Sa., 18. Feb.|
Krishna Tempel Zürich
Join us in exploring the field of the scientific nature of Krishna Consciousness
Zeit & Ort
18. Feb., 07:30 – 8:30
Krishna Tempel Zürich, Bergstrasse 54, 8032 Zürich, Schweiz
Über die Veranstaltung
In a time period of human history where academic science has basically gained the position of the main go-to source for direction in life, Srila Prabhupada many a time made it clear that devotees have to boldly point out the flaws and limitations that scientism brings along. Biweekly and under the guidance of His Grace Akandadhi prabhu ACBSP different topics of modern science will be put under scrutiny. This will be done on the basis of a verse of the Srimad Bhagavatam. After a presentation by the speaker there will also be ample time to ask and discuss, in class and during prasadam later on. Besides getting practical, easy-to-grasp take-aways to use when dealing with scientific arguments, the goal is to inspire devotees to study Srimad Bhagavatam with increased enthusiasm and faith. In this way we can strengthen our conviction in the process Srila Prabhupada gave us and stay confident when being presented with academic arguments. Please come and join us online or in the temple for this exciting project!
The Sankhya model of psychology
A new look at the Sankhya elements that manifest the world around us
What is Real? Realism/Idealism; Monism/Dualism and Acintya bhedabheda tattva
S.B.6.1.31 - Evidence that consciousness and mind persist beyond death
S.B.3.26.61 - The four Antahkarana cognitive functions: manas, buddhih, ahankara & citta. What they are and what they do for you
S.B.7.15.41 - Three analogies of how the soul exists within the body
S.B.11.13.25 - The Interface of mind and matter
Working with the Three-Function Model
How non-neural consciousness interacts with the brain & body
Evidence from physics of such interactions
The role of intention
Critique of manifestation/abundance promises
S.B.7.13.43 - The Platform of the Mind
The Vedic perspective of psychology
Thinking, feeling, and willing
Mindfulness, the faculty of accepting and rejecting
S.B.6.4.25 - Qualia - The Hard Problem of Consciousness
Simple and unassailable arguments from sciencepresenting the non-physical aspects of mind & consciousness:
Why mental states are not simply brain activity
Distinguishing consciousness from mental activity
Three-Function Model of Conscious Experience
Are we dualists? Idealists?
Using this model to undermine physicalist arguments
S.B.2.2.35 - What do we mean by ‘consciousness’?
The big questions - Consciousness, existence, and reality
Jiva Goswami’s axioms for philosophy & science
What they reveal about consciousness
The qualities and properties of consciousness
S.B.1.2.20 - The Science of Krsna Consciousness
H H Krishna Kshetra Swami & Akhandadhi das
Philosophy of Science, Subjective science, Yoga, Bhakti
Relationship between science, philosophy & theology
Limitations of the scientific method
Our interaction with academia
Pre-philosophical insights & direct realization in KC
More Talks to come - stay tuned!
Please find summary handouts of the previous talks here.
If you are interested in these topics and would like to gain in depth insight, please follow this link to find out more about the atma paradigm!
In this set of videos, Akhandadhi Das presents a framework for a science that includes consciousness as the very foundation of its theories.