The difference between Hinduism and western science is primarily in
the western science's inability to separate itself from the human
perspective. They all talk about the universe's creation in "sensory"
terms, in terms of its changing dimensions. In Hinduism, the universe
starts from the "hiranyagarbha" (infinitesimally small womb or egg).
There are no senses at this point, therefore there is no concept of
dimension or form or even time and that is the essence of the term
"hiranyagarbha", not that it is "physically small". That then splits
in two, representing the concept of polarity. Brahma was said to have
problems with creation, regarding how to proceed and cause things to
"move" and Vishnu, the expert with cycles and the wielder of chakras,
helped him by splitting the egg in two and permeating it with
Basically the concept of polarity enables a cycle with two
phases, just as in an electric circuit. Once you have polarity, you
can logically proceed to four phases, the two poles, and the continual
mergence and the emergence from these states. Several other "layers"
or levels of creation then follow, including things such as the gunas,
the ego, the five tattwas and then the five senses and the five gross
classes of elements. Once the issues of "primary" creation are
addressed or the very basics of creation leading to the senses and
their related elements, then "secondary" creation follows.
Subsequently, creation is followed all the way down to the concept of
sexuality. Because at first all of Brahma's creations are yogis and
exhibit no desire to procreate. Then he goes to Shiva for help on the
explanation of sexuality and he is shown the half-man/half-woman form
united in the single body and that dispels his confusion.
But the essential difference is that Hinduism addresses the issue
quite abstractly with a profound understanding of the senses and the
nature of the self carefully discriminating between the more
fundamental concepts with derived concepts. Western science seems to
rely excessively on the physical explanation.
One day it claims the universe is expanding, the other day it claims
that it is shrinking.
One day some guy comes up with the theory that space is like a fabric
and all the matter is suspended in it like balls on a sheet causing
depressions which cause gravity or mass to mass attraction. Then
another guy insists that the world is created from waves. Some are
intrigued by light. In short, I find the western explanations quite
chaotic and almost always centered around visual or sensory concepts
which makes one wonder how all that precedes the senses could possibly