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The Buddha Said: The More The Government Make Rules, The More The People Will Find Loopholes To Break Them
- Part 2 -

Sanjoo Thangjam *

Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon , Myanmar as seen in the last week of March 2017
Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon , Myanmar as seen in the last week of March 2017 :: Pix - WT



The quotations written below are the sayings of the founders of several religious teachers as well as great philosophers, thinkers, scientists, historians, psychologists, politicians and free thinkers Their names and references are given below in many places.

1.BUDDHISM IS A LIVING RELIGIONS

Buddhism influenced Indian life in a hundred ways, as it was bound to, for it must be remembered that it was a living, dynamic , and wide-spread religion in India for over thousand years.
Pandit Nehru

2. SCIENCE AND RELIGION

Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
Albert Einstein

3. BELIEF IN CHARMS AND MAGIC

Some people resort to charms, magic, supernatural powers and mantras to overcome their problems. But nobody knows just how far they can succeed through such beliefs and practices.
Swami Vivekananda

4. WHY RELIGION WAS INTRODUCED

Religious belief is the invention of a wise man statesman who wished to restrain men from secret and hidden vices.
Critias, uncle of Plato

5. EVERYTHING IS INTERDEPENDENT

World depend on God and God depends on world. All are interdependent.
Prof. Whitehead

6. EXPERIENCE OF THE DIVINE IN MAN

Religion is not a set of doctrines but it is experience. And religious teachers experience is based on realisation of the presence of the divine in man.
Dr. Radhakrishnan

7. GOD MUST BE IN THE MIND

Beware of the man whose god is in the skies.
George Bernard Shaw

8. HOW WE BEHAVE IN FRONT OF GOD

Before God we are equally wise - equally foolish.
Albert Einstein

9. WHY RELIGION INFLUENCES HATRED

We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.
Jonathan Swift

10. RELIGION IS TO CONQUER

Religion is the conquest of ear; the antidote of failure and death.
Dr. Radhakrishnan

11. MORAL CONDUCT AND RELIGION

Religion is central part of our education that determines our moral conduct.
H.G. Wells

12. MORAL PRINCIPLE ARE IN RELIGION

Religion is the recognition of our moral principles as laws that must not be transgressed.
Kant

13. Concept of god is important

If the concept of god did not exist, somehow or other, man would have created one because it is very important for psyche. A divine power is necessary to allay our innate fear.
Anotole France

And last but not the least, I, as a lay Buddhist respect and honour the founders and teachers of other religions. All the religious teachers deserve respects and honour, for they have also done service to mankind. If I like, I can also keep pictures or symbols of these religious teachers in my home. Because Buddhism advises us to honour those who are worthy of honour.

Concluded.....


* Sanjoo Thangjam wrote this article for Imphal Times
The writer is a lay Buddhist and Human Rights Activist for People Who Use Drugs (PUDs)
This article was posted on September 14, 2017.


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