You must have been a scientist!
There are 2 main doors to open in our attempt to understand life and human beings:
- $cientology (Dr Hubbard works)
( ah ah...I am kidding...Poor Birdie..he thought I came back to my senses...lol)
- Science ( biology, anthropology, physics..etc. .Darwin la théorie de l'évolution
- Philosophy ( religions, to be or not to be, God, les discours de Platon)
But one way or the other, if we are made of a spiritual nature, we will fail to either prove it or gain a certainty about it since we operate as a mamal, here in this world. I think (not sure) the only way we can grasp the spiritual nature is when we jump into this dimension..NDE, dreams, trance, mystical experiences or brief moments of awakening..
I checked the 2 links..wow...love the content of the book " the mind of the cells" I may order it if I can find the french version..although I can read it in english.
Did you know of the radio program on France inter radioc" Sur les épaules de Darwin" ???
I've listened to many of the podcasts since the beginning in 2010...so enlightening .
There was some broadcasts dedicated to Darwin that were just fantastic (in 2010-2012) Some of the podcasts are available either on the site or on ITunes.
May be you will find some pieces of gems in the. Huge content and the many topics addressing human evolution, philosophy, biology and science.
Anyhow, it has been a great help to me and still is!
Regarding the second book..Jeez..you are courageous..It's almost a billion year contract to read all this material..appears to be amazing though!
If you like challenging your own psyche and mental state, and expłoring the inter webbings of your own being? I highly recommend this book. It's a definite must read if you strive for a higher intelligence and connection of one's self and the world at large.
You raised one major issue that triggers most of us..especially when aging. Are we going to survive as a specy or we are we going straight into the self destruction process???
From a scientific , metaphysical and buddhist viewpoint..the answer is yes..we will disappear as well as earth. ( all species, planets, stars born and die) The real question is when???
Since human beings have a severe tendancy to deny this dramatic outcome...and don't find the good sense to ensure their sustainability..it will probably be sooner than it could have been expected...
Super bacterias and viruses will certainly help to regulate the over population in many countries and urban environments.
However, regarding the pure spiritual quest and how our components relates to our true nature, here is my no1 book suggestion..if ony one remains on earth..IMO it shall be this one:
"La marche vers l'éveil" Shantideva
It has inspired the buddhism texts and principles. One must prepare the mind and I would suggest to quiet the thoughts and then, upon reading a little bit at the time, some of its content will touch the heart, the "soul" and may lighten up the walk on our lonely path.
(Je l'ai trouvé en français en premier..j'ai pas fait exprès, je jure)
In the event an ESMB fellow is interested I can't find en english translation of the original but there are other shantideva guides in english.
Anyhow, this reading can give an idea
It's indian poetry written by a "saint"
Toi know like "hymns of Asia" written by Lord Metteya aka Dr Hubbard
So one must expect some mysticism, allegory, mythology...since it was intended as an ode, a poème, not as a spiritual teaching.
Shantideva poem can open up new dimensions and help to awaken.
Ouf..I am tired..especially while using my phone refusing to write english words..it' s a bad combination with my grammar..
Going back To my self-hypnosis now:
" beautiful young males shall be my slaves"
before being eaten by worms