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This review is from: The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality (Hardcover)
As the title implies, this book is about coexistence of science and spirituality in today's modern world. First, the author tells the brief story of his childhood experiences and his first experiences with science. Then he talks about the differences and similarities Buddhism and science have and how both can benefit from working conjointly.
I read this book over a weekend and found it very well-written and gripping. The Universe in a Single Atom contains a wealth of material, especially about metaphysical questions, such as inner conscience, duality of the mind and body, and formation of the universe.
I think that virtually anyone would find this book worth reading. However, I would specifically recommend this book to students in the science field and those interested in philosophy.
Here is a small quote:
"It is one thing to use the study of neurobiology, psychology, and even Buddhist theory of mind to try to become happier, to change our minds through deliberate cultivation of positive states of mind. But when we begin manipulating genetic codes, both of ourselves and of the natural world in which we live, ho much is too much? This is a question that must be considered by scientists as well as the public at large."