By Dalai Lama
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.
Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.
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.
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.
Religion is what an individual does with his solitariness.
Allah will help him who moves in the way of Allah.
He who becomes a Muslim does so in his own interest.
The more knowledge you have, the greater will be your fear of Allah.
Piety is the most solid goodness, and the vilest of what is evil is vice.
Follow the way of life, which the Holy Prophet has shown you, for verily that is the right path.
No religion has mandated killing others as a requirement for its sustenance or promotion.
Believe me, religions are on the wrong track the moment they moralize and fulminate commandments.
I was born poor and without religion, under a happy sky, feeling harmony, not hostility, in nature. I began not by feeling torn, but in plenitude.
The clash between science and religion has not shown that religion is false and science is true. It has shown that all systems of definition are relative to various purposes, and that none of them actually “grasp” reality.
Buddhism has in it no idea of there being a moral law laid down by some kind of cosmic lawgiver.
Jesus was not the man he was as a result of making Jesus Christ his personal savior.
The religious idea of God cannot do full duty for the metaphysical infinity.