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.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

New Book Consciousness: Scientific and Vedantic Perspective

Recently a new book on consciousness "Consciousness: Scientific and Vedantic Perspective"  published by Bhaktivedanta Institute, Kolkata is now available.  The book is authored by Dr. T D Singh. Dr. Singh is well known for his tireless effort to bring together the science and the spirituality to demystify some of the existing problems in modern scientific realm.

In this book the author has attempted to present the concept of consciousness as it is revealed in Vedic scriptures.

The Introduction chapter of the book gives the over all idea about the book. I have outlined some of the important bullets below from Intro chapter.

- - - Since the last few decades, consciousness has emerged as an important field of study in scientific and philosophical disciplines. There is a growing interest to investigate consciousness among quantum physicists, neurophysiologists, conginitive philosophers and spiritualists. As Prof. Christof Koch, who collaborated with late Francis Crick attempting to discover 'neurobiological basis' of consciousness, expressed: "Consciousness is one of the major unsolved problem in science today." 

Biologists try to explain consciousness using neuronal activity. Quantum physicists try to explain the collapse of the wave function through some interaction of the mind of consciousness. However, these theories are inadequate to explain consciousness. 

In this  book, the author presents a glimpse of various scientific attempts and their limitations to comprehend consciousness. We will then present the ancient Vedantic insight about consciousness.

To get a copy of  the book you can write a mail to or can visit
My review:

The author has attempted to give Vedantic perspective on the problem that we have been trying to solve since the age of Greek philosophy. The idea that is given in the Vedic scriptures is very lucid and and it deals with the problem from Origin of consciousness to its nature to evolution of consciousness  to the purpose of consciousness study.  Definitely,  the idea that is given can not be discarded very easily.

Must read for every one who are genuinely  seeking for the REALITY.
Jaynarayan, Bangalore, India

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