There are such varied angles to the multifaceted inner personality of the life of our Revered Gurudeva Yuga Rishi Shriram Sharma Acharya that if it is possible to throw light on it in detail every facet can be described in the form of a huge book. Previously we have time and again given a glimpse of his Lilas or divine sports, inner divine culture etc. Very few people know that he was a great scientist, a profound Rishi like thinker etc. In the true sense of the term very few people are aware that it was because of the original great thinking of this great Yuga Rishi Scientist that many articles were published in the Akhand Jyoti Magazine under the main title of ‘Scientific Spirituality’ and that its practical form can be seen as the research procedures followed in Brahmavarchas Research Institute (Shodh Sansthan). In this article we shall throw a bit of light on his multifaceted great inner personality.
It is said that Super Power Gayatri resides in our intellect. It manifests as our thoughts. The human race time and again manifests it in varied forms. As per times, situations etc its mode of manifestation could be different but in its root form it is one only. As per Yogeshwar Lord Shri Krishna’s sacred sensitive sentiments or Bhavasamvedana speech in the Bhagwad Geeta: ‘Buddhe paratastu saha’ or that it is beyond the ken of the human brain. It gives us a mere glimpse of it via our brain capacity. It further manifests as resolves made by our mind. It manifests as various actions of our body, its manifest form is actions carried out by us and its widespread form is our very life that we live.
Life and thoughts are 2 sides of the same coin. Without one the existence of the other cannot even be imagined. As per the book titled ‘Mind culture and society’penned by the psychologist-Savita Tachs not only an ordinary person but a lunatic too is bound by this law. Although public opinion could say that our gestures are involuntary, sudden and carried out on their own but this is an illusion. In present times when psychological attainments are innumerable this fact emerges very clearly that the gestures of a mad person too has its basis on certain thoughts. It is alright that these thoughts are emissions of psychic imprints of the unconscious mind. Since the surface mind in insane people is indolent the gestures seem actions only but actually they have their basis in thoughts. These thoughts may not be of today but definitely in the past they were gathered by this lunatic.
It is only because of a close bond between thoughts and life that the great historian Arnold Toynbee says that human history is nothing but thought history. According to him in order to understand facts aptly studying incidences is less required than studying the psyche behind it at work. Man right from commencement of his existence till date has seen many rise-falls and many things have happened in the journey of his life. If a graph is carved out of all this situations shall be based on his thinking. If we compare external circumstances with a photograph thoughts can be called its negative.
Only after deeply realizing this fact in modern times a new branch of science has emerged called Psychohistory. A scholar of this methodology J Ludwig in ‘Psychological meaning of history’ says attainments-non attainments, movement-inertia, advancement-destruction etc incidences of the past has taken birth in the mental plane only of very powerful thinking people. In the sacred words of our Revered Gurudeva Yuga Rishi Shriram Sharma Acharya: If we slash the names of Napoleon, Churchill, Bismarck, Wellington etc the story of Europe loses all sheen and juice. The same holds true for our land India. Our history has shined because of Krishna, Chanakya, Buddha, Gandhi etc A thought wave emerging from a powerful mental plane aids in many similar thinking minds latch on to it tightly. A thin stream of thought uniting with water drops of thoughts quite similar to it becomes a swiftly flowing river. This river later goes on to become the mighty ocean. Incidences, situations etc follow in its great footsteps.
Today thoughts that have a holistic approach have virtually become extinct. In a book called ‘Religion and Science are not opponents-they complement each other’ authored by Revered Gurudeva Yuga Rishi Shriram Sharma Acharya it is written: Man’s thinking is being analyzed in a dissecting manner. A part of its existence has been given the form of an entire scripture. No doubt these are useful but without understanding all of mankind, without focusing on its root nature and activities, not much can be accrued merely by finding one sided partial answers. When a cloth tears we sew it. Then on it another portion tears and we sew that too. The question is how long are we going to keep repairing this cloth? Why are we turning our faces away from that great ancient science that can be termed the science of entire world humanity? This is a profound question put forth by the great seer of this era-Yugadrishta. In it lies the critical analysis of eras. All 3 times are shying away from thinking about their problems in a combined manner.
