Dr Davinder Singh Panesar was a treat. His lecturing skills were award worthy – well, at least a free Rocky’s burger worthy – the audience was on the edge of their seats throughout the lecture. He called upon a heavily bearded Singh from the crowd to help with the slides, and gave him the name “my lovely assistant Debby” which was actually quite funny! However, much to my dismay “the lovely assistant Debby” did not do a twirl and a dance at the end of the performance :o(
Ok now lets get serious. Dr D started off with a controversial claim:
“I will prove that Guru Nanak did not believe in God!”
Hmmm……non of the Singhs in the front row got up to punch him, so I thought I would let the guy go on. He went on to explain that to have believe there must have been a doubt, therefore, Nanak did not believe in God, rather he was God. This still sounds strange! Well, his argument was of looking within yourself to find God, instead of believing in an entity with a white beard living in the clouds.
A 2 hour lecture will be impossible to blog about, so I’ll just touch on some of the issues.
He went on to elaborate on quantum physics and the notion of parallel universes, and that scientists have studied sub atomic particle and state that what we see is not really there (a very Matrix like theory), he claimed that science has categorically proven the existence of God. He mentioned the physically impossible feat that the new Buddha boy in Nepal is currently performing. Talked about the Washington experiment whereby a group claimed that they will reduce the crime in Washington by 20% through transindental meditation. 40 times they did this experiment and 40 times the crime was reduced by 23%!
He mentioned that we are all linked together, a butterfly flaps its wings in one corner of the earth will have a significant effect on something in another corner of the world.
Ahhh too much to write about but time to go home!
Next time will write about Hidden Messages in Water – a book by Masaru Emoto. I read it a few months ago – it got a good mention in yesterdays lecture.