संशयात्मा विनश्यति ।
He who lacks discrimination, is devoid of faith, and is at the same time possessed by doubt is lost.
We have a choice. To believe or not. Investigations and inquiry is different thing. Inquisitive minds, always in search of finding solutions for mother nature’s puzzles are always welcomed but what about those who doubts?
They remain lost forever. In matrix. Here.
Enquiry is highest wisdom. True. However, faith should be base and not doubt. संशयात्मा विनश्यति|| Most rational Hindus keep संशय at base.🙁
Brains seem to involuntarily process the factual aspects of opinion statements differently depending on the extent to which they agree with the subjective points of view.
Rational Hindu,with colonial imprints, doubts whether scriptures & culture are true or not & with doubt as base, he inquires, inviting विनाश.
Having faithful inquiry doesn’t mean denial of science. If any tradition or scripture is based on truth, it will prevail even after inquiry. But if faith is missing, no one can help to cure delusional blindness.
There are two ways to understand scientifically backed beliefs impregnated by Culture of the land.
1) You accept them as truth realized by seers(Hypothesis -A tentative insight into the natural world;) in past and try to unveil truth behind it.
2) You accept them as false claims, doubt and try to prove them myths.
Anything is possible. You decide how to move further. Truth prevails, despite your futile efforts.
Just keep this in mind:
अज्ञश्चाश्रद्धधानश्च संशयात्मा विनश्यति।
नायं लोकोऽस्ति न परो न सुखं संशयात्मनः॥
— भगवद्गीता ४-४०
He who lacks discrimination, is devoid of faith, and is at the same time possessed by doubt is lost from spiritual path.
For the doubting soul there is neither this world nor the world beyond, nor even happiness.
How does your research start? With faith or doubt?
Now, let us focus on research paper related to it and be firm. Never approach Sastra with doubt.:
If You Believe It, It’s True
A new Ben-Gurion University study, published in Social Psychological and Personality Science, titled “That’s My Truth,” explores the brain’s processes and how opinions can trick cognition. Examining what they call “involuntary opinion-confirmation bias,” psychologists from BGU and The Hebrew University concluded that subjective points of view cause us to process facts more or less rapidly, and thus can hasten or get in the way of accuracy judgments.
“In order to make informed decisions, people need to be able to consider the merits and weaknesses of different opinions and adapt to new information,” says Dr. Michael Gilead, head of BGU’s Social Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory. “This involuntary, ‘reflex-like’ tendency to consider things we already believe in as being true might dampen our ability to think things through in a rational way.”
Human beings are less rational than we wish to believe, according to the psychologists. The findings are in line with previous research into the “epistemic Stroop effect,” which shows people involuntarily reject factual propositions that conflict with their worldview. “The distinction between factual truths and opinions held to be true is pivotal for rational discourse,” the team writes. “However, this distinction may apparently be somewhat murky within human psychology.”