In the past 200 years so many branches of scriptures, knowledge, science etc have been unveiled not seen much previously. Despite this clouds of sadness have not disappeared but instead have become denser. The reason for this being that apt solutions have not been found for so many question marks regarding dire world situations. If we study in detail researchers of knowledge, philosophers of life and methods of research taken up it is clear that 3 chief categories of theirs are in vogue. One is that class known to have witnessed the outer nature of life and having stayed away from its center they are more in the peripheral region of life. Hence what more? Keeping this periphery in focus they created a new scripture. Why is activity required? What is the need for practice? They felt no need to get an answer for it. Instead they opined: This is but an act of day dreaming. People of this type of thinking rendered humanity an asinine laborer devoid of all self glory. Today what we call science is but a follower of this tradition. We may take a lot of pride in all its achievements but GTW Patrick the author of ‘Introduction of philosophy’ says: Scientific values does not make any effort to answer most required questions related to life and human behavior that are very important for all of mankind. Whatever dwells beyond materialism is not well defined by modern science. Shape of rocks, distance between stars, topics of bones etc are not of much interest to the lay public. Possibly it is more a scientific curiosity but without deeply knowing about human, social, financial, political, religious and spiritual realms our task remains incomplete.
According to Revered Gurudeva Yuga Rishi Shriram Sharma Acharya: By ignoring such matters procedure of science devoid of deep thinking and sacred sensitive sentiments or Bhavasamvedana along with its attainments has forced humanity to sit on a pile of gun powder. Amidst insane guffaws it is insisting on burning to naught its very existence. The reason being that modern science never thought it necessary to ask an important question: What are scientific attainments meant for?
As against this those who mulled over this question opined that activity is useless. They felt that the be all and end all of life was to make efforts only in proving the factual world illusory since all the time mentally they are brimming with varied thoughts only. Mind’s resolve creates objects. After asserting thus what is the need for focusing on the material world of objects? Since half truth was accepted as the whole truth humanity again got ensnared in a box. It is very much a noose worn by those who think that mere actions are just about everything in life. According to the great thinker Bacon: A creature thinking himself to be a philosopher gets ensnared in his self woven net and traps others too in it because he believes that philosophy is only to be mentally cogitated over but need not be put into action in the external world of materials. Staying far away from sacred sensitive sentiments or Bhavasamvedana and actions such a one may keep on gloating that he means well for mankind but time tells us that even now a bid question mark remains as to how much well being he has bestowed on mankind by following such a belief.
Those who pursued trying to answer this question touched a new center of human existence. Looking upon this as everything started searching for newer solutions for questions pertaining to human life. Despite their efforts being laudable in the absence of a holistic approach they could not bestow much well being on mankind. Sacred sensitive sentiments or Bhavasamvedana are no doubt supreme but if they do not manifest in our day to day actions they are rendered lame. When thinking is lacking they are rendered dry emotions. We may try to prove its supremacy in varied ways but if only sacred sensitive sentiments or Bhavasamvedana in a lone manner are the only truth why should human intellect advance further at all? Why should bodily activities continue? This is a question remaining totally unanswered. The moment they threw away the importance of intellectual analysis down the drain they were termed mystery mongers. The only reason for taking up such a title is that incapability shall be told as a result of which they could not explain their experiences in the language spoken by the human brain.
The 3 facets of life-action, thinking and sacred sensitive sentiments or Bhavasamvedana in its lone one sided way could not give man the true meaning of life. That art could not be taught to humans responsible for destroying unruliness and hollow minded nature. It is lack of this art due to which man is wailing in anguish despite submerged under untold material grandeur and intellectual knowledge.
The entire doer ship of Revered Gurudeva Yuga Rishi Shriram Sharma Acharya is in the form of that thought world teaching mankind of today how to think optimally. It teaches mankind the art of solving complex problems of life. In the form of his doer ship he developed that rare mode of thinking wherein it was produced, molded and adorned properly in the factory of his profound individual thinking. It is this process of thinking called ‘Scientific Spirituality’ by him that has been given to present day humanity as a great guide and for future mankind in the form of a glorious legacy.
This is not that Scientific Spiritualism that is one more addition to various innumerable ‘isms’ prevalent in this world but is that which encompasses all other ‘isms’ in its fold. In it all schools of thought get their own niche spot. ‘Samudraya pravishanti yadwat’ which means ocean is not the river but that all rivers on merging with the ocean get equally important places to dwell in. similarly via this thinking trend all parts and sub parts of life learn the art of attaining supreme progress.
