Monday, August 20, 2012

"Is Death An Illusion? Evidence Suggests Death Isn’t the End" by Robert Lanza.


A thought provoking article on how consciousness governs Creation. This article written as part of "Bio centrism" by Robert Lanza concurs with the Vedic concept of creation in which Consciousness called Purusha shapes and creates the physical world that we see. The author makes a note that death is not a terminal event but only perceived so by the limitations of time and space by the physical existence. This reminds me of the passage from Aithereya Upanishad that says that the Consciousness is born "here, here and here" (1-3-12 & 2-1,2-&3). The first birth is in the womb of the mother, the second birth is in the world and the third birth is the birth that happens after he leaves the second birth (death). That is, what we call death is actually another birth for the consciousness. In other words, birth and death are relative to the observer. From the point of view of Consciousness, there is no death – it just jumps from one point in space and time to another. For an observer in the physical world, it (consciousness) means death.

Upanishads describe this consciousness in many ways - some of which are picked up by Bio centrism. This theory contradicts Darwinian theory of evolution. Even according to Hindu Thought, man or any life (consciousness) does not evolve. They exist as they are with all faculties, but when trapped within a physical combination, their faculties are limited. That is why we speak of senses  - with man having the 6th sense also. There is no evolution of these senses explained by any theory of science including Darwin's.  What they can not refute is that these senses make a man or an animal or a a fish. In this context a short essay by DA Jopseph, a scholar whom I respect very much for his knowledge of Vedantha would be of help in understanding how Darwinism is not a complete theory on evolution.

It can be read here :-



Is Death An Illusion? Evidence Suggests Death Isn't the End