Human Existence: Rabindranath Tagore And Albert Einstein

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Rabindranath Tagore and Albert Einstein Had a Conversation about the Most Important Questions about the Human Existence In July, 1930, Albert Einstein welcomed a guest in his home in Berlin. His guest was Rabindranath Tagore, an Indian philosopher, Nobel laureate and musician. Einstein and Tagore had a conversation about one of the most discussed subjects in history. They spoke about the very old friction between religion and science. This conversation can be regarded as one of the most intellectual conversations that were ever led in history. Tradition and science The conversation of Einstein and Tagore was a discussion about the Western scientific doctrine and the Indian traditions. It examined definitions of philosophy, science, consciousness…show more content…
The Man can understand the universe. Tagore strongly claimed that there is nothing that humans cannot understand. Tagore even explained his beliefs to Einstein with a scientific approach. He said that matter seems solid and it consists of electrons, protons and gaps between them. In the same manner, individuals exist with gaps between them, but they interact and give unity to the world. The universe is linked like this, so it is a universe of the humans. Tagore came to this conclusion following the principles of religious consciousness, literature and art. Einstein furthered the discussion by speaking of the two conceptions about the universe – that the universe depends on humans and the other that the universe is not dependent on the humans. Tagore continued to discuss his beliefs by explaining that humans and universe must be in harmony. We feel this harmony in the form of beauty. Einstein opposed this claim because it is only the simple conception of the universe held by humans. However, Tagore continued to support his theory by saying that there can be no other conception of the universe except that of the people. Even science comes from humans. Even the Eternal Man has experiences that come from our own…show more content…
In this realization, all of the civilizations meet. According to Tagore, science tries to eliminate the limitations of the human mind. In this way, we try to understand the truth. Meanwhile, the truth is always part of the mind of a man. Einstein found another problem is this Tagore’s theory. His question was whether truth is independent from the consciousness of human beings. Tagore replied that truth can be found in the harmony of the objective and subjective aspects of reality. Both of these aspects are something that belongs to the super personal human being. On the other side, Einstein believed that even in everyday life feel that reality is something that is independent of us. We can see this in the objects that we use every day. For example, we are not in a house, but the house is still part of reality. However, Tagore explained that the house may not be part of the thoughts of an individual, but it is part of the universal mind. Einstein answered that we cannot explain how a table is there in the house and it is independent of us. We cannot explain how truth and reality exist independent of us, but we firmly believe in

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