Change your Mind Change your Brain: The Inner Conditions…

Google Tech Talks March 15, 2007 ABSTRACT If happiness is an inner state, influenced by external conditions but not dependent on them, how can we achieve it? Ricard will examine the inner and outer factors that increase or diminish our sense of well-being, dissect the underlying mechanisms of happiness, and lead us to a way of looking at the mind itself based on his book, Happiness: A Guide to Life’s Most Important Skill and from the research in neuroscience on the effect of mind-training on the brain. Speaker Bio: Matthieu Ricard, a gifted scientist turned Buddhist monk, is a best selling author, translator, and photographer. He has lived and studied in the Himalayas for the last 35 years…
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43 thoughts on “Change your Mind Change your Brain: The Inner Conditions…

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  2. PLEASE… We Spanish speakers need Spanish subtitles. Could anyone have the kindness to do that, please and share that video. Please reply me then.

    Thank You very much and Bless for all.

  3. this man speaks of Maslow’s Heiarchy of needs. I didn’t know Abraham Maslow was a Buhddist. Lol. neat.

  4. those are p***ing flies, ha ha ha ,this was fantastic made my day ,lighthearted and joyful. just what is needed.

  5. @XzmazX

    You’re right. It was the arahat Venerable Moggalana who suffered violent death due to his heavy kamma after he killed his parents in one of his previous lives. He was killed by the thugs who were hired by Magadha Jains.

    He went to hell for killing his blind parents after his wife complained about them persisstantly. He had to die a violent death even after he became an arahat for his weighty kamma of killing his parents previously.

  6. @impermanentoo ok thanks for replying i remember now i read a sutta in which one of the buddha’s enlightened disciples, actually one of his greatest disciples, suffered a very violent death at the hands of 4 robbers, and the buddha stated that this was because of his kamma from a past life. but as kamma means an intentional action, does this mean that an aharant is free from intentional action? thanks again for all the replies

  7. @XzmazX

    I have checked this issue with a monk who thinks that an arahat will not react in such a way but he agreed that this could be tears of joy

    When one is enlightened, his old kamma still works on him until he enters parinibbana. Buddha for example, still had to reap his old kamma before entering parinibbana and fell sick occassionally

  8. @impermanentoo do you know if this means an arahant is free from intentional action? as kamma is an intentional action.

  9. @XzmazX

    An arahat is free of his new kamma but his old kamma will still work on him until he enters parinibbana where he’ll not be reborn again

  10. @impermanentoo isnt the teaching of a buddha that an aharant is someone who is freed from karma? and thats why he carnt be born again?

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  12. @pklivingston

    Buddha forbade the followers to perform miracles as he did not want to cause misunderstanding. Buddha performed miracles when he was challenged. Buddha performed twin miracles to prove that he was indeed enlightened.

  13. @pklivingston

    These are the supernatural powers that an enlightened being possesses
    1. The marvel of supernormal power to appear as many persons, to pass through walls, to fly through the air, walk on water. All these are physical actions the ordinary people cannot perform.
    2. The supernormal power to read other people’s minds.
    3. The supernormal power to be able to guide people according to their mental development, for their own good, using suitable methods to fit these people.

  14. @impermanentoo What kind of miracle arahat can do? What do you call by miracle?

    Thanks for helping me with my ignorance, Peter

  15. Why thank you for the opportunity to interview you, Leonard. Now if you don’t mind I’d like to now begin being an ignoarant, pompous, crass, loud, ill-mannered, bitch… to act clueless and make you endure my abrasive voice and constantly bewildered expression.

  16. She is soooo not worthy of that interview. It’s unsettling how ridiculous she looks next to the magnificence of Leonard Cohen.

  17. The so-called ‘Dark Night of the Soul’ happens to many of us….and can send us on a completely different path than we were on. His voice is wonderful, and his attitude is so peaceful to me. He used the term “a victory over suffering”—I’ve been there—and it took everything I had just to remain here from one moment to the next. The victory was in choosing to stay. He certainly has gained wisdom from his journey, and is being kind to share it with us. Thank you for posting this. :*)

  18. Who does she think she┬┤s talking to? That guy in front of you Leonard Cohen, not a Jerry Springer guest!, she should be thankful for having the chance to interview an artist of that level, to start with.

  19. Valarie Pringle, not the sharpest tool in the canadian media shed!
    Ex CBC journalist (I’m being kind!) Most people in the film/tv etc
    are bi-polar by the way!!

  20. I had depression nearly all my life. Buddhisme help me out now.Depression depends on the way you think and the way you look at the world or your life.and there is way to control your thougt through Buddhism.

  21. @lotjeduck Typisch voorbeeld van een domme amerikaanse koe die zich beter voelt dan wie er tegenover haar zit. Verpest het hele interview.

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