Authors: Sai Venkatesh Balasubramanian
Comments: 31 Pages.
Exploring the basic concept of Sri Vidya, one of the most esoteric traditions of the Vedic religion, quickly reveals its universality. Searching for contemporary evidences of such universality takes us to Venkatesha or Srinivasa, the sole refuge of the present Kali Yuga. We see this universality is clearly exhibited in the Lord manifesting as the deities of varied sects and faiths.
Furthermore the oneness seen in the universality is further reinforced in the temple of Thirukodikaval where Lalitha manifests as Venkatesha, establishing the concept of Sri Vidya Srinivasa.
The various manifestations of Sri Vidya Srinivasa in various sects aate organised into 16 corresponding to the 16 Tithis or lunar days, as also to the 16 letters of the esoteric Sri Vidya Mantra.
Finally the core principles of the Sri Vidya Srinivasa tradition are laid out. The cornerstone is Abhedam or non discrimination characterizing a broad perspective embracing all faiths. Ultimately the essence of this tradition is Sharanagathi or Complete Surrender to the Universal Mother and Her Divine Will.
Category: Religion and Spiritualism
Authors: Richard L Amoroso
Comments: 33 Pages. Scientific GOD Journal, August 2017, Volume 8 | Issue 7 pp 700-733
Under the panoply that natural science and theology are not mutually exclusive, but opposite ends
of a broad spectrum of human epistemology; what constitutes a pragmatic proof of God? The most
primitive tool of epistemology, Myth and Superstition, which guided civilization for thousands of
years, still exists to a surprising degree in modern cultures. The second tool, Logic and Reason can
produce egregiously valid arguments both for and against the existence of God. The third tool of
epistemology, empiricism, since Galileo has been the basis of modern experimental science; but
the challenge of repeatability remains between objective and subjective modes of measurement and
some experiments are deemed impossible to perform. The fourth tool, completing epistemology,
transcendence, perhaps had secular origin in the noetic writings of ancient Greek philosopher Plato.
It has always been possible to demonstrate the existence of God utilizing this fourth tool of
epistemology, but because transcendence is generally subjective; it has not been acceptable by
current definitions of pragmatic science or to nonbelievers unwilling/unable to achieve the required
state-of-mind. Because of the lack of a rigorous model for a Physics of the Observer, and limitations
imposed by the quantum uncertainty principle; the currently available tools of physical science
have not allowed an objectively oriented empirical proof of God. This however, changes to an
arguable degree with the addition of the 3rd regime of Natural Science - Unified Field Mechanics
(Classical-Quantum-UFM). The Perennial Philosophy promotes the idea that all world religions
are based on a single universal truth that promotes spiritual union with God. Stated another way,
the Perennial Philosophy says: If there is a God he has provided a way for Man to find him. In this
work, we review logical and metaphysical methods of fulfilling this premise; but most saliently
provide an empirical protocol that for the first time in history is able to demonstrate the existence
of a Life Principle tantamount to the Spirit of God as a physically real noumenon, hidden until now
behind the uncertainty principle. Although this represents a major step forward, there remains
ineffable properties of the Spirit of God unknowable to a temporal mind; and the subtleties of a
new physical UFM noetic action principle will remain engendered with concomitant bias of
interpretation in what is demonstrated depending on whether one is inclined or disinclined to
believe in the existence of God. Ultimately mystical experience provides the only proof of God.
Category: Religion and Spiritualism