an interesting introduction into Buddhism for the Westerner who has an affinity for science and empiricism, and a penchant for skepticism. Try as I might, I just couldn’t get past the father’s irritating, narrow-minded elitism. The mind is behind every experience in life.