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Article on “Reflections On God Gene”
This is an interesting article, written by Uncle Prof Kurup, who is a wonderful scientist himself. A scientist in NIH Washington has claimed that through his vast experiments in many subjects, he found the Gene that is responsible for the Spirituality inherited in Human beings. He said that this gene is the cause for the tendencies of spirituality.
This claim of his and the book “The God-Gene” has faced much opposition from the orthodox christian churches and many other diehard cultists.
But this concept is not new to Vedanta !
Though it is true that we should not reduce Spirituality to a set of genes, Vedanta proclaims to us that we accumulate Vasanas or Samskars from our previous births. But these Vasanas are also beyond the grasp of human intellect (like genetic encoding). Our mind itself is invisible, and cannot be grasped anywhere in the laboratory.
Actually, this is interesting, because we all might have experienced this fact, that if there is some spiritual tendency in us, our grandfathers/grandmothers or our ancestors would have influenced us genetically and otherwise also.
Recently on my trip to India, I spoke more with my Ammamma (maternal grandmother) about my Great-Grand Father (my Ammamma’s father). He was a deeply spiritual person. He was a disciple of Sri Avadhutendra Swami, and many a times his Guruji stayed with him in his house. He was initiated and was a great devotee of Lord Shiva and Lord Rama. My Great Grand Father had written many Stotras and devotional poems.
I thanked my Ammamma happily for this inheritance of God-Gene !! From my Grandfather (paternal), I hope and wish to have inherited, because he is a great devotee.
Enjoy this article.
Yours, In Service of the Lord and Gurudev,