Friday, March 22, 2013
Science and Spirituality
Before you read this, understand that it is apparent that all great masters, including Jesus achieved self realization by way of meditation techniques. What lacks clarity, is just what was achieved. Expressed practically, the difficult question to address is to discover what it is good for. This item pretty well spells out the nature of the tangible conclusions that may be drawn from the texts.
For the record, the process of self realization occurs when you quiet the mind and hold it still. This generally takes at least twenty minutes. It is difficult.
What is reported to occur is the experience of several levels of luminous dreaming. The first makes note of the light. The second notes the sound current usually as bells. After that one often encounters the luminous being of one's master. Through an independent experience, I observed a shift in the visual spectrum.
The take home is that this is a real experience and it is also common. More importantly it tends to follow forms that we recognize from one individual to another. It certainly is justified as the foundation of religious feeling.
As my readers also know, we are investigating the additional conjecture that GOD is a physically realized reality created as the servant to mankind over thirty thousand years ago. This immediately implies the physical reality of the SOUL to provide physical continuation with GOD. A corollary follows that we can access this SOUL through our minds and way more important, we can query it. The SOUL is our direct access to GOD as world wide web.
Thus accessing it for the purpose of bliss and unity is one thing that is fine, but fails to tap the real potential. For instance it appears possible to flow energy to heal a fellow human. At least it has been generated many times. More availability would be a blessing. Accessing the knowledge aspect is quite another matter. It is necessary to frame the question properly in terms of one's own language and symbolism. This is not easy.
As obviously, we do not know what we do not know. I have succeeded in enlightening a wide range of issues and problems whose nature was not even apparent when I began. The objective of this blog was to establish protocols allowing almost every square mile of the Earth's surface to become fruitful. That is a well defined problem. What was particularly gratifying is that almost immediately I discovered biochar and that I had the necessary prior knowledge to understand its importance. Why that should be even true makes little sense either. Today, I consider the first problem as largely solved.
In my own case, I did not even know just what I knew and how critical it was.
I also want you to understand the role of GOD the servant of mankind. First mankind includes a huge population of space humanity who arose before the deliberate abandonment of Earth before the Pleistocene Nonconformity. Such a servant will never assist one against the other. GOD will encourage our self realization and it clearly has nudged us along. Also it can only act through our hands and feet.
These are powerful statements and concepts toward our present understanding of spirituality. I have been a student of Godhead all my life and I discerned many issues in what I was taught. These insights have actually resolved these issues fully. That is itself is startling.
Do observe, the idea of GOD as master serves only those who wish to be masters. That was the stunning policy change brought about two thousand years ago that has been working its way through human reality ever since and now nears completion. That Pope Francis is the Pope of the poor and weak is particularly startling in view of these insights and particularly this time.
Science & Spirituality
March 8, 2013 |
Frank Huguenard, Guest Writer
In modern times, attempts are often made to use the modern scientific method to infer or prove the existence of a spiritual dimension. Electrodes are attached to mediator’s head, psychics and remote viewers are tested for accuracy and consistency, and the results of intentions and prayers are statistically measured and quantified.
But what happens when, instead of attempting to use the finite to prove the infinite, we apply the systematic modeling that the modern science methodology gives us over the works of all the great masters? Can we possibly distill a common framework by analyzing the teachings of Jesus, Krishna, Buddha, Mohammed,Rumi and so many others and resynthesize the findings into a workable hypothesis? A hypothesis so comprehensive that when applied to all of the world’s major religions, it can be mapped across them universally while at the same time encompassing everything from remote viewing and reincarnation to Near-Death experiences (NDEs) and Out of Body experiences.
The true spirit of science, going back thousands of years, has always been a quest for knowledge, for the truth. In fact, the word science comes from the Latin word scient, which simply means “to know”, as in omniscient or All Knowing. The relatively young Modern Scientific Method has its short comings, but it does give us a step-by-step process that includes assumptions, definitions, axioms, postulates and hypothesis and then suggests protocols, methods and techniques to either prove or disprove a given theory.
