Religion, Arts and Science
Every human being can be broadly divided into three categories, namely science, religion and the arts. Originally, art referred to any human skill or art. During the romantic era, however, art was separated from the other two major branches of human nature, namely science and religion. Art, science and religion are now regarded as separate artists.
Albert Einstein stated: “All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.” Yet we do not know why? After all, religion is based on faith, not solid evidence. Science is based on fact which must be proved by the evidence. Art is related to human emotions and does not require faith or proof as we know it to be a myth or an object created simply from the imagination of the human mind.
1. Art: An idea that requires emotional proof
It is very difficult to define art. Art is, fortunately, a work of human thought and creativity that does not have any binding or testing. The only reason why certain music is considered artistic is that it appeals to the listener. A good drawing test to view the viewer. No idea, reason or evidence is needed to make the art a reality as their only condition is to inform people.
Although both science and religion claim to be authentic and true, art has no problem acknowledging that it is nothing more than a figment of the imagination. In fact, other forms of art such as movies and novels clearly state that this is a work of myth and that any resemblance to reality or reality occurs by chance. Literature, another form of art, is officially called a myth as everything in a novel or story is a myth created by human imagination.
So one important aspect of art is that it is not a true representation of reality. Yet a good movie or story makes you cry, raises your heartbeat, makes you laugh and makes you forget that it is not real. The effect of fine art is no different from that of reality.
What is most interesting about art is that it affects your emotions and not your mind. When you read a fun game like “Da Vinci Code, your mind is very aware that everything in the novel is a myth, yet you can’t control your emotions from the reader as if you are reading a real-life story. Characters in real life are real. Myth, therefore, is not the work of any imagination but contains many facts and facts that make a myth a reality.
It can be likened to a painting about a beautiful girl. A girl might think, that a girl’s traits have similarities with real girls. The artist’s colours are also realistic, which may not be exactly the same as a real-life girl giving the impression of a real girl when woven from the viewer’s imagination. The artist creates a true body but the real soul comes from the imagination of the viewer who pours his soul into art. So, when a novel is read by a million people, each person thinks about the characters and their situation in their own thoughts.
So art is created by the artist’s imagination that affects the feelings of other people. The real test of art is not the test of Truth (how close it is to Truth) but how it looks like Truth. The art test is not the evidence or evidence they have but how the reader perceives the reality of the myth. Communicating the real message by imagining the characters and the situation itself is an art that only artists can understand. If art fails to influence people’s hearts (emotions), it cannot be called good art.
2. Science: A theory that requires concrete evidence
Science is information that is created by the imagination of the human mind but is confirmed by physical facts and evidence. The scientist often looks at something, considers the meaning of the event, predicts the logical outcome of the prediction, evaluates the prediction, and reviews any errors. So the origin of science is the idea that a scientist makes after making a theory. An important scientific test is its compatibility with tangible evidence.
The hypothesis is nothing without the imagination of scientists. So all scientific theory as art finds its origin in human thought. However, science has its place, and its authenticity must be verified by tangible evidence. For example, if E = mc2 had not been confirmed by experimentation, a scientist would have rejected Einstein’s relationship theory, ignoring the validity of the argument or theory.
3. Religion: An idea that requires public evidence
Religion is often defined as a set of organized beliefs and beliefs about the spiritual or metaphysical world. The concept of religion may or may not have the mind of God. All religions, however, have the same set of beliefs and practices that their followers need to follow.
Religions are a mixture of science and art. Religious adherents are completely convinced of the authenticity of their writings while others often find it to be a work of myth. However, unlike art, when artists often tell people that art is the creation of their own ideas, prophets or founders of religion often refer to it as the gospel Truth they have received directly from God.
Thus, religions such as the arts and sciences also appear to be rooted in the human imagination. Generally, its creators are known as prophets or the son of God who received knowledge from God or the Spirit. For example, the Bible and the Koran are considered God’s revelation to the prophets and are believed to be the word of God. Gita is believed to be the word of King Krishna.
However, other religions such as Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism are believed to be descended from mortal beings, though, followers of their religions often try to elevate their status to a deity by calling Mahavir Jain and Buddha not just ordinary people but. avatars or the incarnation of God and build their images as God.
One Tree Many Branches
Clearly, the source of all art, science, and religion is the thought of the human mind. However, human ideas are presented in various forms, such as mythology, mythology, or revelation. There, Newton saw an apple falling from a tree, and he imagined the gravitational pull of the apple on the ground. Galileo developed the theory that the solar system is centred on the idea that the earth revolves around the sun. This was a strange thought that transcended sensory perception. He had no special idea of how large earth could orbit the small (beautiful) sun. Einstein thought that all the movements of the planets were related only to light or that light was propagated by waves based on his imagination.
Yet no one knows why such thinking occurred in the minds of such selected individuals. Was it God’s intention to reveal the Truth to these people? Or was it the human desire to discover the Truth that led to such a thought? The first hypothesis is that given to believers or religious people. However, if we take to heart the certainty of the second hypothesis then the question remains, why did such a desire arise in those people who finally reached a climax in such a wonderful thought?
Body and Soul
Almost all religions and spirit persons believe in the existence of body, mind, soul and spirit (or God). However, science does not believe in anything other than the body as it even looks at the mind as part of the body (brain) and interprets thoughts according to the chemical composition of living things. This concept is interpreted in different religions. Gita (III 42) describes the relationship of body, mind, soul and spirit in the following terms.
