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Buddhism = Science

Buddha 2009-IMG_0761

—————————————————————- ( Buddha 2009 )

While giving a thought to the well known established notions in the Buddhism, after

Lord Buddha’s teachings, such as “See the things in Clear eyes” “Detachment”

even “Selfless mind” then “Don’t believe, but Think yourself” and the fact that

Lord Buddha did ignore the question which was beyond our scope (unknowable),

such as what about the after-life or what is the structure of the universe.

(Stark contrast to other so-called Guru who pretend to know by telling the made-up stories.

—– Who does ever know about the next life or heaven or hell, not mention perpetual soul.)

= I realized, isn’t this, What the Science is ?    Or the attitude to be a Scientist.

When Enlightened man told the truth, he dare to tell groundless story.


Right thinking” meant to be nothing other than a Rational thinking.

See the things with Clear Eyes meant to be “See the FACT”, and “Think

YOURSELF” meant, it shouldn’t be any enigmatic special belief but the

Truth which can be comprehensible in anyone’s rational thinking.

As all the factual phenomenon follows the rationalism, anybody knows,

Nothing appeared from nothing.   Nothing happens without cause.

—– Based on the facts, and with the way to observe and analyse it in

strictly objective and rational way, then deduce the truth, is THE Science.

In this process, there shouldn’t be ANY bias of personal thinking, judgement,

preference or special belief = it got to be absolutely Detached from the SELF.


Truth is independent from any person, let alone anyone’s Fantasy. =

Whether you believe or not, it’s there. —– This is the Science and what

Lord Buddha taught.   (Yet still he was aware of notoriously unreliable our

perception, he spent great deal of his teachings to deal with this matter and

found a technique to eliminates the cause by way of the practice which lead

a person’s mind to a state of  Mushin.) =(This is the core of the Buddhism)

Therefore, if there is so-called Buddhist’s teaching which say anything other than a fact

and beyond the rational comprehension, it is not his original teaching. (Only a problem was,

in this world (in the Dharma) there still be the Unknowable exists.  There is a sect called

Tantra has been trying to deal with it without any tangible answer —– If they could give

any reliable result, they could have been employed by the Pentagon or Russian KGB though,

on the history, deeply spiritual noble “Third eye” which said to be in contact with the Dharma,

still not able to predict such as Earthquake even a single occasion. = If science can’t handle nor

Buddhism can.)  So that, any fancy stories were later invention only to glorify Buddhism.

Buddhism is to Enlighten a person, beyond the personal Life and one’s Mind is out of scope.

What Lord Buddha taught was, how to get clear eyes to see the truth in the life

by get rid of the dubious belief and the delusion, by emptying the mind

(get Mushin), not to trap into yet another dogma.    Dogma is not a Science.

Truth is like a dry skeleton, it has no decoration. —– and needn’t to be. 😀

(This is why my Buddha 2009 is bare minimal skeleton and the head is a clear

void which reflects the Wheel of the Life.  And the heat keep moves its pattern

continuously = never stay the same = This shows what the Dharma is.)



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  1. bentehaarstad said, on March 31, 2013 at 22:58

    At least this is a very interesting picture. And I agree, dogma is not science.

    • yoshizen said, on March 31, 2013 at 23:26

      Thank you Bente. Picture is just a snapshot.
      Matter is the Buddha which I made from the discarded aluminum pipe etc. except the head,
      which was hand made by a grass technician who has made the grass housing of the
      Hubble Telescope Image sensor.

  2. elenacaravela said, on April 1, 2013 at 20:52

    The sculpture illustrates your point well.

    • yoshizen said, on April 1, 2013 at 21:14

      Thank you very much Elena. I’m glad you fund so.
      (Some people didn’t like it at all)

  3. Lemony (Gr)Egghead said, on April 2, 2013 at 01:27

    I think the sculpture is brilliant and communicates your idea marvelously. And you know I agree entirely with the argument you make here. I especially like your sentence “Truth is like a dry skeleton.” Fantastic.

    • yoshizen said, on April 2, 2013 at 05:40

      Thank you very much Lemony. Your words meant so much for me especially here.
      The idea of this Buddha figure came in one moment. And all the materials
      came at once except the grass ball which I needed to chase 2 years.
      I felt, me to make this Buddha figure was under the karma which I have
      no idea why and how came = literally Unknowable but it was just happened.
      So that, this post and the Buddha figure is the symbol of this blog.
      “Truth is so simple but the rest is unknowable” =
      The eyes to see the truth clear hence accept the life as it is (in Mushin)
      comes in the same time = this is the enlightenment. —– that is why
      it was described as “dog shit”. 😀

      • Lemony (Gr)Egghead said, on April 2, 2013 at 14:58

        Ha ha ha. 😀 Yes, I see clearly how this post, and the sculpture represent perfectly your blog. Your description of how it came upon you, the idea and execution is wonderful.

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