Albert Einstein, the greatest scientist of the twentieth
century said of Buddhism:
“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 and a meaningful unity.
Buddhism answers this description.
If there is any religion that would
cope with modern scientific needs, it would be Buddhism.”
Buddhism started more than 2500 years ago.
The original texts on these teachings were in ancient eastern
texts which have been translated to various modern languages
mainly in the eastern/asian languages.
Around the last century with
more westerner adopting these teachings, these
texts were translated into various western languages.
Since the original texts were in ancient languages, care
were taken to keep these translation as close to the original
meaning as possible, however in so doing, at times it is
rather difficult to understand the meaning of these texts
which may require several readings before one can fully
comprehend the true meaning of these teachings.
Incidentally, the advertisements by Google which are inserted
among these texts provide links to other buddhist sites which
can be accessed for more information on buddhism.
Beside buddhist sites, these links by Google also point to other
religious sites which provide for cross references as well as
for comparison with other religions.
As the Buddha have said, one should study and understand
what he teaches, compare with what one can find elsewhere
before deciding if what he teaches is true.
Happy reading !
"Through many births I sought in vain
The Builder of this House of Pain.
Now, Builder, You are plain to see,
And from this House at last I'm free;
I burst the rafters, roof and wall,
And dwell in the Peace beyond them all."
"How sure his pathway in this wood,
Who follows truth's unchanging call!
How blessed, to be kind and good,
And practice self-restraint in all!
How light, from passion to be free,
And sensual joys to let go by!
And yet his greatest bliss will be
When he has quelled the pride of 'I'."
The Wheel Law
"The spokes of the wheel
are the rules of pure conduct:
justice is the uniformity of their length;
wisdom is the tire;
modesty and thoughtfulness
are the hub in which the
immovable axle of truth is fixed.
He who recognizes the existence of suffering,
its cause, its remedy,
and its cessation has fathomed
The Four Noble Truths
He will walk in the right path.
Buddha, the enlightened one said:
It is through not understanding, not realizing four things,
that I, Disciples, as well as you, had to wander so long
through this round of rebirths.
They are the Noble Truth of Suffering,
the Noble Truth of the Origin of Suffering,
the Noble Truth of the Extinction of Suffering,
the Noble Truth of the Path that leads to the Extinction of Suffering.