|Scientist & Engineering Wing|
To bridge the gap between science and spirituality.To enable scientists and technologists to lead a happy & self-fulfilling life.
To help scientists and engineers cope with stress, adapt to change and work in ways reflective of the needs of humanity.
To stimulate new thinking about the role of science and technology in creating a sustainable future.
To educate the scientific community about values and help them integrate spiritual and ethical values into the areas of science and technology.
To raise awareness about underlying spiritual causes of environmental dangers.
To undertake programmes of scientific research in Rajyoga.
Views and Perspectives:The 20th Century has been, more than anything else, an era of science and technology. Scientists and engineers have convinced us of their nearly unlimited power for both creation and destruction. They have become Masters of the physical world, even of time and space. Capable of turning night into day, they have revolutionised travel and communication and redefined comfort.
Heedless of history, humanity has been seduced by the illusion that our modern civilisation is imperishable. The Y2K bug was a warning that we should be cautious of relying completely on our material facilities. However, like the boy who cried 'wolf' in the folklore of old, the warning has been dismissed as an inconsequential irritation. Yet the watchdogs of global trends, such as overpopulation, depletion of the ozone layer, and the disappearance of forests and arable land, continue to sound the alert that these trends will converge at a point of no return in the not-too-distant future.
The Father of Modern Science, Albert Einstein, is famous for his saying, "Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind." The validity of his remark has been proven during the 20th Century. Despite all the progress made by science, human grief and suffering have not ecreased, they have, in fact, increased. In some cases, the powers of science and technology have been misused.
Environmental degradation, chemical and nuclear weapons, the manipulation of genetic codes and other scientific achievements capable of disastrous consequences are staring humanity in the face.
At a time when communication technology has closed the gap between people of all nations, the decline in moral and spiritual values has increased the sense of separation, isolation and confusion for many people. Although science has freed the human mind from irrational thinking and superstitious fears, it has "enslaved it within the confines of physical phenomena."In order to create a future world of peace, harmony and contentment, it is essential that the balance between material and technological development and moral and spiritual integrity is found. The present time is calling for spiritual empowerment of science. The integration of the power of science with spiritual power is the imperative need of our time. If these two great powers join together and complement each other, a bright future-a Golden Age-awaits the human race.
The Scientists and Engineers Wing (SEW), established in 1988, aims to aid the integration of science and spirituality. The Wing's activities cover a wide spectrum. The Wing organises conferences, seminars, symposia and workshops. It also organises Environmental Awareness and other campaigns, holds exhibitions on various themes, such as Industrial Peace, Industrial Safety, and Productivity, and offers courses like Life Management Skills, Stress Management, Human Re-engineering, Science & Consciousness.
Please visit us at http://www.bksew.org
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