We should maintain that if an interpretation of any word in any religion leads to disharmony and does not positively further the welfare of the many, then such an interpretation is to be regarded as wrong; that is, against the will of God, or as the working of Satan or Mara.

Buddhadasa Bikkhu, a Thai Buddhist Monk

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Rounding the Circle of the Human Spirit

[Buddhism] is quite rich material about what I call the inner world.  Modern science is very highly developed in matters concerning the material world. These two things separately are not complete. Together, the external and the internal worlds are complete.

Dr. James W. Wagner,
President,  Emory University
Quoted in Kim Severson,
"A Bridge Between Western Science and Eastern Faith,"
NY Times, Oct. 11, 2013