The Supreme Science

The science, which teaches arts and handicrafts Is merely science for the gaining of a living; But the science which teaches deliverance from worldly existence, Is not that the true science?
Prajñadanda (The Staff of Wisdom) attributed to Nagarjuna

There is nothing more difficult to find than ones own self

The Supreme Science is the science of the Supreme.  The science(scio=to know) of Reality, Truth, God.  There are many and various branches of science which deal with fragments of life, aspects of life.  The Supreme Science is that science which seeks to comprehend life in its totality and life in its essence.  It goes straight to the root of things with the understanding that one knows nothing until one knows the essence of all things and the essence of oneself. It is Man’s approach to coming to a direct knowledge of the Absolute; not through belief, imagination, fantasy – but experientially, scientifically, indubitably. It is a subjective science, a science of the inner being which may be called the anatomy and physiology of the soul – or ones essence.  Our sciences have made great advances in the realm of the observable, external world – the realm of superficial phenomena.  The science of the the real interior and invisible nature of man is still very little known. It is a science which cannot be peer-reviewed, cannot be undertaken as a collective. It is a purely subjective science, the only subjective science.  No-one external can verify or disprove your results. The Supreme Science requires that the scientist becomes intimately involved in his experiment, it requires him to be the observer, the instrument of observation, and the subject of the experiment.  And yes, without a solid grounding it can lead insanity – to the archetypal mad scientist, the evil scientist, the scientist who is enslaved by his own experiment – Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll, etc….  Yes, there is no comfort of security in this science.  No going to the lab and putting in your days work and going home, no separation between the scientist and the object. We are studying the mind and consciousness directly, with the mind itself. It is taking the self to be both the subject and the object, the observer and the observed. It is making oneself into the scientist and the laboratory; the observer, the instrument, and the observed. The practitioners purpose is to realize the truth for and in themselves. This is knowing by being, knowing through identity with that which is known;  as opposed to intellectual, conceptual knowledge. all-seeing_eye The Science of the Supreme merits the title science because it is practical. testable, and verifiable; provided the individual wholeheartedly tests it out.  It is also scientific in that it proceeds through doubt, through negating that which is untrue and coming upon the true only through negation.  It is not a philosophy, but a practice.  If you do the experiments you will get results.  It does not try to convince you, it only says that you should experiment for yourself and let your own experience be your authority

Believe nothing which is unreasonable and reject nothing as unreasonable without proper examination
– Siddhārtha Gautama
 

The scientific approach means simply to proceed in such a way that only that which can be verified to be true is accepted as true.  It is to be unclouded by any contaminating influence.  Many will not agree that this approach can be taken in the most subjective and seemingly unscientific of realms – religion, spirituality.  Yet true religion has no conflict with science and a well developed ability to see with common sense is all important to inner growth and understanding. Eventually the scientific ruthless insistence on only proceeding only when one can be sure they are not creating any illusions or delusions must be dropped.  Once one has negated all that is false the truth is that which remains. There comes a time when the door is open to go beyond the limited sphere of the mind and thought.  Then science is transcended, not that one falls below it but that you go deeper into things than science, which exists in duality, can go. The scientists insistence on proceeding only in rationality eventually becomes anti-rational.  The mystic knows the scientist but the scientist can never know the mystic – his insistence on objectivity blocks him from transcending the subject-object dichotomy.  Without this there is no real knowing, only knowledge of externals.   RobertFuddBewusstsein17Jh Each person must journey and discover Truth and Reality on their own, that ultimate Truth is by its very nature subjective, unspeakable, incommunicable and therefore can never be written down, crystallized, made into a system, a neat concept structure of philosophy.  Neither can it be made into a fixed experiment which others can mechanically replicate.  The individual is singular and Truth is flux – there are no paths, no systems, no shortcuts. All words, ideas. and concepts are vain;  This site is an attempt to clarify the predicament of the individual and point towards the means of going beyond relative knowledge to a direct knowing of ones deepest truth. It is a beacon that shows that it is possible to go beyond relative, mind knowledge. This website serves as a compass for approaching reality.

There the eye goes not, speech goes not, nor the mind. We do not know That; we do not understand how it can be taught or conveyed. For it is other than the known; also, it is beyond the unknown.These physical eyes are unable to perceive that subtle essence. Nor can it be expressed by finite language or known by finite intelligence, because it is infinite. Our conception of knowing finite things is to know their name and form; but knowledge of God must be distinct from such knowledge. This is why some declare God to be unknown and unknowable; because He is far more than eye or mind or speech can perceive, comprehend or express.  This teaching does not say that He cannot be known. He is unknowable to man’s finite nature. How can a finite mortal apprehend the Infinite Whole? But He can be known by man’s God–like nature. If one knows It here, that is Truth; if one knows It not here, then great is his loss. The wise seeing the same Self in all beings, being liberated from this world, become immortal.
 
Kena Upanishad – I.iii, II.v
 

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