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1 Scientific Spirituality in Indian Perspective Presidential Address by: – Dr. Pranav Pandya, MD Head – All World Gayatri Pariwar, Shantikunj Chancellor – Dev Sanskriti University, Haridwar, Uttarakhanda

2 Global Crisis Requires … A Paradigm Shift in Understanding Valuing Knowing, Our World A Paradigm Shift in Understanding Valuing Knowing, Our World

3 Factors governing life style… In the days of yore Religion Spirituality Nature In the days of yore Religion Spirituality Nature Since the 17 th century Science Technology Exploitation

4 Science V/s Spirituality At the root of the clash lie two streams of beliefs. Reductionist Approach V/s Holistic Approach At the root of the clash lie two streams of beliefs. Reductionist Approach V/s Holistic Approach

5 Science V/s Spirituality Science believes Everything is made up of matter Demonstrable through experiments Science believes Everything is made up of matter Demonstrable through experiments Spirituality advocates Pure Spirit is reality A subject matter of consciousness Can be experienced, but difficult to demonstrate in laboratory

6 Science V/s Spirituality Science Physical senses are our only means of obtaining knowledge Science Physical senses are our only means of obtaining knowledge Spirituality By transcending the limitation of senses only true knowledge can be experienced

7 Science V/s Spirituality Science Denies existence of anything that is supernatural, Metaphysical or extrasensory. Science Denies existence of anything that is supernatural, Metaphysical or extrasensory. Spirituality Emphasises on harnessing of subtler and causal realms. Spirituality Emphasises on harnessing of subtler and causal realms.

8 Science V/s Spirituality Science Life is manifestation of bio-chemical and bio-physical matter. Science Life is manifestation of bio-chemical and bio-physical matter. Spirituality Life is manifestation of Supreme Consciousness Has definite purpose and order. Spirituality Life is manifestation of Supreme Consciousness Has definite purpose and order.

9 Swami Vivekananda The various life forms are nothing but the degree of manifestation of Omnipresent consciousness

10 Science and Spirituality in Indian Context India was not merely a religious nation of snakes and Sadhus as projected by western scholars. Majority of people were leading material life for mass teaching guided by righteous wisdom, not merely seeking Nirvana. India was not merely a religious nation of snakes and Sadhus as projected by western scholars. Majority of people were leading material life for mass teaching guided by righteous wisdom, not merely seeking Nirvana.

11 Science and Spirituality in Indian Context There was no dearth of people like propagators of modern materialistic view. Charwak : Bhasmi Bhutasya dehasya punaraagamanm kutah

12 Science and Spirituality in Indian Context The religion was based on progressive thoughts. Ten tyaktwa bhunjitha..Ishavasyopnishad Words of scriptures were debated and treatises were written for better explanation of existing knowledge. The religion was based on progressive thoughts. Ten tyaktwa bhunjitha..Ishavasyopnishad Words of scriptures were debated and treatises were written for better explanation of existing knowledge.

13 Science and Spirituality in Indian Context No boundaries of nations, religions, languages etc. Spirituality and religion were one and the same and integrated with day to day material life. No boundaries of nations, religions, languages etc. Spirituality and religion were one and the same and integrated with day to day material life.

14 Religion can be explained in its 3 forms Metaphysics Ethics Spirituality

15 The Medieval period Emergence of new practices and hence religions/sects. Conflicting things about true nature of spirituality were propagated and imposed in the name of religion for vested selfish interested. Emergence of new practices and hence religions/sects. Conflicting things about true nature of spirituality were propagated and imposed in the name of religion for vested selfish interested.

16 Scientific Spirituality A unification of these two is desirable for this Universe to come into existence. Pancha Tatva Prana Chetna + Apara Para

17 Scientific Spirituality Pancha Tatva Prana Chetna + Science not guided by spirituality became self-destructive and a liability rather than asset. Religion isolating itself from Science became superstition.

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19 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 supersensory and Para psychological powers.

20 Some Pioneers of Ancient India Yagyavalkya – Science of Yagya Vishwamitra – Science of Gayatri Sadhana Kanada – Theory of Atom Patanjali – Ashtanga Yog Bharadwaj and Charak -AYURVEDA Sushruta – Surgeon Aryabhatt – Astrology and Mathematics

21 Some Pioneers of Ancient India Garg Rishi - principles of Constellation Bhaskaracharya – Mathematics Bodhayan - Geometry Koutilya _Economics & Political sciences

22 Synthesis of Science and Spirituality Stages of development of Science Childhood stage : considered consciousness as mere matter The Juvenile period : Psyche and power of mind were recognized. Stages of development of Science Childhood stage : considered consciousness as mere matter The Juvenile period : Psyche and power of mind were recognized.

