Written by Mathew Naismith
Science rediscovering spirituality: The big question here, is science & spirituality one of the same thing? The links provided below will give some sort of an idea of how this just might be as science covers a huge area using evaluations deductively in all things in life & spirituality is that very everything of life. What you might see here is that modern day science is really only exploring spirituality dissimilar only in its deductive reasoning processors to spirituality. Spiritually we have always made deductive reasoning evaluations when exploring into spiritual awareness/consciousness like through Yoga, Tao & so forth. Spirituality is what science is exploring if it knows it or not I believe!!
Reasoning is being aware: Some spiritually aware people will say you don’t use deductive reasoning in becoming spiritually aware but I beg to differ for the main reason the mind is of reasoning, for one to know of their own awareness the mind has to make a deduction in what is awareness, in other words one needs a comparison to know of its own awareness which is reasoning. However when one reaches full awareness/enlightenment deductive reason becomes obsolete but to reach this point one has to be all accepting of everything which isn’t easy. The paradox here is if one realises that they are fully aware a comparison has been made to confirm this, (deductive reasoning), what this is saying is one should never really know of their own full awareness/enlightenment to do so is reasoning which isn’t of full awareness/enlightenment.
I’m going to go a little further & say the people who are not supposed to be aware are just as aware as those who say they are spiritually aware like with scientist for instance; they are not able to become spiritually aware through spirituality so they use science instead. Both methods of rediscovering our environment are correct in my mind, both are looking for the ultimate answer/conscious state but when found it no longer exists within itself, only in the actual act of rediscovering can it exist in the first place so in actual fact we really don’t want to find the ultimate answer or conscious state of awareness.
What this is actually saying by using science we are prolonging our existence because science is limited by its deductive reasoning’s, once science reaches its full potential with nothing more to reason about I predict this is when existence ceases to exist for it’s found the ultimate answer/conscious state & the same with spirituality. In my mind no human being can reach the ultimate state of utter oneness through spirituality or science for if it did it would no longer exist accept through other conscious forms still rediscovering awareness/enlightenment but by then it’s no longer human once it realises its own awareness/enlightenment.
Below is a link & an extract form that link partly pertaining to science & spirituality.
Q: Is spirituality really related to science?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Yes, Spirituality is saying ‘who am I?’ and science is saying ‘What is this?’ Objective analysis is science and subjective understanding is spirituality. And they go hand in hand. In the East they were never in conflict with each other.
It is said in Bhagvat geeta -Gyan Vigyana triptatma which means you should satisfy yourself through both subjective and scientific knowledge. You will find fulfillment only when both science and spirituality go together.
Awareness through the unaware: In taking in what I have said that to be truly & totally aware/enlightened one would then not exist, in saying this it would also say that God/the creative source doesn’t exist either as it is totally aware/enlightened? Not at all as it exists through our ignorance of our own awareness, the creative source is at one with us & as long as a consciousness of some kind is rediscovering itself the creative source will always exist. What I am saying all up here is existence only exists through some sort of consciousness being unaware of its true self.
If you look at the whole of our known existence, mainly this entire physical universe for we know very little about, existence should go on indefinitely because some form of consciousness will always be looking for the ultimate answer/conscious state. This of course is only going by what we know about excluding any other dimensional reality we can’t detect, this is saying as a oneness entity existence will continue its existence for ever more. Think about this for a minute, what is the ultimate, reaching total awareness & ending up in a non-existing state or existing in a never ending cycle of existence? What I am saying here is we are living in that total awareness/enlightened state already by being unaware because it’s this state of unawareness that gives us existence but of course this is only holistically speaking of course, one can become individually totally aware but this has nothing to do with being at one or holistic which isn’t too spiritual to me!!
Personally I have been in states of consciousness that I was at one with all but as you become further aware you realise you only realise your conscious state through comparisons, even in a total oneness state we are still needing comparisons therefore reasoning to realise we are in that state to start with otherwise you wouldn’t know. Therefore it can’t be this ultimate oneness awareness conscious state we are supposed to be seeking, it’s in the act of seeking for this state that is this true awareness/enlightenment state, it’s the very state we are in right now!!
I thought I would insert a few more interesting links you might be interested in.