Thursday, July 27, 2017

TED Talk: Life is an illusion (video)

Anil Seth (TED Talks); Dhr. Seven, Amber Larson, Ashley Wells (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

Brain hallucinates our conscious reality
Right now billions of neurons in our brain are working together to generate a conscious experience -- and not just any conscious experience, our experience of the world around us and of ourselves within it.

How does this happen? According to neuroscientist Anil Seth, we are all hallucinating all the time. When we agree about our hallucinations, we call it "reality."

Life's not what it seems: Seeing's not believing
Seth takes us on a delightfully disorienting talk that may leave us all questioning the very nature of our existence.

The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts, and more.
What is the True Nature of Existence?
American Buddhist monk Bhikkhu Bodhi; Wisdom Quarterly;
A buddha is a supremely enlightened teacher like the historical Buddha Shakyamuni.
American Theravada Buddhist scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi once created a ten-part audio course on Buddhism called "The Buddha's Teaching: As It Is" while living in Washington Buddhist Vihara in DC. One of the talks explains reality:

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