23 Synthesis of Science and Spirituality Stages of development of Science The Middle Age: With some hiccups science is accepting spiritual powers like *The behavior of Earth as a single living organism, *Telepathy, *Precognition, *The presence of a Universal Mind, etc. Stages of development of Science The Middle Age: With some hiccups science is accepting spiritual powers like *The behavior of Earth as a single living organism, *Telepathy, *Precognition, *The presence of a Universal Mind, etc.

24 Synthesis of Science and Spirituality Stages of development of Science The Maturity: Science will finally integrate with Spirituality and It will become Science of Consciousness. The religion of future. Psychology and Philosophy – the subjects of 21 st Century. Stages of development of Science The Maturity: Science will finally integrate with Spirituality and It will become Science of Consciousness. The religion of future. Psychology and Philosophy – the subjects of 21 st Century.

25 Deep Ecology This is now a global grassroots 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 This is now a global grassroots 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.

26 Physics and Spirituality *Physics deals with mattes, beings. *Spirituality deals with consciousness. Matter and machine have made life material (Newtonian Mechanics) *Physics deals with mattes, beings. *Spirituality deals with consciousness. Matter and machine have made life material (Newtonian Mechanics)

27 Now Scenario has changed … Atomic Structure – Particles – Quantum Mechanics – Grand Unification of Forces Much closer to spirituality Atomic Structure – Particles – Quantum Mechanics – Grand Unification of Forces Much closer to spirituality

28 Now Scenario has Changed … Mattah Parataram Nanyat Kincidasti Dhananjya Mayi Sarvamidam Protam Sutre Manigana Iva 7/7 – - Bhagwat Gita There is noting else besides me Arjuna. Like clusters of yarn beads formed by knots on a thread all this is threaded on me Mattah Parataram Nanyat Kincidasti Dhananjya Mayi Sarvamidam Protam Sutre Manigana Iva 7/7 – - Bhagwat Gita There is noting else besides me Arjuna. Like clusters of yarn beads formed by knots on a thread all this is threaded on me

29 Theory of Everything is Spirituality Physics has made a journey from matter to energy fields and then GUF. Now physics is merging with spirituality Physics has made a journey from matter to energy fields and then GUF. Now physics is merging with spirituality

30 Pioneers of Synthesis Scientists and Philosophers : Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg, Karl Jung, Elvin Toffler, Fritjof Capra,Dana Johar Spiritual Personalities of Modern Era : Sri Aurobindo, Maharshi Raman, Swami Vivekananda, Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya Scientists and Philosophers : Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg, Karl Jung, Elvin Toffler, Fritjof Capra,Dana Johar Spiritual Personalities of Modern Era : Sri Aurobindo, Maharshi Raman, Swami Vivekananda, Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya

31 A center for research and training on Scientific Spirituality

32 Research has been conducted to establish the inter- communion of Science and Spirituality. More than 80,000 results have proved that the synthesis is very strong.

33 The Research Lab

34 Computerized Tread Mill Test An Advanced Test to Measure Cardiac Efficiency

35 Computerized E.E.G.

36 Computerized E.E.G. 21 channel Polyrite This Electroencephalograph Equipment is used to measure various parameter of the Brain. Various wave burst pattern specially alpha waves are noted during intense meditation.

37 Crude EEG Alpha Bursts 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.

38 Human beings Plants and Environments Subtle World The Institute, Equipped with most modern instruments to find out the effects of Sadhana and Yoga The Effects of Yagya

39 Younger Generation is coming up more and more in Shantikunj to attend the Training Camps

40 From the land of Ganges – Saptsarovar area, Haridwar

41 Dev Sanskriti University 2002 Organic extension of Brahmavarchas Research Instt. A Centre for Research and Study of Ancient Indian Sciences and Spirituality with dedicated faculty for Study of scientific spirituality

42 Situated at the foothills of Himalayas - in Haridwar, about 200 Kms from National Capital Delhi

43 Value based practices : Prayer Meditation/Yogic exercises Community services Yagya therapy Emphasis

44 Value based Management Work culture Subsistence allowance Teaching by behaviour and action Involvement in the development of society Emphasis

45 Headquarter at Haridwar SHANTIKUNJ On Delhi Badrinath Highway

46 Patron-Founders

47 The World is Getting ready for a big Change. Scientific Spirituality is going to be the Religion of 21 st century Will You Participate?


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