Krishna and the Quark by Mauricio Garrido:
A semi-autobiographical book that highlights the distinctions and commonalities between modern physics and Krishna consciousness.
Upcoming Articles by Mauricio Garrido:
“A Mathematical Model of the Gunas as a Foundation for Expanded Understanding of Decision-Making Process.”
Based on empirical validation (Stempel (2006); Wolf (1999)) of the constructs of the three gunas, as described in the Vedic literatures, a mathematical model depicting the mechanism of action of the gunas was developed. This model was evaluated using data from a group design study on the effects of maha-mantra meditation. Analysis demonstrated substantive validity for this mathematical model of the three gunas, or modes of material nature – sattva (enlightenment), rajas (activity), and tamas (inertia).
“Bhu-mandala as the Horizontal Plane.”
Taking Bhu-mandala as the horizontal plane serves several practical purposes: 1) Sadaputa Prabhu’s 4 models come together, 2) the sequence of planets as given in the Bhagavatam makes sense according to jyotisa, 3) the cosmography models of Antardwip and Pavaneshwar are accommodated, and 4) the Fifth Canto description of the universe becomes relevant and practical to Maharaja Pariksit.
“Perception according to Sankhya.”
A preliminary investigation of perception using descriptions of the tan-matras found in the Sankhya sections of the Yoga Sutras may help explain the mechanisms involved in our inability to see the higher realms of Puranic cosmology.
A Flat Book on the Round Globe by Bhaktivedanta Institute Collaborators
This project examines flat vs. globular Earth models from the perspective of Puranic, jyotisa, and modern astronomical paradigms. The book also addresses the role of ISKCON scholars’ contribution to contemporary cosmological discussions that have also been ongoing for over 1500 years.
On the Philosophy of Cosmology by Douglas Watson:
Aims to address significant shortcomings of the standard Bayesian mathematical analysis of the universe. More specifically, it would appear that the highest posterior probabilities associated with observations do not point to the mathematically absolutely simplest theories, and as such, previous authors have suggested that a theory that maximizes goodness may be the simplest and most accurate way to describe the world – the Optimal Argument for the Existence of God.
Vertical Dimension by Vasyl Semenov:
A sequel to his original article “Vertical dimension and the size of Puranic Universe,” this article further explores Vedic correlations with modern astronomy by introducing jyotisa perspectives from the Surya-siddhanta and Siddhanta-siromani.