Ashish Dalela has been researching the connection between Western science and Indian philosophy for the past 20 years. Over these years he found that the manner in which science describes matter is quite different from how philosophers in ancient India did. The modern conflict between religion and science is a byproduct of this difference. The conflict, however, can also be seen as the need to evolve science towards a newer outlook about matter. Specifically, matter can be seen as a representation of meanings that originate in consciousness.
Ashish Dalela writes about the connection between modern science and Vedic philosophy, sometimes overtly illustrating the application of Vedic philosophical ideas to modern science (e.g. in Is the Apple Really Red?, Sāńkhya and Science and Six Causes) and at other times using these ideas to develop theories and arguments for change in science without explicitly referring to Vedic philosophy (e.g. in Quantum Meaning and Gödel’s Mistake).
Begu is volunteer editor for Shabda Press. He helped Ashish with the publication and promotion of the Shabda Press books.
Begu studied journalism, English, advertising and management at universities in Romania, United States and Belgium and works in Brussels, Belgium in the field of communication.
Begu has an avid interest in Indian philosophy, which brought him in contact with Ashish Dalela, and helped him organize Shabda Press as a formal vehicle to promote the dialogue between modern science and Vedic philosophy.