Friday, 16 September 2016

Science and Religion - Sanatan Hinduism

     Albert Einstein was said, “Science without Religion is lame, Religion without science is blind”. And he was also said, “The more I study SCIENCE, the more I believe in GOD”. 

Albert Einstein was most brilliant scientist of human history. As he tell us Religion and Science are interdependent to each other and somehow they are connected with strong bonding. Till now there is no concept or philosophy to explain connection between Science and Religion. Let’s find out basic concept of both of these.
  • 'Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe.’ It is intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment. 
  • Religion is a cultural system of behaviours and practices, world views, sacred texts, holy places, ethics, and societal organisation that relate humanity to what an anthropologist has called "an order of existence". The belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.
     By these definitions both are totally different but if we go to in-depth of both of them then we will know that both are pointing to a same thing. Like science is all about practical law of nature and our universe, how each thing work by a particular law, for example how we are attached to this earth by gravitational force and how other forces work on whole nature. Similarly Religion also told us several law related to human life for example Veda teach us about Yoga, Ayurveda, Astrology and many more concept to make a better human life.
Difference between both laws is science laws are fixed and Religion laws are modifiable like or our constitution. Science laws are applicable at those things which are not changeable or rarely changes like our earth it is same as since thousands of years. But human are living persons they are changing with time. So laws of religion are keep changes time to time as per the requirement of concern people like since last 2000 years there so many religion has started in our world.

Creation of our universe:

     As we know that our universe was created by a Big Bang between 4 fundamental forces. According to Science Big bang theory four fundamental forces was electromagnetism, gravitation, weak nuclear interaction and strong nuclear interaction. But what was before Big Bang, it has no answer, Science tell us after the after Big Bang theory that our universe is expanding and it was occur 13.8 billion years ago and our universe is estimated to contain 200 billion galaxies & infinite stars and planets.

     According to sting theory there are also several extra dimensions to the universe must exist.  In bosonic string theory, space-time is 26-dimensional, while in super-string theory it is ten dimensional. There are another few theories of parallel universe and multiverse (or meta-universe) is the hypothetical set of infinite or finite possible universes (including the universe we consistently experience) that together comprise everything that exists: the entirety of space, time, matter, and energy as well as the physical laws and constants that describe them. So according to modern science we can say our universe is too big and also there are possibility of several multidimensional universe and also parallel universe.

The Sanatan (Hindu) cosmology indicates that the present cycle is not the beginning of everything but proceeded by an infinite number of universes and to be followed by another infinite number of universes. Which a lot similar concept to the modern science concepts, there is another similarity of parallel universe is bubble theory which is mention modern science and Sanatan Vedas.

     According to multiverse theory “Our universe may live in one bubble that is sitting in a network of bubble universes in space.” According to Hindu scriptures, the Universe that we live in, is just a TINY infinitesimal part of the entire Material Creation and all these zillions of Universes are born at the Same Time from the Same Primeval Source - Shri Maha Vishnu.
According to Srimad Bhagavatam [6.16.37] “There are Innumerable Universes besides this one, and although they are unlimitedly large, they move about like atoms in you (Lord Vishnu). Therefore you are called 'Without-limits'.” In verse 10.14.11, it again states: “Unlimited universes pass through the pores of your body (Lord Vishnu) just as particles of dust pass through the openings of a screened window.” Lord Shiva in verse 9.4.56 again mentions thus: “My dear son, I, Lord Brahmā and the other devas, who move within this universe, cannot exhibit any power to compete with the Supreme Personality of Godhead, for Innumerable Universes and their inhabitants come into existence and are annihilated by the simple direction of the Lord Hari.”

Life of other planets:

       As our universe is too big with infinite star & planet so there are definitely lives on other planets like earth, Recently NASA has officially confirmed "strong indications of life beyond Earth" and there several other organizations also working on extraterrestrial life (ET) like SETI & CERN etc. SETI is working of signal from outer space they have got few signal from Alien also like “WOW signal”, CERN is the biggest machine on planet which is working on big bang experiments and according few source they are also trying to create a wormhole to open stargate for other dimension or outer space. Overall most of space scientist is trying to find out extraterrestrial life on other planet. 

    According ancient Sanatan (Hindu) methodology it is clearly mention there are several other LOK (planet) in our universe and life is there, like Indra loka, Vishnu loka, brahmloka, swarglok, naraklok, patallok, sarplok etc. According to Atharvaveda there are 14 worlds:

Higher Lokas (planet) - Vyahrtis
Lower Lokas (planets) – Patalas
01                            Satya-loka
02                            Tapa-loka
03                            Jana-loka
04                            Mahar-loka
05                            Svar-loka
06                            Bhuvar-loka
07                            Bhu-loka
08                            Atala-loka
09                            Vitala-loka
10                            Sutala-loka
11                            Talatala-loka
12                            Mahatala-loka
13                            Rasatala-loka
14                            Patala-loka 

    The Padma Purana discusses the number of different types of life-forms in the universe. According to the Padma Purana, there are 84,00,000 life-form species, 9,00,000 of which are aquatic ones; 20,00,000 are trees and plants; 11,00,000 are small living insects species; 10,00,000 are birds; 30,00,000 are beasts and reptiles; and 4,00,000 are mammal species.

