Spirituality is a subject that must be approached with the same intellectual precision and rigor that is afforded to the hard sciences – mathematics, chemistry, etc.
Spirituality is a subject that must be approached with the same intellectual precision and rigor that is afforded to the hard sciences – mathematics, chemistry, etc. One could not master mathematics if the terms “factoring,” “products,” “common denominators,” and so on were not precisely defined to mean one and just one thing to all mathematicians. Oxygen, Hydrogen, and all other such items are atoms and not compounds, even though they are compounds (composed of electrons, protons, etc.). Every atom differs from others not in the type of components but in the quantities of their components – each atom of a kind being made up of the same quantitative identity. Such precision is what enables scientists to think objectively and achieve the exact aimed at results. The common idea that religious and scientific thinking are opposite to each other is not true. The unscientific thinking that governs most religions and spiritual systems is due simply to the lack of understanding of spirituality amongst the creators of the systems. We cannot think correctly let alone effectively communicate our ideas about spiritual matters if the elements of spirituality – mind, spirit, consciousness, self, soul, and so on mean different things to different people, and worse, if their definitions are not in sync with the reality they are intended to represent.