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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This tension is richly realized throughout the remarkable dialogue created by these two brilliant men. It has been written to describe and explain; not to sound smart. The philosopher-father begins by asking the monk-son why he decided to leave a promising career as a molecular biologist to commit himself completely to the Buddhist practice.

In addition, we can directly observe the serenity of these expert practitioners.

El Monje y El Filosofo : Jean-Francois Revel :

My heart just wasn’t in it. It felt like it became redundant, as the father often only scratched the surface, and didn’t press the son further when a truly challenging or difficult topic to address arose. I don’t think I learned anything new and I struggled with the dialog format. Dit levert een mooi beeld op van het Tibet Interessant concept: None of those attributes are intrinsic to the object, they’re only the result of our particular ways of investigating it.

However we can consider reliable testimony by many credible practitioners who have no reason to mislead or deceive.

Is Buddhism a religion, per se, as it emphasizes more on values like compassion, love and kindness? The two share a foundation in Western dialectic, which is what makes this book so unique and informative. Way of the Hermes Clement Salaman. I had some difficulty determining how I felt about this book by the end. Any such major upheaval would have to be accompanied by ek equally deep and sudden major restructuring of the complex circuits of neurons that determine our habits and behavior.


The concept is promising: Jul 10, Lee Preston rated it really liked it. I think that Buddhism is an interesting tradition that will have a growing influence on the Western thought.


What constitutes consciousness and how it is formed shaping our behaviour mqtthieu response to the outer world? Dec 20, Joshua rated it really liked it. If you have a little knowledge or you want to know the real thinking of Buddhism, I strongly recommend you to read this book. However, as the book went on I became a bit disenchanted with some of the patterns. Nov 27, Gerardo rated it really liked it. A biologist turned Buddhist in conversation with a philosopher about the meaning of life.

The monk offers us many more pearls; each explored in much more depth in the book: This language sounds strange to the modern reader who is better acquainted with the ton Through an extraordinary dialogue between a father and a son, this book explores Buddhism and how it addresses some of the most profound questions about nature and reality.

This is one of the reasons why wisdom-oriented doctrines such as Buddhism, or the ancient philosophy of the stoics is re-emerging in the western world. Trivia About The Monk and the In this book, the philosopher asks more mknje to the monk than the other way around, but then it probably is justified since the aim of the philosopher was to analyse and compare while the aim of the monk was to understand and explain.

The Monk and the Philosopher: A Father and Son Discuss the Meaning of Life

Sep filosof, Nuno Ribeiro rated it it was amazing Shelves: A good book folosofo. What is success, truly? On the other hand, my personal experience of the effectiveness of meditation at self-transformation allowed me to understand more deeply what Mattheiu said.

Thanks for ricwrd us about the problem. The son’s take on Buddhism can be easily ignored as there are much better books that explain this doctrine. Utterly absorbing, inspiring, and accessible, this remarkable dialogue engages East with West, ideas with life, and science with the humanities, providing wisdom on how to enrich the way we live our lives. The philosopher critically analyzes what the monk presents and compares it to the philosophical traditions of the West while struggling to learn from his son.


One of the important take-aways from these chaptersto me was the realisation of the fact that to live a good life, one needs to see things as they are and not in the way we want them to see.

And he uses his knowledge to probe into the metaphysics, ethics, and practice of buddhism. The book had a promising script and I loved the first third into it. Laura rated it did not like it Jul 17, However, he gave up a promising career to become a Tibetian Buddhist Monk. In the end I can recommend it highly.

This refusal to investigate our own Western spiritual traditions and the insistence on claiming the traditions of others worries me: We have no way of knowingm because our only way of apprehending it is via our own mental processes.

There are no discussion topics mafthieu this book yet. He went on to study with Khysntse Rinpoche for 12 more years and was ordained as a monk in Explicitly asks and answers questions like whether it considers itself a religion, whether it is nihilistic and how it sees reincarnation. I found the chapters on topics in philosophy of mind fascinating, but they were pretty jargon-heavy and might not be useful or interesting to someone without a cog-sci background.

The 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.