As a teacher, writer and speaker, Thurman's goal has been to offer the lessons of Tibetan Buddhism throughout the United States and abroad.
The way to do this Robert thurman wisdom to try to get rid of our inner demon that is always telling us to do the things that we do.
It is this thing that makes us act a curtain way to others and that will cause us to become afraid of things that are not clear to us.
Once a person defeats this then they have found their true self. They then no longer are only concerned about problems in their own life but are more concerned with the problems and issues of everyone around them.
People often think that they know who they really are because they think curtain things, or are knowledgeable in a curtain issue.
By being knowledgeable in a curtain issue, we think that we know all there is to know about something. This gives a sense of security because we will know what do and how to act when in a curtain position that we think we know everything about.
But in reality we are actually wrong in thinking we know everything about a curtain something. This is the inner demon trying make you believe something that is not what your true self would believe.
In order to find who you really are you need to admit that you are wrong. If we think we know something then we will feel a little control over ourselves and we will no longer feel afraid of it because we know what the thing is. Once we admit we are wrong then we feel like we are no longer in control and not being in control makes us become afraid.
But if you are your true self then you are not afraid of these things but you are curious as to why you were afraid of it in the first place. Once you have found yourself you will no longer be self centered and worried about the things in your life.
Instead you will be a person who cares about others around you and you will try to help them find their way. Your new awareness enables you to perceive others as equal to yourself, a part you, even.A recognized worldwide authority on religion and spirituality, Asian history, world philosophy, Buddhist science, Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Robert Thurman is an eloquent advocate of the relevance of Buddhist ideas to our daily lives.
Robert Thurman of Columbia University, NY (CU) with expertise in: Aesthetics, Metaphysics and Ethics. Read 36 publications, and contact Robert Thurman on ResearchGate, the professional network for. Robert Thurman Mon, 01/21/ - -- wisdom After education at Philips Exeter and Harvard, he studied Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism for almost thirty years as a .
Robert Thurman holds the Jey Tsong Khapa Chair in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University. After education at Philips Exeter and Harvard, he studied Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism for almost thirty years as a personal student of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He has written both scholarly and popular books, and has lectured widely all over the world.
Twice married, Robert Thurman is the father of five children and grandfather to eight grandchildren. With Marie-Christophe de Menil, he has one daughter, Taya; their grandson was the late artist Dash Snow. Wisdom and Compassion: The Sacred Art of Tibet, Abrams.
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