Thursday, June 16, 2011

Extra anchovies and enlightenment

Is it possible to achieve such an enlightened mental state that you feel one with everything? These days, it’s a question explored by both neuroscientists and religious leaders.

In the above video, Australian TV presenter Karl Stefanovic interviews the Dalai Lama, and puts a new spin on the age-old question. What starts as an awkward moment is transformed by the Dalai Lama’s laughter.

As a distinguished professor at Emory, the Dalai Lama is striving to blend knowledge about the human mind derived from Tibetan contemplative practices with the best of Western science. Perhaps more importantly, he's able to laugh at himself, and he spreads good cheer wherever he goes.

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