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Re: A " Mini" COSMOS.....BUddhism And Science

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Posted by Glenn on November 22, 2000 00:56:26 UTC

Our Late Pres. Josie Toda, the 2nd president of Soka Gakkai(Value Creation Society) and now its an international Lay Buddhist network organization that is dedicated to the promotion of Peace, Culture, and Education, once said: " As science progresses, the more Buddhism proves the validity of its teachings "
What i'm trying to explain in my earlier post is that science deals with scientific investigation ,which i mentioned, about the laws of physics, chemistry and astronomy that tries to explain the theory of things , which are only partial laws, on how this laws works in nature or in Life or in the universe itself and they are of course simply particular phenomenal manifestations of the " MYSTIC LAW" of the comos. MOreover, the more science progresses makes the closer it comes to Buddhism. Of course, Buddhism and science are two different things in such a way that they have different view on perspectives in Life.
Buddhism had taught the principle of "Dependent Origination" that teaches the coexistence of all things in the universe, including human beings and nature, in interdependent relationships. It expounds the symbiosis of the micro-cosmos and macro cosmos that unite as one organism. Science, too, is looking on this idea of the interdependence of all things. Science pursues causal laws by an analytical and inductive approach. In a sense, then, scientist are concerned with "how" of things, whreas Buddhism is concerned with the "why". And this idea of causality is what makes Buddhism a religion of Human Revolution that teach people of their worthiness itself. To place on supreme value on Human beings is the teaching of Buddhism of the Lotus sutra. It focused on how humanity itself grows and become happy, thus, the purpose of practicing Buddhism is to achieve enlightenment or supreme happiness along with the establishment of a peaceful and prosperous society based on the dignity of Human life. Science is on different perspectives and focus on the discoveries and inventions and become materialistic while Buddhism is on spiritual revolution.

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