By Sant Rajinder Singh
Secretly, in every heart, lies the desire to have proof that there is God and we are soul, a part of God.
Science exists to uncover these deepest spiritual truths. On the other hand, those engaged in spirituality are trying to find the hidden cause behind what is a scientific fact. They are interested in the scientific laws of nature but wish to go behind the laws to find the divine law that brought everything into being. While scientists search through outer instrumentation, spiritual scientists search through the technique of meditation, using the instrumentation of their attention.
As most scientists report, their discoveries came as inspiration. What is an inspiration but tapping into the spiritual laws? Albert Einstein, who revealed the theory of relativity and made this nuclear age possible, once said, “I assert that the cosmic religious experience is the strongest and the noblest driving force behind scientific research.”
Science and spirituality make a great partnership. If those engaged in science spend some time in the silence of their own selves, inspiration will come and lead them to the answers they seek. Similarly, if those interested in spirituality apply the scientific law of testing hypotheses in the laboratory of their own body and soul, they will find the results.
If we look at modern medicine, we find a whole new approach to healing. In the past, we thought healing occurred by the administration of certain drugs. Those in a new field of medicine talk about the mind-body connection. They speak of healing the body by healing the mind and using the power of the soul. In some of the greatest medical institutions in the world, doctors are advocating meditation as a way to reduce stress and eliminate stress-related illnesses. Studies reveal that people who spend time in meditation recover sooner from surgery than those who do not. We are living in a wondrous age in which the lines between science and spirituality are being blurred.
As scientists, we can test the power of meditation for ourselves and see where it leads us. To meditate we only need to sit in silence. We can sit in any pose most convenient, close our eyes, and look into the middle of darkness lying in front of us. We need to still our mind from thoughts that can distract us and take our attention away from the inner gaze.
Just as we stay focussed in looking through a microscope or telescope, we need to stay focussed in looking into a still point in front of us. Just as scientists see outer stars, we may be able to catch glimpses of inner lights of any colour, inner stars, moons and suns.
We hope that our scientific pursuits lead both to the discovery of ways to help make the world a better place as well as to the answers we seek to uncover the greatest truths of all time – God, our soul, and the purpose of our life here on earth.
Views expressed above are the author’s own.
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