According to purans there are species are mention like:
  • Yakshās are those species which lived in isolated lands, caves and forests with highly developed knowledge about vedas and medical techniques of Ayurveda.
  • The elusive Nagās are the most advance race , which mingled with the human race since its beginning. Naga had their vimanas(ufos) in use, by which they came to and fro from naga loka (The naga plane of existence) and blessed different civilizations like that of the Egypt.
  • The Asurās of Bila swarga are a giantly advanced race. they refer Daityās, Asurās are born out of their mother Diti, and their enemies Devās from Aditi. Both Devatās or Surās and Asurās are extraterrestrial advanced race. Coming to Asurās of Bila swarga, the prominent characters we know are Shukracharya, Mahabali, Andhaka, Mahishasura, Rāvana etc.
Few researchers are saying ‘Hindu Gods was actually Aliens’, History Channel’s popular series ‘Ancient Aliens’ was also revel this theory. If we study Sanatan methodology, technology, their power & capability, warfare and architecture, which was not easy for normal human being, it tell that Extraterrestrial came on earth, live here, teach us and when we became capable to live on this planet they moved on or they keep visiting our planet time to time in UFOs. Puspak Vimanas of demigod kuber is the pure example of Spaceships used by Ravan in Ramayana.

Human evolution:

     Modern Science tells earliest land life appears 530 million years ago in form of Pikaia & Conodont and 480 million year ago fish appears known as placoderm. After Mammals appear in 256 million years ago mammal-like reptiles are the pelycosaurs, then Primates 65 million years ago and Hominidae 15 million years ago. Homo arise 3 million years then Homo erectus and Homo antecessor and after Homo sapiens 160 thousand years before etc. The present human appear in 80 thousand years before. If see like this:
There is similarity between both the pictures, Relationship between human evolution and lord Vishnu avatars:
  • Morden science tells us human and all species are originated from fish. The first Avatar of lord Vishnu was also a fish like god ‘Matsya’ Avatar.
  • The second avatar of lord was ‘Kurma’ avatar (kasyup) amphibious living in both water and land just like science specie ‘Tetrapods’.
  • After tetrapods mammals appear and the third avatar of lord Vishnu was a mammal ‘Varaha’ avatar which was like wild land animal.
  • Mammal evolutes in Primates and Hominidae which was partially human and partially animal which was also eating other mammal, if we look at next avatar of lord Vishnu it was ‘Narasimha’ avatar which was also partially human and partially animal like.
  • After Hominidae, ‘Homo’ appears they are considered the first hominins or earliest humans, Homo erectus & Homo antecessor those were initial phase of humans as fifth avatar of lord Vishnu ‘Vamana’ avatar the short, premature human beings.
  • Homo heidelbergensis was next huma evolution, these men were having larger brain-case, tall & more muscular, just like sixth avatar of lord Vishnu ‘Parasurama’ - early humans living in forests and using early weapons of wood & stone etc.
  • Homo sapiens arries as modern humans who was planting, fishing and was living in society, we can say they were first social humans. Seventh avatar of lord Vishnu was ‘Lord Rama’ - humans living in community, beginning of civil society. 
  • “One another point want to arise here at time of Rama according to Ramayana there 3 kinds of human was living in same time like ‘Jamvant’ was Hominidae human and ‘Lord Human’ was Homo human (mostly Homo erectus) and Lord Rama was Homo sapiens (modern human).”
  • After this modern and political society appears, as eight avatar of lord Vishnu ‘Lord Krishna’ - humans practicing animal husbandry, politically advanced societies and was clever then before humanities.
  • Ninth avatar of lord Vishnu was ‘Buddha’ - humans finding enlightenment and more knowledge. If we look at the time of Lord Buddha few other mahatmas arise like Mahavir swami who created jain dharma and Lord Jesus also arise & christen religion started. 
  • Finally lord will Vishnu will again appear as ‘Kalki’ avatar - advanced humans with great powers of destruction, who will destroy all the evil power and again start satya yuga.

Science & Technology

     As since last few hundred years scientist has invented and discover several machine & technologies, like Electricity, engines, computer, automobiles, aeroplanes, refrigeration, telephone, printing, internet and many more. 

     Sanatani was having several their own technologies. Few of those Sanatan technologies are Vimanas (plane), Asthra-Shastra (wapons), Brahamastra (Nuclear Weapons), telepathy (communication), Yoga (meditation), Vedas, Ayurveda(medical science), Astronomy & Astrology, Vastusastra, Kamasutra, Nātyaśāstra - drama & dance, Bhugola (geography) [Bhu-earth, gola- sphere, means earth is spherical, told by Sanatan thousands years before], and many more Puranas & Sastras.  Here are few interesting facts about Sanatan technologies:

