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Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada said, “There does not arise any question of discriminating my guru from yours or anyone else’s“ and, “There is only one guru, who appears in an infinity of forms to teach you, me and all others.” The same supreme absolute comes in an infinity of forms to help the conditioned souls. Guru is not a material concept and everyone must cooperatively try to serve and glorify Sri Guru. That is the Vaikhunta Vritti.

Sripad Maharaja and Sripad Puri Maharaja with Srila PrabhupadaSripad Maharaja and Sripad Puri Maharaja with Srila Prabhupada

On the auspicious occasion of the 77th appearance day celebration of our beloved Gurudev Srila Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Maharaja, Ph.D. (Sripad Maharaja, the founding director of Bhaktivedanta Institute), under the guidance of Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D. (Sripad Puri Maharaja, the Serving Director of Bhakti Vedanta Institute), an international conference entitled Science and Scientist – 2014 (Conference Page: www.scsiscs.org/conference) is being organized at the Acharya Nagarjuna University in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India during 28th – 29th November, 2014. As sannyasis we are mendicants, fully dependent upon the mercy of the Lord, through His devotees and the public for our support and funding for our scientific preaching services. Sannyasis beg door to door and thus they engage everyone in the service of Sri Guru. For the satisfaction of Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga, please contribute generously for the upcoming conference we are organizing in Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur. We have to arrange for two days of prasadam for conference delegates, the traveling of the speakers, stay, as well as printing of preaching materials and other expenses. To send your donations please visit: www.scienceandscientist.org/donate

Srila Sridhar Maharaja and Srila PrabhupadaSrila Sridhar Maharaja and Srila Prabhupada

Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada preached extensively all over the world and made many devotees. But he was a mercifully concerned that the scientifically minded people may think the teachings of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu were mere sentiment and not take them seriously. Therefore Srila Prabhupada gave a detailed vision for presenting the scientific basis of Krishna consciousness among his scientist devotees headed by Sripad Maharaja. Srila Prabhupada had explained, “You may be knowing that we have formed one party of scientists under the leadership of Sriman Svarupa Damodara Prabhu. Also we have formed the Bhaktivedanta Institute for organizing scientific presentations of Krishna Consciousness. This party is our most important preaching arm with which we will be able to destroy the bogus speculation and cheating which goes under the banner of scientific advancement.” Further Srila Prabhupada also mentioned in a letter that, “When the scientist, philosopher, medical man will get the opportunity to study systematically what is God, what are His energies, what is my relationship, how to approach Him, then only there will be paradise.” Sripad Puri Maharaja is a direct disciple of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaja. Sripad Puri Maharaja received instructions on the scientific preaching mission from his honored Gurus. Sripad Maharaja instructed his disciples to follow Sripad Puri Maharaja after his disappearance from this world for continuing and making further progress.

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati ThakuraSrila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura

Significantly Sripad Puri Maharaja received invaluable instructions from Srila Sridhar Maharaja on scientific presentation of Krishna Consciousness. Srila Sridhar Maharaja many times said to Sripad Puri Maharaja, “I am just like you. My nature is just like yours,” thus accepting his philosophical and devotional mood of service. Srila Prabhupada considered Srila Sridhar Maharaja as his Sikhsha guru and instructed his devotee disciples to take the guidance of Srila Sridhar Maharaja very seriously. Srila Sridhar Maharaja instructed Sripad Maharaja and Sripad Puri Maharaja to build a temple over the tomb of Darwin. Srila Sridhar Maharaja said that it was very easy to construct a temple with bricks and cement but that was not the mission that was given to them by Srila Prabhupada. Srila Prabhupada in reality wanted the dismantling of all the misconceptions produced by Darwin’s evolution theory by scientific presentation of Krishna consciousness. Srila Sridhar Maharaja gave his blessings to the scientific preaching mission when Srila Sripad Maharaja and Sripad Puri maharaja went to him for advice. He agreed to be an adviser to the scientific preaching mission. His valuable advice is recorded in the ‘Subjective Evolution of Consciousness.’ Srila Sridhar Maharaja was himself a great preacher among the leaders, the king among many lions. By his preaching many Barristers, Scholars and Scientists all over India in the early part of his life and later from all over the world, came under the flag of Sriman Mahaprabhu. Srila Saraswati Thakura explained, “The real, eternal and transcendental Divine Forms reveal themselves to the pure souls according to the nature of their serving mood in the evolutionary growth there. The only cause of these Divine Descents is the intense Mercy of God towards jivas. In Europe the theories of physical evolution of Darwin and Lamarck have been considered. But it is in the Vaishnava Philosophy alone that we see the fully scientific and real conception of each eternal and transcendental Divine Form for worship by the freed souls according to their evolutionary growth of serving mood.” This means that although Darwin and Lamarck may have speculated how the different organismal forms could have originated from matter, and generations of scientists in Europe and America may have put hard labor on unsuccessful attempts to find proofs for the same, in reality they have only mislead mankind by their unscientific speculations by going against even the available empirical evidence. Vaishnava Vedanta is the real scientific platform for searching out the cause of the organismal forms which is actually traced back to the Supreme Lord Himself, as the original personal cause of everything.

