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A SEMINAR ON 

YOGA - A PSYCHOPHYSICAL SCIENCE

by Amit Ray

WAS HELD ON THE 10TH OF OCTOBER 2003

AT CERN , GENEVA

(EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH)

www.cern.ch

85 PEOPLE ATTENDED THE SEMINAR

SEMINAR ORGANIZED BY

 CERN: PHYSICIST DR. ARCHANA SHARMA & MS M. BURRI  

& CAPT. P. SHARMA OF INDIAN ASSOCIATION GENEVA

 

AN INTRODUCTORY SPEECH ON PHYSICS AND METAPHYSICS

As a student of science I am inclined to physics and I have come to know that in modern physics intellectual debate and intense search are going on, on the question of some conscious energy behind the phenomenal world, which may be called GOD OR ONENESS. All these efforts are to search for or to find out an ultimate truth behind this Universe.

Last year I read a book called Mathematical Undecidability, Quantum Nonlocality and the Question of the Existence of God. I must admit that I did not really understand the book well due to lack of my knowledge in higher physics and higher mathematics. However, I did like some parts of some articles, and please let me quote a few lines from them.

One of the authors, Physicist Dr. Paul Pliska, whom I personally know, wrote in his article Nonlocality and the Principle of Free Experimentation

“ In today’s physics, in which quantum mechanics plays a decisive role, there is room for the human free will. This is an astonishing although natural connection between physics and metaphysics.”

As final remarks in this book, Dr. Alfred Driessen and Dr. Antoine Suarez wrote: 

One should bear in mind that science is not the only access to reality. The rich world of human feelings and thoughts as expressed, for example, in literature, art, humanities and also in conversations in daily life, provides alternative routes to reality in all its dimensions.

They also wrote, “Man with his intellectual effort is able to know the existence of an unobservable reality, which he already encounters deep in his heart.”

The classical physicists looked to the outer world to find the reality behind all phenomena. Modern Physics has added to the search for mysteries of the Universe as well as human consciousness.

The Indian Vedic Philosophers looked inside themselves to find the truth underlying the phenomenal world and they realized that the Self or the Atma is the only ultimate reality, which is conscious in nature. All other reality, i.e. all phenomenal reality is only relative or conditional.

What is fascinating is that thousands of years ago what the Vedic thinkers searched and realized in their own way, now it appears that modern research on quantum mechanics is approaching to a similar goal.

 

Our great poet, the Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore, expressed this oneness beautifully in one of his poems,

"As shadow, as particles, my body fused with endless night, 

I came to rest at the altar of the stars.

Alone, amazed, I stared upwards with hands clasped and said,

“Sun, you have removed Your rays; show now your loveliest, kindliest form 

That I may see the Person who dwells in me as in you.” (Translated by William Radice)

(Tagore copied the last two sentences from the Isa Upanisad)

As a person inclined to physics, I would fervently desire that physics and spirituality walk hand in hand, compliment each other’s intelligence.

Let us bring harmony to the extrospective nature by being introspective.

India is ever ready to extend her introspective hand to find together the reality, the oneness, the truth.