  • ·     Dark Matter 75% of total matter in Bhagwatam, SB 2.6.20 Dark matter around 80% of total matter in Modern science. (Roughly 80 percent of the mass of the universe is made up of material that scientists cannot directly observe. Known as dark matter, this bizarre ingredient does not emit light or energy.)
  • ·       Distance of Sun to earth in Hanuman chalisa (Jug sahastra yojana par bhanu, Lilyo taahi madhur fal jaanun). According to Hindu Vedic conversion – 1Juug= 12000; Sahastra= 1000; 1Yojan=8 Miles. Thus 12000 X 1000 X 8 = 96,000,000 miles. 1 miles= 1.6 kms. Total - 153,600,000 Km (153 million km). Distance of sun to earth modern science: 150 million km
  • ·       Speed of light in vedas  (sahasre dve dve sate dve ca yojane, ekena nimishardhena kramaman) (300000km/s), Speed of light in modern science (300000km/s)
  • ·     Dibya drishti (Live Telecast) - Lord Krishna gifted Sanjay with ‘Dibya Drishti’, so that he could see a ‘Live Telecast’ of “Kurukshetra” and describe that to Dhritarashtra.
  •     Puspak vimanasIt is the first flying vimana mentioned in ramayan and used by ravan. Even first aeroplane was fly at December 17, 1903 by Wright brothers in usa. Even Sanatan was having this technology thousand years before. 
  • ·       Cloning: In Srimad Bhagvat Gita, it has been mentioned that when His Excellency Nimi was dead, the seers by process of Mantha, created a new baby from his dead body. The baby was called Janaka, as it was out of (mantha) cloning of his father. It was called Videha, as it was born out of a non-sexual process. The science of cloning was well known and practised during the Mahabharata times. The Kauravas “were products of technology that modern science has not even developed yet”. He said that according to the description in Mahabharata, the Kauravas were created by splitting the single embryo into 100 parts and growing each part in a separate container.
  • ·        Organ transplant: We know that there are two types of replacement of body parts: First there are parts like hands, arms, and legs, which are not vital organs. Then there are the transplants of vital organs. The one instance where one can conceive of a combination of the two is transplanting the entire head There are several accounts of how Ganesha received his head.
  • ·    Time Travel: There is the story of King Raivata Kakudmi who travels to meet the creator Brahma. Even if this trip didn’t last long, when Kakudmi returned back to Earth, 108 yugas had passed on Earth, and it is thought that each yuga represents about 4 million years. The explanation Brahma gave to Kakudmi is that time runs differently in different planes of existence.
  • ·     Teleportation: or Teletransportation, is the theoretical transfer of matter or energy from one point to another without traversing the physical space between them. Teleportation was used by a saint “Narad” who is devotee to Lord Vishnu and messenger to all Gods. Saint Narad has a “Veena” in his hand and spreads teaching of Gods around the world. He just say Lord Vishnu’s name twice and gets teleported in less than a fraction of seconds. Scientists also agree that teleportation is possible and it is based on phenomenon of transferring our body into series of waves and transferring those waves from one place to another without any physical contact, like movie star track.
  • ·      Telepathy: It is communication of thoughts done by several saint and gods in Hinduism mention Puranas.  Shown in X-men movies by Professor X but in real science but still a challenge for modern science
  • ·       Ramsetu Bridge: Ramasethu is an engineering masterpiece. From scientific point of view, the technology once existed to make stones float on water and the architect like Nal and Neel were two architects advanced in building a bridge from India to sri lanka within 5 days with the help of dedicated work force of million Vanaras. Even in Valmiki Ramayana, there is a concept of civil engineering in building this bridge.
  • ·         Ancient ROBOT, Kumbhakarna– In Ramayana Kumbhakarna is referred as Ravana’s younger brother. But he was not a living being at all, it was a  ‘Yantra‘ (machine/robot) which had a gigantic appearance like a giant robot. Vibhishana reveal the truth of Kumbhakarna to Rama and his army. “Let all the monkeys be told that it is a kind of machine, advancing forward. By knowing this, they can become fearless by now.” -६१-३३
  • ·      Brahamastra (Nuclear Weapons): Brahamastra are mention in Ramayana, Mahabharata and many other purans having capability to destroy whole army at once. As described in the Mahabharata, It is a weapon which is said to be a single projectile charged with all the power of the universe. It is considered equivalent to the modern day nuclear weapons.       
  •        Law of Gravity: “Objects fall on the earth due to a force of attraction by the earth. Therefore, the earth, planets, constellations, moon and sun are held in orbit due to this attraction.” - Surya Siddhanta, dated 400-500 AD, the ancient Hindu astronomer Bhaskaracharya states these lines. Approximately 1200 years later (1687 AD), Sir Isaac Newton rediscovered this phenomenon and called it the Law of Gravity.

There are so many more facts and concept are available in Vedas and Puranas which claims Sanatan was more advance then today’s technology but how they got these knowledge and why it get disappeared in time. 
According to researcher the Mahabharata War was Nuclear in nature and the use of all those divine Astras & Sastra (Nuclear weapons) led to the decimation of not only a large portion of the world population but also the technology and civilization progress that mankind had achieved till then. 
There is need to do more research and study to explore Sanatan knowledge and technologies for the betterment of human life.

|| OM HARI OM ||