Abstract Thinking: [24.06] - Anupreksha Of Spirituality And Science - The Imperturbable State Is Beyond Science

Published: 13.06.2007
Updated: 06.08.2008
There are three centres in our body. One of these centres is where vibrations or waves originate. The second centre is where they pass through. The third centre is where they manifest themselves. There is provision for all kinds of things in our body. There is a centre where the waves of anger arise. They pass through the nerves and manifest themselves at another centre. When a man is in a state of anger, there is no need to tell that he is dominated by anger. It is self-apparent. His eyes grow red, his eyebrows become tense and his lips tighten. Anyone can see that anger is descending upon him, that he is full of wrath. The manifestation of anger is quite apparent. However, one does not know what route these waves of anger take. Nor is it open to everyone to know it. All this is known to modern science. Science has discovered the precise centre of each instinct. What path the waves of a particular instinct traverse, is also known. If that centre is assailed and rendered inactive,the instinct in question would disappear. In terms of the doctrine of karma, it may be said, that the fruition of karman has been stayed. With the path of fruition blocked, the particular instinct or tendency does not come to the fore. With the severing of a nerve, anger ends. With the severance of another, all provocation subsides. The centre where these tendencies manifest themselves is rendered inactive. The passage of vibrations is blocked. It must be here emphasized that in this process only the manifestation of waves have been stopped, not their origination. The route taken by these waves’ stands blocked, but the source of their production has not been destroyed. It continues as before. It is alive and active. The man has not changed. What has changed is the mask he wears. A man who is asleep, however much he may be abused, does not get angry. Can we then say that anger has ended in him? While asleep, a man does not indulge in controversial behaviour; nor in that conditionis he subject to provocation. Do we then hold that these particular tendencies have ended in him? Or is it that no active manifestation of these tendencies or instincts is possible in a state of sleep? But it cannot be said that the individual has changed, that a transformation has taken place in him. We believe in the existence of the soul. We believe that it is born again. It performs and accumulates actions and suffers the consequences thereof. When we look at the whole thing in the perspective of the eternal laws, ft seems that the scientific treatment is only a casual treatment. It does not offer a lasting or final solution. The ultimate solution is that a man should enter a state transcending all vibrations. The scientific doctrine is topical. The doctrine of spirituality is the doctrine of self-observation. This serves as the ground of transcendental consciousness. When a man reaches the transcendental state, there is no wave of attachment, nor is there any wave of aversion.There is no like or dislike. In that state, not only is the wave of anger assaulted where it rises, but also the source which causes it to rise. The scientific devices and the drugs produced through them influence the brain and the nervous system. But the impact of suprasensual meditation, of the experiencing of consciousness and of equanimity, is felt not only upon the body, but also upon the origination of the waves of various dispositions. This is the technique of attacking the root, and therefore offers a lasting solution. It is a method which goes beyond science and it is the only means of reaching the transcendental state. Without it, it is not possible to reach that state.
  • Abstract Thinking
    by Acharya Mahaprajna, © 1988
  • Edited by  Muni Dulheraj
  • Translated by Muni Mahendra Kumar
  • Published by Jain Vishva Barati
  • Edition 1999 compiled by Samani Stith Pragya

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  1. Anger
  2. Body
  3. Brain
  4. Consciousness
  5. Equanimity
  6. Karma
  7. Karman
  8. Meditation
  9. Science
  10. Soul
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