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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

consciousness is everything

The hitherto unexplained concepts or aspects of reality cannot be brushed aside or explained away with confusing scientific jargon nor can we ignore the great strides that science has made and gifted us with so many important things very essential for understanding life but we must be open to and willing to make the paradigm shift in our perspective and perception whether we categorize them or label them under material science or spiritual science. I do not want to use the term religion at all as it has so many aspects in it which very often prevents proper and open minded perception of either science,  namely material science and spiritual science.

The more we are willing to listen and learn without blocking anything with our prejudices or conditionings or assumptions the more we get a chance to get enlightened. Here is one such lecture put forth in very simple terms and asking us to take cognizance of the vital aspects of reality which we may miss out if we presume that material science alone can explain life.

Listen and enjoy to this lecture 

TED Talk - Hinduism and Science, Part 1, 2 & 3
Jay Lakhani is a well-known speaker on Religious Pluralism. Lakhani is writer of books 'Hinduism for schools, and 'primary hinduism'. He is an Physics Doctorate teaching in UK universities(Quantum Mechanism).

He is first Hindu tutor to be appointed by Eton College for religious study. He is Director of, Religious Education Council of England and Wales, [[Hindu Council (UK), The Hindu Academy (UK) and A key advisor on Hinduism to the DCSF and the QCDA Offers Hindu input for PGCE courses on Religious Education at Several British Universities

There is a difference between what we are capable of understanding of the physical world and what we know in our hearts to be the truth. Our science deals with the natural...the physical...the corporeal....the material....the rational and the empirical-- and nothing more! But that is not who and what we really are.

Our bodies are stardust and to stardust they will return.

It is what is in our hearts and minds (our consciousness--the pure essence of our true being)--including our scientific understanding (everything that we are and have become in a temporal universe) that will determine whether we are free and immortal.....or not. Our science is only a small expression of our own consciousness. And science, itself, will lose its substance, if no one, in time, no longer cares about it!

The true underlying reality to everything is consciousness itself, and we are a part of that consciousness, whether we recognize it or not.

This is what all of the world religions have tried to teach throughout the ages. But because religion is an artifact of man, it has failed miserably

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