In this era of modern science, when the objectives of an ideal Dharma have long been forgotten to be replaced by blind faith and fanaticism, this book by Gayatri Dham presents a scientific interpretation of the process of civilisation and man'sduties.
Beginning with the characteristics of Dharma, the book talks of the creation of the universe, the Stone Age followed by the Neolithic Age when man started to practise agriculture and domesticate animals, like the camel, goat, cattle, etc. and the Vedic Age when man began to question, ?Who am I? From where have I come? What is the aim of my life?? Answers to such questions were provided by the Vedas, written by ancient seers and sages who renounced worldly life to go to the mountains or forests to seek enlightenment through meditation and yoga.
Then came the discovery of zero and healing of disease through tele-therapy or pranic healing. The physician through his life-force could target the picture of the patient living miles away to cure him of his affliction. This was followed by the discovery of geometry, which helped to gauge the width of the river to be crossed, for instance.
The prime objective of life was and has been moksha (salvation). To fulfil this objective, it is necessary for man to reach the highest level of life and that is possible only through adoption of Dharma.
The planetary system and the various rites and rituals observed in Hinduism are explained in detail. These are clearly enunciated through the two great epics?the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. The four ashrams?brahmacharya, grihastha, vanaprastha and sannyas?have been expounded upon along with the varna system. Description of the planetary system in relation to Hindu gods and goddesses is given followed by the path of yoga.
The latter half of the book is devoted to the study of homeopathy for treatment of various ailments that afflict mankind. The concept of homeopathy in relation to modern sciences as well as ancient planetary system is explained. A majority of mankind believes only in what the senses perceive, ?but the senses are imperfect instruments,? says the book. What has been realised now is that at the base of the subconscious mind lies knowledge and impressions received from different experiences not only in this life, but also from various incarnations. Human learning is an ongoing process, which never comes to an end; it continues unabated right through life.
This book presents a scientific overview of worldly phenomena but largely in a philosophical manner than in scientific.
(Gayatri Dham, B-340, Lok Vihar, Pitampura, Delhi-110034.)