In our hyper linked world, we can know anything, any time. 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.

This is one of many excellent talks on the TED website. As you may know I attended the TEDGlobal conference in Tanzania recently. So I have a close affinity to all things TED. This is one of my favourites of the more recent talks posted. And I highly recommend the Bob Thurman podcast as well.

You may also be interested in
Robert Thurman’s book Infinite Life
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  • Izz

    Arg, lovely stuff man. If we all search within ourselves, we will become one with the universal power and truly be better beings.

     
  • I really enjoy this kind of deep spiritual yet pragmatic views. And I hope I can meet Robert Thurman one day soon. If you enjoyed him you will also like the British philosopher Alan Watts who ended up living in California for most of his life.