The Dalai Lama on Inner Science

“In this century, human knowledge is extremely expanded and developed, but this is mainly knowledge of the external world. In the field of what we may call “inner science”, dealing with inner things, there are many things, I think, that you do not know. You spend a large amount of the best human brain-power looking outside. Too much. And it seems you do not spend adequate effort to look within, to think inwardly….Perhaps now that the Western sciences have reached down into the atom and out into the cosmos, finally to realize the extreme vulnerability of all life and value, it is becoming credible, even obvious, that the inner science is of supreme importance. Certainly physics designed the bombs, biology, the germ warfare, chemistry, the nerve gas and so on. But it will will the unhealthy emotions of individual that will trigger these horrors. These emotions can only be controlled, re-shaped, re-channeled, by technologies developed from successful inner science.”

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, speaking at Harvard University

from the Institute of Qigong and Integrative Medicine, www. iqim.org, “Qigong for Better Relationships”, 2007

 

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