In the last 200 years and more, scientists have been mislead by pursuing two very gross misconceptions at the foundations, viz., that life can be produced by some complex permutation and chemical combination of molecules, acting only under the laws of nature. This is of course based upon the ultimate misconception that inanimate nature (comprised of only insentient matter and energy) is the fundamental reality from which the universe evolves. This has created discord and conflict between scientific opinion and religious understanding. Sriman Mahaprabhu wanted to help the conditioned souls in all such situations by preaching the message of service in Love of God. He has given the teaching of how to practice humility with perfect reasoning and love. In this way He was able to convince even the atheists and mayavadins. His approach was very simple and practical. For example, He explained that Lord Shiva was a servant of Lord Vishnu from the example of the descent of river Ganges. Among the Buddhists, Lord Chaitanya explained logical flaws in all the nine questions raised by a Bauddha Acharya and thereafter established the real theistic points of Vaishnava Vedanta. Similarly the strong grip of the scientists over the intellectual thinking in modern society can also be loosened if only a few such leading scientists will be converted, then Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s mission can spread all over the planet.

Srila Prabhupada’s gave two mantras for the scientists: (1) Life comes from Life, and (2) Matter comes from Life. When Sripad Puri Maharaja humbly explained them to the Nobel Biologist George Wald, a very influential atheistic evolutionist of his time, he was converted. After this he wrote a series of articles denouncing his own earlier stance and instead talked about how matter comes from Life. When we discussed this matter with Prof. P.M. Bhargava, the Founder Director of CCMB, a staunch atheist and follower of famous non-theistic Nobel biologist Crick, he was aghast that the devotees had taken Wald away from the materialist camp and was now posing many challenges to them. Srila Prabhupada said, “tader sila, tader noda, tai diye bhangi tader danter goda” — the scientific preaching mission means to take the tools of scientific propaganda, and utilize them to break their own atheistic foundation. The real concrete and comprehensive substantial truth is that Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is that same Supreme Personality of Godhead Sri Krishna in the form of His own greatest Servitor. He is the original life and the individual jivas are His parts and parcels (vibhinna amsa). Srila Prabhupada envisioned that if leaders of the human society, namely the scientists, were convinced about the truth of the Krishna Consciousness philosophy by the teachings of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, it will bring a great revolution in the whole world. He told to Sripad Maharaja that the next phase was his, meaning he saw the scientific preaching of Krishna consciousness as providing the ultimate fulfillment of Mahaprabhu’s sankirtan mission. Sripad Maharaja had himself organized many conferences all over the world and Srila Prabhupada expressed his full satisfaction after he had organized the first conference in Vrindavan in 1977. Scientists are preaching to the whole world about Darwin and Big Bang theory. But if they become convinced and transformed they will discuss and preach the message of Mahaprabhu themselves and the path of the preaching movement will be clear.

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati ThakuraDr. A.K. Mohapatra, the Director of AIIMS, BBSR in the Science and Scientist – 2013

This year’s conference follows last year’s Science and Scientist 2013 which was organized in Bhubaneshwar. It was a successfully organized conference that attracted many leading scientists from India. Dr. A.K. Mohapatra, the Director of AIIMS Bhubaneshwar was the Chief Guest of the 2013 conference. A brief report of the conference can be found at: http://mahaprabhu.net/satsanga/?download=Harmonizer_July_2014.pdf

Our estimate is that the conference would require Rs 3 lakhs (INR) or $ 5000 (USD). Kindly contribute generously for the Science and Scientist 2014. We pray for the blessings of Sripad Maharaja and all the Rupanuga acharyas upon everyone. To send your donations please visit:  www.scienceandscientist.org/donate

A humble servant of Sadhu, Guru and Vaisnava
Tridandi Bhikshu Bhaktivijnana Muni

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GENETICS, EPIGENETICS, PARAGENETICS GETTING CLOSER TO LIFE
Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D.

DARWIN UNDER SIEGE FROM EMBRYOLOGY, HOMOLOGY, AND GENETICS
Bhakti Vijnana Muni, Ph.D.

DISSECTING REDUCTIONISM IN IMMUNOLOGY
Bhakti Niskama Shanta, Ph.D.

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DARING TO DEFY DARWIN
Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D.

REPORT ON THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ‘SCIENCE AND SCIENTIST – 2013’
Bhakti Vijnana Muni, Ph.D. and Bhakti Niskama Shanta, Ph.D.

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Natural Intelligence and Teleology in Plants – Part II
Bhaktivijnana Muni, Ph.D.

21ST CENTURY BIOLOGY: Uncovering the Code Delusion and the Cellular Mind with No Brain
Bhakti Niskama Shanta, Ph.D.

Why is God Needed to Account for the Universe?
Rsiraja Das, M.Sc.

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Anugatya — How one should serve Sri Guru: A humble offering on the 51st Vyasapuja of Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Goswami Maharaja (6th October, 2013)

All Glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga.

Dandavat Pranams Srila Acharyadev.

I am a most fallen soul and when I see the consciousness within my heart I feel that I have no hope to approach the divine service plane of Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. However, I find some hope when I hear about the glories of merciful Sadhu, Guru and Vaisnavas. Therefore, I pray at your lotus feet that you may forgive my offenses.

