Contemplation-6: Science and Spirituality in India (Hindi)Contemplation-6: Science and Spirituality in India (Hindi)

Submitted / Updated On: Friday, February 02, 2007 | Written By: Rajiv Krishna Saxena | Hits since Feb 1, 2014: 1328

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There are two paths to ultimate Truth. One is the extrovert western path of pursuing physical and biological sciences that comprises intense analytical study of the nature around us. This path creates material comforts as byproducts but also generates internal and external turmoil in society and the environment. The other is the introvert and spiritual Indian path of intense self analysis, meditation and yoga that lays little emphasis on creature comforts but generates internal and external peace and harmony as byproducts. After getting independence, India seems to be adopting the western route of science to derive better living standards for its masses. While this approach may be the need of the hour, we have to be very careful in taking this approach because total reliance on sciences while neglecting our own original heritage and ethos of spirituality will be counter-productive and harm the man-kind in the long run. Following short article dwells on this theme. I also recently wrote a more detailed article in English with a similar theme entitled Spiritual Tradition and Scientific Innovation in India that can be read by clicking on the title. Your comments are most welcome and can be sent to rajivksaxena@gmail.com - Rajiv Krishna Saxena