In a world dominated by secular values, where science claims a monopoly on knowledge and truth, it often seems that there is little room for a spiritual explanation.
But to reject the religious worldview is to deny answers to questions where science has so far given none. Although it can provide many truths, science, with its varying levels of precision, and continually changing theories, often contains philosophical and metaphysical dogmas, and lacks the capacity to formulate a coherent and true worldview. Whether implicitly or explicitly, the socalled “scientific worldview” presents an image of an exclusively material universe where everything happens by accident; it seems no more than a philosophical extrapolation gleaned from a few selectively chosen pieces of data.
It is as a counterweight to this “blind universe” that The Scientist and the Saint, quoting both a wide range of scientists and the revelatory testimonies of centuries of saints and truth-seekers, provides a more nuanced knowledge of the core of existence. It is a call to the inward dimension, to the mysticism that reflects the heart and the deepest meaning of every religion, and above all a way out of the confusion and lack of direction in today’s troubled world.