Yesterday, there was a post named Science against Spirituailty published on this blog. Some of the readers and I myself felt that the end was rather too abrupt, so I will try once more to elaborate the difference between science and spirituality!
The first point to be noted is that, both Science and Spirituality are in search of something. Some eternal truth as mystics say or some eternal unifying laws as scientists say. But it has been a very common experience that the more science tries to clear out the things, the more are they mystified. Whereas, we can find a little number of mystics who claim that they have seen or experienced the divine.
I think, here we should take a note, that science wants to know. Now, what is meant by knowing? Knowing means, someone tries to get every detail and information about something. So, when a scientist is in search of divine rule, he wants to know them. Now, who is the one who wants to know? I think, it is the person or in other words, the ego of the person. It is ego of the person which wants to know everything. Here I remember a poem from Kabira–
“The Lane of Love is a narrow one. Only one can remain in it; either you or god.”
So, if you have this desire of knowing the things, you are like a glass full of water. The rain water cannot enter in this glass even if it is placed in rains. Unless and until, this ego dies, you cannot be the part of divine. When you empty your pots of ego and make the space for divine inside you, you will receive it.
And the other point is that, when you want to know universal truth with pity human brain, it simply means that you are trying to empty the sea with a help of small glass. Truth can be experienced in a thoughtless state. You cannot bring it into the words, you cannot make it a subject of your mind simply because our mind distorts the things and hence we cannot perceive them as they actually are.
Now, the question comes, how to club science and spirituality. I think, from this article and the last one the difference between science and spirituality can be pointed down as-
“A mystic never tries to know the things with the help of his brain because the very statement, I want to know implies that there is still ego remaining. So, the mystic always says that, he wants to dissolve in the truth, he wants to be the part of the truth; which implies a complete egoless state. If scientists change their approach from knowing to dissolving, I think it is not much difficult for scientists to reach the heights reached by mystics.”
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Submerged in the Sorrow- Ghalib
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