One should not honour only one's religion and condemn the religions of others,
but one should honour others' religions for this or that reason. So doing, one
helps one's own religion to grow and renders service to the religions of others too.
In acting otherwise, one digs the grave of one's own religion and also does harm
to other religions.
- Emperor Asoka
Buddhism was a democratic movement, which upheld democracy in religion,
democracy in society, and democracy in politics.
- B. R. Ambedkar
The teachings of the Buddha now forms an intergral part of Hinduism...
By his immense sacrifice, by his great renunciation, and by the immaculate
purity of his life he left an indelible impression upon Hinduism, which owes
an eternal debt of gratitude to that great teacher.
- Mahathma Gandhi
Buddhism shows that by means of understanding man can also control his
circumstances. He can cease to be crushed by them, and use their laws to
- Blaise Pascal
If there is any religion that would cope with modern scientific needs it would
- Albert Einstein
You see clearly a man, simple, devout, lonely, battling for light, a vivid
human personality, not a myth. All the miseries and discontents of life
are due, he thought, to selfishness. Buddha in a different language called
men to self-forgetfulness.
- H. G. Wells
If we ask whether the position of the electron remains the same, me must
say 'no'; if we ask whether the electron's position changes with time, we
must say 'no'; if we ask whether it is in motion, we must say 'no'. The
Buddha has given such answers when questioned as to the conditions of a
man's self after his death; but they are not familiar answers for the tradition
of 17th and 18th century science.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer
Serenity of spirit and love for all sentient creation are enjoyed by the Buddha.
He does not speak of sin, but only of ignorance and foolishness which could
be cured by enlightenment and sympathy.
- Dr. S. Radhakrishnan