Scientific Materialism

The Truth About Science:

The "Cult" That Is Scientific Materialism (part 2)

Human Beings are Inherently
One with the "World"-Process

A reading from The Aletheon,
by Avatar Adi Da Samraj

Scientific materialism has become the popular (and chronic) form of the everyday (or casual) approach of all people to the events of "experience". As a result, the process of participatory relationship itself has become disturbed.

Science would pretend to be able to create a true and superior human culture, founded on technology and analytical "knowledge" — yet, in fact, the scientific "method" has no capability to create a true (or human) culture, since the scientific "method" is founded on analytical observation and conceptualization, rather than on non-verbal (or tacit) participation in the human being's inherent (and, necessarily, ego-transcending) unity with the total "world" of existence.

Avatar Adi Da in lotus positionHuman beings are inherently one with the "world"-process, or the Unity of all beings and things and events in the cosmic domain. Human beings are only secondarily "knowers about" the "world"-process.

Therefore, if human beings adopt a form of relationship to the "world"-process that is founded on separation, observation, and analytical "knowing", rather than on intuitive and compassionately ego-surrendering participation in Unity with the "world"-process, then people will tend (more and more) to interfere (and even lose sympathy) with their own Unity both with the "world"-process and with the Non-conditional, Intrinsically egoless, Perfectly Acausal, and Self-Evidently Divine Self-Nature, Self-Condition, and Self-State in Which they (and all, and All) are presently arising.

Indeed, in this "late-time" (or "dark" epoch), such has already occurred. Human beings are now in the midst of a dehumanizing, anti-"religious" (and anti-Spiritual and anti-Transcendental), and even anti-cultural and post-"civilization" technological revolution of the entire order of humankind.

The inherently conditional and "point-of-view"-bound "method" that is science is no longer viewed from a right perspective. As a result, the unitive, intuitive, ego-transcending, ecstatic, and participatory culture of humankind is being displaced and prevented by the authoritarian propaganda associated with the "cult" that is scientific materialism.

My Argument is not intended to Call for an end to analytical science. Rather, the Intention of My Argument is to Call for a cultural re-orientation — even of the culture of science itself — to the primary mode of human existence, wherein human beings must constantly transcend themselves and all their conventional "knowledge", by means of surrender into Unity with the "world"-process and with the Intrinsically egoless, Transcendental, Intrinsically Spiritual, Perfectly Acausal, and Self-Evidently Divine Self-Nature, Self-Condition, Source-Condition, and Self-State of Reality Itself.

It is when individuals surrender separate and separative "self" that they are participating in human well-being and in ego-transcending Spiritual growth in Reality Itself. Only individuals who thus surrender themselves can also apply themselves to the "method" and the data of analytical science without becoming deluded and "Godless".

Only when the leaders and the general population of humankind begin to awaken to this understanding will true human culture begin again, free of the tragic pride of unillumined "knowledge", even while also given to "know" and understand all conditionally apparent things.

— from "Alpha/Omega"

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Avatar Adi Da exposes the inherent limits of all traditional forms of knowledge and offers a Way of life that originates and operates beyond such limits.


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