Science Vs Spirituality – Which Is Right?

Science Vs Spirituality – Which Is Right?


There’s an age-old debate going on between
scientific and spiritual minded people, both sides arguing for their own right. In this video, I’ll try to reconcile the debate,
and show you that in fact both of them are right in their own sense. But before we start, we have to add in two
other subjects to the explanation to make the picture whole. There are essentially four ways humans have
tried to get to know reality throughout history: mythology, religion, science and spirituality
– more precisely mysticism. Mythology was the one that developed first,
but my definition of mythology also includes superstition, otherwise known as folklore
or magical thinking. In the early days, before the age of scientific
thinking, people were unable to explain most natural phenomena, because they lacked the
knowledge to identify cause and effect relations. This reduced their chances of survival, because
many random, unexplainable and surprising events could negatively affect them. That’s why they invented various gods, spirits
and demons, and tried to please them throughout their entire lives. Now they felt more in control, because they
could say that if something bad happened, the gods were angry. Now anything they didn’t quite understand
happened because of the gods, and if you showed some kind of sacrifice, you could please them,
thus your life would be better. This kind of magical thinking mostly died
out, but can still be seen today in the form of superstitious beliefs and the concept of
luck. There’s another important distinction to make,
and that is whether one examines the inner or the outer world. Mythology and science are mostly interested
in the outer, while religion and spirituality in the inner reality. And what matters just as equally, is whether
one relies on beliefs or on direct experience when trying to explore the nature of reality. Superstition and religion are based on belief,
while science and mysticism value direct experience above all. Now let’s continue with religion, because
that was the second kind of tool humanity developed in trying to get to know the truth. Religion is nothing more than an organized,
absolutist and dogmatic superstition that got widely accepted. It’s essence is still about pleasing a god
to win favorable conditions in the external world, and when it’s applied to the internal
reality, it’s based on beliefs instead of first-hand experience. Many people realized the weaknesses of religion,
and the Age of Enlightenment brought about the rediscovery of science and rational thinking. The debate between science and religion started
at that time, and it hasn’t stopped ever since. But science has weaknesses too. It’s the perfect tool for understanding the
external world, but for the inner, it is utterly useless. That’s because science completely dismisses
the existence of the soul, and the importance of subjective experiences. It’s only interested in the outer reality,
only in what it can touch, examine and prove. And while rational minded people dismiss religious
ideas as pure beliefs, the two are much closer than you might think. If you also consider yourself rational, you
more than probably only believe in science, just like religious people believe in their
religions. You see, if you haven’t done an experiment
yourself, and seen the outcome with your very own eyes, then you cannot say that you have
direct experience about that specific phenomenon. If you wanted to be truly scientific, you
would have to recreate all the experiments that scientists have ever created, and prove
all the theories they have ever proven. But who would do that? Nobody, because it’s simply impossible. But if you can’t do that, then you have to
rely on what these individual scientists are stating about their own theories and experiments,
essentially you have to believe them. And we tend to indeed believe them, because
what they say usually makes sense. But after all, it’s all just a belief. Now let’s suppose they are not lying to us,
and let’s also disregard their occasional mistakes, plus all the mysteries of the natural
world they haven’t solved yet. Even then, the most important weakness of
science shines as bright as light: namely, that it can’t explain the inner world, but
it’s not supposed to, either. Science as a tool is useless for discovering
the internal reality. It’s just like trying to explore a cave while
remaining outside, and pointing a flashlight to its outer walls. No, to explore the inner, you have to enter
your own subjectivity, but you can’t just go there blindly. You have to bring with you the light of your
consciousness, and see it for yourself. Mysticism is much closer to science than it
is to religion, but so-called rational people sadly tend to put the two together in the
same basket. For a rational mind, praying to God and reaching
enlightenment both just seem as myths or wishful and irrational thinking. But mystical experiences are not beliefs. They are just as real as anything you can
touch with your own hands. Science is beyond mythology and religion,
but spirituality is beyond even science. But don’t misunderstand me! I’m not saying to deny science, just see its
inherent limitations. For the external world, science is perfectly
okay, but for the internal, for what truly matters, the way is spirituality. I’m not against science at all, I’m simply
against trying to explain everything with it. I’m actually asking you to learn from science,
and use its methodology for inner work. The difficulty with that is that you can’t
rely on your senses. Science falls into the trap of dismissing
the inner reality exactly because of this seemingly unsolvable problem, but you should
avoid this! Just think about it for a second: how does
the scientific method work? Well, there are three main steps: observation,
inquiry and realization. For example, when Newton discovered gravity,
he also went through this process. At first, he observed an apple falling from
a tree. There were thousands of people before him
who saw an apple falling from a tree just like he did. But there were very few who then asked themselves
the question: what causes this phenomenon? Not only did he ask himself, he also found
the answer for the very first time. He realized that the hidden magnetic force
of the Earth pulls the apple towards itself. Did somebody tell him to believe this, or
did God whisper into his ears? No, the answer came from his own consciousness. He was also not just philosophizing, because
nowadays we know that he was right. The answer came from his intuition, which
is the inner power of realizing the truth in an instant. While many people have seen an apple falling
from a tree, he was the first who could see it all from a totally different perspective. It can’t even be called an experience, a realization
is simply a shift in perspective, seeing the real nature of something for the first time. Well, you don’t have to be a scientist to
have profound realizations about your own nature. Just enter your inner cave, observe it, ask
yourself questions about it, and wait for the answers, it’s really so simple. In other words, observe your bodily sensations,
thoughts, emotions and other inner experiences. Proceed with self-inquiry, and ask yourself:
who am I, what is my nature? Keep observing and asking until you become
a true inner explorer, a scientist of the soul, and sooner or later, you’ll have those
realizations that the mystics are speaking about. When a realization happens, you instantly
know that it’s true, you don’t need any other proof, and in the internal world, you can’t
have any either. But don’t worry about this, because when you
truly know something, there’s no need to prove it. Only a belief needs proof, but by doing this
inner work and not just thinking about it, you’ll have direct experience instead of belief. An inner experience is just as reliable as
an outer, even though you can’t really grasp it. For example, when you touch a table, you don’t
question yourself whether you really touched the table, you don’t search for proof for
the existence of the table, because you experienced it. The same is true for internal experiences:
the simple fact that you experienced something proves its existence. In this free report, I’ll reveal my number
one secret to spiritual enlightenment that almost nobody else speaks about. Download it now below, to find out what it
is! I can guarantee you, you’ll be surprised! Memento Mori!

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