So far, when talk of God arise, no one is able to imagine him outside that of His typical, religions given Almighty image,entity and status !. Means, He is the creator,preserver,owner,with all authority to punish those who deviate from the path of virtuousness, his predominant feature and characteristics. Man is naturally expected to worship him,forgetting and nullifying his-own entity,as he is the giver of life, his existential substance,and everything good in life,like wealth,health,progress,prosperity and happiness.
Science always keeps distance from religious beliefs, as according to her, there is no proof for God's existence and what ever religious followers claim about him. She has a ready-made theory that could offer physical explanation to everything that exists. She has an explanation for the purpose of whatever that exists, though it is said to be a 'Zero-sum game'one, means, nature ultimately gains nothing from whatever that exists except its efficient,optimum level continuity. One of such explanations is known as 'information-theory'.
She claims that,man tend to believe in God and after-death salvation, out of 'fear-factor' attached to human ego. Ego fear extinction of his self, hence does not want to happen. So, it goes on creating fantasies,myths and belief-systems that ultimately leads to an eternal existence, including a necessary life after death too !
She does not believe in the phenomenon of human-mind, or the centrality of human-person also, in the scheme of existence. For her, there is no such 'scheme of existence', or purpose of existence, as mind is merely a property of matter/energy based on physicality. Mind developed as an organization or a neurological circuit, to help man in the survival game, or for the efficient utilization of his physical environment.
The mystery behind the dynamics of self-formation, similar to Atom formation by its particles, by bit by bit explainable process of the spirit !
What is attempted here is propose that, very similar to the formation of Atoms by its particles, ( sub-atomic particles always get-back to its base atomic form, at the earliest possible moment after its experimental split by scientists) human-self is also constituted by a well-observable and explainable process, thus require a thoroughly altered scientific method to understand and accept it. For focusing on this untraveled area,Science might be required to discard her dogma that, existence can not be anything other than physical, with all her prejudices attached to the concept of physical.
At a very close and keen look, we would observe that,our sense of self consists images drawn by ourselves in others' mind ! As we can not over-look or dispute that we are nothing but our sense of self, who seek-out scientific explanation for whatever we consider as reality and various phenomena around us, we need to accept the fact of its formation too in an equally methodical and planned way like that of an atom. This admission should take place at some point of our process of development as an adult, not only physically, but also as a mind-being.
This 'self' stuff is what suffers from the pangs for discovering truth and reality,obsession for evidences or whatever scientific method prescribe, have the ecstasy of discovery when something new has been found about Nature, and a thousands of similar things that we encounter in our lives.
I can not see or observe my 'self', but my 'sense of self' is very much there to observe and experience within.This experience is similar to my experiencing 'love' or 'rage'. Though a corresponding neuron firing must be taking place inside my brain while I experience Love or Rage, I can not refute these emotions being experienced by me within. Similarly, my 'sense of self' is also something that I irrefutably experience within,especially by its various emotional DRIVES as listed in:http://unrecognizedobjectsofthemind.blogspot.in/. I can feel the pressure when these Drives are not met by me,by giving adequate expression, like the pressure I experience when I resist a body urge, say that of urinating, hunger, or my urge to have sex.
I can observe similar 'sense of self' surge in other persons also, during my interaction with them. This observation of the sense of self in others supports my sense of self very much, by the logic that, if the other is a self, similarly I too am one. It is similar to an Atom gaining its identity by my being its observer and 'identity-giver' ! My subjective sense of 'self' becomes an 'objective-stuff' when I see the other observing my self, and responding to me accordingly. We know that, many of the physical phenomena in nature also, like the gravitational pull of black-holes,scientists confirm with the help of its act on other objects, as no object including light could stand the gigantic gravitation of them.
From the above, it makes absolute sense to infer that,nature or existence have this method of making living entities recognizing their own 'self ' entities, or making them feel their entities as independent,by enabling them to ascertain so by the way others respond to them.
Here, the physical phenomenon might have to withdraw to a secondary level of relevance, as she is only playing the role of a hardware here.The software here is the latter seen organization of the 'self' of living beings, especially that of man, the most complex organization among all !
We see here a specific method of nature as to how she enable emergence of entities, including that of her-own; for her own entity to become tangible and real,she too has to first manage emergence of some other independent beings, who act as her perceiving-beings ! Mankind, for that reason every possible other intelligent beings at distant galaxies and planets, might be udder the same existential agenda and scheme.
Of course this is an altogether wild-assumption, but every acutely conscious person about the gigantic urge within, to make himself known to others by acts of self-expression, and then also by the same gigantic urge to know who he is, will witness a thousand times the above claim ! Our emotional and ideological urges and Drives can not be ignored by science, as they distinctly&clearly indicate goals and intellectual,moral and spiritual direction of God,or the organization of Existence !
