53. The limits of science

It wasn’t just once that Luang Pu taught the Dhamma using comparisons. Once he said,

“External discernment is the discernment of suppositions. It can’t enlighten the mind about nibbāna. You have to depend on the discernment of the noble path if you’re going to enter nibbāna. The knowledge of scientists, like Einstein, is well informed and very capable. It can split the smallest atom and enter into the fourth dimension. But Einstein had no idea of nibbāna, which was why he couldn’t enter nibbāna.

“Only the mind that has been enlightened in the noble path can lead to real Awakening, full Awakening, complete Awakening. Only that can lead to release from suffering, to nibbāna.”