Question by Thura Awng: “If there is any religion that could cope with modern scientific needs it would be Buddhism.” -Einstein?
How do you think that statement?
Answer by Hiratoru
First, Buddhism is not a religion. It is a lived philosophy as it has no god or supreme being, no anthropomorphic deity, it is a not a practice of a judgmental nature so it does not condemn and it excludes no one.
The practice of Buddhism is based on that which one has reliably and verifiably experienced personally in his or her own lived life experience.
In such a case and situation, when new facts are discovered or arise, one must then change his or her understanding so that the same agrees with the facts rather than denying the facts and retreating into ignorance.
In this manner, this lived philosophy follows the example of modern science which adjust to new discoveries and facts so as to related and deal effectively with what is rather than how one might wish things to be.
This allows Buddhism and the practice of the same to freely adapt to life as life progresses.
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