By the great mercy of Supreme Lord Hari, I could meet my Gurumaharaja His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Goswami Maharaja. I was having many plans in my own life during my Ph.D. and after meeting my Gurudev all my plans changed. Gurudev gave me so much love and affection that I have forgotten all my plans and I became a servant of Gurudev. After meeting my Gurudev, I was determined to practice a strict spiritual life. To attain that I was thinking that, I should give up all my scientific knowledge and I should sit in the temple, take prasadam and do bhajans and kirtans. However, I was surprised to see my Gurudev’s own example. He was always travelling and meeting scientists and students in different universities and colleges. He was presenting the teachings of Sriman Mahaprabhu in scientific language and had changed the heart of many big scientists including several Nobel Prize winners. Seeing this I have inquired Gurudev: “Gurudev, you are always speaking about science, but following the modern scientific approach one cannot realize God. Can you kindly clarify this doubt coming in my mind?” Then Gurudev explained me that “There will be a new science.” Later he further clarified by showing the explanations of his Gurudev, Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. It is explained in Srimad Bhagavatam 1.5.22:

idam hi pumsas tapasah srutasya va
svishtasya suktasya ca buddhi-dattayoh
avicyuto ‘rthah kavibhir nirupito
yad-uttamasloka-gunanuvarnanam

Translation: Learned circles have positively concluded that the infallible purpose of the advancement of knowledge, namely austerities, study of the Vedas, sacrifice, chanting of hymns and charity, culminates in the transcendental descriptions of the Lord, who is defined in choice poetry.

In the purport of this verse of Srimad Bhagavatam Srila Prabhupada says,

When advancement of knowledge is applied in the service of the Lord, the whole process becomes absolute. The Personality of Godhead and His transcendental name, fame, glory, etc., are all nondifferent from Him. Therefore, all the sages and devotees of the Lord have recommended that the subject matter of art, science, philosophy, physics, chemistry, psychology and all other branches of knowledge should be wholly and solely applied in the service of the Lord. Art, literature, poetry, painting, etc., may be used in glorifying the Lord. The fiction writers, poets and celebrated litterateurs are generally engaged in writing of sensuous subjects, but if they turn towards the service of the Lord they can describe the transcendental pastimes of the Lord. Valmiki was a great poet, and similarly Vyasadeva is a great writer, and both of them have absolutely engaged themselves in delineating the transcendental activities of the Lord and by doing so have become immortal. Similarly, science and philosophy also should be applied in the service of the Lord. There is no use presenting dry speculative theories for sense gratification. Philosophy and science should be engaged to establish the glory of the Lord. Advanced people are eager to understand the Absolute Truth through the medium of science, and therefore a great scientist should endeavor to prove the existence of the Lord on a scientific basis. Similarly, philosophical speculations should be utilized to establish the Supreme Truth as sentient and all-powerful. Similarly, all other branches of knowledge should always be engaged in the service of the Lord. In the Bhagavad-gita also the same is affirmed. All “knowledge” not engaged in the service of the Lord is but nescience. Real utilization of advanced knowledge is to establish the glories of the Lord, and that is the real import. Scientific knowledge engaged in the service of the Lord and all similar activities are all factually hari-kirtana, or glorification of the Lord.

When Srila Gurudev explained this, I could understand my mistake. I was thinking to renounce while modern scientists are using their scientific knowledge to exploit the resources. Both are unfavorable to pure devotional services. Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur also explained renunciation (tyaga) and exploitation (bhoga) tendencies as ‘passive hostility’ and ‘active hostility’ towards Absolute. With a hostile consciousness towards Absolute one may claim himself/herself as a devotee but in reality he/she is in opposition to devotion. After realizing that I could understand the pure devotional services that Gurudev is rendering following the order of his Gurudev Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Srila Prabhupada asked my Gurudev to use his scientific knowledge to defeat the atheistic propaganda of scientists and thereby establish the movement of Mahaprabhu as a scientific movement. Srila Gurudev also asked us to carryout the same services under the guidance of Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja.

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Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Goswami Maharaja – Representative of Pure Devotion in the line of Sri Rupanuga Sampradaya.

Srila Acharaydev, this experience of my own life came to my mind when I heard a lecture that you gave very recently during your visit to our Siliguri center. We have recorded the video and are making it available online for worldwide devotees on the eve of your divine grace’s 51st Vyasapuja (06th October, 2013). In this lecture you had narrated a pastime of Srila Bhakti Hriday Bon Maharaja with Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupada. One day when Srila Bhakti Hriday Bon Maharaja went on collecting alms, he all of a sudden found himself in the midst of a prostitute street. Some prostitutes in that street gave him some donations and he submitted that donation at the lotus feet of Srila Saraswati Thakur Prabhupada. Thereafter, Srila Bon Maharaja asked for forgiveness from Srila Saraswati Thakur Prabhupada, that he unknowingly went towards the prostitute street and this was the donations that he had received form a few prostitutes. Listening to that Srila Saraswati Thakur Prabhupada asked him, “Am I doing wrong?” Srila Saraswati Thakur Prabhupada told, I have many Sanyasi and Brahmachari disciples and they have left their family and householder life, just like one passes stool without any attachment towards it. But I am again sending these souls to the householders to preach the message of Mahaprabhu. By doing that am I doing wrong? Listing to this explanation of Srila Saraswati Thakur Prabhupada, Srila Bhakti Hriday Bon Maharaja immediately understood that what he had done is not wrong.