So if we were to use this step-by-step process to examine what all of the great masters have attempted to communicate, what would these basic axioms, definitions, assumptions and hypotheses be? And which theory would we then isolate and which protocols, methods and techniques would we use to either prove or disprove this theory? And in a truly scientifically-minded approach, research into various spiritual traditions would not only include the most prominent texts, but also all the available information. For example, in drawing a comprehensive comparison between the fundamental messages of Christianity against other traditions, it would be unscientific to exclude the many, many documents that were removed from the bible such as the Gospel of Thomas, Gospel of Mary, the Didache, Pistas Sophia, Gospel of Peter, etc.
To begin this process scientifically, we would start with the simple definitions and axioms that we find in every faith. We can take, for an example, a simple definition of truth. If we look at what all the masters have said, you will recognize a definition for Truth as this: The Truth is that which doesn’t change, anything that changes isn’t real. Furthermore, we can take as a working axiom, things like the concepts that we are not our bodies, we are not our egos, we are not our memories and we are not our minds. As in all things in the scientific process, we begin to use these basic building blocks of definitions and axioms to slowly build up a model.
While the Modern Scientific Method rejects reincarnation out of hand because it is absolutely impossible to prove or disprove using their techniques and protocols, there is sufficient evidence in each of the great traditions of the world that reincarnation is real so it would be unreasonable to exclude it as a postulate in our model. If you look at something like the concept of Original Sin in Judaism and Christianity, which to a lot of people seem like outmoded mythical concept, all of the sudden it begins to make complete sense when juxtaposed against the idea of Karma in Eastern Traditions.
The one primary concept that seems to be a common thread amongst all Masters is that there is a Self. Atman. God. Cosmic Consciousness. The Non-Dual. Additionally, we can extract from this idea the corollary that, through attaining higher levels of consciousness, it is possible to become Self Realized. What that Self really is, has never really been described (other than through parables), but we can assume it exists. So looking at this model scientifically, we will take the existence of one all-pervading Self as our primary theory. We can take it a step further and apply a scientific truism that, if one human being can have an experience, then every human being can have that same experience. Therefore the basic tenets of the modern scientific process, repeatability and independent verification, are part of our scientific approach.
Once we have scientifically created our model for spirituality, using as a basis all of the great Masters’ works, we can then go back to some of the individual quotes and derive new meanings from them. For example, when Jesus says, “I am the way, the truth and the light,” he is speaking as a Self-Realized Master and not from the perspective of an individual, separate from the Whole. So, naturally, any self-realized master could speak exactly the same words and none of them would be contradicting each other. You can easily see here how, from one perspective, it appears that Jesus is fostering exclusivity, but, from another perspective he is using a scientific approach. There is only one destination because there is only one Self. At least these are the basic theories, postulates, corollaries, axioms and definitions that we take as our model to prove or disprove.
To get to the truth, we again look scientifically at a cross section of all the traditions to extract the protocols, methods and techniques recommended by all the Great Masters to be used for verification. We are told that, although we are just one, the thing that creates and perpetuates this false sense of separation is the ego. We are also told that reincarnation plays a vital role in perpetuating this delusion, and that part of what prevents us from knowing our true Self is our own mind, which is constantly looking to the world without rather than the world within. So we know that to conduct our scientific experiment within the prescribed guidelines, regulating things like diet and other activities greatly enhance the possibilities of success.
Ultimately, the one centerpiece method to either proving or disproving the existence of Self is meditation. In meditation, we are able to scientifically train our minds to quiet down to the point where we begin to experience our true essence. When we learn how to find the off switch for our egos, our memories, or intellects and our emotions, we begin to realize that we are much more than just our bodies and our minds and that everything the Great Masters on this planet have ever taught us, has a basis in Truth.
About the Author
Frank Huguenard is an author, teacher and documentary film producer, specializing in films on Science and Spirituality. You can see a trailer of his Beyond Imagination Trilogy here: https://vimeo.com/60887570 and you can see all three of his films, Beyond Me, Beyond Belief and Beyond Reason at his website www.beyondmefilm.com.