Friday, June 25, 2010
The fallacy of Creationism !
Theology states that God created the world in six days and rested on the seventh The priesthood do not believe in the Law of Evolution, which states that man evolved from the apes. This transvaluation instigated by Charles Darwin robbed man of the privilege of having been specially created.
From a broader philosophical perspective, we can say that the Lord did not create the world. He became this world. He is all this. " All this is Brahman alone, all this magnificent Universe" averrs the Upanishads.
The sum total Energy in the Universe is an absolute constant and does not change. This is the Universal Being, which knoweth no destruction. " Know that to be imperishable by which all this is pervaded" says the Geetha.
Dr Erasmus Darwin drew inspiration from the Theory of Reincarnation and the Theory of the Ten Incarnations of Lord Vishnu. The first incarnation was that of a fish, indicating that life came from the sea and that our ancestors were aquatic. The summum bonum is the Enlightened One, the Buddha. Finally Charles Darwin, his grandson, established the Law of Evolution in his Origin of the Species.
While on the absolute plane there is no destruction, forms are changing on the relative plane. Matter exists in three forms - solid, liquid and gaseous. Nothing ever begins to be. It only undergoes a transformation into conditions which preexisted in other conditions. Ice when heated becomes water, which when heated becomes steam, which when cooled becomes water, which when cooled becomes ice again. So on the relative plane, forms only undergo transformation.
The Theory of Reincarnation - Symblic of the Evolution of Consciousness
The Theory of Reincarnation states that the Soul takes successive births and evolves to the Absolute, the Godhead, through the Evolution of Consciousness. Life does not, at physical birth, begin to be. It merely enters physical conditions and assumes physical guise.
There are three types of men
The Animal Man - Here Consciousness is on the animal level. Hence we find criminals and crackpots in society.
The Human Man - Here Consciousness is on the human level. Man is all mixed, viz, Virtue and Vice are mixed in him
The Divine Man - Here Consciousness is on the Divine level. He had achieved union with the Absolute Self.
The Evolution of Consiousness begins from Animal Man and ends in Divine Man.
The Theory of the Ten Incarnations is also symbolic. It depicts the journey of the Soul from the unicellular amoeba to the Enlightened Man.
Be the Enlightened Man, the Divine Man, is the message of Transcendental Wisdom !