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Stephen Hawking a Maharishi and Hindus Should Study Him

Stephen Hawking is a Maharishi and we Hindus should study him as we study many ancient Hindu seers. Hindu parents should introduce Stephen Hawking to their children. Hindu organizations and temple should discuss his teachings.

Stephen Hawking whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions, has died aged 76 on March 14, 2018. (Learn more about this brightest star of science.)

Who is a Maharshi?

Maharshi is a Sanskrit word, meaning a member of ancient Indian scientists popularly known in India as "Rishis", or "seers", especially those who do research to understand Nature and its governing laws. There were many Maharshis in Ancient India who shaped the ancient Indian ways of life and made a very deep and profound impact on the civilization of the Indian sub-continent.

Maharishis were not religious saints. They were people who had an never ending thirst for knowledge. They wanted the answer to “Who am I.”

Stephen Hawking, an atheist, too wanted answers.
My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all. (Stephen Hawking)
Stephen Hawking was searching to find answers to the philosophical discussion that we find the Upanishads.

Teachings of Stephen Hawking Simplified

Teachings from Yoga Vasishta (Teachings of Rishi Vasishta to Lord Rama)

  • Just as the cloth, when investigated, is seen to be nothing but thread, so also this world, when enquired into, is (seen to be) merely the Self. 
  • This fascinating world rises like a wave in the ambrosial ocean of consciousness and dissolves in it. How then can it be different from it (i.e. consciousness) in the middle (i.e. when it appears)? 
  • Just as the foam, the waves, the dew and the bubbles are not different from water, even so this world which has come out of the Self is not different from the Self. 
  • Just as a tree consisting of fruits, leaves, creepers, flowers, branches, twigs and roots, exists in the seed of the tree, even so this manifest world exists in Brahman.
Do not we similarity between the teachings of ancient Hindu seers and Stephen Hawking.

Quotes of Stephen Hawking

  • I believe the simplest explanation is, there is no God. No one created the universe and no one directs our fate. This leads me to a profound realisation that there probably is no heaven and no afterlife either. We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe and for that, I am extremely grateful.
  • My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus.
  • I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.
  • We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special. (Source the Guardian)