How do we begin the process of understanding and develop knowledge that is the antidote to not-knowing? Where do we start and how do we look?
Science has developed an enormous body of knowledge based on observation of the physical world, but this approach does not yield knowledge that will heal our frustration once and for all.
The process of enlightenment discovered by the Buddha takes a different approach. It points inward, identifying mind as the master of samsara and nirvana.
If the process of observation that science cultivates is expanded to include mind as well as matter, we have take the vital first step toward developing the tools and methods needed to understand the operation of karma, klesa, and ignorance.
Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Milking the Painted Cow