Articles by Chaitanya Charan das

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Tolerating Phases of Bad Fortune
Chaitanya Charan das | The Spiritual Scientist – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jan 2021

We sometimes go through phases of bad fortune when things keep going wrong, one after another. Whatever we do to set things right only makes them worse. Gita wisdom helps us understand that such phases deliver us concentrated doses of reactions to our past karma. To navigate such phases, or even to just survive them, we need patience and tolerance. Kneejerk reactions can cause aggravation, even devastation.

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Does Science Come from Spirituality or Is It Made by Man?
Chaitanya Charan das | The Spiritual Scientist – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Dec 2020

Spirituality is the study of the totality of reality, whereas science is the study of a subset of that reality. If we consider total reality as a big circle, then physical reality is a small circle within that big circle and science studies that physical reality.

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Teaching Evolution in Schools: What Science Explains and What Explains Science
Chaitanya Charan das | The Spiritual Scientist – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Dec 2020

An Indian Union Minister of State recently triggered a furor by stating that evolution is unproven scientifically and shouldn’t be taught in schools.

Before examining the tenability of this statement, we need to understand what is implied by the word evolution. It refers to different things in different contexts.

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Tolerating Phases of Bad Fortune
Chaitanya Charan das | The Spiritual Scientist – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Nov 2020

By our intelligence and efforts, we can stave off everything undesirable and attain everything desirable. Or so we are taught to believe. The notion that we are the controllers of our life is so central to our worldview that we define our success and even our self-worth in terms of our capacity to mold our circumstances to our will. Given such self-conceptions, uncontrollable situations don’t just frustrate us – they shatter us. No wonder mental health problems have risen with the spread of modernity.

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Activism Is Our Rent for Living on the Earth
Chaitanya Charan das | The Spiritual Scientist – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Oct 2020

The idea of activism – of being a part of some cause that helps makes things better in the world – is increasingly catching on. It has become much cooler than what it was a few decades ago, when greed ruled the roost… When we imbue our activism with the inspiration to harmonize with the whole, our activism makes an enduring difference – in our own lives, in our social circle and in the world at large.

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Is There any Scientific Proof of the Existence of Higher and Lower Planetary Systems?
Chaitanya Charan das | The Spiritual Scientist – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Sep 2020

There are different models of reality. Science is basically a map of reality and that map is meant for a particular perspective. For example, you are in place A and you want to go to place B to meet a friend. Someone gives you a map to get to place B.

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Teaching Evolution in Schools: What Science Explains and What Explains Science
Chaitanya Charan Das | Spiritual Scientist – ISKCON News, 9 Apr 2018

“When evolution becomes an all-explaining truth-claim, it no longer remains a science, but becomes an ideology.” Before examining the tenability of this statement, we need to understand what is implied by the word evolution. It refers to different things in different contexts.

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Activism Is Our Rent for Living on the Earth
Chaitanya Charan Das | The Spiritual Scientist – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Sep 2017

24 Aug 2017 – The idea of activism – of being a part of some cause that helps makes things better in the world – is increasingly catching on. It has become much cooler than what it was a few decades ago, when greed ruled the roost. What has led to activism’s increased appeal?

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The Universality and the Variety of Suffering
Chaitanya Charan Das - ISKCON News, 20 Jul 2015

Everyone has to grow old, get diseased and die. Before that, everyone has to undergo the three types of miseries: environmental, relational and physical. The ways in which the wealthy suffer may be different from the ways in which the not-so-wealthy suffer, but that variety doesn’t change the reality that everyone suffers.

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