Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 12 Sep 2021


Is there any specific reason for You to choose Chemistry instead of Physics or Maths?

[Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya asked: You worked as a Chemistry professor in multiple engineering colleges throughout Your career. Is there any specific reason to choose Chemistry instead of Physics or Maths? I personally like Physics and was wondering why You didn't choose Physics for Your career. Please ignore this question if it has no spiritual significance. Thank you for bearing with me. At Your Divine Lotus Feet, Laxmi Thrylokya]

Swami replied:- You like Physics because you are a student of Engineering since Engineering is mainly based on Physics. Chemistry embraces the study of all elements that constitute this creation. My aim to study Chemistry is to understand this entire creation while preaching about the creator in the spiritual knowledge. In B.Sc., I studied Botany and Zoology along with Chemistry because not only basic constituents of the creation are studied through Chemistry, but also, the evolved products like plants, animals and human beings are also studied through Botany and Zoology. You studied Engineering for a job because Engineering has wide scope for employment. I studied with the aim of preaching true spiritual knowledge to the world. Unless creation is totally understood, the creator can’t be identified because creator is different from creation. If creation is not perfectly understood one may mistake an item of creation as creator. For example, awareness, which is a specific work form of inert energy functioning in a specific nervous system is misunderstood as creator-God! Science clearly proves that awareness is an item of creation. In this way science helps the spiritual knowledge even though science cannot understand the unimaginable God. From this reason only, I have given a place for science in the emblem of My spiritual knowledge. I have modified the word ‘Spiritual knowledge’ to ‘Spiritual science’ because the basis of Spiritual knowledge is the existence of unimaginable God proved by practical perception of unimaginable events called genuine miracles. Science is also based on practical perception. Science does not mean mere subjects like Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Medicine etc. Science means systematic logical analysis for any concept. Even subjects like Economics, Politics, History, Literature etc., are also sciences. Anybody having systematic sharp logical analysis of concepts is a scientist.

Apart from all this, the question asked by you was also asked by a famous saint called Shri Shivaananda Mahaaraj. He asked Me “Being a spiritual preacher, how You studied Chemistry?” I replied “Chemistry is represented by the word ‘Rasāyana Śāstram’ because Rasa = chemicals, ayana= that concerned, Śāstram= Knowledge and the final meaning of this word is that the subject concerned with chemicals. This word has another meaning also because Rasa=God and the final meaning is that the subject concerned with God is Rasāyana. Hence, I studied both the subjects to do justice to the word ‘Rasāyana’”. The saint appreciated Me by saying “Oh! The Datta-sword is double edged!

In Chemistry we have a branch called ‘Physical Chemistry’, which deals with all topics of Physics. Moreover, I worked as Research scholar in Physics-Ultrasonics Laboratories only for My Ph.D., degree and My thesis is a discovery of a new ultrasonic technique for detecting and estimating heterogeneity of materials in the branch of Solid State Physics.