It’s a dialogue that I confess I have avoided like the plague, mainly because I despair that Buddhists, let alone Mahāsaṇdhi practitioners, and scientists can even speak the same language in order to communicate genuinely. And so I am intrigued to see Alan Wallace engage in that discourse with such personal passion.
He always acted in the most humble manner, free of any pretense or arrogance
Ethics, as we understand it, seems to be more directly related to human intelligence, our experiences of pleasure and pain, and our long-term future interests.
CLARE PALMER: In closing, I’d like to offer three questions for consideration. I would be honored to hear views from the perspective of the Buddhist tradition to help us in environmental ethics think through these problems in new ways we may not have previously considered.
Ideally, my focus is not on how close I'm getting to my destination up the trail but on how close I'm getting to what's around me.