Author: Swami JitatmanandaPublisher: Bharatiya Vidya BhavanYear: 2012Language: EnglishPages: 171ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172762860
This book on Modern Physics & Vedanta is written in the old Hindu tradition where its philosophy has been constantly modified over the ages in the light of social and intellectual changes of the day. Since Vedic times our thoughts have been influenced by social and political conditions and more recently by the impact of the rational sciences.Swami Vivekananda insisted that Vedantic thought was not inconsistent with science and the two should go hand in hand since then science and scientific thoughts have progressed enormously and taken very difference directions. The discovery of quantum mechanics and relativity have shaken the very foundations of epistemology. In spite of these violent changes it is only Vedanta which seems to be in a position to absorb the tremendous impact of the new science.In this small book of 96 pages, the learned author, who is both students of science as well as philosophy, has packed in an unbelievable amount of information on these subjects. The density of information is indeed startling. A student of both these fields of knowledge will appreciate the attempt at unification that has been brought about. Anybody who studies this book should be able to feel the mystic nature of physics.
DEDICATIONFOREWORDPreface to the First & Second EditionsPreface to the Third Edition & Fourth EditionsWhither Physics TodayVivekananda Interprets Vedanta to the WestThe quest for the Ultimate Building Block of the UniverseThe Uncertainly Principle and the Omnijective RealityRelativity and MayaIntuition-the Common Basis of Science and VedantaVedic Cosmology and modern AstrophysicsEPILOGUE