Author: Rishi Kumar MishraPublisher: RupaYear: 2003Language: EnglishPages: 370ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129102307
While modern science has recognized the interplay of energy and matter, it has not realized the intrinsic relationship between these two and mind. This is the boundary where physics ends and supraphysics begins. This scholarly work is a sequel to author's earlier works Before the Beginning and After the End and The Cosmic Matrix.The term 'supraphysics' relates to the domain of subtle, all-pervasive forces which underlie material reality. Mana, prana and wak belong to the supraphysical domain and become discernible to us as mind, energy and matter. In the process of this revealing discussion, readers are witness to tantalizing glimpses of the much vaster horizon of the Vedas - the ancient texts exploring humankind's quest to know Ultimate Reality, bequeathed to us by the rishis of 'seer-scientists'.
The Realm of SupraphysicsIntroductionSECTION 1: CONCEPTSPhysics and SupraphysicsThe Universe of SupraphysisicsAtma, prana and PashuAgni Devata: The Foremost Supraphysical EnergyFive Stems of the Cosmic TreeSECTION 2: MATTERThe Challenge of MatterThe Concepts of Matter and WakWak and VedaWak and communicationSECTION 3: ENERGYEnergy in Modern SciencePrana as Physical EnergyPrana as Supraphysical EnergySECTION 4: MINDMind and Brain: A Modern DilemmaMana in DarshanaMind in the Vedic SciencesSECTION 5: INTERFACEThree Constitutents of AtmaMind, Energy and Matter InteractionsSECTION 6: EPILOGUEEpilogueSECTION 7:Brahma Vidya Kendra and its Guru TraditionAcknowledgementsEndnotesGlossaryBibliogrtaphyAppendixOriginal verses in Sanskrit and Roman transliterationIndex