……First in the Vedas, it’s written, the first stanza is such that, “By reading these Vedas if you do not know your Spirit then it is absolutely useless.” But this stanza they always close down I think. Then they started worshipping those Deities, this, that, exciting them, doing all ritualism and all that. And they just went into it headlong, absolutely headlong. They would not turn back. So by exciting these elements, they discovered the principles of these elements; for example, they discovered that gravity is the essence of the Mother Earth. But [actually] it is not. That is not the essence of the Mother Earth, that is the energy that is asserted by Her but Her essence is Her fragrance.
They could not cross that limit where they could see really the subtle thing which was [that] the subtle principle of this energy of gravity is the fragrance. All the fragrances come from Her. Of course man-made [fragrances] there are, that’s different, but even the man-made are also coming from Her, if you go trace the, source it up to the point, it is from there. Like that they went on discovering the subtler, so-called subtler, energies or the principles of these elements from the Vedas time.
Then it became the science. People started studying physics, chemistry, this, that. Understanding what was there before them by going into it and trying to find out what is it made of. For example, they went into atoms, they went into molecules and things and they tried to find out. And there they find the oscillation of the protons and they find the oscillation of these atoms. They just can’t understand, “Now, from where this energy of this oscillation is coming?” They could not capture that energy so they thought better use the energy. So they started using the energy…..
( Source: An Extract of Talk of H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi ,Caxton Hall, London (UK), 18 May 1981. )
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