A writer for Scientific American reflects, of the Dalai Lama’s invitation to western scientists to introduce topics such as quantum mechanics and neuroscience to a few thousand buddhists monks and nuns, “I have never experienced a single man, and an entire community, who appeared so open, so content, so happy, constantly smiling, yet so humble, as these monks who, by First World standards, live a life of poverty, deprived of most of the things we believe are necessary to live a fully realized life. Their secret appears to be mind control.”
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Actually, the secret is a foundation of acceptance.