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Space and eternal life : a dialogue between Chandra Wickramasinghe and Daisaku Ikeda.

Author: Chandra Wickramasinghe; Daisaku Ikeda
Publisher: London ; Chicago, Ill. : Journeyman Press, 1998.
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Wickramasinghe, N.C. (Nalin Chandra), 1939-
Space and eternal life.
London ; Chicago, Ill. : Journeyman Press, 1998
(OCoLC)605487633
Online version:
Wickramasinghe, N.C. (Nalin Chandra), 1939-
Space and eternal life.
London ; Chicago, Ill. : Journeyman Press, 1998
(OCoLC)608486012
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chandra Wickramasinghe; Daisaku Ikeda
ISBN: 1851720618 9781851720613
OCLC Number: 37843668
Description: ix, 239 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1 The Universe and Human Beings 1 --
The Universe and Science 1 --
The Big Bang Theory 16 --
The Buddhist View of the Universe 32 --
A Fifth Dimension in the Universe? 39 --
The Existence of Extraterrestrial Beings 42 --
A Universe Possessing Both Harmony and Rhythm 51 --
The Theory of Evolution 53 --
2 Science and Religion 64 --
The Quest for a New Worldview 64 --
Modern Science and Christianity 70 --
Modern Science and Greek Philosophy 74 --
The Crisis Confronting Science 76 --
The Various Forms of Science in the East and West 79 --
Chinese and Indian Medicine 83 --
Science and Buddhism 88 --
The Fruits of Twentieth-Century Technology 95 --
3 The Eternity of Life 98 --
Life after Death and the Oneness of Body and Mind 98 --
Near-death Experiences and Conquering the Fear of Death 104 --
On the Concepts of Karma and Rebirth 110 --
Informing Patients of a Cancer Diagnosis 120 --
Brain Death and Organ Transplantation 123 --
The Comatose State, Death with Dignity and Suicide 129 --
Artificial Insemination, In Vitro Fertilization, Fetal Diagnosis and Abortion 133 --
The Future of Genetic Engineering 136 --
4 Buddhist Pacifism 139 --
Dialogue in Accord with the Speech of the Sage 139 --
The Buddhist Mission for Peace 146 --
Religion for Humanity's Sake 150 --
Ashoka and Sri Lanka 153 --
Peace of Mind 160 --
The Sanctity of Life 163 --
Buddhist View of Society 168 --
Shakyamuni and Mahayana Buddhism 171 --
Meaning of Shakyamuni's Reticence 174 --
Buddhism and the Arts 177 --
5 The Creation of a Global Civilization 182 --
The Present in the Context of the History of the Human Race 182 --
Nuclear Arms: Absolute Evil 186 --
Coexistence with the Earth's Ecosystem 192 --
Challenges of Dealing with AIDS 198 --
Youth and the State of Education 201 --
The Family 204 --
Contemporary Society and the Correct Way of Life 207 --
The Age of Democracy and Human Rights 212 --
The Mission of Astronomy to Develop a Sense of Human Community 215.

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