Is There a God? Ancient Yogis and Today’s Scientists Share Many Beliefs

Ancient yoga offers peaceful and harmonious solutions that can heal our world.

Ancient yoga offers peaceful and harmonious solutions that can heal our world.

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Even Albert Einstein – one of the world’s greatest scientists – believed in God. (See quotes and references below.) But he didn’t hold a religious belief in a God that judges and condemns people to eternal hell. He didn’t believe in a personal, human-like God with a beard, thundery voice, and fiery temper. Yet some sort of God did exist. To Einstein, it was a ‘superior intelligence.’ And he was against atheism.

Said Einstein: “Mere unbelief in a personal God is no philosophy at all.” [1]

“Then there are the fanatical atheists who’s intolerance is the same as that of the religious fanatics, and it springs from the same source….They are creatures who can’t hear the music of the spheres.” [2]

“In view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognize, there are yet people who say there is no God. But what makes me really angry is that they quote me for support of such views.” [3]

“My comprehension of God comes from the deeply felt conviction of a superior intelligence that reveals itself in the noble world.” [4]

 

But Einstein isn’t the only one. Even today many scientists have officially gone on record in the high-ranking science journal Nature stating their belief in a noble Deity. [5]

In the historic survey, American scientists were asked if they believed in a God to whom they could pray. 39.3 percent of them said yes. Researchers who conducted the study observed that a broader definition of God would have revealed an even higher percentage of believers. [6]

Such a definition may have included belief in a God that created the universe and its laws, but left it to unfold automatically without ever intervening. When such a large percentage of scientists affirm some form of spiritual belief, it’s a sign that the two disciplines don’t necessarily collide. In fact, many parallels show they connect. They are merely different pathways to similar discoveries.

 

Concerning the Big Bang as a proof of God.

Many amongst the faithful point to the Big Bang as a proof of God. They say that the sudden appearance of our universe 13.7 billion years ago is proof of a ‘creation event.’ This implies, since the universe was created, it must have a creator.

However, for some years now, the famous British physicist Stephen Hawking – an expert on the Big Bang – has argued that it is not a proof of God the creator.

He made this argument again to a packed auditorium at the California Institute of Technology last year. He used intricate arguments based on quantum theory and general relativity. His argument was basically that there was no sharp moment of creation at the Big Bang. Time was blurry. This means that the existence of the universe had no clear beginning.  

 

Nevertheless, Hawking still openly concedes that “God may exist.” 

He stated this on US national television during an interview with Larry King on Larry King Live.

King asked, “Do you believe in God?” Hawking: “God may exist but science can explain the universe without the need for a creator.” [7]

You can see that Hawking does not use his conclusions about the Big Bang as proof that there is no God. He is intellectually careful and honest. 

Hawking’s point is simply that the Big Bang cannot be used as a definitive proof of a creator. Better evidence is needed and might appear from some other subject.

Any thoughtful person realizes that the vast and important subject of God’s existence cannot be limited to the topic of the Big Bang. Is there any other subject that can deliver solid evidence of a spiritual reality?

 

Even the vociferous Oxford atheist Richard Dawkins concedes God may exist.

He admitted this in a TIME Magazine “Science vs. God” debate with Francis Collins – theist, geneticist, and leader of the Human Genome Project: 

TIME: “Could the answer be God?”

DAWKINS: “There could be something incredibly grand and incomprehensible and beyond our present understanding.” [8]

Of-course, the God he speaks of is not a human-like merciless one. This God is ineffable, indescribable, incomprehensible. No-one can deny that such a God could or might exist.

 

Another atheist scientist, the US physicist Leonard Mlodinow, states: 

”While science often casts doubt on spiritual beliefs and doctrines insofar as they make representations about the physical world, science does not – and cannot – conclude that God is an illusion.” [9]

One reason for this is as follows. If such an indescribable God exists beyond space and time, it means God is not physical. And if God transcends our material universe, there’s no way our mathematical theorems or physical equipment will ever detect ‘him.’  

 

US physicist Richard Feynman and recipient of the Noble Prize makes another point.

Atheists try to replace God with mathematical laws of nature that exist within the physical universe. Problem: scientists now have to prove that the laws themselves are physical entities.

A law can’t just be a rule. To affect the physical universe, the law itself must be material. It must be detectable.  The trouble is, scientists can’t find these laws anywhere.

They are as invisible and undetectable as a spiritual God!

Said the late Feynman: “In the case of physics we have double trouble. We come upon these mathematical interrelationships but they apply to the universe, so the problem of where they are is doubly confusing… . In the case of physics, because the laws are applied to the physical world and work, it gets harder to say where they are. … Those are philosophical questions that I don’t know how to answer.” [10]

No other scientist has been able to answer it either.

 

This new book discusses ancient material from Teachers rarely heard of in the western world. Many of Einstein's views on God agree with their beliefs.

This new book discusses ancient material from Teachers rarely heard of in the western world. Many of Einstein’s views on God agree with their beliefs.

Another important scientist of the Big Bang is Stanford physicist Andrei Linde.

Linde was recipient of the Fundamental Physics Prize in 2012 for his brilliant work on the Big Bang. And Linde agrees that there are amazing similarities between scientific theories and ancient Yoga beliefs. [11]

It seems Mlodinow is somewhat ignorant concerning ancient yoga’s “representations about the physical world.”

New research in science and spirituality is proving that these beliefs are NOT coincidental. There are far too many correspondences between modern science and ancient spiritual beliefs to be a coincidence.

New studies also indicate that the beliefs of ancient yoga are connected with the pre-biblical Israelites. Many of their ancient views, believed before organized religion formed, were similar to Einstein’s and other thinkers today.

The findings on ancient yoga beliefs about our world and universe have been approved by a leading cosmologist and science writer of CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY. The discoveries are a game-changer in the science vs. spirituality discussion. Science is actually confirming ancient Yoga beliefs about our world and universe. Learn more. 

Yet the fanatics on both sides will ignore them. Apparently, they are too deeply invested in their extremist views. These discoveries make them irrelevant.

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References

1. The Expanded Quotable Einstein, collected and edited by Alice Calaprice, Princeton University Press, 2000, p. 216 

2. Ibid., p. 214

3. Ibid.

4. Ibid., p. 203

5. Scientists Are Still Keeping the Faith, Edward J. Larson and Larry Witham, Nature, 386, 03 April 1997, pp. 435-436; doi:10.1038/386435a0

6. God Of The Quantum Vacuum, New Scientist, volume 156, issue 2102, 4 Oct 1997, p. 28.

7. Stephen Hawking, on Larry King Live, CNN, 9-10-2010, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AdKEHzmqxA. Retrieved 27 November 2011

8. War of the Worldviews – science vs spirituality, by Leonard Mlodinow and Deepak Chopra, p. 256

9. God vs. Science, by Dan Cray/Los Angeles, “ Time Magazine, Sunday, Nov. 05, 2006.

10. Superstrings: A Theory of Everything? by P. C. W. Davies, Julian Russell Brown, p. 208

11. Andrei Linde quoted in “Science and the Spiritual Quest: New Essays by Leading Scientists,” by Philip Clayton, p. 186

 

 

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