Srila Acharaydev, your explanation of these principles of pure devotion gave much encouragement to my heart and our scientific preaching mission. Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja also many times explained to us that Sri Arjuna wanted to renounce by giving up the fight and he wanted to do Bhajan in forest. But his Gurudev, Supreme Personality of Godhead Lord Sri Krishna reminded him the principles of pure devotion and explained how he can use even the task of killing people in the service of the Absolute. Following the same mood Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada wanted his scientist disciples to use their scientific knowledge to perform scientific sankirtan, i.e., to spread the teachings of Sriman Mahaprabhu in the scientific language. When, Srila Prabhupada guided his disciples and followers to obtain further spiritual guidance from Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaja, Srila Sridhar Maharaja affectionately nourished those sincere souls and thereby encouraged their dedication towards the mission of Sriman Mahaprabhu. Srila Sridhar Maharaja, instructed Srila Damodara Maharaja and Sripad Puri Maharaja to build a temple over the tomb of Darwin. Srila Sridhar Maharaja said to Srila Damodara Maharaja that it is very easy to construct a temple with bricks and cement but that was not the mission that was given to him by Srila Prabhupada.

Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada told, “You have to spend or waste gallons of blood before you can convert a person to Krishna consciousness.” Your Divine Grace have also reminded us the same message in your recent lecture. Several difficulties are constantly coming after the disappearance of Srila Gurudev Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundara Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaja, but despite that your divine grace is giving us an example how one must be fixed in the service of Sri Guru under all circumstances. We offer our humble dandavats at your lotus feet and we again and again pray that you may forgive our offenses. By your grace we may develop an atom of dedication that you have towards our Guruvarga.

Jay Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya Sri Srimad Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Goswmi Maharaja ki Jay.

Your humble dasanudas
Bhakti Niskama Shanta

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WHY EVOLUTION IS NOT TRUE
Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D.

Natural Intelligence and Teleology in Plants — Part 1
Bhaktivijnana Muni, Ph.D.

WHAT IS RELIGION? — A VEDIC PERSPECTIVE
Rsiraja Das, M.Sc.

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All Glories to Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga

Dear Devotees,

Dandavat Pranams. Hare Krishna.

Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Institute, Siliguri, West Bengal, India and Bhakti Vedanta Institute of Spiritual Culture and Science, Princeton, NJ, USA, in collaboration with Synergy Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India are organizing an international conference, entitled “Is Science able to explain the Scientist? (Science and Scientist – 2013)” on December 8, 2013 in Bhubaneshwar, on the 76th holy appearance day of our Gurudev, Sripad Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Maharaja. The conference will be organized under the holy guidance of Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D., the Serving Director of the Bhakti Vedanta Institute, Princeton. It was the direct instruction of Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to Sripad Bhaktisvarupa Damodar Maharaja that it is very important to organize conferences in which the leading scientists should be invited to allow them to interact with the devotee scientists. Scientists control the intellectual thinking in modern society. Therefore to convert even a very few leading scientists will help the mission of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to spread all over the planet. Even Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura also said that the teachings of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu will be recognized as the highest revelation among all the religious conceptions and pined for the day when such men of highest caliber would join the movement.

Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja was personally instructed by Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to pioneer the mission of Bhakti Vedanta Institute and humbly serve behind the footsteps of Sripad Bhaktisvarupa Damodar Maharaja. The movement is gaining strength because of this transcendental mercy. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaja was an eternal well wisher of the mission of Bhakti Vedanta Institute and even instructed Sripad Maharaja and Sripad Puri Maharaja to build a temple over the tomb of Darwin. Srila Sridhar Maharaja said to Sripad Maharaja that it is very easy to construct a temple with bricks and cement but that was not the mission that was given to him by Srila Prabhupada. Srila Sridhar Maharaja many times said to Sripad Puri Maharaja, “I am just like you. My nature is just like yours,” thus accepting his philosophical and devotional mood of service.

Scientists are under two very important misconceptions: (1) Life is just an emergent property of complex chemical combinations under the forces of nature, (2) that inanimate nature (matter and energy) is the foundation from which the universe evolves. Due to this there is a difference in scientific opinion and religious understanding. As Mahaprabhu’s mercy is meant for everyone in this age, including the scientists, Srila Prabupada had envisioned this program of preaching to the scientists through conferences. Conference details can be found on the website: www.bviscs.org/scsi/conferences/scienceandscientist_03

The major theme is about biology and Srila Prabhupada’s two mantras for the scientists: (1) Life comes from Life, and 2) Matter comes from Life. When Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja suggested to the Nobel Biologist George Wald, who was a very big atheistic evolutionist of his time, why don’t you consider that, “Matter comes from Life”, he became convinced. After this he wrote a series of articles denouncing his own earlier stance and instead talked about how matter comes from Life. In this way he gradually became a devotee. When we discussed this matter with Prof. Bhargava, the Founder Director of CCMB, a big atheist and follower of Crick, he was aghast that the devotees had taken Wald away from the materialist camp and now he was posing many challenges to the dogmatic materialistic stand of the atheistic science. In this way the service of the scientific preaching has become a success. Srila Prabhupada told, “tader sila, tader noda, tai diye bhangi tader danter goda” or the scientific preaching mission means to take the tools of scientific propaganda, and utilize them to break their own atheistic foundation by proving to them that their so called material foundation is insubstantial, not concrete. The real concrete substantial ground is that Sri Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He is the original life and the individual jivas are his parts and parcels (vibhinna amsa). Srila Sridhar maharaja explained that consciousness is the foundation of everything. Everything comes from within consciousness. He had given blessings to the scientific preaching mission when Sripad Bhaktisvarupa Damodar Maharaja and the other devotee scientists went to him for advice. He encouraged Sripad Maharaja by saying that he would be an advisor to the movement. His valuable advice is recorded in the ‘Subjective Evolution of Consciousness.’ His regular keen interest in the progress of scientific preaching mission is our great encouragement and a great treasure house of pearls from the ocean of devotional conclusions about Reality. Srila Sridhar Maharaja was himself a great preacher among the leaders. By his preaching many Barristers, Scholars and Scientists all over India in the early part of his life and later from all over the world, came under the flag of Sriman Mahaprabhu. Even Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda-dev Goswami Maharaja was very pleased when Sripad Bhakti Niskam Shanta Maharaja had told him about our service of preaching to the scientists which we are doing under Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja. Pleased by this Srila Govinda Maharaja said, “Service to Puri Maharaja is service to me.” Once just four days prior to leaving his prakata lila, he had asked my humble self (Bhakti Vijnana Muni) in great detail what service I was doing. When I said that I was engaging in scientific preaching in colleges and universities under the guidance of Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, by the order of Sripad Bhaktisvarupa Damodar Maharaja, he felt satisfied. Srila Acharyadev also asked us to tell the scientists whether they can make a living being in the laboratories.

