It is true that scientific research and spiritual search both begin from a sense of mystery, as was specifically remarked upon by Einstein. However, there are profound differences in their approaches, and spiritual mysteries, unlike the scientific ones, cannot be solved even in principles.
Prof Ravi Ravindra, a native of India, he emigrated to Canada and is Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he served for many years as a professor in three Departments: Comparative Religion, Philosophy, and Physics. He was a Member of the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton, a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study in Simla, and Founding Director of the Threshold Award for Integrative Knowledge. He has been a member of the Board of Judges for the prestigious Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion. He is an honorary member of the Scientific and Medical Network. Ravindra’s spiritual search has led him to the teachings of J. Krishnamurti, G. Gurdjieff, Yoga, Zen, and a deep immersion in the mystical teachings of the Indian and Christian traditions. He is the author of many books on religion, science, and spiritual disciplines, including:
- The Gospel of John in the Light of Indian Mysticism (American edition of The Yoga of the Christ)
- Krishnamurti: Two Birds on One Tree
- Science and the Sacred
- Pilgrim Without Boundaries
- The Spiritual Roots of Yoga
- The Wisdom of Patañjali’s Yoga Sutras
- The Pilgrim Soul: Path to the Sacred Transcending World Religions
Ravindra is the Series Editor of an eight volume series dealing with The Inner Journey in the major spiritual traditions of the world.
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