Your fact checking, Nancy Rosenbaum, while it may not be obvious, was/is invaluable.
What Einstein said is consistent with what the Buddha taught, while Matthieu Ricard’s quote, though consistent with what he teaches, is not consistent with what the Buddha taught.
‘Buddhism’, as the Buddha taught it, has many offshoots, reinterpretations made to fit the cultures that adopted them.
Thank you for Einstein's actual quote; his genius truly was prolific.
More information about text formats