If something is true, it must be coherent theoretically

  I was brought up as a Catholic. I had faith in God. I loved God; I was in love with God. So the concept of a creator – this is what defines religion for us – is that there is this energy, this being, who doesn’t itself have a source, has always been, is...

In his approach, Buddha is more scientific than religious

  Part of the problem for many of us is that as soon as we hear the word Buddhism, we straight away go into our religious mode, don’t we? We think it’s about believing things.    We can so easily fall into the trap of a kind of intellectual laziness...

Can we prove Buddhism?

In the world we’ve got “science” and “religion” — they seem to be the two main approaches. We all accept that if it’s science it can be proved. Einstein tells us about relativity, for example. But the moment we hear about reincarnation, let’s say, we know it fits in...