This is a subject matter which seems to be gaining a fair amount of attention. Would like to share my own thoughts on the matter whilst inviting readers to share their own perspectives and insights on this subject.
Here are my own thoughts on the matter which seem to support this hypothesis:
Several laws of Science (Physics in particular) potentially seem to point towards the convergence of Science and Spirituality.
1. NEWTON'S LAW
"Every action has an equal and opposite reaction" postulated as a validated law seems to mirror the Cause and Effect principle in the Spiritual Realm which we understand in the context of Karma and Karmic retribution.
2. 1st LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS
The fact that Energy of an isolated system remains constant, cannot be created or destroyed but can only be transformed from one state to another seems to support the Spiritual aspect of Rebirth/Reincarnation. Since we human beings are manifestations of Energy, it stands to reason that we cannot be "destroyed" - our gross bodies (the vehicle or medium) get transformed to ashes (change of form) whilst the subtle aspect of our being (which we call Souls) tends to find another vehicle/medium to continue its 'existence'.
3. 2nd LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS
Entropy of an isolated system always increases with time i.e the level of disorder (chaos) of energy and matter in a system goes on increasing in a manner such that both become progressively less useful over time. Isn't that true for us human beings as also even inanimate matter?
"The disorder" (physical and mental) in our system with age goes on increasing till such time we have outlived our utility and deterioration sets in. Likewise as the "chaos" increases for say a tree, the fruit bearing capacity of it gets diminished till such time it can no longer bear fruits.
4. 3rd LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS
If all thermal motion of molecules (what we term as kinetic energy) could be removed, a state of Absolute Zero would occur. Here I see a parallel in the Spiritual realm in the sense : If all the chatter in our minds, the turbulence that goes on within, could be "silenced", we would perhaps (I say perhaps because I have not experienced it as yet !) be able to "connect" with our true self or that total state of Conscious Awareness, where there is no duality and the Absolute Zero corresponds to a state of total stillness.
5. LAW OF REFLECTION OF LIGHT
When light hits a pure polished mirror surface, the angle of incidence equals the angle of reflection.
In the Spiritual world this would correspond to : "As you sow so shall you reap". Whatever be the intensity of pain we cause others , we are bound to experience an equal measure in return. Another way of interpreting this aspect could be : The outside world is only a reflection of our thought process and the perspective we carry in our mind.
6. SOUND WAVES PRODUCING EFFECTS
In a recent study at a Physiological Laboratory, an American scientist proved with validation that the Gayatri Mantra produced 110,000 sound waves per second - the highest of all Mantras, hymns in the world. Further that basis the combination of such sound waves at a certain frequency , the effect seemed to have spiritually uplifting potential.
For many years Scientists and Spiritualists have each taken self-fulfilling positions and stances which seem to deny the effort towards unravelling the mysteries of the Universe. Quantum mechanics cannot explain why an "observation" is needed to give reality to and determine a quantum event or how supposedly "separate" particles remain entangled even at a monumental distance. Likewise Spirituality has not quite been able to give a cogent, persuasive answer to the workings of "Consciousness".
However the good news is that in more recent times, the "distance" between Empirical and Intuitive, between East and West is beginning to get closer. Perhaps a greater collaborative and symbiotic relationship between Scientists and Spiritualists (who start with the hypothesis that there is convergence between Science and Spirituality) might hold promise for explaining the many other phenomena of Life that remains unanswered.
Author: Ajay Sachdeva