Discover the similarities and striking beauty in the writings and sayings from science and the teachings of Buddhism.
Provocative, stimulating, and insightful, Einstein and Buddha points to the far-reaching and profound parallels between Western scientific thought and Eastern religion. These remarkably similar disciplines touch on the essential nature of energy and matter, the relationship between subject and object, and the limits of language in understanding and describing reality. The shared understandings communicate a deep common ground on both the nature of the universe and our place in it.
"Our task must be to widen our
understanding and compassion to
embrace all living creatures and
the whole of nature in its beauty"
- Albert Einstein
"True happiness comes not
from a limited concern for one's
own well-being, but from developing
love and compassion for all sentient
- Dalai Lama
"The principle of science is the
following: The test of all knowledge
is experiment. Experiment is the sole
judge of scientific truth"
- Richard Feynman
"Personal experience is the foundation
of Buddhist philosophy. In this sense
Buddhism is a radical empiricism or
- D. T. Suzuki
"Under typical conditions of ordinary
experience, each thing is seen as
relatively separate and related only
externally to other things"
- David Bohm
"If we are ordinary beings, objects
seem to be independent of our mind
and independent of other phenomena"
- Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
"The central recognition of the theory
of relativity is that geometry is a
construct of the intellect"
- H. Margenau
"Space is nothing but a mode of
particularization and has no real
existence of its own. Space exists
only in realtion to our particularizing
- Dalai Lama