Observe the similarly set directions and preferences of our known external sense-organs,say eyes,ears and nose. These senses are not see all, hear all open window to world. They show preference to see beauty,order than disorder and ugliness. Ears like to hear melodious inputs than cacophonous chaos.( Please share the following blog-post that delve into working of our sense-organs, including that of the 'sense-organ' of reason at link: http://philosopherskorner.blogspot.in/)
A realm that works independent of the hardware, or the structural-realm of existence
In a nutshell, man could very well 'experience' and observe with his intelligence, a realm that controls life outside the physical-realm.Its primary sign is the law that we have seen above, about the law of creating'independent selves' in a process of mutual-observation, a system similar to that keeps heavenly bodies in-tact in space, by gravitational attraction between each other..This self-making process of nature may be seen in more detail at:http://anatomyofrealities.blogspot.in/2013/08/thinking-understanding-it-as-internal.html
Now,let us have our attention on events that takes place in each persons life.Events fall into life of individuals in a process that no one has so far understood, but certainly NOT out of causes directly related to physical labor,typical sinful or virtuous acts etc. Happy and sad events mostly come in a mix,but no such trend stand for long.Upon keeping the right mind-set or attitude, sad events give way for happier times. Similarly, happier days suddenly turn dark, leading to unfortunate events too.We know that, this element of uncertainty was the key reason behind the invention of God-ideas by man.
There are millions of people who would vouch for gradual disappearance of misfortunes, diseases and personal issues by keeping certain mind-sets,commonly known as the act of praying.What exactly happens when pray ? Prayers are not always adulation and worship of God. It is the establishment of a relation, a link with forces unknown to science.Science terribly undermine existence and life, as for her, it is a zero sum game,involving dead matter and its mechanical necessity to sustain itself.
The crux of the matter here for Science followers is their willingness to accept that,a simple assessment of what is available in existence is far beyond what could be termed as mere mechanical or even mathematical. Their stand here is absolutely similar to the stand of orthodox and fanatical religions ! (Please share the following internationally peer-reviewed paper, that describes this similarity of science with orthodox religions:http://argumentsagainstscientificpositivism.blogspot.in/2014/05/thescientific-explanation-of-reality.html)
It is this realm of prayer full-filling, beauty,art,music,ecstasy of human relations, like romantic and other forms of love, that should compel truly open-minded and un-inhibited man to infer that,what is UP above may not be an Almighty God who seek worship,adulation,rituals and virtuous acts. It can lead us to a convincing inference that, what is there between man and existence may not be a typical Almighty vs.mercy,bliss and prayer full-filling God,but something fundamentally and greatly different and more !
What could be there at realms of UP above,other than an Almighty God ?
Man gains his elementary experiencer-status exclusively through the above explained process of mutuality, with the active role of the World as a Canvas, or, kind of like the Space role for physical objects.This preliminary entity is saddled heavily with Drives, or urges that are specifically aimed at making man act and think in certain ways, that includes, most predominantly, a most central urge to seek-out deeper truth and reality. We achieved Science through the work of this irrefutable inherent urge. ( we have already seen more about these Drives at an above referred link)
Ego's most central urge is to make itself known, with the aim of creating its tangible entity. If we apply this logic in a bit broader and bit imaginative way, we would be forced to doubt that,this urge to make itself known might be a universal law of something coming into being ! Ego's finding God as Almighty might be a very naive way of knowing Him. While ego itself works on gaining-savage independence of its-own entity,it is extremely difficult for it to abandon this urge, and then abandon itself,and seek out reality outside its fierce 'CATCH'.
This difficulty in freeing oneself from the legendary Catch of ego is considered to be the most tedious and serious task by all religions, to know God at close quarters and in His true nature. When those who succeed in abandoning their ego,the most spiritual task of man, what one experience is a non-separateness from the whole of existence. Like a cell in the body of any living being,such ego-freed entities achieve a kind of TRANSCENDED state, of being in life in a very different way and mode, as a part and parcel of the very stuff and phenomenon of existence !
Here the existence herself achieves the earlier mentioned great,one and only and ecstatic goal of making herself KNOWN ! She has achieved to create other knowing entities in the process of life-ing that she herself had devised, with great creative imagination !
Here what She requires is not worship, but a loving relation of mutual knowing ! It is very similar to ecstasy of romantic lovers on earth, where both partners attain a kind of rebirth, or the status of a new being in each other's heart! Every one who have experienced the ecstasy of Love could vouch its unbound novelty.
In such a relation, the cause-effect paradigm of Science,and the good-deed,bad-deed realm of religions, both get transcended.Both the said realms come alive working when Ego creates its own cut-off worlds and realities,unrelated to the original realm of existence that we have just seen. Such a realm of independence,of pains,diseases,worldly pleasures,death and misfortunes was the only means to produce truly 'conscious beings' for nature or existence !( Please share following link, wherein the question of the rationality of life's misfortunes is explained in some detail:http://thewhyquestionofexistenceanswered.blogspot.in/2015/03/how-could-we-explain-diseaseswars-and.html)
It might take many more centuries for human-societies to collectively rise-up to a new state of consciousness, with a new approach to life,others in life, and towards existence it self. It might involve a great task for mankind,especially her chosen enlightened beings, to abandon all the established old theories and dogmas of science and religions, and embrace this new possibilities about man;s actual tie with existence. He should realize that, he is not merely his ego,but much more;deeper and broader. No collective approach to self-knowledge might work here,that is fit for establishing objective theories for one and all. This understanding requires each individual to approach his existence as his unique tie with it, at par with the way he had born alone,and the way he is expected to go alone too, at death.
Abraham J. Palakudy
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