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Before the Munich conference Tarab Tulku Rinpoche had distributed his paper on Unity in Duality - Tendrel to the attending scientists. This paper had deeply impressed and challenged the scientists - as they later expressed it in their own unique ways. For instance Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Dürr started his speech with the words: "I was very touched by the introduction that Tarab Tulku gave in his paper, and by his comment, that if we were to actually accept the implications of modern science and the ancient eastern wisdom, our view of our outer and inner world and our everyday life would change dramatically. Yes, this is what is necessary today, and that is why I am here. I totally agree with you. We may argue in slightly different ways, because we come from different poles, but the exciting thing is that we have a lot in common."

In an article in the German newspaper Die Zeit (The Times) the journalist Birgit Baader wrote: "Gerhard Fasching, emeritus of the Technical University of Vienna, made clear that the different views do not contradict each other, but on the contrary supplement and enrich each other in a harmonious way: "Everything that stands next to each other in Duality is unified in the root of Unity. I have seen here that the Tibetan Tendrel, the ancient experiential knowledge of the Indo-Tibetan philosophy, offers instructions to us Western scientists on how to structuralize the unstructured phenomena we are facing into a comprehensive, unified reality. We cannot grasp the primordial ground of all being-ness, the unity that is underlying everything, with our scientific methods alone."

Baader goes on: "During the conference it became alarmingly clear, that a transformation of the materialistic thinking, so predominant in the West, is the necessary prerequisite for stable basic conditions in all areas of life. Only in this way the existing potential and our resources in the different domains of economy, science, technology and society can be fully utilized. Dr. Phil. Tarab Tulku, Tibetan Lama and Rinpoche, initiator of the conference and teacher of the "Unity in Duality"-Education, expressed this in the following way: "Looking at the world with the eyes of Tibetan philosophy, in the dialogue with the present scientists doors of understanding and inspiration are opening up for us that we can use in our life to fully develop our potential!" The article ended "with the words of The 14th Dalai Lama: "Only when we meet others and ourselves with compassion, openness and love will we find a common happiness, that benefits all life on this earth."

Two deeply fascinating types of revelations continuously unfolded throughout the conference. The first one came about through the scientists' profound reflections upon the basic references and determining factors of their particular science. This continuous unfolding revelation, which for the audience was spectacular and seemed to re-create a deep fascination and respect for modern science, naturally led to the unfolding of the other type of astonishing revelation: that modern scientists from all the different disciplines present, regardless which part of the world they came from, all related to the ancient Tendrel - Unity in Duality view of the interrelatedness of everything that is existing as a basic principle with a stronghold in the subject - object interrelationship.

As Dr. Rupert Sheldrake expressed it in the final podium discussion: "The most striking feature of the various talks we have had here was how we all agree with the basic principles of Unity in Duality: in cosmology, quantum physics and biology, in the development of science itself as Prof. Fasching explained, even in the dialectic between the male-female perspective on the world. In the various aspects we were talking about, there was an extraordinary agreement on the Tendrel - Unity in Duality point of view - the pairs of opposites of Nargajuna that Tarab Tulku Rinpoche so clearly explained in his paper."
   And with Prof. Trinh Xuan Thuan: "What moved me the most was the theme of interdependence that ran through most of the speeches."
   Prof. Jean Bolen continued: "What most impressed me was the combination of the astrophysical large view and the smallest things - yet the interconnectedness of everything!"
   M.A. Marit Rullmann remarked in the final podium discussion: "When I received Tarab Tulku Rinpoche's paper I thought: This is incredible, in Buddhism they are dealing with the same thing as we do in feminist philosophy: love, compassion, the interconnectedness of everything... how is it possible that no-one ever told me this!"
   In her speech Dr. Candace Pert said: "Everything is interconnected and the parts are in each other - in science we first figured this out in the last 10-15 years - but I think these ideas are very old elsewhere... We are always creating our own realities, and we are always creating our own stories, and when you face this scientific truth and the Buddhist truth that we are constantly creating our realities, something wonderful is happening: life does not just becomes more blissful, but more powerful, as you kind of take responsibility for what is happening in your life."

Dr. Candace Pert and Dr. Rupert Sheldrake touched the other main interrelationship of our existence pointed out by Tarab Tulku Rinpoche, the interrelationship and unity between body and mind - 'bodymind'. Dr. Candace Pert: "Dr. Rupert Sheldrake and I do not believe in the old view that brain is to mind what kidney is to urine. Mind is generated by the whole being - the 'bodymind' - and it is not just by the brain..., so consciousness is really a property of the whole 'bodymind'. These are the scientific facts."