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Bhakti Niskama Shanta, Ph.D.

Bhakti Niskama Shanta, Ph.D. Gen. Secretary
Bhakti Niskama Shanta, Ph.D.
Gen. Secretary

Bhakti Niskam Shanta, Ph.D. graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Utkal University in the year 2000. He did his master’s degree from Mechanical Engineering Department of Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, on Fluid and Thermal Science, in the year 2003. He obtained his Ph.D. on Coastal Hydrodynamics, from Ocean Engineering Department of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, in the year 2008. He worked as an invited Scientist in Korea Ocean Research and Development Center from May 2007 to May 2008. He has published numerous technical papers in international/national journals and conferences. During his Ph.D. he met his Spiritual Master His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Goswami Maharaja (Dr. T.D. Singh) and he thereby became inspired to carry out his future works on the most fundamental topics in science such as ‘Origin of Matter and Life’, ‘Origin of Universe’, and ‘Consciousness’. In the year 2011 he had received the tridandi sanyas initiation from Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaja, the dear most disciple and successor of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaja. He is now serving actively in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Institute, under the able and expert guidance of his siksha Gurudev Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D. to carry forward the vision and direction, which he has obtained from his spiritual master His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Goswami Maharaja (Dr. T.D. Singh).


Email: bns@scsiscs.org

Phone: +91-9748906907

Selected Publications: (ORCID || Research Gate || Academia || Researcherid || LiveDNA)

  1. Shanta, B.N. and Muni, B.V. Why Biology is Beyond Physical Sciences? Advances in Life Sciences 2016; 6(1):13-30. doi: 10.5923/j.als.20160601.03
  2. Shanta, B.N. Life and consciousness – The Vedāntic view. Communicative & Integrative Biology 2015; 8(5):e1085138. doi: 10.1080/19420889.2015.1085138
  3. Shanta, B.N. The Chronology of Geological Column: An Incomplete Tool to Search Georesources. In Geo-Resources, Ed Shrivastava KL, Kumar A, Srivastav PK, Srivastava HP, Scientific Publishers, Jodhpur, India, 2014; 609-625 (chapter available as pdf at doi: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4409.4808).
"Darwin has given the theory of evolution— Fossilism. Vedanta has given subjective evolution. In Darwin’s theory of objective evolution, matter evolves consciousness. The object exists first, and by its development, life is coming, consciousness is coming— from stone. That is objective evolution. But an object is a relative term; without the subject, an object cannot stand. The subject is the primary substance. Whatever is to be felt is only an idea in the subjective ocean. "
– Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaja

"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
– Albert Einstein

"Religion without philosophy is sentiment, or sometimes fanaticism, while philosophy without religion is mental speculation."
– Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

"Thoughts without intuitions are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind."
– Immanuel Kant

"The soul is always in a state of living —the properties of the soul are willing, feeling and thinking. The soul can move, and the jada, the material, cannot move. But even within matter, souls are living. Within a tree is living a soul, and this has also been proved by scientists such as Jagadish Bose. But this knowledge is not new; in the ancient Vedas we will find all knowledge given in a living way. The knowledge given by the Vedas is that behind everything is the living soul, and if we study the Vedas we will find this out."
– Srila Bhakti Sundara Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaja

"When subject becomes the object of its own study then spiritual life begins."
– Srila Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Goswami Maharaja, Ph.D.

"The study of the "knower" belongs to theology, as the knower corresponds to the soul, according to the subjective perspective of modern day understanding (produced by the Enlightenment). Of course, theology is not so shallow-minded to think that the knower is the infinitessimal soul. The particularity of the soul is grounded in that which is universal, sometimes referred to as Reason, and even more fundamentally in Spirit, and more specifically in God. Thus the category of the "knower" is placed within the wider field of the study of theology, rather than in the more narrow field of what is referred to as pneumatology."
– Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D.