Monday, January 5, 2009

Monday's MeditationMom Moments- 01/05/09 - A Leg To Stand On

Q: What evidence is religion based on? In comparison to science it doesn't seem to have a leg to stand on. Even Buddhism, which promises the end of suffering - I don't know any Buddhists who have gone beyond suffering.

MM: Religions are started by followers after their teachers are gone. Therefore they immediately splinter into many branches representing the various interpretations of the teacher's teachings and all end up partially wrong. This happens in science also. Science explores the outer world, and religion explores the inner world. There is a small area of overlap and in the end they will merge. The most profound religious statements and the final "unifying" formula of Physics will mean the same. One will be poetry and the other will be a math equation. They will be recognizable as equivalent to those who are familiar with both science and meditation.

Neither Physics, nor Religion, in the end, will have a leg to stand on. Legs are not needed. What use are legs when we finally have wings? The final truth sets us free. It is hard to explain and much trouble results if one tries. Just like in science - truth about nuclear forces and biology, for example - has resulted in terrible mayhem - from atom bombs to killing people in order to steal their kidneys for organ transplants. Truth from "inner scientists" like Buddha, Jesus, Lao Tsu, Mohammad...has caused similar mayhem. The truth is hidden for a reason.

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