SARP is an acronym for Science, Art, Religion and Philosophy which are considered as the four major and mighty achievements of the collective human mind right from the dawn of civilization.
Science is concerned with the exploration, discovery and comprehension of the universe without. Religion deals with a path of inquiry to explore, discover and understand the universe within. Art is a spontaneous expression of elegant excellence erupting from the depths of consciousness, bridging the gulf between different levels of the sates of consciousness. Philosophy, as a way of life, is the means through which dynamic equilibrium is created and sustained between the universe within and the universe without.
Thus Science, Art, Religion and Philosophy are more a means of acquisition of knowledge and to explore the path of Truth. They are not unquestionable absolutes, by any standards,, but relative to their utility to weed out questionable home truths and plant a seed for answerable truths.
Religion gives extraordinary explanations to ordinary events. Science gives ordinary explanations to extraordinary events. Art makes the ordinary look extraordinary. Philosophy makes the distinction between the ordinary and the extraordinary.
While oriental wisdom produced all the great living Religions, science is a fortuitous occidental accident. In fact, science is the product of the spirit of modern Philosophy which itself is born as a consequence of opposition to and rejection of religious oppression, scholastic tyranny, meaningless mysticism and obscure occultism. Religion is older than philosophy and a contemporary of primitive art. Philosophy flourished only after language found a dependable alphabet and grammar.
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