Introduction to this blog

Consciousness can be generated by the process of computation! This is the claim of neuroscientists and computer scientists. However, the Vedic literature provides a clear idea that conscious by its nature is not a matter and hence it cannot be generated by any kind of complex computation that is due to matter. This blog is to explore the science of consciousness from Vedic perspective.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Consciousness as a foundation for Happiness

What drives us? In our day-to-day activities what drives us is happiness. Happiness is so basic to us that we have rarely attempted to ask this question that what exactly is the happiness? However as time pass and society experience turmoil and tough situations, we tend to address this question on why are we suffering?Why the happiness which is the intrinsic need seems to so rare and impossible? Why the suffering has become predominant over happiness? Such questions has probably led to a systematic study of happiness. The UC Berkely course on happiness address the content related to happiness. 

A link to the course:  https://ggsc.berkeley.edu/what_we_do/online_courses_tools/the_science_of_happiness

We would like to address the same problem in light of Bhagavatam and Vedic wisdom. What and How the Vedic literature has addressed the same problem? What kind of solution it offers and how does it make sense in the current time? We will post our analysis and understanding here in the further articles. 

Jaynarayan, Bangalore, India

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Clarity on Consciousness

The understanding of consciousness among the scientific community is at a very nascent stage. The advancement of neuro science has provided some hope of conducting a scientific study of consciousness. However, due to lack of an appropriate approach so far there has been no breaking on the fundamental questions on either origin or nature of consciousness. The contention is that whether the brain gives rise to consciousness or it is a fundamental than matter itself. Or does the existence of matter and consciousness is parallel, means, the matter exists alongside consciousness. At some point of time, matter and consciousness interact and give rise to activities - force and action.

Vedic literature has a lot to provide on this.  A systematic study of Vedic literature on this content might provide a way to formulate a solvable problem on consciousness study. Therefore, the way forward would be to synthesize the scientific approach with that of the Vedic wisdom. We hope to explore this direction to address the problem of consciousness.


Jaynarayan, Tirupati, India