“When we understand and become aware of the great harmony, elegance, and beauty of the cosmos, we may feel great admiration and love. This is the most basic kind of religions feeling: it is based on evidence and our own experience. Humanity needs a kind of spirituality that we can all practice together.
In the twenty-first century it should be possible for us to come together and offer ourselves the kind of religion that can help unite all peoples and all nations, and remove all separation and discrimination.
If existing religions and philosophies, as well as science, can make an effort to go in this direction, it will be possible to establish a cosmic religion based not on myth, belief or dogma, but on evidence and the insight of interbeing.
And that would be a giant leap for humankind.”
Love Letter to the Earth, Thich Nhat Hanh