4/20/07

Dogmasutra and Albert Einstein

"The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things natural and spiritual as a meaningful unity..." (Albert Einstein)

Not even sure how I came to this... and I was even more surprised when I realized that this quote was from Albert Einstein. Well, the first instinct is that he was a brilliant scientist, all consumed with the laws of science. But on closer inspection, you'll realize that it doesn't matter if your approach is scientific, theological, philosophical or simply an earnest quest to understand life. It is really about the search and if you search hard enough, you'll discover that there is a convergence of all the laws to an absolute truth - a convergence of the intellect and the emotional, an immediate recognition of something much bigger. Heh heh heh Perhaps the sutra of dogma is about this "discipline"...

"The most beautiful and most profound experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the power of all true science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their primitive forms - this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness." ( Albert Einstein - The Merging of Spirit and Science)
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