By Alan Watts
Whether we believe in God or karma, ethics is the foundation of every religion.
Karma is my religion.
Ours is a multi-religious country, a multi-lingual country; we have many different modes of worship. We believe in peaceful and harmonious co-existence.
The spending on science and technology needs to be increased.
As we talk with candour, we open the doors to new possibilities and new areas of cooperation in advance in democracy, in combating terrorism, in energy and environment, science and technology and international peacekeeping.
Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.
The first time I saw nitroglycerine was at the beginning of the Crimean War. Professor Zinin in St. Petersburg exhibited some to my father and me, and struck some on an anvil to show that only the part touched by the hammer exploded without spreading.
The science of the mind can only have for its proper goal the understanding of human nature by every human being, and through its use, brings peace to every human soul.
Mathematics is pure language – the language of science. It is unique among languages in its ability to provide precise expression for every thought or concept that can be formulated in its terms.
In this case, the neurotic resembles a human being who looks up to God, commends himself to His ways, and then religiously awaits how the Lord will guide him; he is nailed to the cross of his fiction.
One science only will one genius fit; so vast is art, so narrow human wit.
For the birth of something new, there has to be a happening. Newton saw an apple fall; James Watt watched a kettle boil; Roentgen fogged some photographic plates. And these people knew enough to translate ordinary happenings into something new…
Specialized meaninglessness has come to be regarded, in certain circles, as a kind of hallmark of true science.
Science has explained nothing; the more we know the more fantastic the world becomes and the profounder the surrounding darkness.
God isn’t compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness. You must make your choice. Our civilization has chosen machinery and medicine and happiness.
All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings, and so, give them the power to pull ours.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.
It is the business of the future to be dangerous; and it is among the merits of science that it equips the future for its duties.
A science that hesitates to forget its founders is lost.