posted on Jul, 1 2005 @ 07:55 PM
I've read about that before, but cannot accurately remember any connections between science and Buddhism. I think it's a stretch to say that
reincarnation fits in wih conservation of energy (after all, there are more people on Earth today than there were 1000 years ago, therefore souls had
to be 'created' and nothing seems to be conserved) but connections definately exist, you're right about that.
What I find more interesting than that is the fact that the Dalai Lama is allowing science to be taught in Buddhist monastaries. Even today, many
religions like christianity don't take to kindly to science, and you would never see modern science being taught in a church. Buddhism seems to have
nothing to hide, and is able to change with the times which I think is very impressive.
"With the ever growing impact of science on our lives, religion and spirituality have a greater role to play reminding us of our humanity. There is
no contradiction between the two. Each gives us valuable insights into the other. Both science and the teachings of the Buddha tell us of the
fundamental unity of all things. This understanding is crucial if we are to take positive and decisive action on the pressing global concern with the
environment." - Dalai Lama
By the way merkeva, I think I'll buy thay book when I get the chance, sounds very interesting!
[edit on 1-7-2005 by zhangmaster]