Science and Spirituality


It is important to distinguish between knowledge and experience.

Science provides us with rational, testable, reliable knowledge about the world at a specific period in humanity’s quest for understanding.

Experience is the basis of life, beyond normal biological functions.

Experience is enriched/diminished/formed/modified by a number of factors.

These include: values, worldviews,  relationships…

Healthy Spirituality of a dimension of experience that enables a person to understand and appreciate life from larger, deeper, and cosmic perspectives.

It can be, but need not necessarily be, associated particular religions, though all religions do have a spiritual dimension.

Spirituality  can enable one to cultivate calmness, serenity, and peace of mind; while curbing the hurtful passions of anger, greed, and callousness towards fellow humans.

It is certainly helpful and enormously beneficial if one acquires and respects knowledge through science, and also practices some spiritual disciplines.

25 May 2018

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Varadaraja V. Raman

Physicist, philosopher, explorer of ideas, bridge-builder, devotee of Modern Science and Enlightenment, respecter of whatever is good and noble in religious traditions as well as in secular humanism,versifier and humorist, public speaker, dreamer of inter-cultural,international,inter-religious peace.

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