[Advaita-l] Science and the Veda
sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 30 05:18:05 CST 2009
If it is not out of place I may add the following to your first point. Modern science exclusively deals with the Physical world or can we say the material world. While the gross physical world obeys a set of mathematical / physical laws and that at the atomic / subatomic level has somewhat different sets of laws finally coming to the equivalence of mass and energy and the wave nature of matter. Finally this shows uniformity in the ultimate constitution of the physical world or can we say that no mater is really essentially separate in the ultimate sense.
Sunil Kumar Bhattacharjya
--- On Thu, 1/29/09, Shrinivas Gadkari <sgadkari2001 at yahoo.com> wrote:
From: Shrinivas Gadkari <sgadkari2001 at yahoo.com>
Subject: [Advaita-l] Science and the Veda
To: advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org
Date: Thursday, January 29, 2009, 11:28 PM
This topic has been discussed in quite some details in the past on
this list please go through the archives.
Without repeating what has been written before, here is a starting
point into this inquiry:
1. By Science let us mean "Modern Science", which exclusively deals
with the physical world.
2. Let us not attempt the astronomic feat of trying to connect Science
with Advaita in a single step.
3. Since Science deals with the physical world, consider "M-Science"
which we define to be the knowledge that deals with the Mental world
- the world of ideas, thoughts, emotions ... everything that we loosely
associate with the Mind.
4. Now try to find connections between Science and M-Science (Quantum
physics is the connection point)
5. From M-Science connect Veda and ultimately Advaita.
[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
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;
awakens again to expand.
‘Chance’ – the essence of ‘natural selection’ and ‘survival of the
– 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
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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