Advaitam and Science

OM, Purnamata purnamitam purnat purnamutachyate, purnasya purnamataye purnamevavasishyate – Bri.Up V.i.1

I am Kalarani Ponnakumar. I passed MCA meritoriously from a well known, prestigious university. I was employed as a software professional in a software development firm. But, soon I realised that, this is not what I needed. So I quit my job in an year.

World is like a fast moving cloud. It changes before we could grasp it, just like the computer field. This change, made me to search for something permanent in the changing world. I always felt that, I am here to understand and realise something deep, stable and ultimate. But I could not relate myself with any other field. So, I took some time to realise, what I actually needed. During this time, I happened to read The Bhagavad Gita. Suddenly, I could relate myself with Arjuna- Talented, but Ignorant. This was my beginning.

I remember, when I was young, my father (who himself was a renowned educationalist in India), explaining many facts concerned with Advaitam. This seed knowledge at one point in my life seems to have been struggling to sprout and; it made me thirst for more of the same kind of knowledge. I continued to read more. My mother nurtured my insatiable desire to know more, by helping me in many ways,…which I cannot express in words. And my three sisters, who always feel that, part of their ambition, is to see my success, encouraged me in this line. My home atmosphere, a typical Indian home of affection and support, helped me to pursue my interest. I gathered quality knowledge.

For the past ten years, I took strenuous and dedicated effort to study Advaitam and its related subjects. I read many books like Upanisads, The Bhagavad Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, Ramayanam, The essence of Yogavaasishtha, etc, some materials on Science and many, many more. Even though I understood a very little of it, I would like to share my knowledge, with the people of similar interest. I strongly believe that this knowledge will reach the readers for whom it is needed.

Thank You for spending time to know about me.