Buddhism in Eyes of Intellectuals

Dhamma is the Law 
“All the teachings of the Buddha can be summed up in one word: "Dharma".  This law of righteousness exists not only in a man's heart but it exists in the universe also.  All the universe is an embodiment or revelation of Dhamma.  The laws of nature which modern science has discovered are revelations of Dhamma. 

If the Moon rises and sets, it is because of Dhamma, for Dhamma is that law residing in the universe that makes matter act in the ways studied in physics, chemistry, zoology, botany and astronomy.  Dhamma exists in the universe just as Dhamma exists in the heart of man.  If man will live by Dhamma, he will escape misery and attain Nibbana.”

Ven. A. Mahinda