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, March 5, 2021

Knowledge and Its Eternal Nature

The modern science though has gave rise to numerous technological solutions for the societal problem however, it has so far failed in answering some of the fundamental questions about the life and universe. In fact there is no satisfactory answer yet to the questions concerning life and universe. We are yet to know What is Life, We are yet to know How did the universe came to existence? And we are also yet to know Why the suffering exists? Well, there are several theories and hypothesis to these questions. The prevailing one could be Theory of Evolution which has been time and again examined to be able to explain some of the questions concerning life, its origin and evolution. The other theories such as BigBang which tries to explain How the universe could have originated and what would be its fate? Similarly, the explanation for Why we are suffering and why the problems existed in this universe is again by use of Evolution theory. The state of the art is that we have not yet understood the fundamental questions and its answer. While this being the state of the art, the great thinkers of the modern science have also contributed towards understanding of the physical world. Such as, in the area of Physics we have laws of motion, principle of conservation of energy, different forces, mass, and the world of quantum physics. Similarly in the other areas some advancement have been certainly made. Great deal of advancement also been made in the filed of abstract world of mathematics. Therefore, in nut cell we may conclude that the modern science has generated some of understanding of the working of this nature. Some term this as knowledge. 

However, the knowledge that we find in the revealed scripture such as Bhagavad Gita gives a complete ly newer definition of knowledge. It states that knowledge is something which enables the knower to distinguish between the life and matter. It further elaborate that knowledge is something which is an eternal in nature it being the fundamental properties of Life itself. 

We will continue the article in next week.

Tirupati, India

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