Jul 31, 2010

Darwinism & The Moral Argument for God

Conflict between Science and Religion is illusory.

However, many Western “thinkers” make this non-issue an issue.

These arm-chair philosophers, spitting fire and brimstone on “religion”, singing odes to Darwin; remain blissfully ignorant of The “Illusion” Einstein referred to. An “inkling” of it had this great scientist all agog.

If books could give us The Truth, every cockroach ever to crawl over them would get it. ‘Philo’ is love, ‘Sophy’ Knowledge. Philosophy is “Love for Knowledge”. It entails a thinking person Seek and Find WHAT IS. But, for that, is "mind", as we "think" is, enough?

What happens “beyond” our mind?

All, as we imagine it is, "stands" on its head!

Evolution etc. is "observable phenomena" in the "illusion" of Time. It is "limited" in its scope. Einstein "got" it that time/space is “illusory”. Yet, being "persistent", it manifests as a consistent fact. Incidentally, this "observable" world, as "seen" by us, is referred to as "Maya" in all spiritual traditions of India. It means ILLUSION.

Thus, within this “manifest” context - time/space of present day "observable phenomena" - Indian Yogis and Free Mystics give science its due respect. This includes The Evolutionary Theory of Darwin.

Yet, religion means “re-join”. With “That”, Which Is.

Said Mansoor Al-Hallaj - "To comprehend The Unlimited is not the range or quality of that, which is limited." This Sufi Saint was cut to bits by fanatics in 10th century A.D.

Some “thinkers” of West commit this “hara-kiri”.

With Truth.


Jul 27, 2010

Can We Depend Upon Our MIND?

Science tends to equate “mind” with our “brain”. It is fallacious. There is “something” that “runs” our brain and mind. What is “it”? It is “life”. But what is the “stuff” this “life” is made of? The Answer eludes Science.

Darwin, Einstein, Newton etc. were, “mind-wise”, admittedly, more intelligent than most of us. Evolutionary or Atomic Theory may be called “observable phenomena” in a limited context. The Unlimited or The Timeless is beyond this “illusion” of time and space. Einstein honored this “inkling” of The Ultimate Reality. In this context, he was deeply “spiritual”.

In East, India specifically, science never is in conflict with spirituality. Why? Because the Yogis and Free Mystics, independent of any tight “religious” beliefs, depend entirely upon “observable phenomena” to seek and find WHAT IS. The scientific community as well as a lay man must grasp these “findings” to “get” The Truth.

So, what did then, as do now, Yogis and Free Mystics find?

After life-long perseverance, it is found by these “Spiritual Scientists” that The “Mind” of our “mind” can be reached! This UNIVERSAL MIND or GOD (of the simple-minded amongst us), is The QUINTESSENCE or “LIFE” of our “SELF”. This “HAPPENING” is bestowed upon The “CHOSEN” Devotee as “MERCY” or “GRACE” of THE DIVINE. Enlightenment can “happen” to anybody. Yet, it may never occur. Thus, one has to be “religious” in this “faith” that “within” us is “KINGDOM OF GOD”. 

The drop does “meet” The Ocean!

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Jul 26, 2010

Albert Einstein's Faith: Was the Great Physicist Spiritual?

An Open Heart with An Open Mind gets The Open Secret.

In this sense, Einstein was deeply "religious"; a discerning "spiritual" being. But averse to the idea of a "personal god". And, rightly so. His 'expansive spirit' was 'relentlessly curious'. Open to "Time-less" and "Eternal" Structure of The Ultimate Reality.

This is The Way of Yogis and Free Mystics of India.

The "view" of GOD as a "person", is a "lower" belief. Yet, this "lesser" idea of “TRUTH” exists as a tangible "reality" in East and West alike. Millions believe and die with it. None the wiser.

It is not The Way of A Free 'Spirit'. Of intelligent people.

Seek and Find. Is The Name of The Game. Of Mysticism.

Yet, much as one may respect "intelligent" minds, such as that of Einstein; to "get" THE TIMELESS REALITY, beyond "stubbornly persistent ILLUSION”, the MIND as we know it, must be transcended. Why? Because "stuff" that "mind" is made of is not "brain" but SPIRIT. 

Our mind may "perceive" or "conceive" A SENSE OF REALITY. But most of us never get "IT" as a virtual "SELF"-Experience. Failing to “get” IT, a visible section of human society becomes atheist; anti-religion. Then, ANTI-GOD.

Both "Believers" and "Infidel" Non-Believers worship an "ISM".

A "scientific" mind should not "believe" or disbelieve "blindly" any truisms. Einstein did not. Was OEPEN-HEARTED and OPEN-MINDED to WHAT IS. Thus, was more "spiritual" than most of us ever are. Or, shall ever be!

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost