Consciousness, at its simplest, is a perception of internal and external existence. It is a state of being responsive to everything a person experiences. The ancient Indian Philosophical systems (Dharshanas) attempt to study consciousness and unravel the ultimate truth holistically and comprehensively using a synergistic approach that combines “Science and Spirituality”
The primary focus is on understanding what it means biologically and psychologically for information to be present in consciousness—that is, on determining the neural and psychological correlates of consciousness. A human being is a part of the whole called by us the universe – a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and his feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.
The Indic approach treats consciousness subjectively, holistically and differs greatly from the more objective reductionist western approach. An integrated comprehensive approach will most certainly further Man’s understanding of this essentially emergent phenomenon, which is much more expansive rather than just merely the sum of parts. A knowledge system that transcends the obsessive compulsive thrust on tangibility and the confines of academic tunnel vision. It is quite universal even for the smallest of the small living beings too, with similar body mechanism, brain, intellect, mind, soul having similar digestive, respiratory or blood / life force circulation systems.
These scientific laws are quite appropriate and applicable to the body (matter) and brain/intellect while the spiritual laws are applicable to the mind and soul which are as such completely invisible and imperishable. These scientific laws and the spiritual laws put together or when unified, form the Universal Laws / Principles (Vishwatmak Tatva) as enunciated by Philosopher Saint Shri Dnyaneshwara through his nine universal secrets / principles revealed 720 years ago.
Revered Prof. Dr. Vishwanath Karad, Founder President, MIT- World Peace University & MAEER’s Education is a strong proponent of consciousness that unravels the amalgamation of mind, matter, body & soul. He believes in consciousness as the ultimate reality combining science and spirituality. MIT World Peace university has organized 1st World Conference on Consciousness: The Ultimate Reality.
This conference will attempt to present various ideologies and usher in a new perspective to decipher Consciousness, as the most primary, fundamental constituent of the universe. Leading researchers from all over the world will be gathering at this conference, to discuss, deliberate, and present their work in Consciousness Studies. 13 the Century INDIAN PHILOSOPHER SAINT SHRI DNYANESHWARA said that, “The Entire Universe is a manifestation of Pure Consciousness and Intelligence.” WORLD PEACE UNIVERSITY further identifies itself with the assertion made by the greatest visionary scientist of 20th Century.
As said by DR. ALBERT EINSTEIN that, “I believe in God, who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of the universe and I further believe that intelligence is manifested throughout Mother Nature”, which amply clarifies the very essence and philosophy behind Science, Religion / Spirituality a galaxy of renowned scholars, thinkers, philosophers, scientists, spiritual leaders.
Prof. Dr. Milind Pande
MIT- World Peace University