Science and Spirituality
"But do never proclaim this words to him who does not repent, nor honor me, nor listen to me, who mutters against me again and again", Bhagavad-Gita 18
Modern science has superficially seen largely disproved the ancient myths and cosmologies and cosmogonies about the origin of creation, which in the past defined the basic order for the cohabitat of most people, and it provides a modern rational world-view.
In Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism however, little known descriptions of a cosmic order are found with spiritual connections, which belong to the secret doctrine.
== Astronomy ==
Modern astronomy presents us the model of a universe with a diameter of more than 25 billion light years (9.5 quadrillion metres or 5.9 trillion miles) and the shape of a flat ball. (Infrared background measurement, which is based on the shaky Big Bang theory, although its radiation pattern contradicts this).
It contains over 1 000 000 000 galaxies as our Milky Way or similar objects, with over 10 ^ 22 suns. Alone in our Milky Way exist are more than 1 billion suns.
Some calculations contain estimated 20,000 solar systems in the universe, for which is a likelihood that the labile climatic planetary conditions for organic life exist there. (> Ufo Note:)
Modern science has devoted itself to naturalism, and it practices a rational science theory with a relatively naive realism. However, she does not and cannot know in principle what is behind it and whether there is a "behind" anyway, what she supplants.
The modern "explanation" of our origin from the Big Bang would mean that the possibly oscillating creation ultimately comes out of nowhere. Regarding the big bang rose in the meantime doubts up about the atypical distribution of the background radiation.
It is also in contrary to the Indian theory of the Yugas or Kalpas , which teaches on the extremely short existence of the material worlds in comparison to the existence of the spiritual worlds, which are the result of a systematic artificial materialization of certain primordial spiritual forces.
Ancient and modern physics
Trendsetting are the Quantum physics, which has now reached its limits despite its complexity and Einstein's general relativity . There are also speculative currents in quantum physics, for example the approach of two parallel material universes.
The stringtheory uses far more than three dimensions and gave hope for the basis for a theory of gravity. But it could not be confirmed, rather the opposite. An extended string - model is based on judgments in a background field.
After the three quarks as basic particles of the neutron in the atomic nucleus, the theory of a Higgs field with bosons finally led to the verification of the intensely sought Higgs boson, which is near the short-lived Param-Anu of the buddhic plane but still remains in the field of matter.
The unanswered question is what causes this universal Higgs energy field to separate bosons on a large scale. There may be something that interacts with this field beforehand. From an esoteric point of view, the Higgs field is reminiscent of the Maya Tattva. But there are other particles on every plane. The manas is one of them.
Biology - man as modern genom
Modern science, with its denial of the divine and also of the possibility of a divinised person, follows the path of form and of death. It made extensive progresses in the field of chemistry and therefore does not stop at humans either.
It is now questioning man as a reproducing biological genome, which has been perfected during the course of a natural evolution during millions of years and is now slowly able to analyze and possibly consciously alter itself with the aid of the cognitive reason, which, however, is overshadowed by many dark and selfish forces and energys.
The "value" of the materialistic man, as far as it is at all considered, is thereby reduced to his position in society, his intelligence, and his properties and posessions.
In essence, the special value of man was completely questioned by the scientific possibility of cloning him once or by reducing him to a complex chemical process.
The purpose of a society is to protect man and the transmission of the culture and the knowledge, which is the educational basis of higher human evolution.
First in the high age in the face of death, the instinct of self-preservation of the materialist sometimes presents the disappointed question of the hidden meaning of the efforts: But who can give the answer, because blind people can not lead blind people, and religion offers an escape model and the uncertain hope of a continuation of life after death, a life which one does not know and does not understand, since the outer religions do not accept an astral-body and spread illusions of a life in heavens.
But are we otherwise so progressive ?
Until a few hundred years ago, western external religions believed that the earth was flat - until Galileo came. Shortly before him Giordano Bruno, an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, mathematician and poet had been burned at the stake in Rome's Campo de' Fiori in 1600 because of heresy and magic. He denied of several core Catholic doctrines and had a cosmological theorie, which conceptually extended the Copernican model. He proposed that the stars were just distant suns surrounded by their own exoplanets with the possibility of even foster life of their own. He also insisted that the universe is infinite and has no celestial body at its center.
In the asian religions the view of the worlds and the understanding of the ages were more comprehensive, as they were often taught by the masters, while normal people could not read and write.
In Hinduism exist are drawings of Vishnu, who fills and transcends the universe on a higher level. Our universe is here only one of billions of Brahmandas.
The Indian Maha - Puranas contain detailed descriptions of the time cycles of the universe and of the higher worlds as well as the creation of the countless universes by Vishnu - Narayana. There are descriptions of stars in such Hindu scriptures that revolve around higher stars in cycles of hundreds of thousands of years.
In the Shrimad Bhagavatam (Book3) stand detailed descriptions of the time-cycles of the universe inclusive of the higher worlds.
In Tendai - Buddhism, there is the doctrine of "microcosm and macrocosm". The world is described as being constructed in shells. Satori means to see the smallest, the extremely short-lived "Param-Anu", also described by Dharmakirti and in Samkhya, which should not be mixed up with the bosons of nuclear physics, which exist on a lower plane.
In many sutras of Ekayana is taught about emerging and regressing universes on higher planes of creation.
The majority of such eastern cosmologies had been developed by enlightened persons and sometimes also by true masters who had the knowledge from personal experience or from the divine hierarchies.
But true enlightenment means to see the entire universe from the standpoint of a higher body, something unimaginative, incomprehensible, and therefore ridiculous to the modern materialistic man, since it totally questions him. He does anyway usually not want to know of any higher bodies required for this purpose.
