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by Fritjof Capra

Bestseller reconciling Eastern philosophy and western science in a humanistic vision of the universe.
Download The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism epub
ISBN: 0553142062
ISBN13: 978-0553142068
Category: Politics
Subcategory: Philosophy
Author: Fritjof Capra
Language: English
Publisher: Bantam Books; 5th Printing edition (1980)
ePUB size: 1684 kb
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Rating: 4.9
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Wish this was written in 1972 when my High school physics professor mentioned that I could reinforce the principles of the yoga I was studying with the study of physics. I thought he was out of his mind since I thought they were complete opposites. Capra explains so eloquently that science and mysticism are not dichotomies but dialectically in sync. Capra ends one more separation that existed for me.
This is an amazing book to read if you want to see how some of the most important ideas in eastern mysticism and modern physics are converging. Actually, the "converging" is only taking place in our understanding: the concepts and worldviews of the two schools of thought are startlingly similar and have been for some time, and the author does a great job for the most part of drawing the parallels while not getting too technical with the modern physics stuff. I say "for the most part" because towards the end of the book (about the last two chapters) he basically says "screw the layman" and delves deeply into S matrix theory in a very technical, confusing, boring, and brain-overloading way. This is where he lost me; I wasn't able to finish the book. But most of the book is a great read--one of the best on the subject in my opinion.
An excellent read for anyone interested in the relationship between sophisticated modern physics and the human experience. It is alittle in depth on some of the physics concepts if you are not familiar with much, but a few breaks for some research on the internet cleared up the jargon for myself and helped me grasp some of the concepts better. Very satisfying read.
Great book! One of my favorite books! It clearly shows the connection between eastern mysticism (Buddhism, Hinduism, and Taoism) and western philosophies in science; and how they're just different ways of explaining the same thing. A bit longer than I expected, but the kind of long that you appreciate.

Again, Great book, and recommended to anyone who has any interest at all in physics, the universe, math, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, or even history.
Fritjof Capra knows very well how to expose and articulate complicated technical concepts of modern physics. Even though complete beginners will probably not understand and learn every single scientific concept and model without really studying them by means of additional material in different moments, the curious, sensitive readers will surely have an illuminating experience with this work and may feel stimulated not only to explore its implications soon but also to read it again after one or more years.

As for the cosmologist concepts underlying systematic meditation, yoga, Chinese traditional medicine, religious or artistic rituals, and other ancient, traditional practices of India, China, and Japan's highly educated culture, Capra keeps the same level of writing quality.

And, of course, the link between quantum-relativistic physics and Eastern mysticism is extremely responsible. Simply put, the book is a must!
If you are painfully familiar with classic Western thought, with its fixed rules based upon "known" facts and repetitious cycle of discoveries that disprove those same facts, treat yourself to this non-jargon based exploration of Eastern thought. 2500 years ago Buddhist, Taoist and Hindu thinkers intuited a unitary concept of the universe that comports very well with today's scientific observations at the sub-atomic level. Through observation and meditation, they did what Einstein could not do, developed a theory of how the universe works for galactic and sub-atomic sized events and objects. In the process, they suggested that everyone and everything in the universe may simultaneously both contain and compose every other aspect of that universe.
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If you're interested in the relationship between physics and eastern philosophy, this is a worthwhile book. Having read newer material on the subject, I wasn't sure if this title would have much to offer, but it's unique format and broad scope did well to offer a new perspective.
This is my second copy. I Loaned my first copy out, and never got it back. This book makes so much sense. It not only explains sub-atomic physics in an Eastern-philosophical way, but it explains Eastern Religious Philosiphical thought in scientific terms — and makes it vitally interesting. After fruitlessly looking for my first copy, I bought this one, just so I could read it for the third (or more) time.