Synthesis of Science and Spirituality
Question: Thinkers all over the world are striving to synthesize science and spirituality. What can the Indian wisdom-tradition contribute to this attempted synthesis?
Answer: India is renowned globally as the land of profound and peerless spiritual wisdom. Here are a few quotes of eminent Western thinkers:
“Whenever I have read any part of the Vedas, I have felt that some unearthly and unknown light illuminated me. In the great teaching of the Vedas, there is no touch of sectarianism. It is of all ages, climbs, and nationalities and is the royal road for the attainment of the Great Knowledge”- Henry David Thoreau (American Thinker)
“The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life’s wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion” – Hermann Hesse, German poet and novelist, Nobel Prize for literature in 1946
Lesser known are the contributions of Vedic India to the field of science. Here are a few quotes from famous Western scientists acknowledging the scientific glory of Vedic India:
Not only does the Vedic wisdom-tradition present profound, detailed knowledge about the spiritual realm, but it also delineates systematic, time-tested and unique techniques and technologies to experience that non-material realm which is otherwise out of the reach of Western science. Thus, the Vedic tradition offers a well-developed science of consciousness study and transformation, a science that that has no parallels in any wisdom-tradition. The potential of Vedic wisdom to bridge the yawning chasm that separates science and spirituality today is expressed by many leading thinkers, among whom is the world’s youngest Noble Laureate scientist:
“The Vedanta and the Sankhya hold the key to the laws of mind and thought process which are co-related to the Quantum Field, i.e. the operation and distribution of particles at atomic and molecular levels.” – Prof. Brian David Josephson Welsh physicist
Indeed, by uniting reason and faith in a higher-dimensional paradigm, Vedic-wisdom can heal the wound that has torn the human brain and the human heart far apart, and thus usher a new era of integrated, holistic development in world history.
Not only these even they have distributed the planets as per the body parts as each one representing that portion of the part as the energy coming from those stars shows some effects on those parts and hence on the body, whatever be the minute quantum it may be. Biologically speaking there are so many actions and reactions and more chain of reactions that take place for very bare minimum quantity of the energy on our body. Each one has been affecting different parts of the body. If that has to well balanced reactions or a set of chain reactions for that action, has to be well understood. They also used to say the cosmicity is there within also and also so is the microorganism. So we now moving from micro to macro organism and from cosmic nature which is natural to human body to non-cosmic conditions and made a mess of each and every thing and every where and brought the entire world to the extinction. Which is also the planetary effect.
Very important to know this. Thanks for making me aware.