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Kesavan Science&Spirituality

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Science and Spirituality
A Hindu Perspective
H. K. Kesavan
279 Glenridge DriveWaterloo, Ontario, CanadaJanuary 15 2003
 
Contents
Preface iForeword ix
I Basic Concepts 1
1 Some Paradigms of Science 32 The Vedas and The Vedic Philosophy 35
2.1 Vedas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352.2 The Essence Of Vedic Philosophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
3 Some Basic Concepts of Vedic Philosophy 61
3.1 A Conception of Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 613.2 Respect for other religions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 683.3´Sravan.a, Manana and Nididhy¯asana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 713.4 The Karma Doctrine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 733.5 Dharma, Artha, ama, Moks.a . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77i
 
3.6 Ethics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 793.7 Concept of Duty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 883.8 Five Sheaths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 923.9 AUM (OM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 943.10¯I´svara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 973.11 Meditation (
Dhy¯ ana 
) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 983.12 Omega Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1013.13 ay¯a . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
4 Science & Vedic Philosophy: Bridging Concepts 109
4.1 The Fourth State of Consciousness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1094.2 A Body-Mind Relationship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1134.3 Some Medical Findings About Consciousness . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1144.4 Several meanings of Reality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1174.5 Pram¯an.a . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1224.6 Evolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1254.7 Artificial Intelligence and Consciousness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1284.8 Some Comments On Cognition And Creation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1324.9 Space, Time and Causality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1344.10 Traces Left Behind By The Supreme Truth (Brahmaasana) . . . . 1374.11 Aesthetics and Spirituality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139ii

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