In "Science Is a Method, Not a Philosophy", a double-CD collection of six discourse excerpts from 2004, Avatar Adi Da unravels present-day scientific presumptions about evolution, astronomy versus astrology, ancient religions, the expanding universe, the "language" of mathematics and shape, and more.
With exquisite humor and penetrating insight, Avatar Adi Da describes the right use of true scientific inquiry while revealing the limitations of scientific materialism, which has undermined the sacred orientation in life and indoctrinated humankind with limited belief systems.
The method of science is a very usable method. It is a very superior method for finding out some kinds of things. And it is a discipline. And, just like if you become religious in some sense, committed to do a certain sadhana or practice, it is a discipline that you must do with integrity...
When you add a philosophy to it that limits what you can know, defines what is acceptable, that is not science anymore.
His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj — August 22, 2004
In His responses to devotees' questions, Avatar Adi Da masterfully describes how knowledge is an effort to achieve power over nature, based on the fundamental illusion that there is such a thing as an independent (or "objective") "point of view". In this process, Avatar Adi Da calls His listeners to be free of all false authorities, and to consider the Way that perfectly transcends "point of view" itself.
The audio excerpt offered here is from "What Does the Universe Really Look Like", a talk given by Avatar Adi Da on November 28, 2004.
What Is can be Realized. It is not "you" that will Realize It — that is just to use the conventions of common language. But it is not a "you"-versus-"object" kind of procedure or result, you see.
The room exists. God exists. Same thing. Reality Is God. Reality Is Real God.
Reality Is What the room Is, What any thing Is, What any one Is. It Is Who Is. It is a Spiritual matter. The Reality to be Realized is Spiritual in nature and incomprehensible, beyond definition — but Realizable as a Divine Gift.
His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj — November 28, 2004
In these excerpts from six unique Discourses, Avatar Adi Da reveals how scientific materialism has replaced the sacred orientation in life.
He masterfully describes how knowledge is an effort to achieve power over nature, one that is based on the fundamental illusion that there is such a thing as an independent (or "objective") "point of view".
In this process, Avatar Adi Da calls His listeners to be free of all false authorities, and to consider the Way that perfectly transcends "point of view" itself. learn more
CD ONE: There Is Nothing Absolute about Science (Aug. 26, 2004) The Present-Day Priesthood Aug. 22, 2004) The Religion of Mathematics (Dec. 30, 2004) — total running time: 73 minutes
CD TWO: Knowledge Is Useful, Truth Is Not (Dec. 28, 2004) The Paradox of Observation (Dec. 19, 2004) What Does the Universe Really Look Like? (Nov. 28, 2004) — total running time: 65 minutes
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