[Advaita-l] Science and Brahman

Mahesh Ursekar mahesh.ursekar at gmail.com
Fri Nov 18 05:53:09 CST 2005

 While I agree to your claim that science *so far* has been able to answer
more how's and less why's, I am curious to know how you adjudge that Vedanta
answers the 'why's' of science. Can you explain or let me know where or how
Vedanta answers the questions you have raised:
 - why does the telephone behave as it does?
- why is there day and night?
- or the general question - why are the laws of physics as they are?
 Many thanks,
 Humble pranams, Mahesh

 On 11/10/05, sriram <srirudra at vsnl.com> wrote:
> Dear Members of the list
> Science has its own limitations.It throws light on phenomena and explains
> the` How `of them on the basis that the elements behave the way they behave
> under all circumstances whoever is experimenting them.They do not change
> their behaviour whimsically.Their patterns of behaviour are predictable
> with certain amount of confidence levels.But the secret part of of it is
> that Why they behave the way they behave.When Alexander Graham Bell
> demonstrated his invention of Telephone to his associates he is quoted to
> have said that-I know how it-telephone- works but why it works is not within
> my knowledge-.So at the maximum science is capable of unravelling the hows
> but not the WHYS.Only Vedantha which assiduously tries to know the whys
> can elevate us spiritually.It is in quest of knowing that entity which
> when known everything is known.We may call this knowledge of Brahman.Thatis why Sankara Bhagavatpada stressed on
> Knowledge.For eg we all know the phenomena of day and night.Because of
> earth`s rotation about an axis and Sun is constantly shining this phenomenon
> is understood.But why the Sun should constanly shine and why the earth
> should rotate about its axis-it is an imaginary axis- nobody sofar
> convincingly explained including the latest Big Bang theory and the ever
> expanding universe.Even Stephen Hawking has admitted this in his book.Allare theories
> only.Vedantha only will able to give the Ultimate answer.
> pranams.
> R.Krishnamoorthy._______________________________________________
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