Monday, January 17, 2011

To Be the Right One of the Two of Us

Watch this remarkable talk, linked from TED, by Jill Bolte Taylor about our dual thought processes, and finding nirvana. Ms. Taylor is a neuroanatomist and brain function researcher whose experience of her own stroke (which took eight years to recover from) led her to these incredible realizations. It's very similar to the Buddha's Fourth Dhyana, or state of nirvana, as described (for example) in the forward to Eknath Easwaran's excellent translation of The Dhammapada.

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