Both science and religion have a place under the sun - The Hindu
The article is a gentle and logical response to Prof. Vasant Natarajan’s article “Let’s aim for a post-theistic society” (Open Page, The Hindu, September 22, 2013).
I added the following comment on that:
Agreeing with Sivarahan, I would like to add some more points on our understanding of spirituality as the path of quest to reality.
The first aphorism of Vedanta Sutra says "athato braham jijnasa" which means that "therefor now we shall inquire into the ultimate truth". Similarly the Bhagavatam too gives us the similar statements "....jivasya tattva jijnasa" which translate as "the living being is meant to inquire into truth". Hence from scripture we learn that the spirituality is not just the imposed sentiment upon humble and poor people rather it teaches us to inquire in to reality.
The confusion is due to shortage appropriate knowledge on spirituality. When the scripture and life of great sages are properly examined we can find coherence between theory and practice. Whatever is inscribed in scripture is practically demonstrated by sages in their own life.
Jaynarayan, Bangalore, India
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