Skepticism is good. In order to know the answer , you need to question. Our sages in the Vedic period were great skeptic and so they spend their lifetime in search of knowledge, light or truth and achieved a lot. That is how we got our country’s name Bharat ( India) in hindi meaning- the […]Blending Science with Philosophy- Part 1
Faith has brought both chaos and order in human civilization. On one hand it has taught ethics to humankind and on the other hand it has brought the evil side of humankind .
Yes, some humans had used faith or religion for their vested interests. It wiped out many civilization in the past in some bloodied wars.
But is our faith really wrong?
We really need to know that faith in the form of religion is the invention or imagination of humankind itself. So to call it right or wrong, to prove it right or wrong completely depend on us.
We really need to understand the true meaning of religion which is peace and compassion and not blood or hate. Sooner we realise that, better it is for our own existence.
Some people have faith in one supreme being or even see God in each and every element of nature. For them there is hardly any chance of going wrong since they will conserve, protect and respect every element of nature that includes animals and humans as well.
Is Science against faith or religion?
Science always asks for proof. It questions every phenomenon and that is its inherent quality. It has rules, laws , and therefore has it’s limitations.
Faith on the other hand is the imagination of humankind or probably his inner voice and therefore has no limitations. But it has to become liberal to allow science to question. If there is God out there who governs the universe then let science embark on a journey to find him. Maybe He is a force of creation.
The main motive of faith is to make us really humans by teaching us ethics, calming us in bad times and giving us contentment in the end.
Since faith is imagination or belief of man , it creates goals for Science. For example when Edison decided to invent bulb or something that will create light , he must had faith about it. He used faith to set his goals and then used science to accomplish that. His faith made him keep going in spite of many failures. And who benefited in the end, entire humankind !
Similarly, Science or believers of science have faith that there is life out there in space. They have to believe, they need to keep that faith to set their goals.
Therefore, we can say that science is an instrument of faith and both are significant for each other and not against each other.
So if you come across a man of faith or science , give him respect and always show empathy towards the people with whom you don’t agree !
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The biggest weakness of mortals is their attachment though in many ways it becomes our strength too.
When they come to this world, they create bonds, get attached to that bond firmly and then they try to fight against every possibility of losing that.
But since man is mortal he is bound to lose that bond, death is inevitable. The grief of losing someone is so profound that man strongly desires to defy time and travel back in past to undo the fate.
But when he comes to know that he cannot undo fate, there is no free will to that, he either wants to end the endless suffering of time or wants to keep living with attachments in the circle of time. This is the basic theme of this mind boggling, never seen before, brilliantly executed science-fiction drama.
If you haven’t watched it yet, don’t wait and delve into this mesmerizing world of time travel, taking you across multiverse.
It’s a perfect blend of science and Philosophy which is deeply embedded in the plot, poetically told on screen. For me it is the best of Netflix right now.
Science shows us the path, Philosophy shows us how to live that path. Both are significant for each other.
Many believe that our paths are laid out long before we are born and continue to another after we perish.
Is it true that our lives are predetermined? Is it right to say that we are puppets of a higher order?
In the world of Artificial Intelligence and robotics, the brain is coded to perform certain predetermined tasks. This system never deters from it’s command when it is left to perform since it doesn’t have conscience.
But with humans this may or May not be true. Let’s try to understand this.
There are 2 things predetermined for us- Life itself and death, the beginning and the end. There is no free will to control that. But everything in between is quite bewildering. We come across so many people throughout our lives, live in different surroundings and are influenced by these elements in some or the other way. These influences affect us to take different paths as per our motivations.
In a way we constantly deter from our usual course and work or behave under the influence of something throughout our lives. This cannot be coded by someone before our lives. Here we can say that free will exists in the form of collective consciousness.
But does free will means we can bounce back and fourth in time as per our freedom?
Some scientists will say we can, we just need to grow with our knowledge. But for now we think that time is linear, it proceeds uniformly, Eternally into infinity.
There is no beginning and end in the never ending circle of time. Past, present and future are just illusions in that circle where you can’t differentiate which is which.
If we know our fate in the future would it force us to take decisions to change that?
Well in absolute or broader terms we at least know that we are going to die one day. So all our decisions may take different paths but all those paths would lead to the same point, death. The Circle of time will continue, life to death, death to life, past to future and future to past. But there are some hard questions to answer.
If life and death are inevitable and the end result is death then what we do in between may not be significant .
What’s our purpose then? Our existential crisis?
Here’s my opinion-
When you look at the celestial bodies like Sun and Earth, when you look at nature, trees and plants, you will see that irrespective of their fate they carry on to do their job that is to create light and sustain life .They live in the present and fulfil their purpose that is to Give.
A life has no meaning if it doesn’t touches another life positively. Love, Compassion, empathy, humility, kindness and respect give meaning to a life, give purpose to our lives. The happiness which we feel when we do something for others.
If we live in the hearts of the generation to come then we live forever, this is our free will. The contentment which it brings is too great to express in terms of science.
Our existence depends on both science and philosophy, both are significant. Science shows us the path, Philosophy teaches us how to live that path. This is our absolute purpose even if there is nothing absolute in the universe.
