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as there can be only one outer science, so there can be only one
inner science of the spirit. One can only speak of levels of
knowledge and understanding. The dichotomy of believers and
non-believers, where the believers are rewarded in paradise and the
non-believers suffer eternal damnation in hell, is naive.
Also, since the physical universe itself is a
manifestation of the divine, the notion of guilt related to our
bodily existence is meaningless.
science, having mastered the outer reality, has reached the frontier
of brain and mind.
We comprehend the universe by
our minds, but what is the nature of the mind? Are our descriptions
of the physical world ultimately no more than a convoluted way of
describing aspects of the mind the instrument with which we see
the outer world? Why don't the computing circuits of the computer
develop self-awareness as happens in the circuitry of the brain? Why
do we have free-will when science assumes that all systems are bound
in a chain of cause-effect relationships? Academic
science has no answers to these questions and it appears that it