The mind of discrimination and non-duality explained by Thich Nhat Hanh
Does animals counsciousness equals men's? Is an electron alive? What is counsciousness and does every living thing has it? These questions finds their answer in this great explanation and philosophy of Non-duality, explained by Thich Nhat Hanh.
Filmed at University of Virginia, The astrophysicist Dr. Trinh Xuan Thuan interviews the vietnamese buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, about the counsciousness of living things in our world. From animals to electrons, to plants, and why not stones : are they gifted of cousciousness?
Dr. Trinh Xuan Thuan, with a scientific mind, advance that electron can't have consicousness and that there is a level of counsciousness for each living thing, and therefor, animals or plants can not be as developed and counscious as a human one.
"I think there are degree's of counsciousness, A dog's conscioussness might not be the same as a man's (...) we cannot put all these things is nature, or in the universe on the same level. So I would ask you opinion of that. Would you still say that an electron is the same as a human being?" asked Dr. Trinh Xuan Thuan
The answer from Thich Nhat Hahn leaves everyone speechless and points out the mind of discrimination implied whitin the Astronomist's question.
This mind of discrimination is the mind hidden in this scientific logic is the foundation of all kind of suffering.
"We know that when we look into our cells as a human being, wee see that human being is made of only non-human elements" says Thich Nhat Hanh.
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For more information about the Tich Nhat Hanh: you can visit his website by visitng his wikipedia page : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thích_Nhất_Hạnh
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