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  • 1. PredictablyIrrationalScience & Spirituality

2. Themes for discussion1. What is life all about?2. Predictably Irrational: Exploration ofways of accessing knowledge3. The Spiritual Paradigm 3. Icebreaker1. The best decision youve made so far?2. The worst decision youve made so far?3. A decision youre currently trying tomake? 4. The Vedas Vast wealth of knowledge 100 billion verses Extremely relevant to the modern world Evidence backed up by high-tech research Agree with modern findings and surpass also 5. The Vedic Departments Ayur Veda Medicine Dhanur Veda Military Science Gandharva Veda Music Artha Sastra Political Vastu Veda Architecture Jyotish Astrology Bhavishya Predictions/Prophecies 6. Appreciation of the VedasWhenever I have read any part of theVedas, I have felt that some unearthlyand unknown light illuminated me. In thegreat teaching of the Vedas, there isno touch of sectarianism. It is of all ages, climbs,and nationalities and is theroyal road for the attainment of the GreatKnowledge.Thoreau American Philosopher 7. Appreciation of the Vedas"In the morning I bathe my intellect in theStupendous philosophy of the BhagavadGita... In comparison with which... Ourmodern world and its literature seems punyand trivial."Thoreau American Philosopher 8. Appreciation of the VedasEverything has come down to us from thebanks of the Ganges.Voltaire American Philosopher 9. Appreciation of the VedasThe Vedas are a Cosmogony which noEuropean conception has ever surpassed.Count Maurice Maeterlinck - Nobel Laureate 10. Appreciation of the VedasWhen doubts haunt me, when disappointmentsstare me in the face, and I see not one ray ofhope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagavad Gitaand find a verse to comfort me; and Iimmediately begin to smile in the midst ofoverwhelming sorrow. Those who meditate onthe Gita will derive fresh joy and newmeanings from it every day.Mahatma Gandhi - Missionary 11. Appreciation of the VedasWe owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us howto count, without which no worthwhilescientific discovery could have been made.When I read the Bhagavad Gita and reflectabout how God created this universe,everything else seems so superfluous.Albert Einstein - Genius 12. KnowledgeSenseperceptionMentalReasoningAuthoritativeTestimony 13. Flaws of Sense Perception 14. Flaws of Mental Reasoning 15. Flaws of Authoritative Testimony 16. How do you find answers tothese? What is the size of the sun? What will be on TV tonight? Who is your father? 17. Prophecy of Lord Buddha 18. Scientific Verification Marine Archaeology Satellite imagery Carbon and Thermo luminescence Linguistic analysis of scripts A Study of cultural continuity Compared to modern findings 19. Evidence of Dwaraka 20. Setubandh 21. Remember this? 22. Vedic Maths Decimal system Zero as a numerical value Concept of Infinity Binary Number system Hashing technique 23. Surpassing Modern ScienceI suspect there could be life andintelligence out there in form we cantconceive. Just as a chimpanzee cantunderstand quantum theory, it could bethere as aspects of reality that are beyondthe capacity of our brains.Conclusion: Powerful Together 24. Any Questions?Thank You