Srila Prabhupada envisioned that if leaders of the human society, namely the scientists were convinced about the truth of the Krishna Consciousness philosophy by the teachings of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, it will bring a great revolution in the whole world. Scientists are preaching to the whole world about Darwin and Big Bang theory. They are preaching a materialistic account of the origin of the universe and life. If they are convinced and transformed they will discuss and preach the message of Mahaprabhu themselves and the path of the preaching movement will be clear.

Sripad Bhaktisvarupa Damodar Maharaja had himself organized many conferences all over the world and Srila Prabhupada expressed his full satisfaction after he had organized the first conference in Vrindavan in 1977. Srila Prabhupada was convinced that this would bring prestige to Mahaprabhu’s mission within the human society.

As poor Sannyasis, we are dependent on the Lord’s mercy for Lakshmi to support our scientific preaching services. The Guru Parampara advises that Sannyasis are beggars and by collecting alms they will serve the Guru and the Supreme Lord. For the satisfaction of Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga, we are begging that please contribute generously for the upcoming conference in Bhubaneshwar. We have to arrange for the travelling of the speakers, stay, as well as printing of preaching materials and other expenses. To send your donations please visit: www.scienceandscientist.org/donate

 

A humble servant of Sadhu, Guru and Vaisnava

Bhaktivijnana Muni

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It is our great pleasure to invite you to attend the International Conference on “Is Science able to explain the Scientist? (Science and Scientist – 2013)” to present your most recent research results and ideas, and to share your knowledge in this field of science. ‘Science and Scientist – 2013’ is the premier forum for understanding the limitations of casual or mechanistic determinism in modern science and thereby exploring the Vedantic Paradigm as an alternative.

‘Science and Scientist – 2013’ will bring together leading Biologists, Engineers, Scientists and Academicians from around the world. The main goal of this conference is to provide a platform for the academic, scientific and industrial community to cultivate the proper spirit of inquiry for understanding ‘Life and Its Origin’ using science based progress in their respective research areas. The conference greatly encourages topics, in such areas as: ‘Failure of Biologism or Biological Determinism’, ‘Failure of Genetic Determinism – Life Beyond Genes’, ‘Debunking Darwinism’, ‘Scientific Critique of Science’, ‘Man and Machine’, ‘Logic of Life’, ‘Cognitive Biology’, ‘Freewill’, ‘Soul Hypothesis’, etc. The aim of the conference is to bring together worldwide leading researchers, developers, practitioners and educators interested in advancing the state of the art in ‘Life and Its Origin’ for exchanging knowledge that encompasses a broad range of disciplines among various distinct communities. It is expected that speakers will highlight new prospects for scientifically understanding life based on 21st century biology. The theme for this conference is innovative and meant for inspiring the researchers to understand the scientific validity of ancient Vedantic wisdom and thus confidently practice its conclusions by implementing them in their own lives. This conference shall provide a new forum for discussions on ‘Harmony of Science and Religion’. The conference will take place in Synergy Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, on December 08, 2013, and will be hosted by the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Institute, Siliguri, West Bengal, India and Bhakti Vedanta Institute of Spiritual Culture and Science, Priniceton, NJ, USA in collaboration with Synergy Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. The meeting will include keynote and plenary lectures, oral presentations, and posters.

TOPIC AREAS
  • Science of Spiritual Biology
    1. Developmental Biology and Consciousness
    2. Cognitive Biology
    3. Self-Determination and Freewill
    4. Body, Mind and Consciousness
    5. Bioinformatics and Consciousness
    6. Understanding Biodiversity from 21st Century Biology
    7. Systems Biology and Consciousness
    8. Origin of Life
    9. Soul Hypothesis
  • Scientific Critique of Science
    1. Logic of Life
    2. Man and Machine
    3. Debunking Darwinism
    4. Failure of Genetic Determinism – Life Beyond Genes
    5. Failure of Biologism or Biological Determinism

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The Harmonizer — August 2013

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EARLY LIFE ON EARTH
Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D.

TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY VIEW OF BIOLOGICAL LIFE – From causal determination
to self-determination and free will

Bhakti Niskama Shanta, Ph.D.

CLASSIFICATION OF SPECIES – Mind over Matter
Rsiraja Das, M.Sc.

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Free Will of the Jiva Soul

Srila Bhaktisvarupa Damodara MaharajaSrila Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Goswami Maharaja: One of the points I have been seeking regarding our book is somehow the jiva is forced to stay within the temporary physical body.

Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhara Dev-Goswami Maharaja: He is not forced. The first starting point is that of free will. We have to accept that and we have to find that out. Otherwise God will be responsible for the jiva’s misery.

na kartrtvam na karmani
lokasya srjati prabhuh
na karma phalam-samyogam
svabhavas tu pravartate

Translation: The Lord does not generate anyone’s ego of considering themselves ‘the doer’, nor their actions, nor their association with the fruits of their actions. These are all a result of their external nature of ignorance since time immemorial. (Srimad Bhagavad-Gita 5.14)

“I am not responsible for the suffering of the jiva. I am aloof. I am left with freedom and freedom is their intrinsic qualification.” Whatever is conscious, that is free. It depends on the magnitude. Anu-caitanya (minute consciousness) – freedom is also anu. The jiva is vulnerable and by a trace of their imperfect freedom they come to the world and nothing forces them. Then, when the jiva comes in cooperation with Maya, the force of maya is applied first. First is free will, and then Maya’s grasp takes him. In this way transaction with this world begins and not by the interference of the Supreme. It is by the small free will of the anu-caitanya, the defective consciousness. There are many–some coming this side, some coming that side from the marginal plane.

Srila Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Goswami Maharaja: So at what point does the jivatma begin to recognize his use of free will in a very negative sense?

Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhara Dev-Goswami Maharaja: The possibility is there in the tatastha. There is possibility of positive participation and possibility of negative participation is also there. These two functions are in germinal form when he is in the marginal plane. There is possibility of negative and positive. By free choice – that one side, one possibility, he is given recognition and it starts. The journey begins. Then by the handling of the sadhus, of the divine agents, that can be modified when wandering in the world. When the positive aspect awakens, then that gives the jiva a chance to go towards the divine realm.

Srila Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Goswami Maharaja: That is also dependent on free will?

Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhara Dev-Goswami Maharaja: Yes, free will is there. Consciousness means to be endowed with free will. All atoms of consciousness are endowed with free will. Without free will consciousness may not be complete and then it is matter, material existence. Conscious spirit means to be endowed with free will.

Generally when the jiva is here, independent of his free will, the divine agent can help him. That is sukrti. The first stage is ajnata-sukrti – unknowing acquisition of the favor of the Lord through the sadhus. Just as when a patient is unconscious – the doctor may give an injection perhaps, then later the patient regains consciousness, cooperation begins and the treatment goes on. But when he’s unconscious, even at that point treatment is possible. So when the jiva becomes engrossed in material consciousness, the divine agents come and utilize his energy in some way for the Lord. Ajnata-sukrti means it is beyond his consciousness.

Then there is jnata-sukrti, then sraddha (faith) comes to the surface and then cooperation. When sukrti develops into the stage of sraddha, then there is cooperation of the sadhus and that is the development of proper spiritual life. But before that, there is work underground – that is ajnatasukrti and that is done by the sadhus, the divine agents.

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The Harmonizer — April 2013

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The Organic Whole: A Conception Worthy of Biological Life
Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D.

21st Century Biology Takes Evolution Beyond Darwin
Bhakti Niskama Shanta, Ph.D.

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Press Release: Talks on Science of the Soul – Scientific Presentations on Spiritual Biology and Teachings of Srimad Bhagavad-Gita

Under the guidance of Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D., Princeton, NJ, USA, a group of devotee scientists from Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math are continuously travelling and delivering talks on: The Scientific basis of teachings of ancient Indian wisdom contained in Srimad Bhagavad-Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam. A list of these talks at several leading institutes, universities and colleges (like IITs, BHU, JNU, etc) can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=810794001AF7B29C

They recently delivered talks at Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, BHU and Department of Civil Engineering, IIT-BHU. They delivered talks on: (1) Sorry Darwin: Chemistry Never Made the Transition to Biology, (2) Information, Knowledge and Life in 21st Century, and (3) Modern Geological Evidence Undermines the Chronology of Geologic Column. These talks are reported by several leading Newspapers of India, like Times of India, Pioneer and several other Hindi Newspapers. The press release of BHU and a few News clippings can be found below.

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The Harmonizer — February 2013

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Embryology, Developmental Biology, Evo-Devo
Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D.

Ontological Wholism and Soul is the Concept of Developmental Biology
Bhakti Vijnana Muni, Ph.D.

A Scientific Basis for the Vedantic View of Biodiversity
Bhakti Niskama Shanta, Ph.D.

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The Harmonizer — January 2013

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Worlds in Collision: The Stability of the Solar System
— Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D.

Spiritual Biology: Reply to Critics – Part Two
— B.M.Puri, B.V.Muni, B.N.Shanta

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The Harmonizer — December 2012

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Spiritual Biology: Reply to Critics – Part One
— B.M.Puri, B.V.Muni, B.N.Shanta

21st Century Biology Refutes Darwinian Abiology – Part Two
— Sripad Bhakti Niskama Shanta, Ph.D.

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Vaisnava-Seva Festivals in Remembrance of Sripad Bhakti Nandan Narayan Maharaja

All Glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga.

