By Dr. Mehm Tin Mon
Mental Science or Ultimate Science
Natural Sciences investigate the basic principles and laws of nature to explain the physical phenomena that have been occuring for aeons. But they cannot probe the nature of the mind and they fail to explain the mental phenomena that have enormous influence on physical phenomena.
Lord Buddha, with His power of omniscience, knew the true nature of the mind and correctly described the casual relations that govern mind and matter and thus can explain all psycho-physical phenomena in the world.
His ultimate teaching, known as Abhidhamma, describes in detail the nature of the ultimate realities that really exist in nature but are unknown to scientists. His method of verification is superior to scientific methods which depend on instruments. He used His divine-eye to penetrate the coverings that hide the true nature of all things. He also taught others how to develop concentration and how to observe with their mind-eyes the true nature of all things and finally the four Noble Truths which can enlighten one to achieve one’s liberation from all miseries for ever!
So Abhidhamma may be regarded as Mental Science or Ultimate Science – the science of the ultimate truths.DrMehmTinMon-BuddhaAbhidhammaUltimateScience(English)