Re: Is existence/non-existence of God a scientific or philosophical question?
Surely the god"s existence is purely scientific question ? and answer is purely sought and get by science. but question is what is meaning and approach of science ?
I mean to say is how one approaches in science to a conclusion ? first a researcher studies all the stuffs of science relevant to his field that have been discovered or accepted,then with certain assumption he goes ahead.
Again it can be in lab,in nature,in mathematical calculation or purely in theory . then he comes to a conclusion. and then he keeps his thesis in front of scientific community. and with proper verification logically,scientifically it gets approval.
so for different subjects ,different approach is required. exactly the existence of BRAHMAN has a approach. it can"t be proved in lab or something. since its a conscious matters,it can"t be proved in lab,but through consciousness.
so the scientific approach to this is through experimentation of consciousness,mind and intellect. these are the only tools available to your research.
again this spiritual science is no ordinary science that with with certain amount of concentration,you can achieve it.it need utmost concentration.thats why your mind need to be absolutely free from any thoughts other that your goal.thats why you need to do continuous meditational practice,abstain from sensual pleasure,you need to learn how to achieve that pin pointed concentration and a Guru who has gone such practices as you need guide in science research.
then once you reached your goal,you need to verify with such community so that you will be absolutely sure whatever you got is correct.so in sanatandharma this testing of a recently realized soul is always there and tested among highly intellectual community. plenty of examples are there.
Even now also The title PARAMHANSA is given to such persons after tested by Guru and others.(though now its mostly misused)
In ordinary science the result you got is relative (always will be challenged in future and modified) and it gives nothing to you. but the science of spirituality(philosophy) is is most toughest and the result is the highest and ultimate...as whatever you will see,you will become that. and this vision is eternally same as seen in thousands of years.but yes there is always some addition in knowledge,techniques.
Sanatan dharma is not at all about matter of belief, but its always have been challenging mankind to experiment it yourself.it has openly asked to not believe the scripture,the Vedas has said that reading it will result in nothing,you have to experiment with your self and see the truth.it may help.
Thats why sanatan dharma is always evolving with time,with new approaches,new easier techniques, differenr approaches for different caliber of humans.
Last edited by anirvan; 08 April 2011 at 08:13 AM.
Man-naathah Shri Jagan-nathah Mat-guru-shri jagad-guruhu.
Mad-atma sarva-bhutatma tasmai Shri Gurave Namah.
My Lord is the Lord of Universe; My teacher is the teacher of the
entire universe; and my Self is the Self of all. My salutations at the lotus-feet
of such a Guru, who has revealed such knowledge to me.