ALBERT EINSTEIN being regarded as the greatest scientist of the 21st century once observed, thought and remarked:
“Everything is determined by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insect as well for a gigantic celestial object like a star. Human beings, vegetables or Cosmic dust – we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper”.
The query that baffles the modern day scientists is regarding the all enchanting invisible piper. Since He is ‘Invisible’ and has always shrouded Himself from materialistic vision, so He remains ‘in the distance’ and beyond communication with the scientists. If we are able to hear from Him, we can certainly know for sure about this world, why and how He created it and even what is beyond it.
Stephen hawking, the world renowned Astrophysicist, aspires to know the mind of God to understand the secrets of the Universe which are clearly evident from his statement “…Then we shall be able to take part in the discussion of the question of why it is that we and the Universe exist. If we find the answer to that, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason – for then we would know the mind of God.”
The Crux itself gets resolved ironically as the supremely conscious Supreme Intelligent Being, the Ultimate source of everything, Himself reveals the Truth in the Bhagavad Gita with direct evidence. The Bhagavad Gita is the only scripture available in the entire world, where the Supreme Absolute Truth Himself speaks directly to the mankind.
In the current Space era, we need to accept the principles of the reception of pure knowledge with an open mind and an open heart. When a Christian scientist discovers that water is a combination of two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of Oxygen, we never reject it as ‘Christian’ knowledge, but make the knowledge available to the students irrespective of their nationality. Parochialism of caste, creed, sect or cult should not block our vision in our quest for actual knowledge, the case of Scientific Spirituality for the future world.
Different scriptures present different levels of the same Absolute reality for people at different levels of understanding, often with anecdotes and allegories. If we search for the most profound enunciation of the Absolute Truth, we end up in the Vedic literature.
The Supreme Lord Himself gives the mankind complete knowledge- the science of absolute reality in the Bagavad Gita.
It is never an exaggeration that many great noble thinkers of all ages, cults and sects have been very much charmed to read it and also expressed their great admiration for the Bhagavad Gita.
Albert Einstein got worldwide eminence for his theories like Photoelectric effect, Brownian motion, Special theory of Relativity etc..but when he read the Bhagavad Gita, he himself considered everything to be of little merit as is evident from his own statement “ When I read the Bhagavad Gita and reflect upon how God created this world, everything else seems to me so superfluous.”
So, dear friends, One of the greatest scientists in the world is speaking in very high admiration of the Bhagavad gita feeling himself very humble and meek. This reminds me of a wonderful verse from shikshashtakam provided mercifully to us by the supreme lord gauranga mahaprabhu ( lord Krishna in a golden form and the yuga avatar of the kali yuga) as follows:
trnad api sunicena taror api sahisnuna
amanina manadena kirtaniyah sada harih
One should chant the holy name of the Lord in a humble state of mind, thinking oneself lower than the straw in the street; one should be more tolerant than a tree, devoid of all sense of false prestige and should be ready to offer all respect to others. In such a state of mind one can chant the holy name of the Lord constantly.
I believe Albert Einstein was inspired by paramatma, the super soul, to be very humble and Einstein might have indirectly understood the importance of humility by trying to visualize the Creation of the lord, by his own experience on one hand and studying the Bhagavad gita on the other hand.
Dear intelligent friends, isn’t this the proper time for us to penetrate into the inner beauty of the heart and try to visualize the purpose behind God creating this world for our welfare, thereby reviving our dormant love towards Krishna (god) which will give us true bliss, for which we are searching every time and everywhere. We need to be very humble to catch our loving “Invisible Piper” to whose tune, we all dance.