' The scientific and the Holy ', introduction to the book of Avinash Chandra
In this book, the author explains that the vision presented "officially" a universe exclusively material, blind and without purpose, is not a scientific but ideological vision. Moreover, a long chain of Holy and wise has given testimony of a reality spiritual that constitutes the basis and the last reality of the world.
My friend, you are a citizen of Athens, renowned worldwide for his power and wisdom. Not you ashamed worry about you both by amass riches, reputation and honor, and so little by the truth and the wisdom, as well as by the improvement of your soul? (Socrates)
Following the rejection of the religious vision, in the West the vision of the world and of life is based implicitly what he says (and what does not) "Science", considered as almost irrefutable evidence to determine what is true and what not. But this study only the quantitative and measurable, and let out the rest (which, by action or omission, is considered non-existent or "not proven"), and (despite the discoveries of quantum physics) part of the base that there is a world outside material made of separate objects together - and, more importantly, of the subject that perceives them - that it can be investigated in a way 'objective' , that is, without the consciousness that it studies has a place prominent. A consciousness about whose nature science is, suddenly, moves.
The scientistic mentality (the ideology that proclaims that science has a monopoly on knowledge) contains, often unconsciously, many philosophical and metaphysical dogmas. On the other hand, "the science" not constitutes a unit: the different Sciences not converge in an image unified of the man and the universe. The sciences -of precision and reliability of theories and speculation and variables, continuously changing- they discover certain knowledge from the point of view that we own, but they do not have the ability to draw a certain worldview and coherent, given the multitude of factors that escape to their networks. The image that is presents, explicitly or implicitly, of a universe blind and only material, where all happens by random and it consciousness is a strange invited, is only an extrapolation philosophical starting from ones few data scientific chords with the type of questions that is you have made to the nature.
In the same way that can not speak of "Science", nor can talk about is "religion" as something unified. There are various religions manifesting themselves to adapt to the different sensitivities and socio-cultural circumstances of human beings, and whose followers reflect or distort in various sizes. Science, religion, politics, are human activities with its lights and shadows, responsible for both large goods and great evils inevitable.
You can not claim to eradicate these natural human activities--which inevitably resurgirían under other forms - to avoid the damages that bring with them; It's trying to practice good policy, good science, good religion.
On the other hand, in all times and latitudes, a long chain of Saints and sages have asserted to know the heart of the universe, the ultimate reality. Those men and women, often the best minds of every generation, were the people more revered and considered more worthy of confidence until times recent, and have constituted the heart contemplative of them religions. But with many variations, their testimonies are surprisingly coincident, or at least, converged. How to ignore what all they tell us? Is it conceivable that everyone, from the first to the last, were hallucinations?
The meaning of the life not can find is through the study of the world outside, but deepening in the consciousness, in the inner world of the human being: the way of contemplation, other than the reasoning but not irrational. This is the world in which the Saints and sages were submerged. This book of Avinash Chandra is a call to the dimension inside, to the mystical that represents the heart and the meaning more deep of all the religions. It also shows the contribution that the thought of the India can offer to get out of the confusion and lack of direction in which the world is currently.
Bringing an impressive amount of quotations from many scientists, thinkers and saints of all traditions, to your pages This book, written from the conviction and that is issues of urgent today, is essential to start to unravel them challenges metaphysical to which is is confronted the world modern. A book for the reflection.
Avinash Chandra, deep connoisseur of them cultures of the India and of Europe, exposes that the new worldview as urgently needed not can be but what is has called it "philosophy perennial", the teachings of all them wise, always and in all place.
The book is translated by Álvaro Enterría and edited by José J. de Olañeta.
More information, Synopsis and chapters: http://elcientificoyelsanto.com/
This next 13 of December to the 13.00 there will be a presentation in Valencia in Barreira a + d (great Via Fernando Catholic, 69, Valencia), in which participating Alvaro Enterría, Gonzalo Iranzo and Juan Arnau.