This video is a special release from the original Thinking Allowed series that ran on public television from 1986 until 2002. It was recorded in about 1990.
Ashok K. Gangadean is professor of Philosophy at Haverford College, PA. He serves as director of the Global Dialogue Institute and is author of Meditative Reason, Between Worlds and The Awakening of the Global Mind. The spiritual and philosophical traditions of humanity all point toward an underlying first principle which Gangadean refers to as the Logos. This principle partakes of both infinity and relationality. It speaks of the underlying unity of all reality, yet it is expressed differently in each culture. He highlights the paradoxes of consciousness as seen from the perspective of an ego-based way of using the mind. He notes that most spiritual systems attribute suffering and oppression to the ego-based style of mental functioning.
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