science based on logical reasoning has made human life a wonderful experience.
We have almost conquered time and space with almost everything that exists
within it. Humans should have been the happiest beings, but that is not the
case. Something is missing in our pursuit of happiness. We need to take a deep
breath and think over it.
are the happiest persons. They command both respect and reverence from us. Let
us not confuse spiritualist with an ascetic or a religious practitioner. It is
all about the control of mind where all thoughts originate. Vedic knowledge,
the repository for development of human life, states that the mind is all about
consciousness. Consciousness is ‘the perception of what passes in the mind’.
Modern science looks differently at a mind. Though it considers mind as a
repository of all consciousness but it considers the mind as a physical process
only. There is nothing spiritual about it. That makes the starting point of our
search for connecting science with spirituality.
Vedic philosophy is developed around these thoughts. Yog Sutra credited to Patanjali, is a repository of yogic practices
which recommend developing mental awareness through sensecontrol, while
another tradition called tantra says that senses
have no rolein controlling the mind.
It provides alternative practices
Piyaray Raina (pen name Sāddhak) was born in a god fearing family
in Kashmir, India in 1936. He got his Post Graduate Degree in Geology from
Lucknow University in 1959. He worked as a Professional Geologist for about 30
years, and has travelled all over India. He is married and lives with his wife
and son in U.S.A. and in India at Gurgaon Haryana. He can be reached by email
on: firstname.lastname@example.org. He maintains a Facebook
page and has a blog: kp-pooza.blogspot.com.
He was invited to read a paper on Kashmir Shaivism at the International
Vedic Conference held at the University of Massachusetts USA in 2002. He
published his first book, titled Socio-
Cultural and Religious Traditions of Kashmiri Pandits in 2006. His
write-ups and commentaries have appeared on YouTube and were published in many
community journals both in India and abroad.