Science in The Light Of

blessinghomoeopathAI and Robotics

Nov 30, 2013 (3 years and 7 months ago)

86 views

Science in The Light Of
Spirituality

A lecture by :

Dr. Pranav Pandya, MD

Chancellor
-

DSVV

Challenges of today



Inventions of Science have made life much
more comfortable and created lot of wealth. But
it has generated so many problems solution of
which are now beyond domain of Science.


Stresses and Strains


Lack of Vitality


Crisis of Faith


Might is right (
ÂýˆØÿæßæÎ
)


Over indulgence in Sensual pleasures (Viagra)

The Challenges of 21’st century

1)

Crisis of Energy

2)

Eco
-
Devastation

3)

Terrorism

4)

Drug Trading

5)

Epidemics

Scientific advances


IT revolution has changed the way we do
commerce and communicate


Satellite Television has reshaped our life style


Things once considered luxury are within reach
of masses


Virtually the distance between nations reduced



But all this is proving to be a curse rather than
boon

Our Society today…


Reduced Mental and social peace
has lead us to a Stressed society
full of conflicts


inner and outer.


A Very dependent Society


functioning only to earn more and
more money by any means

In the field of medicine despite a successful
cure available for number of diseases, more
and more new diseases are coming into
light, besides iatrogenic disorders.

The chemical weapons, nuclear waste, out
of proportion global warming etc.are the
eventual outcome of science which sees no
limit and recognize no morality.


The curse of Science & Technology

Collective Consciousness


Those with sublime vision can experience
power the of collective consciousness




Aggressive competition can be seen in
each and every segment of society. From
Education to Business and From Work
Culture to Day
-
to
-
day living


All these factors are creating the sort of
negative collective consciousness which is
making society more and more desperate

Understanding Spirituality


Spirituality in real sense is
inculcating and imbibing
Virtues and qualities of divine
beings.


In other words to refine our
personality is spirituality.

Elements of Spirituality


It is the core of the religion


Yog, meditation, prayer, thought process,
Places of worships, listening to
discourses, Rituals and Sacramental rites
are integral parts of religion


Unfortunately out of all these elements
Rituals got prominence over all other
aspects.

The meaning of spirituality

Like the material world the subtle and causal world
of consciousness can also be managed and
harnessed.


Spirituality is the science of refinement of
consciousness. It starts with
contemplation of divinity within.

Self
-
restraint and self
-
disciplines are invariably
associated with it

Dharma can be explained in its 3 forms

Metaphysics


Ethics


Spirituality

Our
Sages
-

Rishis

were scientists
of consciousness

They made their own body the
laboratory to conduct
experimentation and they devised
the disciplines adopting which
ordinary human being can develop
supramental powers.


Our
Sages
-

Rishis were scientists

of consciousness

Synthesis of Science and Spirituality



Main problem of today is crisis of faith.


Superstition and ill tendencies are to be
eradicated.


Intellectuals are hell bent on criticizing each and
every aspect related to spirituality and religion.


Even though experiments have proved
Spirituality is a definite Science.

Synthesis of Science and Spirituality



Spirituality is the science of higher
consciousness.


The Science of Emotion and
sentiments which does not need
the crèches of science for
support.

Need for Refinement of Spirituality


However spirituality needs to be
refined in today’s perspective.


There is no dearth of Godman today
but no change can be seen in the life
and personality of the people who are
claiming to be their disciples & who
are listening to their discourses.

Pseudospirituality


The no. of people going to
Temples, Churches, Mosques
and
Gurudwaras

is increasing
day by day.


Overdose of Ritualistic religion.

Need for Refinement of Spirituality


Majority of India’s 67% younger generation
are not paying attention to whatever is
being preached in the name of religion.
Same is true of NRI children.


However greater part of this majority is
ready to embrace spirituality if explained in
righteous way.

