Buddhism is a world-saving grace, the mother of philosophy; the study of Buddhism ameliorates the biases of science. Buddhism is one of the greatest powers in nature that sees to the rise and preservation of races. People must not be without religious thought, for it can assist the government in ruling, while the government has the power to protect religion. On the one hand, government administers people’s conducts, and on the other, religion remedies the mind. The two complement each other, work side by side, and never contradict one another.
── from Li Bingnan Jushi Wenji
(Collection of Works by Li Bingnan)