Preaching Through Scientific & Philosophical Explanations of Life

BY: CAITANYA DAS - 12.5 2020

"Dark matter and the imbalance between matter and antimatter are two of the biggest mysteries of the universe. Astronomical observations tell us that dark matter makes up most of the matter in the cosmos but we do not know what it is made of. On the other hand, theories of the early universe predict that both antimatter and matter should have been produced in equal amounts, yet for some reason matter prevailed. Could there be a relation between this matter–antimatter asymmetry and dark matter?"

We can see from the above statement that science is very much in the dark when it comes to dark matter, dark energy or antimatter.

What does Srila Prabhupada say on asymmetry? He confirms it. Energies that are from one source but acting in multidimensional and multifarious ways, so symmetry in asymmetry.

"The Vedic information is also that = parāsya śaktir vividhaiva śrūyate, na tasya kāryaṁ karaṇaṁ ca vidyate. He has nothing to do with, personally. We want to see that "If God has created this flower, why don't you see? Why I do not see that He has created?" That is nonsense. You cannot see God in that way, but you can see Him by His work. Just like you cannot go and see the sun. But when it arises, when it diffuses, the sunshine is there, you can immediately understand that the sun is there in the sky. The sun is always there in the sky.

So it requires intelligence how to understand the existence of God. The Vedic information says, parāsya śaktiḥ..., na tasya kāryaṁ karaṇaṁ ca vidyate: "He has nothing to do." Na tat-samaś cābhyadhikaś ca dṛśyate: "Nobody is better expert or craftsman than God." Adhika, sama: "neither equal to Him, nor greater than Him." Parāsya śaktir vividhaiva śrūyate: "His energies are working in so many ways," svābhāvikī jñāna-bala-kriyā ca, "that it appears that he has got perfect knowledge and perfect workmanship." Everything is perfect. You see. Either a flower or anything, nature's product, it is perfectly done.

In this way you have to develop your God consciousness, or Kṛṣṇa consciousness.

This is our method the decending process, using intelligence to surmise there must be higher intelligence, see order in the universe. "

Even Einstein admitted the need to accept something greater. For Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." He told William Hermanns in an interview that "God is a mystery. But a comprehensible mystery. I have nothing but awe when I observe the laws of nature."

And in current time the broadcaster David Attenborough said:

"I don't think an understanding and an acceptance of the 4 billion-year-long history of life is any way inconsistent with a belief in a supreme being,"

Srila Prabhupada placed great emphasis on preaching Krishna consciousness through scientific and philosophical explanations of life, along with chanting and prasadam distribution, and demonstrating how lives centering around consciousness differ from lives centering around a mechanistic body with constant demands for sense gratification. He thought this in practical terms, showing a society that is not overwhelmed by consumerism and exploitation.

The Hare Krishna movement is well advised to push this method far and wide, because coming across as a society that conducts religion and rituals of religion, that are closely connected to Hinduism is no way for a movement to spread far and wide. The initial approach must be, for 90% of the educated persons, one of the philosophy of science and consciousness, and ecological living. Thus automatically educated pious persons will see the benefits of our literature and become inquisitive and begin to understand how to cultivate consciousness and ultimately develop a relationship with Krishna.