- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Books of Existence (June 1, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 829337005X
- ISBN-13: 978-8293370055
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
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Born is Unborn Between Heaven and the Brain Hardcover – June 1, 2014
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From the Author
I had experienced the presence of God in my life before I started to learn alphabets. The experiences had evolved with the age following the knowledge of the world. First God appeared as nature and one with the birds, insects and all living creatures. Around the age of ten it started taking a different twist. This transformation occurred one day when I killed a bird, while playing with friends, in an attempt to show skill in aiming at things. I managed to kill it in a stone throwing game. This tragic incident awakened me with a shock. It was like killing God who was always whispering in my mind. Since then I learned to love life and saw God walking in all beings and was trying to communicate with human beings through emotions and feelings. I saw "him" appearing through words of poems, and the movements of the hands seeking to depict the inner invisible world in visual forms. I saw God transcending the world bound to nature and life and existing in a surreal sphere, beyond the world of perceptions and reality bound to the material content. As I crossed the age of adolescence, God lifted my mind towards the cosmos and drew me to the wonder which seemed unfathomably vast and infinitely complex. At this age "He" started appearing in my mind as visions of galaxies flying through an infinite space. I began studying physics with a hope to be able to attain more knowledge of the universe and the mystery which was stirring my mind. God was becoming more and more one with the universe. However, as a contradiction, these scientific enquiries soon planted doubts about the existence of God. Instead of submitting to the will of God, I wanted to revolt against the ideas of God. So my early youth became a journey through existential philosophies, which denounced God. Now on, God became a subject of confusion and mental conflicts, which could not be settled with reason and knowledge alone. While the childhood friendship with God remained an invaluable experience of wonder and joy of life, the intellectual mind went through tests and trials making life a torment vacillating between belief and disbelief.
While vacillating between submission and revolt, faith and doubt about my own sanity of the mind, I could not distinguish reality from illusion, knowledge from ignorance, and suffering from joy. One followed the other in my life as unavoidable reality of existence. God followed man, and man followed God as inseparable dual partner, penetrating the body and mind. Here what one might call something inside the brain and mind, and those that seemed to exist outside it, merged as the One, who defined the human existence as a part of the Divinity. Together with molecules, atoms, and dusts and gases in the cosmos I experienced human existence as one with God.
This story of my life took its violent turn with a tragedy when I lost my only son in an extremely improbable accident on the Alps in Switzerland. Now, God reappeared again, as "He" had done in my childhood, to help me find my way out of despair and meaninglessness. Unlike in the childhood, this time it became an inner journey through different realms of consciousness. God appeared as a Divine poet explaining the meaning of life in the world. At the end of this journey God appeared as Father speaking to "His" son and answered the questions which the reason-bound Man wished to pose. These dialogues once more changed my understanding of the nature of existence of God and Man. I understood that God cannot ever be known, the way we wish to know by using the methods of enquiries based on the laws of science. However, God exists and there is no other way to know "Him" but to submit the mind to "Him".
From the Inside Flap
The questions about God and spirituality are usually seen by the scientists as arenas of interest for those who are not capable of living up to the challenges of reason which scientific minds may require. By claiming to possess higher power of intellect and reasoning many of these scientists refute the experiences of those who talk about spirituality, as if the spiritual believers are baser creatures, who are doomed to fail in an evolutionary competition. In this book, a scientist, who had began his academic life as a theoretical nuclear physicist and worked in elementary particle physics and cosmology, describes his spiritual experiences, which he has found no way to explain by using rational arguments and methods of science. He has analyzed his personal experiences by using the knowledge of psychology, neurology and biology among others. Unless one questions the limitations of the scientific methods of understanding the reality, he has wondered if he could also fall into the category of the "mental case", which is caused by misfiring of neuronal activities as many neurologists would like us to believe. Or has he been truly experiencing some strange dimension of existence in the universe which science may never be able to explain by using its present methods of enquiries? The book will take the readers through many realms of science and arts in an attempt to throw light on the phenomenon which had decisive effects on the life of a physicist-philosopher-poet and an artist. Apart from its value in throwing lights on the questions of God from the scientific perspective, the book can also be enjoyed simply as a literary piece.
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