Friday, June 08, 2007

TED Talks: Robert Thurman

As if simply being the father of Uma Thurman weren't enough, Robert Thurman has been one of the leading figures in introducing Tibetan Buddhism to the West. He is by far one of my favorite authors and teachers.

Natasha Dantzig, at TED Talks, was very kind in alerting me to this new posting on their site. The video is just under 14 minutes. Enjoy.

In our hyperlinked world, we can know anything, anytime. And this mass enlightenment, says Buddhist scholar Bob Thurman, is our first step toward becoming Buddha. When we can know everything, we can see how everything is interconnected -- and we can begin to feel compassion for every living being.

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