But then, Gandhi was highly unconventional, and there were major debates --The Gandhi-Tagore Controversy--
The Bihar earthquake—A major tragedy
Gandhi relates it to the Sin of Untouchability
Tagore is furious—Writes a strong protest, saying
This is highly unscientific!!
Gandhi sticks to his guns—Owns full
responsibility—“Yes, I believe so and that was
what I said!”
To top it, He then asked:
Does your Science know All Answers?
Is it really perfect in all its Aspects?
He also made a prophetic statement:
“The Science of Love and that of Life is much
greater than that of Matter; and much greater
Discoveries will come in the former in Future.”
We see an element of the mystic Gandhi
in this episode!!
In a famous talk recorded by BBC, he
suggested: ''....There is a mysterious force
that pervades the Universe...it can work
wonders if we allow it to work through
No Question that he was a Deeply Religious
WHY BOTHER UNIVERSE?
Do we already not have enough problems right here?
What is the Use?
Answer: Firstly, at Some Stage or Other in your life, you cannot resist asking Questions on your Very Existence—Who You are; Where You Come from and Where You Go; What All this Universe around You is..
Basically, we want to Understand `How the Universe Works', and its `Nature, Structure and Fundamental Laws' ..
WHY BOTHER UNIVERSE?
Secondly, Enormous practical benefits have resulted from the Study of Universe...And Gandhi
was always interested in that...
Examples: Teflon in kitchen, X-Rays, Medical Applications of Physics and more recently the Nano-technology..
Trying to Understand Atom led to Quantum Theory –and that is what led to Modern Electronics, IT Industry, and the present-day Computer Revolution
The Unity of Nature
Further, trying to Understand the Planets and Stars ledto secrets of Gravitation, and this in turn created the entire Space Technology, and Satellites, and the present day Communications Revolution
Today, the Nano-Physics is about to create Another Revolution in Biology and Health Sciences
UNIVERSE IS ONE, NARROW VIEWS DO NOT HELP, LIFE TO BE VIEWED IN ENTIRITY!
How to Explain Such Ultra-High Energy Happenings in Cosmos?
The Universe and The Atom
What is the Relation between the Microcosm and Macrocosm?
Fundamental Forces governing the Universe
Dark Energy and Dark Matter?
THE LIST IS FAR FROM COMPLETE!!
From his statements on the Universe, his
comments on the Scientific Method, his
Contacts and Conversations with
Important Scientists of his time, it appears
He was aware of this Global Perspective
He did not want to see cosmos in a fragmented
Was aware of our place in this vast Universe
Our great Ignorance on Universe and its
Man & the Universe
There is the Smallest World of Atoms from our Scale -and there is the Vast Universe around us..