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Does existence of God and scientific theories like evolution, Big Bang related to each other? Did God cause all this? If we go deep in Science we get answers supported by sciencific evidences about how humans came into being? However if we look into scriptures the reasons are completely different. Is God cause of every little living organism on this earth? Appreciate your response as these questions continuously bother me.
Hare Krishna! Dandavat Pranam!
Science is not separate from God/Spirituality but a small sub-set. Material science is easy to understand and lower when compared to "spiritual" science. Going by evolution, existence is merely a "chance" or "probability". It is up to the individual to either believe in this "trivial" number OR scriptures that explain the theory of karma - the reason for "this" life. Again, decoding karma (or tracing the beginning) is beyond the capacity of human mind, so we are asked to "Surrender" to the lord, Sri Krishna! Scriptures provide complete rationale of existence (which is "beyond" the body & the mind). Theory of evolution stops with body & mind and it is irrational.
Please read Bhagavad Gita and understand the fundamentals of "Aatma" (Jivaatma/soul) tatva. The "knowledge" will not be complete unless we accept the lord and surrender unto him.
Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya! Om Namo Narayanaya!
Hare Krishna! Thanks for your reply. Could you please elaborate "Theory of evolution stops with body & mind and it is irrational." ?
Hare Krishna! Dandavat Pranam! 'Material' science does not account for 'Soul' and it considers only the body & mind as 'self'. So there is no rationale for the differences in this world.
Om Namo Bagavate Vasudevaya! Om Namo Narayanaya!
Those were excellent answers,
Hare Krsna Mataji,
I know this much - science keeps on updating its versions. Once earth was the centre of the universe, next sun became centre, next sun became centre of only one solar system, universe is much bigger. Whereas scriptures do not have any new improved versions - what is the truth remains over unchanged ages. Have you ever heard of an updated version of Gita or Bhagawatam? I have not.
Radha Rasamayi DD
Hare Krishna Mataji! Thanks for your reply. I agree Scriptures remain the same. However the updated versions/discoveries in Science is due to lots and lots of experiments going on daily by the Scientists. So we cannot disrespect Science on this basis. Can we not accept Science as well as follow scriptures which connects us to Spirituality ?
Hare Krsna Mataji,
Yes, it is possible to accept science as well as follow scriptures which connect us to spirituality. The difference is - we accept scriptures in full and that part of science which we are ok with , and not vice versa.
For exampls, science is study of matter - what are the elements that earth is made of, chemical composition of the body, how many stars in the universe etc.
I take science with a pinch of salt and try to follow scriptures to the full. I am saying try - because I have not reached full surrender, I also get doubts on so many things, but I counter my doubts by telling myself - my knowledge, and sadhana is no perfect, my guru's knowledge and scriptures are. So I will follow my higher authority.
Radha Rasamayi DD
Thanks so much for your reply. Hare Krishna.
Forget about science, the more you go deeper in science, the more you separate from THE TRUTH.........
science is the biggest illusion of Shri Hari
it is that kind of illusion which at one point of time make us belief that there is the existence of GOD but at another instance,it make us belief that there is no existence of GOD.
so,there is always 50-50 situation...which makes us confused for the whole life about existence of GOD
Despite so many rascals and idiots, sanatana dharma guides us so nicely to the real God of everyone, Lord Krishna. Unknowingly, everyone is praying to Him only, as Allah or God or some other name, but they should realise that everyone's god is that Lord Krishna and hinduism is the oldest and original religion called sanatana dharma.Hare Krishna
Prabhuji, please don't call others rascals and idiots. Srila Prabhupada was an elevated soul, he could say these things, but not us. We are servants only, some who have opened their eyes, and some who are yet to. That doesn't make them rascals. I've been noticing this on this forum, some very young prabhujis call other people rascals. I'd have understood if Srila Prabhupada said it, but for an equal servant in the eyes of Krishna, it is extremely insulting and takes us away from god.
I didn't mean to offend you, just my thoughts. Haribol.