Tenzin Gyatso on Science and Faith
Hat tip to The Green Knight.
I have often been asked why I consider myself a Buddhist. Well, read this piece by Tenzin Gyatso and you'll find out.
"If science proves some belief of Buddhism wrong, then Buddhism will have to change. In my view, science and Buddhism share a search for the truth and for understanding reality. By learning from science about aspects of reality where its understanding may be more advanced, I believe that Buddhism enriches its own worldview."A remarkable statement. Buddhism is not alone in this kind of beleif, but it is the only one that has said this so unequivicolly.
Simply another example that science and faith need not be enemies, that learning and understanding can trancend and work hand in hand to improve our lives.