Will Science and Yogic
Spirituality Be Reconciled?
While modern science has yet
to recognize the higher yogic science, it has begun to move in that
direction. The mechanistic or Newtonian view of the universe is now
dead. The idea of the universe as energy which supplanted it, the
Einsteinian view, is also coming in to question. The idea of the
universe as consciousness is now being seriously considered by many
It is only a matter of
time, which could be a little as a few decades, for this idea to be
validated in scientific experiments. Once this occurs modern
scientists will have to again seriously consider the knowledge and
practices of yogic scientists and their workings on the inner levels
of the mind. The material and spiritual sciences will have to meet
and create an integral science for all humanity including both in
their proper place.
Sanatana Dharma is an
eternal tradition. However much humanity may move away from its
teachings, it must return to them in the course of time. Sanatana
Dharma requires freedom of inquiry to discover it. This science has
brought on a mundane level. Such freedom of examination must be
brought into the workings of the mind, so that questioning our very
ego itself we can discover our true Self which is beyond all sorrow.
This is the ultimate
scientific achievement for all people. It also requires the
development of a spiritual psychology, a science of consciousness,
including higher states of awareness, which alone can bridge the gap
between science and religion.