Abstract Thinking: [24.02] - Anupreksha Of Spirituality And Science - The Scientific Nature of Religion

Published: 05.06.2007
Updated: 06.08.2008

Religion is a scientific truth. A scientific truth is one, not confined to space and time. Everywhere and at all times, its effects are similar. If an experiment is successfully performed in America, it can also be successfully performed in India. That which yields the same result everywhere and at all times is a scientific truth. By this standard, religion is a wholly scientific truth. The worship of religion, whether done in England, India or America, is ever, productive of joy. The adoration of religion will yield the same result today, tomorrow and the day after. The worshippers of religion have found freedom in the present, and they will find it in the future, too. Therefore, religion is experimental, universal, not limited by space and time. That is why it is the supreme scientific truth.

Modern scientists in western countries have now come to recognize that there can be no peace without spirituality. It is mentioned in the Jain Agamas that a proficient monk, living a virtuous life, gradually achieves greater and still greater happiness. In the course of a year's sadhana, he attains and goes beyond the highest joys of the material world.

Sources
  • Abstract Thinking
    by Acharya Mahaprajna, © 1988
  • Edited by  Muni Dulheraj
  • Translated by Muni Mahendra Kumar
  • Published by Jain Vishva Barati
  • Edition 1999 compiled by Samani Stith Pragya

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