[Advaita-l] Science and the Veda

Michael Shepherd michael at shepherd87.fsnet.co.uk
Thu Jan 29 08:23:54 CST 2009

With respect :

Here is a simple proposition which those more knowledgeable in Advaita
Vedanta might like to discuss and correct :

Brahman is Advaita by nature. Therefore there can be no disparity between
the Veda and science, except through misunderstanding.

‘Science’, which in the West was originally connected with all worlds in the
advaitic viewpoint by being called ‘natural science’, has become concerned
only with the material world.

Such scientists cannot cope therefore with the concept ‘eternal’ by dint of
their closed minds.

Thus the main stumbling block – and also the spur to research in maya – of
‘evolution’ should be seen in relation to the eternal ‘Days and nights of
Brahma’ – the universe which shrinks to a material ‘nothing’; sleeps; and
awakens again to expand.

‘Chance’ – the essence of ‘natural selection’ and ‘survival of the fittest
 – is the genius, the grace, of Brahman; as is ‘entropy’ – the godly
creation, sustenance, and withdrawal of all created things (but not, of
course, of things eternal..)

The world of the 'sub-atomic' will be found to be infinitely intricate in
the material world until its laws are seen to be those of the divine mind in


I think that’s enough for the esteemed and distinguished members of this
invaluable website to deal with, from this humble seeker after truth..

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