In the words of our Revered Gurudeva Yuga Rishi Shriram Sharma Acharya: This is a procedure that straightens that which is lopsided. Till today we have in a hell bent manner broken up the whole into various parts and hence are wailing aloud in anguish. But our new thinking and philosophy is trying to unearth a way of never allowing the whole to get broken into bits and pieces. Although the author of this thinking process is Revered Gurudeva Yuga Rishi Shriram Sharma Acharya but for quite some time all great world thinkers have felt a dire need of this positive thinking. The author and scientist of ‘Science and first principle’-FSC Northway says: It is for this reason that physicists like Adina/Einstein/ Whitehead, anatomist and physiologists like Trish Holden, mathematicians like Hilbert etc are thinking in this positive direction. It only goes to show that this world environment is now being imbued with a very new refreshing zest and inner pious nature.
Religion, philosophy and science are 3 potent thought trends that have emerged from human existence. But since they rubbed against each other in an undesirable way they could not create a world of positive boons via its superb capabilities. When sensitive emotions, thinking and actions keep opposing each other apart from destruction what other great result can be hoped for? The only way in which a bright world future can be harbingered in is that all 3 i.e. religion, philosophy and science work with each other in a friendly cooperating manner. Hence Scientific Spiritualism advocated here encourages this type of wholesome unifying thinking and action. As per this new philosophy the point at which action and great thinking merge, it becomes sacred sensitive sentiments or Bhavasamvedana. Knowing or unknowing both are born here only. The fact that we identify and accept this point of union in the form of its original fount can become that solution via which man can render secure all progress achieved so far and further upon up doors of various great glorious possibilities.
This open door of human glory shall lead a harassed human race enclosed in a dark gloomy room of narrow selfish thoughts, towards open blue skies filled with refreshing life force and Prana Energy. Actions emerging from sacred sensitive sentiments or Bhavasamvedana instead of being a heavy painful burden shall become life’s great endeavor. A thinking trend emerging from sacred sensitive sentiments or Bhavasamvedana shall become its true inspiring guide. This new mode of thinking is but the great destiny of world humanity. Without accepting it wholeheartedly no other solution can be unearthed. But none should think that under such situations how shall modern science remain alive and kicking? In a book called ‘Parivartan ke mahan Kshan’ Revered Gurudeva Yuga Rishi Shriram Sharma Acharya has penned his thoughts thus: Modern science shall continue to live but instead of it being called Material Science it shall henceforth be termed Spiritual Science. On imbibing this foundation well all those world problems shall get solved that today are instilling terrorizing fear in world human psyche. Those requirements shall now be fulfilled by Prakriti or Mother Nature since in their absence mankind became very agitated, suspicious and terrorized.
In actuality science and spirituality are complementary and it is well nigh possible to prove that spirituality has a firm scientific basis. Today we are hearing about this openly and so many people are giving discourses of it. But about 7-8 decades back it was not easy at all to do it. Everyone believed that science merely renders the visible world that basis so as to directly explain to us as to what is the cause for any incident to occur in this world. Whereas spirituality at its root basis is a subtle procedure in order to lead Science of Consciousness in the direction of progress and advancement. Regarding this it was previously opined that this science cannot be given that credit handed over to modern material science wherein the latter always gives us direct visible proof of any scientific data it unearths. But they fail to realize that faith, sacred sensitive sentiments or Bhavasamvedana etc also is a credible science on its own. Spirituality on its own is a great science and by testing it using modern scientific methods of experimentation and research its authenticity can definitely be proved 100% true. For the very first time Revered Gurudeva Yuga Rishi Shriram Sharma Acharya had emphatically written about this in the Akhand Jyoti Magazine (January, 1947 AD) wherein he gave the Science of Philosophy a new refreshing direction. It is possible that as of today all of us and the deep thinking class of the world may not be able to gauge its great importance but its reinstating and measure of writing is humungous. Hence definitely in future times to come this shall be accepted as being of great value and shall be imbibed in good measure the world over both mentally and in the external day to day activities.
Today the Brahmavarchas Research Institute (Shantikunj-Haridwar-Uttarakhand-India) in the form of logic, facts, argument etc based analysis is analyzing Scientific Spirituality in great detail. It is alive and kicking research center that is going to complete about 14 years. Many of us along with this are reading scientifically proven spiritual truths, published in the Akhand Jyoti Magazine, for many years at a stretch. But regarding all this about 50 years previously itself its foundation had already been built firmly as is seen from the writings found in the preliminary years of the commencement of Akhand Jyoti Magazine publication. By liberating religion and spirituality from rank mockery due to hypocrisy having entered it in a big way spirituality’s scientific form appeared in front of us. It shall remain so for eons to come since this great responsibility was taken up by our Revered Gurudeva Yuga Rishi Shriram Sharma Acharya when divinely commanded to do so by his Revered Gurudeva (HH Swami Sarveshwaranandji of Himalayas). This resolve was taken up much before under the directions of the latter. From the very beginning his consciousness based thinking and direction of writings were nothing but revolutionary in approach. In those days only that literature was in vogue that urged men to sing hymns in praise of God in the name of so called religion and spirituality without explaining the deep import lying within it. But he was not convinced at all by all this mockery and hence by building a firm foundation of imbuing public psyche with thoughts of revolutionary scientific spiritualism laid down a firm footing for true religious philosophy in the 21st century. This he did via his radiantly wise writings.
