From the reality of nature to the nature of reality ! Diksha Mataji (Gita Daily)

Published on Jul 25, 2013

Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 07, Text 06

The reality of nature: Intrying to understand this,science equates the natural with the material. All the great theories of science are essentially attempts to understand what nature really is. These theories have led to enormous technological advancement, but a coherent conceptual framework about nature has remained elusive. For example, quantum physics and relativity are violently contradictory in their conceptions of the reality of nature: the first says waves; the second, particles. And no reconciliation seems anywhere near the horizon; in fact, even the location of the horizon is unknown.

The nature of reality: Gita wisdom focuses on this. Reality, the Bhagavad-gita (07.06)indicates, is an integral whole centered on the Supreme Absolute Truth, Krishna. Nature is Krishna’s energy, emanating from his wisdom and working under his will. Gita wisdom deems the current scientific approach misdirected, for it agonizes over the reality of nature without apprehending the nature of reality. Studying nature as if it were an independent reality without considering its connection with the whole is an intrinsically fragmented approach. Such an approach can yield at best disjointed islands of comprehension amidst an ocean of incomprehension. More consequentially, it can’t show us the end of the ocean because the ocean alone is the object of study. The exclusivist study of matter can’t illuminate the principles or purposes for living because both these are non-material concepts. The resulting darkness sentences millions to meaningless existence.

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