[excerpt] " From the methodological perspective, both traditions emphasize the role of empiricism. For example, in the Buddhist investigative tradition, between the three recognized sources of knowledge - experience, reason and testimony - it is the evidence of the experience that takes precedence, with reason coming second and testimony last. This means that, in the Buddhist investigation of reality, at least in principle, empirical evidence should triumph over scriptural authority, no matter how deeply venerated a scripture may be. "
Personal Note (jem): Ignoring Science, especially esoteric sciences like Quantum Mechanics, Relativity and Neuroscience, is a huge mistake to make with the advent of the 21st century. This Century is unique in that the pieces are coming together to finally unite Science, Brain, Mind and Spirit.