Science is itself an inner frontier of knowledge, since it takes us beyond “appearance” and gives us incontrovertible proof of reality or realities that are active and produce effective consequences. The remarkable phenomenon of recent advances in the core science is the discovery of the non-computable, the mystery of which invites us to fathom deeper and much beyond our present frontiers. Will these interior frontiers give us “knowledge”? Will that knowledge merit the title of “science”? Or will it be beyond science?
If knowledge is not a mere string of ideas or even a system of ideas or abstractions, if knowledge consists of possession in our own consciousness of the object of knowledge through experience, repeatable experience and verifiable experience that is capable of producing consequences or experiences, equally repeatable and verifiable, -- if this is the heart of science, then the same claim can be justifiably made of a body of knowledge that is called Yoga. The speciality of yoga is that it opens before us inner and higher frontiers of knowledge, and it aids us in producing results that can unite the various vistas of knowledge that can be employed for the highest possible fulfilment of humanity.
Yoga is veritably an exploration of consciousness through consciousness, and it has so developed through a historical course of development that it is today a methodized effort by which inmost and highest faculties of knowledge can be developed and perfected and by which the individual can universalise itself and can also identify itself with the transcendental which can be experienced as the source, origin and constituent of what we call subjective and objective cosmos and its operations. In the realm of experience that is covered in yoga, it is claimed, all domains of experience that lie behind what we call science, philosophy, art and technology can be covered in a manner that is appropriate to their intensities and highest certainties.