I recently gave a talk on this topic, connecting the seemingly disconnected fields of science and advaita vedanta, the philosophy of non-duality. In fact, the two are not disconnected. Science represents a process within non-duality. One way to see the relationship between the two is to examine the process of perception. Along the way, we'll discover some mind-boggling truths:
- We never perceive the present. We only perceive the past.
- What we see is only a tiny slice of what is actually here.
- What we see depends on what we have seen before.
Watch the talk below (begins at the 1:32 mark).
Anoop Kumar, MD, MM is board certified in Emergency Medicine and holds a Master’s degree in Management with a focus in Health Leadership. He practices in the Washington, DC metro area, where he also leads meditation gatherings for clinicians. He is the author of the book Michelangelo’s Medicine: How redefining the human body will transform health and healthcare. He tweets @DrAnoopKumar.