Presentation on theme: "Scientific Spirituality in Indian Perspective"— Presentation transcript:
1 Scientific Spirituality in Indian Perspective Presidential Address by:– Dr. Pranav Pandya, MDHead – All World Gayatri Pariwar, ShantikunjChancellor – Dev Sanskriti University,Haridwar, Uttarakhanda
2 Global Crisis Requires … A Paradigm Shift inUnderstandingValuingKnowing, Our World
3 Factors governing life style… In the days of yoreReligionSpiritualityNatureSince the 17th centuryScienceTechnologyExploitation
4 Science V/s Spirituality At the root of the clash lie two streams of beliefs.Reductionist Approach V/s Holistic Approach
5 Science V/s Spirituality Science believesEverything is made up of matterDemonstrable through experimentsSpirituality advocatesPure Spirit is realityA subject matter of consciousnessCan be experienced, but difficult to demonstrate in laboratory
6 Science V/s Spirituality Physical senses are our only means of obtaining knowledgeSpiritualityBy transcending the limitation of senses only true knowledge can be experienced
7 Science V/s Spirituality Denies existence of anything that is supernatural, Metaphysical or extrasensory.SpiritualityEmphasises on harnessing of subtler and causal realms.
8 Science V/s Spirituality Life is manifestation of bio-chemical and bio-physical matter .SpiritualityLife is manifestation of Supreme ConsciousnessHas definite purpose and order.
9 Swami VivekanandaThe 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.
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..IshavasyopnishadWords 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.
14 Religion can be explained in its 3 forms MetaphysicsEthicsSpirituality
15 The Medieval periodEmergence 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 Pancha TatvaPrana Chetna+AparaParaA unification of these two is desirable for this Universe to come into existence.
17 Scientific Spirituality Pancha TatvaPrana Chetna+Science not guided by spirituality became self-destructive and a liability rather than asset.Religion isolating itself from Science became superstition.
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 YagyaVishwamitra – Science of Gayatri SadhanaKanada – Theory of AtomPatanjali – Ashtanga YogBharadwaj and Charak -AYURVEDASushruta – SurgeonAryabhatt – Astrology and Mathematics
21 Some Pioneers of Ancient India Garg Rishi - principles of ConstellationBhaskaracharya – MathematicsBodhayan - GeometryKoutilya _Economics & Political sciences
22 Synthesis of Science and Spirituality Stages of development of ScienceChildhood stage : considered consciousness as mere matterThe Juvenile period : Psyche and power of mind were recognized.
23 Synthesis of Science and Spirituality Stages of development of ScienceThe 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 ScienceThe Maturity: Science will finally integrate with Spirituality and It will become Science of Consciousness.The religion of future.Psychology and Philosophy – the subjects of 21st Century.
25 Deep Ecology This is now a global grassroots movement Was founded by Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess in Early 1970sIn his view shallow ecology is anthropocentric or human centeredDeep ecology sees the world as a network of phenomena that are fundamentally interconnected and interdependentIT 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)
27 Now Scenario has changed … Atomic Structure – Particles – Quantum Mechanics – Grand Unification of ForcesMuch closer to spirituality
28 Now Scenario has Changed … Mattah Parataram Nanyat Kincidasti DhananjyaMayi 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
30 Pioneers of SynthesisScientists and Philosophers : Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg, Karl Jung, Elvin Toffler, Fritjof Capra,Dana JoharSpiritual Personalities of Modern Era : Sri Aurobindo, Maharshi Raman, Swami Vivekananda, Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya
31 Brahmavarchas Research Institute 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.
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 ALPHA EEG BIO-FEEDBACK Crude EEGBursts 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.Alpha Bursts
38 The Effects of Yagya The Institute, Equipped Human beingsPlants and EnvironmentsSubtle WorldThe Institute, Equippedwith most modern instrumentsto find out the effects of Sadhana and Yoga
39 Shantikunj to attend the Training Camps Younger Generation is coming up more and more inShantikunj to attend the Training Camps
40 From the land of Ganges – Saptsarovar area, Haridwar
41 Dev Sanskriti University 2002 Organic extension ofBrahmavarchas Research Instt.A Centre for Research and Study ofAncient Indian Sciences and Spirituality with dedicated faculty forStudy of scientific spirituality
42 Situated at the foothills of Himalayas - in Haridwar , about 200 Kms from National Capital Delhi
43 Emphasis Value based practices : Prayer Meditation/Yogic exercises Community servicesYagya therapy
44 Emphasis Value based Management Work culture Subsistence allowance Teaching by behaviour and actionInvolvement in the developmentof society
45 Headquarter at Haridwar On Delhi Badrinath Highway SHANTIKUNJOn Delhi Badrinath Highway