Forces working in this Universe

Material and Conscious (
tM+ vkSj psru
)


Prakriti and Purusha (
izd`fr vkSj iq#
”k
)


偨y獩s慬a慮搠卵扴汥 (

LFkwy vkSj lw{e
)

Human anatomy

ok;q


(Air)

ty

(Water)

i`Foh


(Earth)

vfXu
(Fire)

vkdk’k
(Ether)

Panch Tatva

A unification of these two


is desirable for this

Universe to come into
existence.

Pancha Tatva


iaprRo

Prana Chetna

izk.k psruk

+

Science , the icon
of material force

Similarly ..........

Spirituality, representative
of consciousness

should go hand in
hand .........

.
A subject of faith
and devotion.

Science of
consciousness in fact

Science

Spirituality

A faculty based on
concrete proof
perceived directly
or indirectly and
can be experienced
by physical senses.

Where the religious sentiments takes
precedence scientific achievements are
vehemently neglected. When the scientific
achievements amaze and benefit the society,
religious teachings are forbidden

Pressure is inversely proportional to Volume

The Boyle’s Law

Science

Spirituality

Science

Spirituality

Volume is directly proportional to temperature.

According to Charle’s law

Likewise with the advance of science, spiritual
discipline should also grow and the growth of
spirituality

should further scientific vision.

Today when the scientific progress is at its
peak the Spirituality should take the
responsibility to limit and guide the
unprincipled science.

Science not guided by spirituality
became self
-
destructive and a
liability rather than asset.


Religion isolating itself
from Science became
superstition.

SCIENTIFIC SPIRITUALITY

Liberal

and

unbiased

approach

is

the

prerequisite

to

accomplish

anything

worthwhile
.


The aim of both science and
religion is to realize the Truth

Old myths are to be shattered to give way to
new discoveries. “The history of science is
the history of abandoned theories yet
progress has been made”.

Scientific advances V/s Spiritual Deterioration

Deep Ecology



This is now a global
grassroot

movement


Was founded by Norwegian philosopher
Arne
Naess

in Early 1970s



In his view shallow ecology is anthropocentric or
human centered



Deep Ecology sees the world as a network of
phenomena that are fundamentally interconnected
and interdependent

IT RECOGNISES THE INTRINSIC VALUE OF ALL LIVING
BEINGS AND VIEWS HUMANS AS JUST ONE PARTICULAR
STRAND IN THE WEB OF LIFE.

This theory has brought together

Geology

Micro
biology

Other

disciplines


Atmos
-

pheric
Chemistry

Together With

DEEP ECOLOGY

Deep Ecology

Is in fact Spiritual or religious awareness

Emerging

new

vision

of

reality

based

on

deep

ecological

awareness

is

consistent

with

so

called

perennial

philosophy

of

spiritual

traditions

-

Eastern

mysticism,

Vedanta,

Buddhism,

Christian

mysticism

or

cosmology

underlying

native

American

traditions
.

“ The essence of deep ecology is
to ask deeper questions ”







--

Arne Naess

[Quantum Consciousness]

In

Swami

Vivekananda’s

views



“This

universe,

described

as

a

macrocosm,

is

a

limitless

repository

of

infinitely

many

microcosms
.


[Quantum
Consciousness]

.....

Every

microcosm

is

an

eternal

component

of

the

macrocosm
.

This

is

what

is

described

in

the

Vedanta

as




Añu

me

Vibhu




the

existence

of

the

ultimate

in

the

subliminal
;

like

that

of

the

ocean

in

the

tiny

droplets

of

water



Swami Vivekananad’s said :

THE LOGIC OF MIND

CYBERNETICS


Norbert

Wiener

invented

Cybernetics

from

the

word

Kybernetes

(“Steersman”)

a

Greek

term,

defining

it

as

a

Science

of

Control

and

Communication

in

the

animal

and

machine
.


