Buddhism and Modern Science
It is important to understand that the practices of Buddhism are not the religion of Buddhism, even when terms like “spirituality”, “deity”, or “God” are used. If we don’t want, we don’t need to become Buddhists in order to practice and achieve important results, especially when more and more Western scientific research is being conducted and published, finding amazing connections between the ancient teachings of Buddhism with today’s scientific discoveries.
It is possible to view the terms used in thousand-year-old ancient texts to understand their true function in the process of healing. The ancient terminology is another reason for some people to become skeptical of the healing powers of Buddhism. But when you begin to untangle and modernize the concepts, it becomes clear what their true meaning were.
According to Rinpoche, physical suffering, illness, and sickness are natural for all humans. Sickness, however, does not appear independently. It is important to understand that you do not become sick without other factors influencing the physical state. This also means that sickness is not a singular unit to heal. There is always something in addition that needs to be healed.
Throughout this audiobook you will explore these various practices that can be used alone or together with medicinal treatment. Remember, that as you continue your exploration of this healing practice, the ancient foundation has been laid thousands of years ago and is currently supported through scientific backing as well.
Some of the highlights of this audiobook include:
- Brief overview of the foundation of Buddhism and the teachings of Buddha
- How Medicine Buddha viewed the process of healing the human body as aligned with the teachings of Buddha
- Definition and classification of illnesses according to the ancient tradition of four “classes”
- How different Buddhist traditions practice the teachings of Buddha, and the power of Vajrayana techniques for improving your health
- An interpretation of the “spiritual” terms to provide a path towards understanding the benefits of healing separate from the religious practice.
- Different healing techniques practiced in Buddhist traditions that have been scientifically studied with results showing significant internal healing, including techniques like: Meditation, Visualization, Mantras and Mudras