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The Dogma Bites Man
And what is the social consequence of equating humans with machines? Conscience, morality ethics and values are all thrown to the winds in the pursuit of immediate pleasure. "If I am going to live only once and who knows for how long, then why wait? Beg, borrow, steal, kill, but enjoy." The current chaotic world scenario is thus a result of the misconception propounded by science about human identity. thus the attempt of mechanistic science to equate human beings with machines is both scientifically invalid and socially disastrous. On the other hand, the Bhagavad-gita understanding that a living person is a combination of a bodilv machine and a conscious soul is rational and logical.
Understanding that we are souls different from the body and that we are accountable for our right and wrong acts, naturally makes us responsible. Realizing that life in this body is no more than a time-bound journey and that one has to change over to another situation inspires people to naturally be moral, selfless and compassionate. Such a God-centered life is full of purpose and joy and eventually culminates in return to the kingdom of God. "