Friday, May 18, 2012

Quotes & View on Buddhism by The Famous People

Buddhism is for every human being but not every human being has become Buddhist. (Albert Einstein)

The Buddha did not preach to converts but to enlighten listeners. (A Western Writer)

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)

The idea of sin differs somewhat from the Christian idea.  Sin to the Buddhist is mere ignorant or stupidity.  The wicked man is an ignorant man.  He doesn't need much punishment and condemnation so much as he needs instruction.  He is not regarded as violating God's commands or as one who must beg for divine mercy and forgiveness.  Rather it is necessary for the sinner's friends to make him reason in the human way.  The Buddhist does not believe the sinner can escape the consequences in prayerful attempts to bargain with God. (John Walters, " mind unshaken")

There is no record known to me in the whole of long history of Buddhism throughout the many centuries where its followers have been for such lengthened periods supreme, of any persecution by the Buddhist of the followers of any other faith. (Prof. T.W. Rhy Davids)

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