You are here

Motivation: Why research Yogic and Ayurvedic Techniques?

"The power of science and technology must be guided by the highest principles of ethics, morality, and spirituality. Science and religion, technological discoveries and spiritual wisdom, must come together. Today there is no balance between science and spirituality, and as a result science seems to be moving toward self-destruction. Instead of bringing peace, science has been creating fear. With the help of science, humanity has reached the nuclear age. Scientific discoveries have brought a great increase in our standard of living, and as far as physical comforts based on material objects are concerned, we are far better off than our ancestors. But peace of mind has declined many times more than comforts and luxuries in the external world have increased. No matter how many things we invent with the help of intellectual knowledge, we cannot free ourselves from inequality, fear, and doubt. In order to find that freedom we have to withdraw our attention from the external world and make our minds inward. The solution to human problems can be found in the inner chamber of ones own heart. Mind and intellect are the finest tools both for knowing the objects of the world and for exploring the truth within. However, they need to be trained so that they can discriminate right from wrong and the good from the pleasant."

 


Extracted from "At the Eleven Hour" by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Ph.D