A disciple of Shyama Charan Lahiri, Chandra Mohan, had just got his medical degree. He went to his Master and placed himself at his feet. The Master blessed him and asked him quite a few questions about medical science. Then he said to his disciple, “Can you tell me if I am alive?” Immediately the Master lay down and stopped his heartbeat. The young man who had just got his degree could not feel the Master’s pulse or heartbeat. He was astonished. There were other men there and they also could not feel anything. Shyama Charan Lahiri was absolutely like a dead body.
This went on for ten or fifteen minutes. Then suddenly Shyama Charan Lahiri opened his eyes and said, “You people should always remember that far beyond medical science is spiritual science. The medical world will never be able to fathom the spiritual mysteries. But these spiritual mysteries are not mysteries as such. They are the real realities of normal people, and normal people are those who believe in God implicitly.”
Commentary: Spirituality invents, medical science discovers. This invention of spirituality is in perfect harmony with God’s omniscient Vision and omnipotent Reality. Spirituality is the foundation of the life-reality-building. This building has quite a few floors: science, art, philosophy, religion and so forth. If there is no foundation, there can be no edifice. It is the spirituality-foundation that supports all the floors and, at the same time, transcends the capacity of even the upper floors. It is consciously one with the root-reality of God’s Existence-Consciousness-Bliss.