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Is such a thing even desirable? Does life have meaning?

What is the value of scientific matthieu ricard libro material progress? At a time when we as individuals and as a society have largely abandoned that question, his voice, his message and his wisdom are matthieu ricard libro needed. Matthieu Ricard provides convincing evidence based on both careful research and personal experience that altruism is an integral part of our nature with the desire to help others not only present in small children, but also in many animals.