The Tao Of Physics By Fritjof Capra

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Religion gives people hope. Sounds like a very stupid reason, but many people feel lost and scared in such a big world. Having a seemingly organised and "logical" way of explaining it for them can comfort people. Without religion we would have no charity, no missionary work and no morals to base our lives upon. All that would be left would be a world corrupted by selfishness, hate and anarchy and every person who denies religion brings us a step closer to that dark world.
In the Tao of Physics by Fritjof Capra, he says that Buddhism has been, for many centuries and Buddhism is divided into two main religious groups Mahayana Buddhism and Hinayana Buddhism. The Hinayana is an orthodox school which sticks to the letter of the buddha’s teaching. On the other hand, the Mahayana, shows a more flexible attitude, believing that the spirit of the doctrine is more important than its original formulation(Capra 83). From the article given, I found two things that I attracted to, which is the Buddha’s way of teaching and the way the Buddha finds its awakening.

According to Fritjof Capra, “The Buddha was not interested in satisfying human curiosity about the origin of the world, the nature of the Divine, or similar questions. He was concerned exclusively with the human situation, with the suffering and frustrations of human beings. His doctrine, therefore, was not one of metaphysics, but one of psycho- therapy. He pointed out the origin of human frustrations and the way to overcome

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