Swami Chaitanya Keerti
June 25, 2004
The Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The modern man has a deep trust in science because science more often than not tries to give some logical answers to eternal questions. Recently a genetic study found that the 13th century warrior Genghis Khan was a “prolific lover.” It also found that nearly eight per cent of the men living in the region of the former Mongol empire carry Y-chromosomes that are nearly identical with that of Genghis Khan.
Spiritually speaking, this report answers one question but raises many questions.
Another geneticist, Spencer Wells, who claimed to have analysed DNAs of people from all over the world, concluded that all human beings have descended from a single man who lived in Africa around 60,000 years ago.
Now, we can conclude that this man who lived in Africa around 60,000 years ago, must have been our own Brahma, the original source of all life in this universe. But then the question remains from where did this African come from? What was before him, so on and so forth? Another question arises that whether in the last 60,000 years enlightened beings as Lord Krishna, the Buddha, Lord Mahavira, LaoTse, Guru Nanak, Kabir among many others, descended from this African man?
Science tries to demystify creation and many people believe the answers. But creation remains a mystery despite all answers. The life of a scientist, who tries to demystify creation, will also end one day. Sadly, even he doesn’t know where he came from and where he will go. Does any one know?