21st Century Spiritual Renaissance in Consciousness Research
In sociology, we acknowledge the difference between the Eastern and Western worlds. Cultural rather than geographical divide, we mentally associate Asia with the East, and Australia, Europe, and America with the West. Some scholars would define Russia as East, and Islamic nations regard predominantly Christian nations as the West. Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Islam are some common religions of the Eastern worlds. Today our scientists, philosophers, mystics and artists learn from each other, applying science to comprehend the ancient wisdom, Micro and Macro manifestations.
“The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers. It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth and of death, in ebb and in flow...”
Stream of Life, a Bengali poem by Rabindranath Tagore
Albert Einstein says
“I cannot prove scientifically that Truth must be conceived as a Truth that is valid independent of humanity; but I believe it firmly. I believe, for instance, that the Pythagorean theorem in geometry states something that is approximately true, independent of the existence of man.”
Applying any wisdom system from a different country to own environment is a difficult task that requires proper assessment of both own and the circumstances surrounding the system. Respecting the accumulated knowledge within one’s country, a spiritual researcher or a practitioner attempts to apply various methods and techniques without getting entangled with superstitions, various Ego-s inner dynamics, and Universal knowhow circles looping around our souls creating a mirage of progress.