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Buddhism In the Eyes of Intellectuals

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Buddhism In the Eyes of Intellectuals

Postby Kusala » Mon May 28, 2012 6:48 am


“The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend a personal God and avoid dogmas and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity. Buddhism answers this description.”

Albert Einstein
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"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "

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Re: Buddhism In the Eyes of Intellectuals

Postby Kusala » Mon May 28, 2012 6:50 am


“A Buddhist is not a slave to a book or to any person. Nor does he sacrifice his freedom of thought by becoming a follower of the Buddha. He can exercise his own free will and develop his knowledge even to the extent of attaining Buddhahood himself, for all are potential Buddhas.”

Ven. Narada Maha Thera "What is Buddhism"
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"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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"The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One,
Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "

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Re: Buddhism In the Eyes of Intellectuals

Postby Kusala » Mon May 28, 2012 6:52 am

“Buddhism would remain what it is even if it were proved that the Buddha never lived.”

Christmas Humphreys, "Buddhism"
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"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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"The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One,
Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "

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Re: Buddhism In the Eyes of Intellectuals

Postby Kusala » Mon May 28, 2012 6:53 am


“To read a little Buddhism is to realize that the Buddhists knew, two thousand five hundred years ago, far more about our modem problems of psychology than they have yet been given credit for. They studied these problems long ago and found their answers too.”

Dr. Graham Howe
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"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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"The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One,
Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "

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Re: Buddhism In the Eyes of Intellectuals

Postby Sam Vara » Mon May 28, 2012 7:10 pm

Einstein might have been a scientific genius, but there does seem to be a definite "halo effect" which colours the way in which his non-scientific expressions are received. Just like Bertrand Russell, there is little outside his area of specialism that makes his opinions superior to those of many other moderately intelligent contemporaries.

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Re: Buddhism In the Eyes of Intellectuals

Postby Dhammabodhi » Tue May 29, 2012 10:29 am

Hi Kusala,

Thanks for the quotes. However, the Einstein quote seems to be spurious. Nowhere on the web can you find a reliable reference to Einstein's writings or interviews where he has said such a thing.

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