The nerves are higher than the body. Above the senses is the mind, above the mind, there is a soul (individual intelligence) and above the soul, there is God (Universal Intelligence or Spirit).
Based on this theory, we find that there are four levels of human imagination. Man “sees” the world in a different way depending on the “stage” of its evolution.
Eye of the Body: The first level of evolution is the level of the body. At this level, we see the world through the physical eyes of the body. This skill is common to all the animals in the world, and each one has its own eyes. At this stage seeing is faith.
The Eyes: In the next stage of evolution, we can see the world in the imagination of the mind, that is, in the mind and heart. We believe that everything in the world can be explained by the mind. We see not only what is before our eyes but also what cannot be seen with our physical eyes. For example, if you see a car moving, you know that there must be a driver driving it. It’s a stage where you see what you believe.
The Eyes of the Soul: The next level of evolution is achieved when we see the limit of the mind in describing the world. Then we try to understand the world by our own eyes and knowledge. Wise people always believed that in order to know the world, you must know yourself. At this stage, the man thinks “Ahem Brahmasm” (I am the sky). As the Upanishads rightly said thousands of years ago.
Like the human body, so does the cosmic body
As the human mind, so does the cosmic mind
As the microcosm, so is the macrocosm
S Radhakrishnan, one of India’s greatest philosophers of modern science, sums up the meaning of the world in the following words.
A philosophical attempt to determine the true nature of a human being may begin with a person or an imagination. In India philosophical interest is personal. .. India “Atmanam viddhi” Know yourself, summarize the law and the prophets. In man, there is a spirit that is central to everything.
In this case, even western thinking was not very different. Said, Socrates
“You can’t teach a person something. You can only help him get it inside him.”
One is able to visualize the Truths or mysteries of the universe that are invisible to the eyes or sensed or understood by the mind and intellect. These are the Truths found in art, religion and science. We know that we want to help a crying or poor child without rational knowledge and conclude that other people should think the same way. We cry when we see injustice and know that it is the will of man all over the world. Once we know them, we can know the universe
Spiritual Eyes: When a person changes to the spiritual level, he is able to see the whole world as an extension of his personality. The boundaries of time and space end as his soul acquires another with the soul of the universe or spirit. From here you understand the thoughts of God or the deepest mystery of nature. All good and old ideas are created only when one is able to reach the final stage of evolution. At this level, the soul ascends to the spirit level and the man moves farther away from the physical body. However, this phase is not permanent as man is soon restored to the earth, by the power of the physical world. However, as he continues, he gets God’s thoughts. This is the highest state of thought and one receives the thoughts of God at this stage.
Interpretation of God’s Knowledge of the World
Once one has come to know the thoughts of God or the deepest mysteries of the universe, the challenge is, how can you convince the world of what one has seen with the eyes of the spirit? His ideas seem foolish to the world as this one is different and is not understood by the average person.
Another way to confirm the Truth is to produce thought in words or other forms of art such as fairy tales, movies, visual art, music, poetry etc. If there is truth found worldwide in this art, it can touch the souls of others. people as they could find the Truth in these myths even if it could not be proven. The characters and the setting may be imaginary, but the realities of art can be seen with the eyes of the soul. So art is nothing but a Truth that cannot be explained logically or thoughtfully. Art is therefore a means of conveying truths that must not be proved conclusively or by scientific evidence but must be expressed through the heart or emotions of the viewer.
However, it does not mean that art is illogical or proof. No one would accept an absurd idea as art. If movies or legends don’t make sense, people will never accept you. However, the artist is not obliged to give an idea of what he is saying or doing or to give evidence of that.
Religious principles also require public testimony. Therefore, it has a very difficult condition to accept. The truth of religion must be tested by real people. In many cases, the Prophets or Gurus themselves bear witness to the truth by applying it to themselves and satisfying the inquiries of other people by providing satisfying answers to their doubts. The life of Jesus or of Muhammad is proof that their truths were real and socially acceptable. The same can be said of the Buddha, Jain and Guru Nanak, as well as the founders of many sects. Imagine, if the Buddha meant the same things while being a dacoit or a thief. No one could listen to his words. So do religions as well.
When religion says that the effects of supernatural and metaphysical powers, people expect miracles from the prophets and Gurus. However, no such miracles are expected of religions based on reason, especially Buddhism and Jainism. So religious truth must be tested by the people over time. Only if, religion has been tested for a long time, is it accepted by the people as a matter of faith. Faith is not the cause of religion but the result of its Truth.
Religious truth works in society, so it should convince society by making it strong, fun and harmonious. It is a historical fact that Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism played a vital role in uniting the masses of Europe, the Middle East, and the Indian subcontinent and made their followers stronger, more prosperous, and happier.
The scientific theory also begins with a thought or hypothesis made by a scientist. However, the scientist has to convince the world that he can prove it. It can be in the form of a test or a thought. Yet physical evidence is the essence of science. For example, however, Einstein presented a special connection theory in 1905 and a common relational theory in 1916, based on which he predicted the bending of starlight near a body as large as the Sun, yet his theory was confirmed. only in 1919 during the eclipse of the Sun. Only then, did the scientific community accept his ideas and presented him with an Award for the photoelectric paper written in 1905. Since scientific truth is related to matters, so it should be examined in the story.
Art, Science and Religion derive their origin from human thought. Yet all ideas may not be true. Therefore, each thought must be proved before it can be accepted by the world. So these are the branches of the same tree as Ein aptly named
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