How Science and Bhagavad Gita Concur and Differ, Jagannatheshwari Mataj (Gita Daily)

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Published on Aug 18, 2013

Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 13, Text 09

The fall of a fruit. Millions of people had seen this specific event that Newton saw. What made Newton different was that he went beyond this visible specific event to the invisible universal principle: gravity. Most scientific insights emerge from the search for the invisible universals that underlie the visible specifics.

A similar searchunderlies Gita wisdom. Millions have seen the specific event called death. What makes Gita students different is that they go beyond the specifics by asking the underlying universal questions: “What is death? Why does it exist? Will we end with death or will we live on beyond death?” The Bhagavad-gita (13.09) indicates that such contemplation is the springboard to authentic spiritual knowledge.It takes our thoughts from visible matter to invisible spirit.

Thus, both science and Gita wisdom operate on the same intellectually sophisticated principle of going beyond the visible to the invisible. What differentiates them is the scope of the invisible: science usually assumes the invisible to be material, whereas Gita wisdom acknowledges that the invisible includes the material and the spiritual.

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