„Let us consider Buddhism and contemporary science. It is evident that Buddhists are most open to all evolutionary achievements. Of course, this quality was instilled by their basic Teaching. Becoming familiar with the foundations we see how greatly the statements of the Teacher are confirmed by the achievements of our contemporary science. The same results which Einstein reached by way of experiment were reached by ancient Buddhists in a purely contemplative way.“

Source: Foundations of Buddhism (1930)

Adopted from Wikiquote. Edited by Monnystr. Last update Jan. 25, 2021. History
Helena Roerich photo
Helena Roerich58
Russian philosopher 1879 - 1955

Related quotes

Nyanaponika Thera photo
John D. Barrow photo
Francisco Varela photo
Warren Ellis photo
John Gray photo
Neil deGrasse Tyson photo
Henry David Thoreau photo

„Let us consider the way in which we spend our lives.“

—  Henry David Thoreau, book Life Without Principle

Life Without Principle (1863)
Context: I will not talk about people a thousand miles off, but come as near home as I can. As the time is short, I will leave out all the flattery, and retain all the criticism.
Let us consider the way in which we spend our lives.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad photo
Lewis M. Branscomb photo
James Frazer photo
Paul A. Samuelson photo

„Translation: For naught that we call science,
If there be none to teach.
Can by its own endeavours
The highest summit reach.“

—  Guido Guinizzelli Italian poet 1230 - 1276

(Che) nessuna scienza
Senz’ ammaestratura
Non saglie in grande altura
Per proprio sentimento.
Canzone. (Poeti del Primo Secolo, Firenze, 1816, Vol. I, p. 83).
Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 369.

Freeman Dyson photo
Bianca Jagger photo
Immanuel Kant photo

„To a high degree we are, through art and science, cultured. We are civilized — perhaps too much for our own good — in all sorts of social grace and decorum. But to consider ourselves as having reached morality“

—  Immanuel Kant German philosopher 1724 - 1804

for that, much is lacking. The ideal of morality belongs to culture; its use for some simulacrum of morality in the love of honor and outward decorum constitutes mere civilization. So long as states waste their forces in vain and violent self-expansion, and thereby constantly thwart the slow efforts to improve the minds of their citizens by even withdrawing all support from them, nothing in the way of a moral order is to be expected. For such an end, a long internal working of each political body toward the education of its citizens is required. Everything good that is not based on a morally good disposition, however, is nothing but pretense and glittering misery. In such a condition the human species will no doubt remain until, in the way I have described, it works its way out of the chaotic conditions of its international relations.
Seventh Thesis
Idea for a Universal History from a Cosmopolitan Point of View (1784)

Alan Moore photo

„Things tend to organise themselves. If there is any message from contemporary science, it is surely that.“

—  Alan Moore English writer primarily known for his work in comic books 1953

De Abaitua interview (1998)
Context: Things tend to organise themselves. If there is any message from contemporary science, it is surely that. I am very fond of the anarchist proverb regarding laws – good people have no need for them, bad people pay no attention to them, what are they there for, other than as a symbol of power – ‘We can say this is law’. I could say I rule the universe, it depends on whether anyone believes me or not. To some degree, I don’t think the authorities care whether the law is observed or not, as long as it is there, and everyone accepts the idea of law. As long as they buy into the idea of law.

Joseph Louis Lagrange photo
C. V. Raman photo

Related topics