There is also a more subtle problem. The Radhasoami are strict vegetarians. Dayalbagh, for instance, is definitely on the right track by developing sophisticated neural scanning machinery to study brain waves of advanced shabd yoga meditators and reporting their findings. Comments containing links will be moderated first, to avoid spam. Views Read Edit View history. Continuing such scientific exchanges seems to be the only practical course in making universal appeal at the global level for the ultimate consciousness perspective of Radhasoami Faith its due place in the evolving inner science of consciousness. If Radhasoami wants to advertise itself as a science then it is time for it to live up to its own hype and question its own foundations versus trying to saddle up exclusively on those findings that buttress their spiritual purview.
It appears that Radhasoamis want to embrace science provided that it dovetails with their own belief system. Otherwise, we are engaged in a theological debate and not a scientific one. Guru Maharaj Ji has accepted it and identifies with Krishna and other incarnations of Vishnu. In such a case, he said, Tibetan Buddhism would have to alter. Please support Integral World! Satsangi, heard my entire talk and later after some impromptu remarks I made at a panel discussion, he spoke for about ten minutes expressing his disagreement with my emphasis on being skeptical of the mystical.
They have even built a specially designed room that others and I witnessed first hand.
David Christopher LanePh. Dayalbagh, for instance, is definitely on the right track by developing sophisticated neural scanning machinery to study brain waves of advanced shabd yoga meditators and reporting their findings. There are probably several reasons, but not one of them has ddayalbagh to do with science as it is generally known and practiced.
This is altogether commendable. The gurus and the tradition that followed him used the term Radhasoami during the initiation rites, meditation practices and as mutual greeting. Earlier, people had tended to believe that, dayalbavh, some day, some top notch scientist would get converted to consistent and complete philosophy of consciousness of Radhasoami Faith and experience the inner phenomenon of highest spirituality and then, because of his authority, the rest of the world would accept this Faith.
Comment Form is loading comments But in the present world in dayalbzgh we live, even the highest Nobel Laureate professing certain thought would not win over the entire world.
Not once have I ever heard a Radhasoami guru with the notable exception of Baba Faqir Chand admit that a long held doctrine or tenet was mistaken. If you make a theory, for example, and advertise it, or put it out, then you must also put down all the facts that disagree with it, as well as those that agree with it.
They want the prestige that a scientific aura gives them without undergoing the hard work of trial and error that is endemic to any true science. To the Radhsoamis, six elements form the framework of their faith: In examining the Paritantrika newsletter closely a number of key words and phrases stand out which plainly illustrate why Dayalbagh is so adamant in pursuing a scientific pathway to bolster its religious aims: Why even worry if a Nobel prize winner or a top notch scientist sides with your view if you are truly interested in the research because it is evidence and not authority figures that matters sami the end.
Of these, the Radha Soami Satsang Beas is the largest  and it had 2 million followers.
The Doubting Meditator, Is Radhasoami Really A Science?, David Lane
If Radhasoami wants to advertise itself as a science then it is time for it to live up to its own hype and question its own foundations versus trying to saddle up exclusively on those findings that buttress their spiritual purview. Garland Publishers, and The Radhasoami Tradition: Instead, the guru sits in the sanctum with the satsang group of Sikh faithfuls and they listen to preachings from the Adi Granth and sing hymns together.
I suspect that Dayalbagh and Beas are not ready for such a radical endeavor. Instead, they are big halls designed for satsangs where the guru or his designated representative gives talks for an hour or so based on the teachings of previous saints.
Yet, their respective definitions of science are invariably intertwined with a specific theological agenda.
Radha Soami – Wikipedia
When I put this question to the Dalai Lama, he unhesitatingly replied as no traditionalist or fundamentalist religious leaders do: The core of Radhasoami practice is shabd yoga and this technique clearly defined in its three-fold method of simran, dhyan, and bhajan offers much promise as a pathway to experience different and more lucid states of awareness. Dayalbagh, Soamibagh believe that Radhasoami is neither a phrase nor a derivative, but the supreme being itself in the form of sound Dhwanyatmak and light Chaitanyam.
To be sincere scientists, they must follow the evidence wherever it may lead them, even if it point blank contradicts their fundamental belief system. The experiences of shabd yogis are undoubtedly a treasure trove waiting to be explored.
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