Religion Absent Inquiry Is Scarcely More Than Brainwashing


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Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

My confidence in venturing into science lies in my basic belief that as in science so in Buddhism, understanding the nature of reality is pursued by means of critical investigation: if scientific analysis were conclusively to demonstrate certain claims in Buddhism to be false, then we must accept the findings of science and abandon those claims.

The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality (2005)

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