Hindu Dharma is scientific as it is based on what can be known, intuited and experienced. There is no need for any blind belief to qualify for heaven. The Rishis had profound insights not only in spiritual but also worldly matters. The Rig Veda (10.22.14) states that earth is round, go around the sun, etc, yet even Hindu children don’t hear about it, should understand it before calling it a pseudo-science. It’s not even religious in nature or the definition by a fair margin. Also, Hatha Yoga is depicted as a form of aerobic and nothing more.
Below are few examples of scientific proofs of a few day to day things which all Hindus do and this gives a clear picture of Hindus Religion is a very scientific Religion. There are many other proofs of Hinduism, that is a great science wherein we get all the knowledge of any field in sciences like Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Astronomy, Maths, Biology etc.
1.Joining Both Palms together to greet.
In Hindu Culture, People greet each other by joining their palms-termed as “Namskar.” The general reason behind this tradition is that greeting by joining both the palms means respect. However, scientifically speaking, joining both hands ensures joining the tips of all the fingers together, which are denoted to the pressure point of eyes, ears and mind. Pressing them together is said to activate the pressure points which helps us remember that person for a long time. and, no germs since we don’t make any physical contact.
Img 01. “Namaskaar” posture
The picture depicts the mudra that is recommended by Hindu Dharma when making a prayer which helps to make our prayers more bhavpoorna (with spiritual emotion). Among the various postures used fro paying obeisance, we receive the highest amount of sattva component from the posture (mudra) of Namaskar. It shows the subtle vibrations and energies that get attracted due to this mudra.
Points to remember
Points to remember while doing namaskar (namaste)
- Eyes should be closed while doing namaskar: By keeping the eyes closed while doing namaskar to God or any person, it facilitates the process for one to ‘see’ within and have the vision of God within us or focus on the soul (God) within a person.
- Do not to hold any object while doing namaskar: While doing namaskar, if any object is held in the hands, usually the fingers and their tips are not straight. As a result, the flow of the Sattva component is restricted from entering the tips of the fingers. The Sattva component emitted towards the person doing namaskar strikes the object held and bounces back. Additionally, if the object in the hand is Raja or Tama predominant and if it is touched to the forehead or chest while doing namaskar, then the Raja-Tama components from it may enter the body of the one who is doing namaskar.