Yoga and Science

Let's Be Luminous

Reference: Sadhguru

Yoga is “Eastern science” that addresses both physicality and spirituality. The “Western science” addresses physicality only.


Sadhguru on the God Particle, Part I (Jul 6, 2012)

(1) Higgs Boson is supposed to be the field underlying the physical universe.

(2) Intensely looking at the atom may reveal how the universe is made.

(3) Beyond the atom, physicists have discovered subatomic particles; and beyond that is the possible discovery of what is holding these particles together.

(4) The clue lies in the Yogic observation that microcosm and macrocosm are made the same way.

(5) From the viewpoint of the universe each of us is a microcosm. If we can understand ourselves then we can also understand the universe.


Sadhguru on the God Particle, Part II (Jul 10, 2012)

(1) In Yoga there are concepts of ‘sthoola’, ‘sookshma’, ‘shoonya’ and ‘Shiva’.

(2) ‘Sthoola’ means the gross existence; physicality is sthoola. It is what you sense through your five physical senses.

(3) Beyond that is ‘Sookshma’, which goes beyond the five senses, but still it is physical in nature. Here we have the electromagnetic radiation and its quanta. Here we have the Higgs boson, which is perceived indirectly through mathematical abstraction.

(4) Beyond that is ‘Shoonya’ that means absolute emptiness. There is no matter, energy or physicality.

(5) Beyond that is something referred to as ‘Shi-va’, which means ‘that which is not’. 

(6) It is a dimension that lies within you. It is a viewpoint exterior to matter, energy or physicality. It is not in the realm of the logical mind.

(7) When you touch upon this dimension or viewpoint it changes you completely.

(8) ‘Shi-va’ can be experimentally proved within yourself if you are willing to go into the depth of what this is because this is made exactly the same way the whole universe is made.

(9) ‘Shi-va’ is the source of creation that transforms the food you eat into a human being.

(10) You cannot capture the whole universe with your thoughts, which western science is trying to do.

(11) Western science has survived only because of technology. It cannot open up the existence for human experience.

(12) The approach of science is to break things up and see. It can never see the beauty of the thing in its completeness.

(13) Science has become, “How to use everything in the universe for one’s benefit?” It cannot feel life in any significant way.

(14) From what you get you can only make a living, its only by what you give that you make a life.

(15) It is unbridled use of technology that is destroying the planet. It needs to be controlled.

(16) Science should have been just a quest to know; it should not exploit the creation. That would be our nemesis.


The “criticism” that “Sadhguru’s views on the Higgs boson have been rejected as unproven by science,” is somebody’s misunderstanding of what Sadhguru is saying. Yoga goes beyond physicality; and the western science is limited to physicality only.


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