A few words from the French Philosopher Alexandre Jollien, during our recent dialogue in Lausanne

By Matthieu Ricard on March 30, 2010

‟Between the ages of 3 and 17, I lived in an institution for handicapped people and I came to understand the meaning of life, that it was joy [...]. Its source was in the meeting of another.”

‟I have a friend who says, ‟A sperm and an ovum meet, and a moment later, we say ‘It's me!' and latch on.” Generally, this is where it all goes to pot.”

‟If we become too withdrawn into ourselves, it's like a musty odor setting in.”