Teachers who inspired me: Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein is the third teacher on my list. Probably most famous for e=mc² which parsed to it’s basic form, states that matter and energy are two forms of the same thing. Buddha did not specifically reveal the beginning of the universe, as it was not relevant to alleviating suffering. However the concept of form and formless, accepts the idea that matter(form) can become energy(formless) and the reverse may also happen. So modern physics does not contradict Buddhism, nor does Buddhism contradict modern physics. In his book The Human side, Einstein writes on page 70, “What humanity owes to personalities like Buddha, Moses, and Jesus ranks for me higher than all the achievements of the enquiring and constructive mind.” For one of the most brilliant scientists of all time to acknowledge, that the spiritual side of our development was very significant. To be complete we need to develop both the left and the right sides of our brain, taking the middle path, so to speak to encourage a healthy balance.