Saturday, April 12, 2008

Science and Religion

This was probably the first war that was started when people began to see things with reasoning, Science Vs Religion. Science defines things whereas Religion gives hope. It's a vast task trying to say what a consequence named "Science" has led to. Science has made possible the world today we stand in and look forward to seeing things even better. On the other hand, everyone argues about, what religion has given us? It has given us prayers and from religion, gets derived traditions and rules and regulations and all those protocols that restricts us to be free. We feel so compelled due to religion. And the most important thing, religion gives us only beliefs and not things that can be sensed through our sense organs and our brain. How can we believe something that doesn't exist in the dimension of time and space?

As our society states, the backbone of any religion is GOD. Every religion has its own religious leaders and their own prophecies. Well, they all seem to fit in some way or the other and are never ever devoid of followers. Its the greatest debate that has started from the first time that a man felt his sense, "Who am I?", "Who created me?", and "Is there somebody or something that created me that/whom we call GOD?". Well, nobody knows for sure that what is probably true, but every religion has its own answers to it. Maybe, this is the main reason that people are drawn towards religion. Religion gives people hope, faith and answers to what they seek, and people enjoy it even there is no proof for it. Well, if it is true that there is God then, what? Well, it's a difficult ask to fathom and answer.

And of course there are people who are not bind by these and look God and void, and try to derive GOD in the form of a mathematical equation. Every religion, we see, say that GOD created universe out of nothing. Well, can it be really possible, matter out of nothing? Not till now, I suppose. If we look at the Hindu religion, the creation of the universe was done as: It says, "There was void and suddenly something happed in the dark void and an "Anda", a spherical object appeared, then when this object blasted, then formed air, water, sky, fire and finally earth. And when these things finally combined, gave rise to "Virat Purush", the Enormous Man. This Purush (Enormous Man), is such symbolized that its upper body is the seven upper universes or "Positive Loks", Swargalok, the "Heaven", Baikuntha lok, "The Kingdom of Universe" as also described by Jesus Christ in Bible, and lower body symbolizes seven lower universes or "Negative Loks", PatalLok, the "Hell". And in the middle remains Mother Earth and is the same structure for our own body as human beings are also described as a reference to this "Purus", as stated in the ShrimadBhagvad. And so forth the entire universe is this "Purus" and everything is guided by his wish. Somewhat, similar is the explanation in Bible where Universe is created from nothing. So, is it true that the things states in the religious scripts are true? Well, they obviously carry some weight!

But Science denies it! The scientific community has been striving hard to find out the truth behind the origin of the universe. They wouldn't believe something written in any ancient books and believe they are true, without any proof. They are people of reasoning and seek reasons for anything imaginable. This starvation for knowledge led to the theory of the Big Bang, theory that the universe began with the explosion of dense matter. Then again recently, with the introduction and validity of all the Five well known String Theories combinely gave way for the "M-Theory". The M-theory, the magical theory that says a lot about the origin of the universe and its dimensions. It brings the concept of the 11th dimension and that of the parallel universe. It proposes that when something blasted in the commencement of the universe, then two parallel universes were formed. One universe is the one in which we are in and the other which is somewhere out there with all the laws of physics in opposite. "Nature shows us only the tail of the lion. But I do not doubt that the lion belongs to it even though he cannot at once reveal himself because of his enormous size" - Albert Einstein. Well, is it the full tail, many physicists are optimistic but maybe this is not the "Theory for everything" that we are seeking.

Well, now at this point of reasoning, I would like to point out a feeling of mine. Comparing back, the parallel universe might exist, if we look at the ancient Hindu scripts. The parallel universe might be nothing more than the "Negative Lok", that is referred. This is the Lok or place where laws of physics are opposite, the symbolic seven colours of the rainbow that these Loks are represented with are just negative to the symbolic colours of the "positive loks", as stated. Well, the seven Surs of music are also opposite or in the negative frequencies in these "negative loks". Maybe this is a valid point or a silly reasoning, only God knows, if he exists!

Science without religion is lame and religion without science is blind- Albert Einstein. Well, the Guru of modern science said so, so there is great weight in these words. He believed that scientists are the most religious people in the world, who talk with God in their reasoning and find a solution to a problem. So, if there is God, then this is his wish. So, if there is God, then how is God like. Is he like Vishnu, Shiva, Jesus or Allah or any other form. Is the spherical object earlier stated, the first atom of God, if God can be described in terms of matter and the dimensions of time and space. But these things might work not. Because, if the truth behind God is proved mathematically, keeping the assistance of ancient philosophies, then we are again doomed, because, according to the ancient philosophies, God cannot be understood with brain, there is something divine above our brain, above the "Maya", the Play of the God. There is "Ananda" above all, the God's regime, where he is in his formless state, not bound by dimensions, time and space. He's not defined by physics because he is the Physics, he is the science.

So, why are we here then? If God is there then why are we here, why did he create us? Well, science explains it with the help of a single cell, evolution, genes and laws of survival. The religion explains it as: "God said: I am your mother, I bring you here so that you can learn things on your own and of course I am always there to guide you and help you and love you. if I hadn't brought you here, then, Oh my son!, how could I have shown my love to you, that I love you so much and care for you so much and give you a chance to come to me and be a part of me, so do good deeds and follow my rules of love and harmony and you will be in peace and in "Paramananda" i.e, within me." So, saying this, God asks us to follow basic rules of Life and be an ideal man. But then, how to be an ideal man? Our religion tells us to follow their rules as they are the words from God. But these religious scripts were also been written by some human beings, many years ago, then did they really feel God and heard his words and wrote his verdict. It's a question to be raised and the answer is that The Yogis had "Siddhis", with which they enjoyed this treat, as stated in the religious writings. But, if this is true then, according to these writings, the Age of the Aquarius has begun as the regime of Jesus has completed 2000 years at the turn of this millennium, and that a new "Mesiah" will be born. So, advanced will be this Age of Aquarius that God could be understood and God can be felt and proved. So, if this is true, then we are awaiting a Miracle to happen.

Well, then this is a never-ending debate, which promises many things. But the truth lies somewhere in or out the dimension of time and space. So, if God exists and his existence is proven, then both science and religion will come together because in one way or the other, both are trying their best to believe in the supreme power, one gives it shapes and worships but the other believes that it is a string or an electron and sketch it in the from of mathematical equations. Both are trying to reach the top with but with two totally different routes.

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