Remember that “theism” is a construct of western thinking and is not so clearly delimited in Indian thought. This is something to keep in mind regardless of the school of philosophy you question or which source you refer to. Hinduism is both Pantheistic and Panentheistic, it depends on the type of practice and the nature of the belief that the devotee chooses.
The belief system known as pantheism holds that God is one with the world, or that God manifests himself through everything in the cosmos. It also signifies the worship of several gods or the tolerance of other religions. Both of these tenets may be found within the Hindu religion. This is a pantheistic approach to spirituality.
There is no such thing as scientific pantheism since the scientific community does not acknowledge the existence of God. On the other hand, spiritual pantheism can be a kind of pseudoscience since it rejects the idea that God resides in the heavens. On the other hand, this God, who is present across the cosmos, may also be found inside a single person.
The phrase “panentheism” is a made-up word that combines the English translations of the Greek words “pan,” which means all, “en,” which means in, and “theism,” which is derived from the Greek word “theos,” which means God. The belief known as panentheism holds that the world and God are interconnected, with the world existing inside God and God existing within the world.
The belief that God is the cosmos as a whole and, conversely, that there is no God other than the combined substance, forces, and laws that are expressed in the existent world. The term “pantheism” is often used interchangeably with “pantheism.”
Therefore, if I am able to know the truth of who I am, then I am also able to know the reality of God. Therefore, there is no such thing as make-believe. It is an opportunity to get practical experience. Because it is not founded on mere belief but rather on a genuine lived experience, it may be considered either scientific or spiritual science in this sense.
But we can’t refer to it as “universal science” since it’s not something that every single human being has been through, and we can’t provide everyone with irrefutable evidence that it’s true. Everyone is responsible for gaining their own experiences.
Pantheism vs Panentheism
The primary distinction between pantheism and pandeism is that pantheism refers to an extremely broad philosophical position, whereas pandeism is more narrowly focused. We are able to inquire, “Is this religion pantheistic?” of each religion that has ever existed in the history of the planet.
The addition of information technology to post-modern philosophy and religion results in possibilities that are more complex. It’s possible that God doesn’t have a distinct physical form but is nonetheless extremely real and present.
He might be both transcendent and immanent at the same time. In the field of science, we are always looking for patterns that link different phenomena. On Earth, as in the universe, the galaxy, and the solar system, the force of gravity behaves in the same way.
The other basic forces perform the same thing. The information processing that takes place in life, evolution, human culture, human thought, and artificial intelligence is referred to as the mind.
All of these patterns link everything that is in the world, yet they aren’t physically present anywhere in the world to be seen by themselves as a distinct entity from everything else. In addition, there are mathematicians who are of the opinion that mathematical patterns exist independently of the physical world.
Have you ever stopped to think about how insignificant we are in relation to massive formations such as galaxies or clusters of galaxies? When you stare up at the night sky, do you ever get the feeling that your existence is insignificant?
What would you say if I told you that you and those distant stars that are millions of light-years away but are nonetheless so brilliant that their light beams reach us are equally significant for the universe? The name for this phenomenon is the butterfly effect, and causal determinists often talk about it.
If the universe is a logical chain of events and beings, in which every single event or being is determined by the ones that came before it, every single event or being affects their “contemporary” ones, and every single event or being will affect future ones, then the universe would not be the same without us or any of the insignificant things that we do in our day-to-day lives.
And it makes no difference how lengthy our lives will be or how enormous our proportions are in comparison to the sizes of heavenly bodies; we are still equal. It does not matter that we die, so do the stars.
Even black holes will eventually vanish after a few billion years or so. Once we are born, we become indistinguishable components of the deterministic structure that is known as the universe. This is the reason why we are immortal.
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