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Perect knowledge v 12 feb09

  1. 1. Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  2. 2. Dedicated to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (Founder Acharya- ISKCON)Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  3. 3. Agenda• Various modes of acquiring knowledge• The quest for ultimate knowledge: absolute vs. relative• Aiming towards acquiring absolute knowledgeSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  4. 4. Various modes of acquiring knowledgeSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  5. 5. Pratyaksha pramana Direct experienceSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  6. 6. Anumana pramana Theorizing based on observationSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  7. 7. Shabda pramana Hearing from authoritySecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  8. 8. 1 Pratyaksha pramana Involves acquiring knowledge directly through our senses/ experienceSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  9. 9. Generally, we consider “Seeing is believing” But is this way of acquiring knowledge perfect all the time? Let’s see this!Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
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  11. 11. Do you see the two faces?Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  12. 12. Or a Cup?Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  13. 13. Are the sides of the square bent?Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  14. 14. Do you see a white triangle?Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
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  16. 16. Our senses are imperfect!Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  17. 17. Eating orange after sugar SOUR TASTE Eating orange after lemon SWEET TASTESecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  18. 18. OUR EYES ARE BLIND outside the range of 4000Å to 7000ÅSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  19. 19. OUR EARS ARE DEAF outside the range of 20 Hz to 20 kHzSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
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  21. 21. Activity 2Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  22. 22. What is written ?Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  23. 23. Is this way of acquiring knowledge perfect all the time?Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  24. 24. What we see is not always true!Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
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  28. 28. Railway line convergingSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  29. 29. Many things which we believe in but we don’t seeSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  30. 30. AirSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  31. 31. AM-FM wavesSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  32. 32. X-raysSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  33. 33. 2 Anumana praman Hypothesizing on knowledge acquired by direct sense perceptionSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  34. 34. Six blind men and the elephantSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  35. 35. Wall RopeSpear Snake Hand fan TreeSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  36. 36. Anumana praman involves theorizing based on• Information directly perceived by the senses• Knowledge already acquired by us through experience• Applying reason and logic to the above twoSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
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  38. 38. ut the C an ds h fi rstSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  39. 39. Anumana pramana • Speculative • Imaginative and hence • Incomplete The conclusions may or may not be trueSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  40. 40. 3 Shabda praman Hearing from a bona fide authoritySecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  41. 41. Who is your father?Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  42. 42. Six blind men and the elephantSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
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  44. 44. Can you cite more examples?Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  45. 45. New sSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  46. 46. System of educationSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  47. 47. Shabda praman is therefore • Passed on by aural reception in toto • Is not speculative or deductive • Is complete if received from an authoritative source Therefore, it can be rendered as perfectSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  48. 48. The quest for perfection: Absolute Vs Relative KnowledgeSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  49. 49. So we said• Direct perception can cheat you• Deduction can lead you to incorrect or incomplete solutions• Authoritative hearing can help you learn thetruthSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  50. 50. Where is our present understanding of the world coming from?Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  51. 51. MODERN SCIENCESecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  52. 52. Oxford dictionary defines science as The intellectual and systematic study of the structure and behavior of the world through observation and experiment.Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  53. 53. Scientific knowledge is therefore based on• Perception or pratyaksa• Deduction or anumanaSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  54. 54. Evolving evolution: DARWINS THEORY OF EVOLUTIONSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  55. 55. “To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances,Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  56. 56. for admitting different amounts of light… could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree.” Charles Darwin, The Origin of SpeciesSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  57. 57. Alternative theoriesSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  58. 58. Belittling the Big BangSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  59. 59. Stephen Hawking, Nobel Prize winner physicist “May be it is not possible to formulate the theory of universe in a finite number of statements. We and our models, are both part of the universe we are describing.Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  60. 60. Stephen Hawking, Nobel Prize winner physicist Thus a physical theory, is self- referencing. One might therefore expect it to be either inconsistent or incomplete.The theories we have so far formulated, are both inconsistent and incomplete.”Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  61. 61. Eugene Wigner, Nobel Prize winner physicist “Even if we photograph stars eventually we have to take in by our senses what the photo shows.Even if the knowledge is amplified or refined b instruments, the knowledgeis no more perfect than our imperfect senses. Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  62. 62. Dr. R.L. Gregory, director of the Brain and Perception Laboratory at the University of Bristol, England "Science, with all its dramatic successes, has from its beginnings also generated wildly incorrect accounts: electricity and heat as fluids, the brain as an organ to cool the blood. . . . These are dramatic deviations fromSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  63. 63. Dalton Atomic theorySecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  64. 64. Why science can’t give us perfect knowledge?Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  65. 65. We inhabit a HUGE UNIVERSESecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  66. 66. India with population of over one billion is...Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  67. 67. ... one of the many countries on the planet Earth.Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  68. 68. Earth planet is one of the many planets in our solar system.Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  69. 69. Sun is 14,00,000 times bigger than planet earth.Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  70. 70. Astrophysicists point out There are 2000 billion stars like sun each of them having their own family of planetsSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  71. 71. ...all these billions of galaxies and trillions of stars comprise our UNIVERSE We are a small speck in this gigantic creation!Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  72. 72. How can an ant living in one corner of this room know about...Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  73. 73. What are the latest developments in Iraq?Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  74. 74. The wars happening in the worldSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  75. 75. The Mumbai terror attacksSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  76. 76. Ground reality... Its too small !Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  77. 77. Then how do we get perfect knowledge about this universe?Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  78. 78. From the creator Himself!Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  79. 79. The Vedas were directly imparted by the all perfect Lord to Brahma…. tene brahma hrdayadi kavaye Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.1Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  80. 80. And it was passed down by aural reception through the ages by perfect personalitiesSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  81. 81. Vyasadeva put into writing 5,000 years backSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  82. 82. The Vedas give us absolute and perfect knowledge about this universeSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  83. 83. Modern man is now realizing the importance of using all perfect Vedic knowledge Any examples?Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  84. 84. AyurvedaSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  85. 85. YogaSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  86. 86. AstronomySecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  87. 87. AstrologySecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  88. 88. MetallurgySecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  89. 89. What wise men have said about the VEDASSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  90. 90. “The vastest knowledge of today cannot transcend the buddhi of the Rishis in ancient India; and science, in its most advanced stage now, is closer to Vedanta thanMathematician ever before.” Alfred North Whitehead, BritishSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  91. 91. "In the history of the world, the Vedas fill a gap which no literary work in any other language could fill. I maintain that to everybody who cares for himself, for his ancestors, for his intellectual development, a study of Vedic literatures is indeed indispensable." Professor F. Max Muller , German philosopher and philologistSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  92. 92. "In the morning I bathe my intellect in the cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seems puny." Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), American PhilosopherSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  93. 93. But don’t the Vedas also have discrepancies?Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  94. 94. Cow dung and cow urineSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  95. 95. Earth’s diameter 7,840 miles 7,926.7 milesSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  96. 96. Vedas give perfect answers to fundamental questions like…Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  97. 97. Who am I?Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  98. 98. Where have I come from?Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  99. 99. What is the purpose of my life?Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  100. 100. Where will I go after death?Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  101. 101. Who is God?Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  102. 102. Since, these questions deal with very fundamental aspects of our existence,Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  103. 103. we can immensely benefit by daily studying these vedic literatures & sharpening our Spiritual Intelligence ‘SQ’.Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  104. 104. Questions?Secrets of Success Perfect Knowledge
  105. 105. Thank youSecrets of Success Perfect Knowledge

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