Buddhism and science can be balanced and used for good in our lives. Dogmatism leads to suffering, especially when it prevents you from seeing reality. Buddhism and science are complementary and interdependent, and are growing in popularity due to their combined successes in solving problems. Buddhism teaches that one must check experience against theories in order to determine whether something is true or not. It also teaches that there is no “self” or soul, and that the mind is responsible for our happiness and suffering.
This dhamma talk was originally recorded on cassette tape on 19th October 2001. It has now been remastered and published by the Everyday Dhamma Network, and will be of interest to his many fans.
These talks by Ajahn Brahm have been recorded and made available for free distribution by the Buddhist Society of Western Australia. You can support the Buddhist Society of Western Australia by pledging your support via their Patreon page.