In the years 1965-66 AD readers got to read refreshing new thinking in the Akhand Jyoti Magazine. Revered Gurudeva Yuga Rishi Shriram Sharma Acharya humbly requested the highly intellectual class and deep thinking fraternity that he desired to take training regarding various forms of modern science from his respected readers and expert scientists friends. With great humility he had written then that it was his mind’s wish to learn the a-b-c of modern science so that on its basis he could unfold the hidden mysteries regarding scientifically accepted tenets residing in concepts of living soul-God, fruits of actions-rebirth, other worlds, salvation or Moksha, heaven, extraordinary nature of the human body, nature based miracles etc. In this manner the lay public would get convinced in imbibing scientific spiritual truths both inwardly and in their outward day to day activities. For this end placing in front of us the multi faceted form of philosophical science and spiritual science what is modern science saying about each aspect? In order to place answers to this for the benefit of respected readers he requested them that those who were highly intellectual amongst them via exchange of letters teach Revered Gurudeva Yuga Rishi Shriram Sharma Acharya all such subjects. If it was possible these highly intellectual experts were respectfully welcome to visit Gayatri Tapobhumi (Akhand Jyoti Sansthan) and teach him by staying there.
Anyone hearing or reading about all this may find it strange that the founder of such a huge organization had made the above request. Here was a great seer who had resolved to sanctify public psyche on the basis of 2 main foundation pillars of Hindu Religion’s Divine Culture i.e. Gayatri and Yajnas. Despite Revered Gurudeva Yuga Rishi Shriram Sharma Acharya declaring in 1971 AD that he was leaving Mathura City to head towards the Uttarakhand area he made this request 5-6 years previous to the year 1971 AD. While writing thus he did not feel embarrassed at all that he had not studied more than primary schooling and yet he wished to learn about modern science despite being more than 60 years old in age. This plan of such a great seer like him (published in the Akhand Jyoti Magazine) read by about 50-60,000 readers may not have been understood by the latter. But this has been the amazing aspect of every great saint of Avatar stature wherein their visible life has oozed with mysteries. These mysteries not understood in those days today are being unveiled in an extraordinary manner after Revered Gurudeva Yuga Rishi Shriram Sharma Acharya shed his mortal coil in the year 1991 AD.
A group of expert scientific researchers gathered together in the Akhand Jyoti Sansthan-Mathura City area in the years 1965-66 AD. They started ‘teaching’ Revered Gurudeva Yuga Rishi Shriram Sharma Acharya modern scientific concepts.
They were requested to collect data and conclusions of various realms of science and correlate the same to spirituality. All this was read by them and others like them along with those who were studying in higher post graduate courses of biology, physics, medical science etc. But an amazing change came in the 1967 AD Akhand Jyoti Magazine wherein immediately after the spring festival called Vasant Parva a new turn was noted in the magazine articles. Right from the soul existence to divine cosmic consciousness, right from important incidences of world creation to episodes of day to day living, along with their philosophic-spiritual practice based minute analysis scientific proof of it also was published. When these notes were being compiled who was writing these articles and skillfully editing them? Today’s respected readers may be astounded but all these tasks were being executed with collective consciousness synonymous with cosmic mind. This cosmic mind is none other than our Revered Gurudeva Yuga Rishi Shriram Sharma Acharya. Right from a subtle psychological analysis of the inner personality to personality development, a scientific presentation of all its principles was stupendous and incomparable in its own right. When divine consciousness in order to manifest renders someone a medium for it at the visible level there is no need for any ‘qualification’ as such. It rendered Revered Gurudeva Yuga Rishi Shriram Sharma Acharya a medium and he was told to study modern science with highly intellectual people as his teachers. Whatever had to be written right from those days till 2000 AD had gathered in the mental plane but for its actual manifestation in the form of literature that drama also was required directed by the Lila Purusha (Almighty God).
