Books by Dr. T. D. Singh
Life and Spiritual Evolution
Today, the concept of evolution has influenced the whole world. It is taught in almost all schools and colleges of the world and is influencing thousands of students around the globe every moment. Life, according to this paradigm, is the product of the lifeless cosmic dust particles (atoms and molecules), which have no meaning and purpose. However, all religious traditions of the world proclaim a divine meaning and higher purpose of life. Vedanta, the topmost philosophical treatise of spiritual and cultural heritage of India, provides a vivid description about life, its origin and meaning. Taking insights from the Vedantic literatures, the author, Dr. T. D. Singh, presents in this book a new holistic paradigm about life, incorporating the spiritual dimension of life and evolution of consciousness.
Towards a Culture of Harmony and Peace
Today, humanity is at a crossroads. We all feel tremendous anxiety, fear and unrest from terrorism and wars of various kinds. Thus every thinking person intensely yearns for harmony and peace in every corner of the globe. What are the ways and means for creating harmony and peace in this world where we have people with different cultures, religions, colors, nationalities, ideals, etc.? Could the various religious traditions of the world guide humanity towards harmony and peace instead of being the cause of conflicts as seen in the past? Could interfaith dialogue provide some help at this critical juncture of humanity? Could the two most dominant forces of humanity in the quest of ultimate reality - science and spirituality - be integrated to lead us to a peaceful world. Reflecting on some of these issues, the Bhaktivedanta Institute and the Delhi Peace Summit brings together in this volume the wisdom of some of the most prominent thinkers of the world including Dr. A. P. J. Kalam, the then President of India; Dr. Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India; six Nobel Laureates in Peace and three Nobel Laureates in Science. This volume, containing 42 contributors, will provide readers useful insights and practical action steps towards building a culture of harmony peace. Foreword by Desmond Tutu
The Science of Interreligious Dialogue
As humanity marches into the new millennium, large-scale problems continue to threaten the well-being of multitudes of people. Yet, at the same time, there lies an anchor of hope and an abiding faith in the promise of the future. There is a gradual reawakening of the promise for peace whose echoes are steadily being heard throughout the world. The Science of Interreligious Dialogue is another milestone in reinforcing and deepening our commitments towards world peace through the interfaith journey. Touching briefly the key elements of the science of interfaith action, Dr. T. D. Singh presents in this volume the fundamentals of the science of interreligious harmony and understanding, thus broadening the horizons of our minds as well as that of our hearts. Dr. Singh is a unique personality whose life-long works focused on sciece-spirituality interface and promoting interfaith harmony for the welfare of humanity. These words by Dr. Singh, who has been a landmark figure on the world stage having initiated, inspired and guided numerous practical peace measures around the world, will inspire people of all ages from all over all the world, and foster their commitment towards a culture of interfaith harmony in our pursuit of a peaceful world.
God, Intelligent Design and Fine-Tuning
Is God no longer necessary in a world that is increasingly influenced by a scientific temper? Or, on the contrary, have the findings of modern sciences forced us to approach the question of the existence of God in new ways? God, Intelligent Design and Fine-Tuning is a profound exchange between Dr. T. D. Singh and prominent biochemist Prof. Michael J. Behe from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, USA, exploring how recent advancements in science points amazingly towards God. Over the past four decades, modern biochemistry has uncovered the secrets of cells and has revealed to us the marvelous design even at the molecular level. Advancements in science have also shown us some of the precise laws and unique fundamental constants in the universe. All these facts and observations point to a fine-tuned and specially designed universe with a purpose by a Supreme Being of God. As one journeys through the newly discovered marvels of the cosmos and life discussed in this volume, one will be compelled to reexamine his opinion concerning the origins, evolution and essence of this wonderful world in which we live.
Science, Sprituality and the Nature of Reality
Since antiquity, many prominent thinkers of the world, from Plato to Tagore and from Newton to Einstein, have attempted to unveil the nature of reality. But reality seems always deeper than our feeble minds can comprehend. Can a combined effort of science and spirituality, the two most dominant forces of humanity, help us to delve deeper into the nature of reality? This unique dialogue between Dr. T. D. Singh and Sir Roger Penrose (like the well-known East-West dialogue between Tagore and Einstein) is a sincere attempt to seek some possible answers to the question of reality. Reflecting on a wide range of topics from consciousness to cosmology and from scientific mystery to mathematical beauty, this dialogue will provide readers with useful insights in their quest for the ultimate reality.