A few months back (month of June 2012 – prior to Jagannatha Puri Rathayatra) Sripad Bhakti Nandan Narayan Maharaja came to our Siliguri center and spent a couple of weeks with devotees at our Siliguri center. During his stay Maharaja gave much affection and encouragements to devotees at Siliguri. All the local devotees of Siliguri like Maharaja’s simplicity very much and wanted him to stay at Siliguri center permanently. However, due to his busy preaching schedule Maharaja could not stay for longer time at Siliguri. After finishing Kartik parikrama 2012, Maharaja was in tirtha at Sri Jagannatha Puri Dham. Maharaja had a plan to visit Siliguri center after finishing his tirtha at Sri Jagannatha Puri Dham. However, by the will of divine Sripad Narayan Maharaja left his body at Sri Jagannatha Puri Dham on 5th December 2012. Hearing the news of Maharaja’s sudden departure, devotees are feeling much separation. In remembrance of Sripad Narayan Maharaja, on 7th December 2012 we organized a Vaisnava-Seva festival at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Siliguri, WB, India. We are attaching a few photos of the festival.

 
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The Harmonizer — November 2012

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The Science Of Spiritual Biology
— Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri, Ph.D.

21st Century Biology Refutes Darwinian Abiology – Part One
— Sripad Bhakti Niskama Shanta, Ph.D.

A Scientific Spiritual Conception is Necessary in Biology
— Sripad Bhakti Vijnana Muni, Ph.D.

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What Anartha Does Kamsa Represent?

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Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D.

Kamsa is kam sa  = with kam. with material attachment. So he represent material attachment, or anartha in general. Also considered bhayanaka, or the fear of material attachment. Kama is also one of the four purusarthas: dharma, artha, kama, moksha, representing material enjoyment, and is distinct from the fifth transcendental pursuit of life, which is Krsna-bhakti or devotion unto Krsna.

Devaki symbolizes devotion, in whose heart Krsna appears. Devaki fears Kamsa, for material attachment will imprison the devotee in its grip and try to kill devotion; it is the antithesis of devotion. Krsna kills Kamsa and thus purifies the devotee of all material attachments.

The six sons of Devaki who Kamsa kills represent kama, krodha, lobha, moha, mada, matsarya, which are the progeny of the materially attached mind. In this sense, the fear of Kamsa, or fear of material attachment, kills lust, anger, greed, illusion, madness, and enviousness that arise in the mind of the aspiring bhakta.

When these anarthas are checked by fear of attachment then Baladeva, the adi Guru, comes to help remove all these anarthas and makes a clean place for Krsna to reside. Thus he expands as the Sesa naga throne, dham, and resting place for Krsna in the heart.

Yogamaya is the personification of prema, the energy that enacts all loving relationships in the spiritual world, bewildering the residents there to relate in ecstatic love with Krsna as an ordinary cowherd boy. How could Kamsa possibly have any contact with Yogamaya? She flies from his hands, and it is Mahamaya, the potency of material delusion, who tells Kamsa that Krsna, the eight son of Devaki, will kill him.

Those who receive the mercy of the Lord and become freed from all anarthas, are carried by Vasudeva across the viraja river that borders the material world, and taken to to the abode of Vrndavana, the plane of spontaneous loving service.

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Under the Holy Association of

Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D.

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The Harmonizer – June 2012

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1. “WE ARE ALWAYS IN THE MIDST OF CONSCIOUSNESS” — Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaja

2. “HOW COULD THE FIRST LIVING CELL ARISE TO GET EVOLUTION STARTED?”A Discussion between Prof. Michael J. Behe and Srila Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Goswami Maharaja (T. D. Singh, Ph.D.) (T. D. Singh, Ph.D.).

3. “A DETAILED SUMMARY OF THE FIRST TWO CHAPTERS OF PHENOMENOLOGY” — Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D.

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Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaja’s Deity Installation Ceremony – SCS Math, Siliguri

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The Harmonizer – May 2012

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1. “A FLOATING WORLD OF EXPERIENCE” — Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaja

2. “THE UNIVERSE IS PURPOSELY DESIGNED”A Discussion between Prof. Michael J. Behe and Srila Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Goswami Maharaja (T. D. Singh, Ph.D.) (T. D. Singh, Ph.D.).

3. “SUMMARY OF THE FIRST TWO CHAPTERS OF HEGEL’S PHENOMENOLOGY OF SPIRIT” — Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D.

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The Harmonizer – April 2012

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1. “EVERYTHING BELONGS TO CONSCIOUSNESS” — Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaja

2. “REALITY IS NOT EXPLAINABLE BY THE LAWS OF NATURE”A Discussion between Prof. Michael J. Behe and Srila Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Goswami Maharaja (T. D. Singh, Ph.D.) (T. D. Singh, Ph.D.).

3. “SUMMARY OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF CONSCIOUSNESS FROM SENSE-CERTAINTY TO PERCEPTION AND THEN TO UNDERSTANDING” — Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D.

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Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharyadev Goswami Maharaja’s Nepal Preaching Program, Itta Bhatta, Nepal: 25th April, 2012

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Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharyadev Goswami Maharaja’s Nepal Preaching Program, Kakarbhitta, Nepal: 24th April, 2012

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The Harmonizer – March 2012

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1. “DIVE DEEP INTO REALITY” — Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaja

2. “ORIGIN OF MATTER AND LIFE IS UNKNOWN TO MODERN SCIENCE”Srila Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Goswami Maharaja (T. D. Singh, Ph.D.).

3. “THE CONTRADICTIONS OF PERCEPTUAL CONSCIOUSNESS THAT LEAD TO RESOLUTION IN IT’S NEXT STAGE OF SUBJECTIVE EVOLUTION TO UNDERSTANDING” — Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D.