While putting in front of members, his life’s journey in the form of a combination of science and spirituality so many incidences swim on the mental screen wherein we get a glimpse that in such an easy straightforward manner it was established without which possibly today’s highly educated class the world over would not have accepted even divine truths uttered by Almighty God himself. This incident is regarding the establishing of Brahmavarchas Research Institute (Shantikunj-Haridwar-Uttarakhand-India) proclaimed in 1976-77 AD. It was actually set up in 1978 AD but it clearly manifested in 1979 AD when this research laboratory decked up with varied type of modern scientific technology, apparatus etc was built in Saptasarovar just a bit of a distance away from Shantikunj (Haridwar-Uttarakhand-India). The one who wrote his 1st book called ‘Who am I?’ that encompassed science correlated to spirituality and right from then, right from the most complex scientific spiritual practice of Super Science of Gayatri, right from the 5 Kosha-Sheaths based scientific spiritual practice, Kalpasadhana, awakening of the 6 Yogic Chakras (subtle plexus), piercing various subtle psychic complexes (Granthis) etc he has thrown great light, one who wrote commentaries on great Rishi literature, Super Mantra Science, Tantra Science and so on why would such a Revered Guru feel the need to establish a high class scientific research laboratory? This is a natural question to ask by laymen. Someone may also think that can a lab based on techniques of visible material science solve questions regarding very complex spiritual tenets? If it cannot, why was this research center established in the first place? All this is quite natural for someone to ask.
Even today we remember when 2 volunteers seated near Revered Gurudeva Yuga Rishi Shriram Sharma Acharya heard him say thus: Sons! We shall require some scientific apparatus and technology for measuring various units of thought consciousness, the energy based potential of Yajnas or fire rituals, the spiritual practice based science of Super Power Gayatri etc. Do tell me as to what type of machines etc are needed for scientific testing in realms of pathology, physiology, psychology etc? Please order 24 such machines and start a research laboratory so that the scientific fraternity understands the root aim of such machines. Which machines were to be bought? This Yaksha like question was there in our minds too because with gross technology it was not possible to measure the profound depth and reactions of spiritual practice based science and Yajna Science. We did ask him: Please tell us which ones and of which quality of machines do you want us to buy? He advised us to buy all such machines pertaining to anatomy/physiology/psychology based research that tells us as to what are the effects of medicines taken, in the body and mind. It means these machines must give us the state of the body and mind before medicines are administered and after they have been administered. For the research after this I shall guide you later. This was then executed. A modern technology based research center was established and a gigantic library was set up. The main goal of this lab was explained by Revered Gurudeva Yuga Rishi Shriram Sharma Acharya thus: For the new era we require men full of sacred soul power. This shall be that sacred powerful generation that shall gladly and capably shoulder the burden of the 21st century. Our aim shall be to present spirituality-religion in that very language understood by today and future generations to come. We shall have to design a cast of universal spirituality and scientific religion that shall liberate us from the painful shackles of sects and sub sects. Thus those great thinkers understanding deeply the religion of humaneness can usher in a new energized positive thinking world society. The meaning of Brahmavarchas is Brahmavidya or Science of Divinity. It combines with Tapas or spiritual austerities at the day to day living level, spirituality, science and how to put them into practice in our daily living. With this aim in mind we are constructing the Brahmavarchas Research Institute (near Shantikunj-Haridwar-India).
We can say only this much to members of our mission expecting some extraordinary results from such experimentation that this scientific and philosophic research with the aim of placing a scientifically proven basis for Divine Culture, is carrying out that very task handed over by the Revered Guru. In what way can spiritual practices change someone’s inner and outer personality, what effects are noted on the bio chemical and bio electricity centers of people undergoing music/medical therapies, taking recourse to Mantra Science, Yajna Science that uses various forest medicinal herbs etc How does all this spiritually change a person’s thinking, food habits etc? The moment all these proven facts are placed in front of world lay public most definitely a highly revolutionary thought consciousness shall advance a great deal. So many thesis are being written day by day, so many research institutes exist everywhere and thousands of small big labs have been set up but what should be the stature of a combination of science and spirituality and whether there is a scientifically proven method that changes the mode of human thinking for the better, one that raises our will power and soul force towards higher peaks and intensifying human life force weakening day after day, when this matter is cogitated over I have full faith that the thinking of today’s so called intellectuals insanely running after dry logic and ‘proof’ only shall transform in a great glorious manner. Only a bit of a glimpse of certain conclusions drawn by our research institute has created a thrill in the minds of world thinkers today when they met a group of our researchers heading towards all corners of the globe. There is no reason why such refreshing new research shall emerge as a basic axis for creation of super great leaders of this new era.
basic axis for creation of super great leaders of this new era.