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The Complementary Role of Science, Spirituality and Ethics for a New World Order-The Golden Age


  • IT and Systems, Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, India


While science and technologies have contributed heavily for the social development, they have also been instrumental for several destructive activities causing discomfort to the mankind. Among other factors, this could also be attributed to the declining spiritual values of human beings for ethical and holistic decision making. The paper argues that the root cause of the environmental and sustainability challenges that are currently being faced is also due to erosion of ethical values. When the spirit or soul becomes body conscious instead of soul conscious it comes under the influence vices such as lust, anger, greed, attachment, and ego. This limits the ability of the soul for systemic thinking, ethical and holistic decision making. By developing spiritual powers, ethical and holistic decision making abilities of human beings improve. As a result, we will be able to use scientific and technological powers for social development wisely. The present time is calling for such a spiritual touch to science. It is suggested that the ancient Rajayoga technique can be used for renewing and sustaining spiritual powers. It is based on practicing soul (spirit) consciousness and reconnecting with the source of spiritual powers/values. If these two great powers, science and spirituality, join together and complement each other, a bright future-a Golden Age-awaits the human race.


Spirituality in Management, Rajayoga, Golden Age, Higher Consciousness.

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