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The Harmonizer – February 2012

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1. “SOUL, CONSCIOUSNESS AND WORLD” — Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaja

2. “LIFE AND MATTER: DEEPER EXPLORATIONS”Srila Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Goswami Maharaja (T. D. Singh, Ph.D.).

3. “WHAT MOMENTS OF THOUGHT CONSTITUTE THE ACTIVITY OF PERCEPTION?” — Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D.

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Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharyadev Goswami Maharaja giving Harinam Initiation to Young Indian College Students, Sri Nawadwip Dham, WB, India, 26th February 2012

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Talk – Science of Bhagavad-Gita, TTD, Tirupati, AP, India, 21st February 2012

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Talk & Lively Question Answer Season on Sorry Darwin – Chemistry Never Made the Transition to Biology, Department of Zoology, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, AP, India, 21st February 2012

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Talks on Need of Deeper Studies on Life, Its Origin & Its Practical Implication, Sri Venkateswara Agricultural College, Tirupati, AP, India, 17th February 2012

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Talks on Need of Deeper Studies on Life, Its Origin & Its Practical Implication, Sri Venkateswara University College of Engineering, Tirupati, AP, India, 15th February 2012

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Talks on Life and Its Origin (Telugu), KMM Institute of Technology & Science, Tirupati, AP, India, 14th February 2012

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Interview with India’s Leading Biologist & The Founder Director of CCMB, Hyderabad, AP, India, Padma Bhushan award winner Dr. Pushpa Mittra Bhargava on Life and Its Origin: Hyderabad, AP, India, 10th February 2012

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One of India’s Leading Biologist and The Founder Director of Center for Cellular Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, AP, India, Padma Bhushan award winner Dr. Pushpa Mittra Bhargava admits that there are several unanswered questions in the field of ‘Origin of Life’. In the interview, quoting the recent developments in advanced biology and space research, the devotee scientists from Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math working under the guidance of Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D. presented significant challenges to Dr. Pushpa Mittra Bhargava to disclose the dogmatic faith of biologists on a Material Origin of Life.

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1. “MIND AND CONSCIOUSNESS” — Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaja

2. “ANIMATED AND INANIMATED OBJECTS”Srila Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Maharaja (T. D. Singh, Ph.D.).

3. “PERCEPTION: OR THE THING AND DECEPTION” — Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D.

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An Interview on “Is the Stand of Biology on Material Origin of Life Dogmatic?”, with Prof. Tapan Sau, CC NSB, IIIT – Hyderabad, AP, India, 8th February 2012

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Prof. Tapan Sahu discussed that life is not studied in its comprehensive totality. Most of the concepts of modern biology has been borrowed from Western ideas. We don’t go that deep, but we do some introductory education in value education. We should try to study life. Is it some kind of stone, brick, wall or something beyond that? Life cannot be fully explainable as life. Prof. Tapan Sahu says chemical conditions giving rise to life is doubtful. To explore subjects like personality, thought, feelings and willing, the methodology must include something more than the scientific concepts of modern chemistry. He agrees that it may not be possible to identify an ultimate particle explaining the concept of cellular life and that consciousness must be the basis of the cellular life.

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Interview on “Do We Need a Radical Change in the Syllabus of Biology to Achieve Healthy Ecosystem?” with Prof. M.N.V. Prasad, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Hyderabad, AP, India, 8th February 2012

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Subjective evolution means the Vedantic concept of life that soul passes from one body to another depending on the kind of consciousness. Environmental biologist Prof. M.N.V. Prasad from Central university, Hyderabad explains that environmental cleanliness is essential for normal life. But greed of man is spoiling everything. There are many groups of scientists who have tried to discover chemical pathways for evolution theory. Some of them are Haldane, Sidney-Walter-Fox. All of them took different abiotic routes in an attempt to synthesize life in the laboratory. These include the aldehyde path, ketone path, Millers experiments and other paths, all these different schools of thought. But finally they could not synthesize the first life, or could not put life into them through any of these chemical pathways. We thus have to examine the role of man in the living community. We do not really understand ethics. We need to plan and bring in and investigate the question of soul and consciousness within biology by a multidisciplinary approach. We have to pool in all our resources and address the perennial questions.

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Talks on Life and Its Origin, Department of Microbiology, Osmania University, Hyderabad, AP, India, 6th February 2012

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Interview on Sanatana Dharma, Islam & Science with Prof. Liaquat Ahamed, VIF College of Engg. & Tech., Moinabad, Hyderabad, AP, India: 03-02-2012

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(Prof. Liaquat Ahamed is working as a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, VIF College of Engineering and Technology, Moinabad, Hyderabad, AP, India).

Prof. Liaquat Ahamed agreed that all living beings have soul. The dogmatic stand of modern science of a material origin of life is the cause of great disharmony between science and religion. The Bhagavad-Gita paradigm and Islamic concept of “Science of the Soul” are briefly discussed.

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Talks on Life and Its Origin, VIF College of Engineering & Technology, Hyderabad, AP, India, 3rd February 2012

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This was a minority college and many Muslim professors and students attended our lecture. After our lecture one of the faculty Prof. Liaquat Ahmed given an interview to us. In the end of the interview Prof. Liaquat Ahmed asked us a copy of Bhagavad-Gita to learn the Science of the soul: YouTube responded to TubePress with an HTTP 410 - No longer available

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Talks on Life and Its Origin, Chilkur Balaji Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, AP, India, 3rd February 2012

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Videos: SCS Math Scientific Presentations on ‘Origin of Life’

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