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Explore the nature of our material world in a unique sourcebook conceived by Dalai Lama collects the scientific observations found in classical Buddhist treatises.

Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics compiles classical Buddhist explorations of the nature of our material world and the human mind and puts them into context for the modern reader. This ambitious four-volume series, a major resource for the history of ideas and especially the history of science, has been conceived by and compiled under the visionary supervision of His Holiness the Dalai Lama himself. It is his view that the explorations by the great Indian masters of northern India in the first millennium CE still have much that is of interest to us today, whether we are Buddhist or not, and these volumes make those insights accessible.

Volume 1, The Physical World, explores of the nature of our material world--from the macroscopic to the microscopic. It begins with an overview of the many frameworks, such as the so-called five aggregates, that Buddhist thinkers have used to examine the nature and scope of reality. Topics include sources of knowledge, the scope of reason, the nature and constituents of the material world, theories of the atom, the nature of time, the formation of the universe, and the evolution of life, including a detailed explanation of the early Buddhist theories on fetal development. The volume even contains a brief presentation on early theories about the structure and function of the brain and the role of microorganisms inside the human body.

To present these specific ideas and their rationale, the series weaves together passages from the works of great Buddhist thinkers like Asanga, Vasubandhu, Nagarjuna, Dignaga, and Dharmakirti. Both volumes contain an introduction from His Holiness the Dalai Lama that outlines scientific and philosophical thinking in the history of the Buddhist tradition. Each of the six major topics in each volume is also introduced with an essay to provide additional context for Western readers. Those in volume 1 have been prepared by Thupten Jinpa, the Dalai Lama's principal English-language translator and founder of the Institute of Tibetan Classics. These essays connect the contemporary reader to broader debates and Western parallels and provide helpful suggestions for further reading.

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"This remarkable set of volumes will be of great interest to any student, scholar, or scientist who wishes to better understand the depth and complexity of the Indian Buddhist tradition. Surprising in their detailed consideration of the senses, particles, time, cosmology, fetal development, and the brain, these volumes are destined to become the resource for cross-disciplinary dialogue between Buddhism and science for many years to come."--Richard J. Davidson, Founder, Center for Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison

"Situated in their rich contexts by a superb set of introductory essays, these classic texts reveal a breadth of original thought and observation that presents the modern reader with challenging concepts but rewards them with novel insights."--Kevan A. C. Martin, Director, Institute of Neuroinfomatics, University of Zurich

"The genesis of science that took place in South Asia was just as demanding in terms of empirical accuracy, explanatory standards, and theoretical ingenuity as science in the West. Unlike modern science, however, it included the experience of meditation among its basic sources of knowledge. This broadening of the empirical horizon promises to trigger a new Renaissance. We are fortunate that the editors here have offered us such a clear presentation of this exceptional resource."--Michel Bitbol, CNRS (The National Center for Scientific Research), Paris

"Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics will quickly become an invaluable resource for all those interested in a cross-cultural understanding of science and the history of ideas. Volume 1 offers a comprehensive treatment of the physical world drawn from the writings of India's greatest Buddhist philosophers, with an introduction by the Dalai Lama and contextual essays by the eminent scholar Thupten Jinpa. As we seek a multicultural and global perspective on the nature of reality, this volume and those to follow will certainly make a crucial contribution."--Arthur Zajonc, emeritus professor of physics, Amherst College

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The Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism and an advocate for international cooperation and mutual understanding.

Thupten Jinpa is the Dalai Lama's principal English-language translator and founder of the Institute of Tibetan Classics.

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