So free will exists in between life and death, it is our present which gives us the ultimate boon of free will.
We may not be present in the form of matter in the future but our existence may survive in time through our Karma in the hearts of others. And maybe that Karma is the God we question so often!
Live in the present, stay blessed!
The reason we exist is because of the balance of nature, because of the empathy of the universe and yet we humans lack it to a great extent. And that’s why there is so much of chaos nowadays.
Our violent yellow star can annihilate our planet if it really touches it physically but it chooses to stay away and show its kindness by giving life to us.
Similarly the planets, the moons, the stars and the galaxies all depend on each other for their survival. Empathy rules to a great extent, Infact life itself is a product of empathy, the balance.
I know many people will say its all about science but mind you even science has a heart!
But we humans are deterring from our path. We hardly care about others, barely connect with them , hate has become a new normal . Compassion has become a rare commodity and apathy is pushing us towards sufferings, greater chaos.
Global warming, intolerance , prejudice, riots, pandemic have become a new normal. On an individual scale mental health has taken a beating. Depression, anxiety, suicides we are seeing it all.
Currently the entire India and many fans across the world mourning the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, one of the finest actors of Bollywood. If only people around him understood him, if only he was not surrounded by heartless people who let him down, things would have been different. People hardly noticed it on his ever smiling face.
Another Joker faded away giving his all to the audience!
You will never get it What’s there inside those smiling faces until you connect with them, share their grief, Happiness and everything. Hate should be avoided at any cost even if you don’t agree with them.
Connections, friendly talks, compassion can do magic to create balance in our lives.
Kindness is the light we need right now. Sooner we realise the importance of empathy in our lives the better we will become, the longer we will survive.
Empathy is the only order in this universe!
Stay connected, show kindness, be around the people who listen!
In order to know him
You have to become a disbeliever
Walk through a sceptical path
Through the maze of darkness
Seek the realm of science
Surrendering to knowledge
Because it is only
Going through darkness
You might find him
And find light
When we were kids, we had so much faith on our parents. They were our Gods and no matter what, they protected us, fulfilled our needs. We had so much happiness in their company.
But as we grow up and get expose to knowledge of our surroundings, we tend to lose that faith with which we were born. We still love our parents but only able to convince ourselves in one or the other way that God doesn’t exist.
The reason behind our sudden disbelieving is our failures, our loss, our defeats. Sometimes, some of us believe so much in science that we think that there is no need of God in the realms of laws of nature.
But believe me or not the first step towards believing is disbelieving. You have to seek the realm of science in order to understand the nature of any supreme being if he exist because maybe we are still in the phase of that dark tunnel.
We are going through a dark time, a pandemic which has defeated our knowledge of science. We still are far away from that ultimate truth, knowledge or science that can fight these situations effectively.
Till then a person who is on his death bed, the only solace for him is his belief on God. God is peace to him, he maybe a state of mind but it is definitely our cure of grief.
Therefore we need God like never before. So all sceptics in the world,maybe you are going in the right direction. Just follow science and have respect for everyone because it is only through humbleness we can see and understand clearly.
Arrow of time
Pushing us forward to chaos
Our order is melting
With increasing disorder
Aging is difficult
With fears capturing our mind
A man becomes pessimist
With the ticking of clock
This is the law of nature
Law of science
Every system is bound
To collapse or Die
But we have the power
To delay this demon
With firing our love
And Cleansing with compassion
©2020 Piyush Singh
Welcome to Afterlife
You broke loose of Space time
All nightmares ended with life
All you have now
Is bright Sunshine
Now time is your puppet
And you are a Prophet
Either Move backwards
Like a Phoenix from the ashes
Or travel with light
To see the future, so divine
©2020 Piyush Singh
Lord Shiva is not only a deity of Hindus but also the symbol of dark energy and matter. More than 90 percent of our universe comprises Dark matter and energy.
Both dark energy and matter do not come in contact with normal matter and that’s why we can’t perceive it. But it has a force which is helping in the expansion of our Universe. All matter perceivable to us comes from this unknown source.
It is or He is both the creator and the destroyer in our universe . Here’s a poem dedicated to Lord Shiva on the occasion of Shivratri
In the beginning
Life sparked from his singularity
And There began circle of mortality
From Life to death
And death to life
The Circle continue
With his cosmic dance
He is the beginning
He is the end
His light is beyond
Everyone to understand.
His symphony is creation
His song is destruction
His glory will continue
Eternally for everyone.
©2020 Piyush Singh
The moons revolve around planets, the planets revolve around the sun, the sun revolves around the massive black hole in the centre of our galaxy and our galaxy revolves around other galaxies. Everything in the universe is connected , all depend on each other for their survival and continuosly look for reasons or insipirations from their surroundings to thrive. Maybe that’s how the life suppose to be, the continuous struggle to motivate and inspire yourself to be happy!
If you are breathing, you got to find some goal , otherwise there is no reason of all this. Sometimes it is tough to do that but it is the only way forward. You got to remember one thing in life that it is imperfect. All the negative elements- dejection , frustation, defeats, losses, apathy, sufferings do not last forever. Infact these experiences just increase the taste of happiness when you finally…
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