Buddhism is not a creed, it is a doubt.
If Buddhism preaches nonviolence,why is there so much political violence in Sri Lanka today?
Buddhism holds that everything is in constant flux. Thus the question is whether we are to accept change passively and be swept away by it or whether we are to take the lead and create positive changes on our own initiative. While conservatism and self-protection might be likened to winter, night, and death, the spirit of pioneering and attempting to realize ideals evokes images of spring, morning, and birth.
When someone has a strong intuitive connection, Buddhism suggests that it's because of karma, some past connection.
The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. The religion which based on experience, which refuses dogmatic. If there's any religion that would cope the scientific needs it will be Buddhism....
A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful, could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind if presented only as a system of metaphysics. Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality.
In Buddhism we have relative truth and absolute truth.
The main question I shall probe is the extent to which, and the manner in which, Buddhism, as a religion espoused by Sri Lankans of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, has contributed to the current ethnic conflict and collective violence in Sri Lanka.
The teachings of Buddha are eternal, but even then Buddha did not proclaim them to be infallible. The religion of Buddha has the capacity to change according to times, a quality which no other religion can claim to have...Now what is the basis of Buddhism? If you study carefully, you will see that Buddhism is based on reason. There is an element of flexibility inherent in it, which is not found in any other religion.
The convent, which belongs to the West as it does to the East, to antiquity as it does to the present time, to BUDDHISM and Muhammadanism as it does to Christianity, is one of the optical devices whereby man gains a glimpse of infinity.
There are no mundane things outside of Buddhism, and there is no Buddhism outside of mundane things.
There is nothing in Christianity or Buddhism that quite matches the sympathetic unselfishness of an oyster
The religions whose theology is least preoccupied with events in time and most concerned with eternity, have been consistently less violent
and more humane in political practice. Unlike early Judaism, Christianity and Mohammedanism (all obsessed with time) Hinduism and Buddhism have never been persecuting faiths,have preached almost no holy wars and have refrained from that proselytizing religious imperialism which has gone hand in hand with political and economic oppression of colored people.