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His first language was Mandarin Chinese , spoken with Suzhou dialect.

A in , and at the University of Chicago , graduating with PhD in philosophy in Louis, Missouri for the next 10 years. During his visit he heard the monks chanting and realized that each individual was producing a chord, composed of a fundamental note and overtones.

He returned to record the chanting in and asked acoustic engineers at MIT analyze the sound. Smith has called this the singular empirical discovery of his career.

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Royalties from the sales go to support the Gyuto Tantric University. Watson Professor of Religion and Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Philosophy until his retirement in and emeritus status.

In , before moving from Denver to St. Louis, Smith set out to meet with then-famous author Gerald Heard. Heard made arrangements to have Smith meet the prominent author Aldous Huxley, a highly respected novelist and commentator on modern society.

Smith recounts in the documentary Huxley on Huxley meeting Huxley at his desert home. So began Smith's experimentation with meditation and association with the Vedanta Society of the Ramakrishna order.

This interest has become a continuing thread in all his writings. What more do I want?

As it turns out, the second chapter on Hinduism is getting extra attention due to various sub-teachings in this religion. In his discoveries, he managed to cross the threshold of Buddhism and Hinduism successfully and made a bit smaller strides towards other Asian-based religions.

After the examination on Hinduism, Smith embarks on another adventure, now about Buddhism. Siddhartha Gautama — The Buddha , had a pretty unusual life-flow, in which he gave up on worldly pleasures to chase higher meaning.

Next up, Smith introduces Confucianism and Taoism and links them to the cultural background which is co-dependent of the original teachings. Unlike other religions, where you can find believers from all over the world; these far-eastern disciplines are more geographically-bound.

Historical figures lose their center when they become anxious over the outcome of their actions. Islam , Judaism, and Christianity all derive from the same source, and the original message of the movement slightly differs from one another. In these chapters, the author fixates attention on the homogenous aspect, rather than on pointing out the contrast of the group.

Now, Smith can give us a clue about these movements, whose members in the past were persecuted and punished. We come to a conclusion that every organized religion has its roots embedded into an oral tradition. Be impartial and tolerant 2.

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Become a listener Be impartial and tolerant Do we really need to say this? We are saddened by the thought that we failed to find that little place within us, which embraces everyone and everything.

Stick to broadness, elevate yourself from the restrictions you imposed on yourself, and explore the world to its fullness.Beyond this minimum, worldly achievements confer dignity and self-respect. The effect, as a result, is like trying to ladle the ocean with a net, or lasso the wind with a rope.

Whether it be scientists probing the secrets of nature, a typical family watching the nightly news, or neighbors catching up on local gossip, we are insatiably curious. The response of the viewing public to that series changed my priorities.

Only the stupid will lie, steal, or cheat for immediate profit, or succumb to addictions.