The Philosophy of Religion #6 A
July 8, 1971
Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA (1:03:34)
Thurman opens with readings and discussion of mystic writers. He then discusses development and study of the human mind. The discussion focuses on freeing the mind to contemplate and focus upon wholeness of the being in a spiritual sense in ways not previously possible when human energies were more focused on survival. The mind and spirit expanded their capabilities to explore the concepts of good and evil. The lecture includes talk of religious beliefs in Christian and Jewish traditions relating to views on distinguishing good from bad.