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Question: Thinkers all over the world are striving to synthesize science and spirituality. What can the Vedic* wisdom-tradition contribute to this attempted synthesis?
Answer: India is renowned globally as the land of profound and peerless spiritual wisdom. Here are a few quotes of eminent Western thinkers:
“Whenever I have read any part of the Vedas, I have felt that some unearthly and unknown light illuminated me. In the great teaching of the Vedas, there is no touch of sectarianism. It is of all ages, climbs, and nationalities and is the royal road for the attainment of the Great Knowledge.” --Henry David Thoreau
“The marvel of the Bhagavad-gita** is its truly beautiful revelation of life's wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion.” --Hermann Hesse
Lesser known are the contributions of Vedic India to the field of science. Here are a few quotes from famous Western scientists acknowledging the scientific glory of Vedic India:
“We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.” Albert Einstein
“It is India that gave us the ingenious method of expressing all numbers by ten symbols, each receiving a value of position as well as an absolute value, a profound and important idea which appears so simple to us now that we ignore its true merit.” –French Mathematician Pierre Laplace
Not only does the Vedic wisdom-tradition present profound, detailed knowledge about the spiritual realm, but it also delineates systematic, time-tested, and unique techniques and technologies to experience that non-material realm which is otherwise out of the reach of Western science. Thus, the Vedic tradition offers a well-developed science of consciousness study and transformation. The potential of Vedic wisdom to bridge the yawning chasm that separates science and spirituality today is expressed by many leading thinkers, among whom is the world's youngest Noble Laureate scientist: “The Vedanta and the Sankhya hold the key to the laws of mind and thought process which are co-related to the Quantum Field, i.e. the operation and distribution of particles at atomic and molecular levels.” --Nobel Laureate Physicist Brian David Josephon
Indeed, by uniting reason and faith in a higher-dimensional paradigm, Vedic wisdom can heal the wound that has torn the human brain and the human heart far apart, and thus usher a new era of integrated, holistic development in world history.
* The Vedas are ancient Sanskrit texts from India which formed the basis of the oldest surviving culture in the world. Provide detailed and scientific knowledge of all aspects of our human existence.
** The Bhagavad-Gita is described as the essence of the Vedic literature. In 700 concise texts it fully delineates the science of enlightened living.