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“Buddha was a teacher, philosopher, and scientist”: His Holiness the Dalai Lama

His Holiness the Dalai Lama talks to a group from Denmark about the Buddha as a teacher, philosopher and scientist, and the importance of doing a thorough investigation over just having faith, September 11, 2019. Screengrab image

Dharamshala: His Holiness the Dalai Lama met a group from Denmark at his residence yesterday and accorded them a brief explanation on Buddhism. His Holiness said Buddhism is not entirely a religious faith alone rather it is more like a science of mind as it offers room for reasoning and logic.

His Holiness informed that even Buddha himself asserted his followers to accept his teaching only after performing thorough investigation and experiment as opposed to just following it out faith alone.

“Because of Buddha’s scientific approach to religion, he could be referred to as someone who was a teacher, philosopher and scientist,” remarked His Holiness the Dalai Lama. His Holiness further hailed Buddha as the ancient Indian scientist largely owning to his scientific thinking which he developed 2500 years ago.