Sunday, 11 July 2010

Albert Einstein's Response to Buddhism

Buddhism is no so much a religion as a philosophy of reason intuited by Siddhartha Gautama as he set out on his journey to understand the nature of everything and reach enlightenment. Over 2,500 years ago he observed the natural sphere and the relationship of all living things within the cosmos and reached what we would now call scientific conclusions. It is the same approach scientist take in our modern age and there can be no greater scientist than Albert Einstein.So it is not surprising that he found in Buddhism alone of all the world's greatest religions the most commonality. Indeed he remarked;

"If there is any religion that would cope with modern scientific needs it would be Buddhism."

He made other observations throughout his life with confirmed and strengthened this belief such as ;

"He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. "

At the Buddha's Face we are moved and delighted that the philosophy and beliefs that we practice have such a strong champion in him.

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."

So inspired by studying Einstein and his words that I now commit to producing a new video for out You Tube channel celebrating the two great men.

Watch this space.

This is part of the Buddha's Face 101 Project

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