In 1991 Carl Sagan an The Dali Lama sat down to talk about Science and Religion. Carl Sagan asked the Dali Lama about his beliefs and as a buddhist what he would do if a scientific discovery conflicted with Buddhist doctrine. The Dali Lama said that even Buddha questioned his teachings and that Buddhists consider doctrine to be discoveries rather than scripture.
Carl Sagan: “So there is no conceivable scientific finding that would make you no longer consider yourself a Buddhist?”
Dali Lama: "Buddhism is not so much a religion, but a ‘science of the mind’ or an ‘inner science’ … there is much benefit to learning from scientists’ findings."
"If through thorough investigation things become clear, only then is it time to accept and believe.”

In 1991 Carl Sagan an The Dali Lama sat down to talk about Science and Religion. Carl Sagan asked the Dali Lama about his beliefs and as a buddhist what he would do if a scientific discovery conflicted with Buddhist doctrine. The Dali Lama said that even Buddha questioned his teachings and that Buddhists consider doctrine to be discoveries rather than scripture.

Carl Sagan: “So there is no conceivable scientific finding that would make you no longer consider yourself a Buddhist?”

Dali Lama: "Buddhism is not so much a religion, but a ‘science of the mind’ or an ‘inner science’ … there is much benefit to learning from scientists’ findings."

"If through thorough investigation things become clear, only then is it time to accept and believe.”

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