Chapters 3-5 Summary and Analysis
One of the most inspiring and exciting things about science is the way it changes the human understanding of the world. Physicists struggled with implications of the paradigm shift that resulted in the rise of relativity and quantum mechanics at the turn of the 20th century.
The Dalai Lama was exposed to ancient Indian philosophy when he was very young. He had two teachers, Tadrak Rinpiche and Ling Rinpoche. He also had several philosophical assistant who helped him debate. These men were Trijang Rinpoche and Ngodrup Tsoknyi. After Tadrak Rinpoche died, Ling became the senior tutor to the Dalai Lama, while Trijanmg was promoted to becoming his junior tutor.
These tutors remained with him all through his formal education. Both became good friends to him, although they were very different from each other. The Dalai Lama felt closer to Ling than any of his other tutors. He stated that...