Cyberneticists

were

neither

Biologists

nor

Ecologists

-

They

were

mathematicians,

neuroscientists,

social

scientists

and

engineers
.

It

became

and

still

is

a

powerful

intellectual

movement
.


PSYCHO
-

CYBERNETICS IS LATEST DEVELOPMENT

“Modern Scientists are learning so much about so
little that they’ll eventually know everything about
nothing.”










-
James Lovelock ( 1988 )










“The Ages of Gaia
-
A biography of our living earth”

has been written by James Lovelock.



He has written in detail about how the earth
came by its unique climate, chemistry &
atmosphere.


Samudra Manthan

The need is to integrate science and spirituality

Scientific Spirituality


Gayatri Pariwar

is engaged in worldwide
dissemination of Scientific Spirituality
through its research centre.


Brahmavarchas Research Centre

is
celebrating its silver jubilee year this year.


Organic Extension of BSS can be seen in
the form of DSVV taking shape in Shadow
of Himalayas and lap of Ganges, at
Haridwar Uttarnachal.


A Center for Research and
Training on
Scientific Spirituality

Brahmavarchas
Research Institutes

An Institute dedicated for Inter
-
communion of Science and
Spirituality

BRAHMAVARCHAS

RESEARCH INSTITUTE

SOME

GLIMPSES

RESEARCH LAB

A VIEW

Bursts

of

alpha

waves

are

measured

after

filtration

through

Crude

EEG

by

a

two

channel

Physiograph
.

The

Percentage

improvement

shows

efficacy

of

Meditation

and

power

of

Mantra

Shakti
.

The period of relaxation of
heart (QT) enhances leading
to more oxygenation to heart
and reduction in heart rate
after meditation
.

Heart Rate


Before Meditation 86/Mt.

After Meditation 68/Mt.

TMT
-

Computerized Tread Mill Test

An Advanced Test to Measure Cardiac Efficiency

Computerized Spirometer

In this test various aspects of Lung Functions are measured

before and after
Pranayam

ILLUSIONS
DISAPPEAR
FOLLOWING
MEDITATION

PSYCHOMETRIC

EVALUATION OF SADHAK

STEADINESS &
ENHANCED
-
MEMORY ARE
THE OUTCOME
OF SADHANA

Younger Generation is coming up more and more in

Shantikunj

to attend the Training Camps

AGE WISE PERCENTAGE DISTRIBUTION OF
SADHAKS IN SHIVIR
2 3 %
1 8 %
1 5 %
1 %
4 3 %
1 5 -2 5 Yrs
2 6 -3 5 Yrs
3 6 -4 5 Yrs
4 6 -6 5 Yrs
> 6 5 Yrs
Advent of New Era

Based on


Ekta, Unification on a Global scale


Samta, Equality in Society


Mamata,Love and Compassion in Family


Shuchita,Piousness in Personality

21
st

Century


Advent of a New Era is not a
utopia but a reality,


Like darkness before Sunrise,
and like extinguishing flame of
lamp glowing with full intensity
-

materialistic tendencies are
counting last breaths.

University of Indian Culture


A prime example is


Dev Sanskriti University

at Haridwar

An Institution dedicated to dissemination of Indian
Culture all over the Globe

Being developed as on the lines of
Nalanda



Taxila

Without any Govt. aid construction of nearly Rs. 50
Crore has been done so far out of an estimated
budget of Rs.200 Crore.


Really going to be a Worldwide University with its
more than 4000 centres in near future.



Saint
-

Savant

Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya


Vandaniya Mata

Bhagwatidevi Sharma

Prakhar Pragya & Sajal Shradha


Ø黫¤çá mØ ∙¤æ â
×
æçÏ SÍÜ
-

»æؘæè âæÏ·¤æð
´

·¤æ Ÿæhæ ·ð
´
¤¼ý

A centre where people are trained in ways

of leading enlightened life

Gayatri Teerth, Shantikunj
Haridwar