A lecture and a quote | Una conferencia y una cita

The conference was given by the fabulous Tibetan master Chögyam Trungpa, in his moment of (perhaps) biggest brilliance, at the beginning of the ’70s, when he conceived the expression that provides the title for the talk: “spiritual materialis.” It is improbable that you will understand much, but it is not difficult to find the original recording.

The quote is by David Standish, who writes that our planet consist of “separate spheres of sort: the outer crust; the mantle, which accounts for two thirds of the planet’s mass; a dense liquid layer of magma consisting chiefly of molten iron that’s about half the earth radius in extent; and a solid inner core inside that. The layer of molten metal is circulating, which creates electrical currents, which in turn create magnetic fields. The earth can be thought of as a great electromagnet” (Hollow Earth, Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2006).

El fabuloso maestro tibetano Chögyam Trungpa, en su momento de mayor brillo (tal vez), a comienzos de los años ’70, cuando concibió la expresión que le dá título a la charla de la cual el archivo que sigue fue compuesto: “materialismo espiritual”. Es improbable que lo entiendan, pero no es difícil encontrar el registro original.

La cita es de David Standish, que escribe que nuestro planeta consiste en “una serie de esferas separadas: la costra externa; un manto que representa los dos tercios de la masa del planeta; una capa de denso líquido que consiste principalmente en hierro fundido y se extiende por la mitad del radio de la tierra; y por fin, adentro, un núcleo sólido. La capa de metal fundido circula, y esto provoca corrientes eléctricas que a su vez crean campos magnéticos. Puede considerarse a la tierra como un gran imán eléctrico” (Tierra hueca, Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2006).

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