Spirituality and modern life
Modern scientists have found a variety of laws of the material plane and developed mathematics and informatics, electronics and chemistry. So they were able to use physics for a better life and as a consequence for the explotation and destruction of nature, because things are in the false hands, also in the false hands of consumers.
Scientists and technicians have developed unknown technologies - but the majority of mankind lives in concurrence with each other, and the growth of worldpopulation is out of control, because of the new possibilities, with the result of upcoming wars and flows of refugees.
Mankind has developed the mind but not the soul and which is dying und mostly already has died and exists as a gray shadow.
The eastern religions see man as a carrier of his soul, who is bound to his Karma and his Dharma, his destination. They developed methods of development of the higher spiritual soul and of liberation from the influences of the lower planes of creation(Moksha). But these teachings were subject to secrecy by the masters and gurus and the priesthood. Even in Asia they usually required the initiation by a teacher or guru.
The comparable hermetic teachings in the ancient western cultures have also been kept secret. Such teachings were mostly veiled with a symbolic language because of the influence of the christian churches and the states. Especially since the beginning of last century were asian techniques spread by religious scientists and world travelers in the West.
Most modern people in the west laugh about such teachings, because their soul is nearly dead and spirituality is beyond their personal experience and disturbs their intolerant selfbalance. They are slaves of their body and of their wishes and dreams, and they look at these spiritual teachings as a superstition from ancient times. Success counts for them, their souls have nowadays styled primitive wishes and materialistic visions.
In Asia religion is slowly dying because of western influences and also because people dont understand their own religions. But also in the past were people with spiritual aspirations a minority in Asia. They were and are blinded by the possibilities of modern science. Additionally psychology tries to explain spirituality by natural science, neurology and religious psychology. So the gurus and people who demonstrate spiritual forces have become rarer in India and are often laughed at there. For the necessary synthesis is today's world too immature, too rigid, and mentally too undeveloped. The higher Dharma has unfortunately been the abyss since several ten thousands of years.
Our western culture, which is nowadays based on economic globalization, solidifies in faith in the technically feasible and trusts in the intellect, which partly represents very opposing viewpoints, since he is the servant of the blind mind behind it. It is, however, only a temporary selfish phase of human evolution, which, like everything else, is also a part of the universal divine world plan.
If i speak in this context about spiritual science, then i think of a universal "Holy science" which includes teachings of the higher worlds and sees and transcends our material world as the lowest plan. It is often in contradistinction to religious science or a superficial universalism, and it goes beyond what can be sensibly perceived.
It is based on knowledge, which was at first transmitted by masters with divine self-realization. The spontaneous spiritual consciousness (Chit) of Ishvara, the creator god, needs neither terms nor mathematics. Over the course of the millennia this secret knowledge was unfortunately mixed with half-knowledge or adapted to social environments and necessities.
Modern science uses concepts, models and mathematics and nowadays widens and deepens the knowledge on such a broad horizontal front, that life seems for the mind to be a combination and interaction of certain fundamental formulas, even if it steps down to such fundamental things like the "bosons" als elementary particles.
Modern science must stay on the material surface of creation, and very often it becomes the servant of the things which it created. Modern science cannot reach the astral planes or the mental planes, despite of the transcendental planes and the spiritual planes. It can only describe single laws, and it cannot describe the gnostic infinite planes with their unusual laws and characteristics.
The "Holy science" acknowledges the laws of the material plane(Prithivi anda) which come from the limitedhood of the underlying material energy(maya), which is still unknown in physics. Our world is just a final state of the "Maya", which vibrates under the influence of the Atman.
If the kabbalistic "Sepher Yetzirah" speaks about "Counter, number, counted" then it states that this origin of the numbers is on a divine plane. Therefore the astral plane could be a similar world with its own planets and its specific laws.
The very details of the "Holy Science" must stay a secret science of the higher initiates, and therefore it is only the description of the process of evolution, of transformation and of transfiguration, because these things should not be a toy in the false hands, a problem that always exists because of the polarity of creation.
It is not important whether these forces are viewed at as good and evil, as light and darkness, or as destructive and creative forces. Our momentary material world obeys the destructive laws of unconsciousness, and on our dark planet the higher consciousness is always in danger to be drawn down to by these involutionary forces. This is the main reason for the spreading decandency, which likes these hidden vital forces as a fundamental part of the momentary human nature.
Therefore it cannot be the aim of a "holy science" to find these mathematical formulas and to publish them to the undeserving ignorance. Even if a very high master should be able to understand these laws, he would never publish this, because it is a divine secret of his initiation, and HE must serve the divine plan.
It is the purpose of a "Holy science" to show which forces are necessary to go the path and to show, what has to be transformed to reach the next step of the 22 steps, either with the model of the seven "rays" or with the " four elements or with the direct synthetic spiritual energy : The description of the spiritual worlds and of the divine regions must therefore be very gross.
So the "Holy science" is based on "Holy scientists" - comparable with holy yogis - who are busy with their work on the path to develop the gnostic divine person.
They have left behind the small human ego, which is a servant and a controller of the lower worlds. Their self has its roots in the spiritual soul(atma-jnana).
This rational treading of the path would actually be a demand of modernity, and it should not be a method to draw the most beneficial from the methods for modern life, and it should not become the erroneous path of a spiritual materialism.
By the accompanying spiritual philosophy spiritual-spiritual experiences become more understandable, whereby also the ability to understand the cosmic laws increases.
The somewhat inconsistent cosmic world worldviews in Hinduism and Buddhism and the knowledge of the many planes and the different successful techniques and paths come from such high spiritual self-realization of individual pioneers and from masters and sadgurus.
Finally it should not be forgotten, that even behind the highest divine worlds exists a highest synthetic hidden consciousness under whose control everything unconsciously works and functions, and whose consent is necessary.