What is the nature of Reality? And can the answer give meaning to human existence?
The sciences have made spectacular advances in our understanding of the universe and the phenomena within it, but is there a broader reality that can satisfy the deepest longings of the human heart for meaning and purpose?
Buddhism answers with a vigorous Yes.
In this talk Mahasraddha considers the current scientific views of reality but warns of the dangers of adapting a purely scientific view.
He also considers the relationship between the Buddhist and scientific views of reality and how aligning ourselves with the former can provide answers to the fundamental questions of meaning and purpose to human existence.
Talk given at Manchester Buddhist Centre on 30th April 2011 as part of a series of free public talks on Buddhism and contemporary issues