The Scientific Approach to Buddhist Study¡Xthe Human Life Science
Lecturer/Sun-Don Lee (Leader of
In English conversation, the word "chemistry" is often used
to describe things or concepts that are hard to understand. "What
is the chemistry? I really don¡¦t know the chemistry." If you
understand English, you know that the meaning is "What is this
thing? This is something I really don¡¦t understand." These words
are true in many situations in our lives while chemistry is so
unmistakably described as a branch of study. There are indeed many
critical points that are not so easy to figure out.
In the past few thousand years, chemistry has been closely related to
human civilization since any business having to do with man involves
chemical operations. The intricate correlations are usually so puzzling
and so deeply entwined with physics that they could spin the head.
Nonetheless, due to the great efforts of past generations and the
advancement of technology, we have vaguely realized that two important
factors characterize chemistry as a unique branch of study. One is
bond-bond formation; the other is the catalysis. Out of these two, one
is related to the formation of a new mass as well as energy conversion
and storage; the other is involved in how to transform the energy
effectively. Once these problems are clarified, a doctoral degree in
chemistry is at your fingertips. Better yet, the Nobel prize may be
Back to the subject, the majority of people are still unclear: what is the chemistry? What am I talking about? I feel a need to explain a little bit on bond-bond formation and catalysis. I know that my knowledge is limited; however, out of sincere enthusiasm, I hope that my explanation would not show too much of my ignorance.
Bond-Bond Formation and Catalysis
Bond-bond formation and catalysis take place around and inside us
continually. Let¡¦s take photosynthesis for a simple example. Bond-bond
formation and deformation are heavily involved. As we already known,
photosynthesis requires air, sunlight, and water, of which plants make
use of to produce nutrition. Without these elements, plants cannot
survive. As for the by-product of photosynthesis ¡V oxygen, it is even
indispensable to a human life. All of these shed light on the importance
of bond-bond formation and deformation.
As a matter of fact, our study on photosynthesis commenced just
several decades ago. Further research has found that the actual
substances of the air involved in photosynthesis are CO2 and
H2O. Sunlight is the energy that sustains this reaction while
chlorophyll plays the role of catalyst, transforming solar energy into
chemical energy. This reaction yields carbonic acid that enters plant¡¦s
metabolic system to eventually produce carbohydrates and oxygen for the
support and balance of the entire biological system.
To express with a chemical equation, it goes as follows: (Fig.1)
From the equation on the right, we know that an O¡VH bond in H2O and a C=O bond broke to form the O¡VH bond and the C¡VOH bond in H2CO3. This reaction needs energy to complete. If we calculate the heat of formation of these three substances:
H2O -139.75 Kcal/mol¡F
CO2 -179.15 Kcal/mol¡F
we figure out that the energy actually released was 247.57 Kca/mol. Under the first impression, it seems that this reaction could take place spontaneously; however, in reality, we know that for this reaction to really take place, it needs energy (DE) to form the transition state before it really reacts and then releases energy. For details, please see Fig.2. The energy required by the transition state is the real bottleneck of whether this reaction will take place. This energy is called Transition Energy.
the laboratory, this reaction takes place under high heat and high
pressure only. However, this reaction in plants is very speedy. It is
clear that the catalyst plays the key role: chlorophyll and other
enzymes that are involved in the subsequent
Therefore, how a reaction could be initiated or sped up is a significant topic that deserves further study. Some of these researches have had great influence on human civilization: for instance, utilizing metallic catalyst to produce sulphuric acid and nitric acid. Not only does this new development stimulate the industrial growth, it also affects agricultural production since it would be very difficult for the general agricultural production to exceed the population growth rate without chemical fertilizers. Although for the time being, people seem to have a great deal of comments on chemical fertilizer; however, its contribution to the humankind is definitely indelible.
The Research and Development of Catalyst
The current research is conducted mostly on the development of
organic metallic catalyst and enzyme, in an attempt to reduce the amount
of energy needed to reach the transition state, so that the reaction is
able to proceed smoothly or speed up. The similar reactions happen in a
human body at all times. For example, certain genetic diseases, such as
Mucopolysaccharidosis(MPS), Phenylketonuria or diabetes, etc., that
result from abnormalities of the metabolism are all due to the lack of
enzymes of certain important reaction catalysts. The scientists are
currently engaged in finding methods of reproduction or replacement of
these catalysts in order to improve these diseases. As the synthesis of
human enzymes is so complicated, it is very difficult to create a
controlled environment in the laboratory. Thus, research is conducted on
similar synthesis or particles in order to study catalysis reaction, or
on transforming light energy to chemical energy in order to heighten the
reaction rate. For instance, Breslow and Overman simulated the reaction
energy of hydrolytic enzyme, added substances such as a-cyclodextrin,
2,5-pyridine dicarboxylic acid and nickel (II), and has thus increased
the hydrolytic reaction rate by 1000 times. (JACS, 92, 1075-1077)
In the case that a reaction takes a day to complete, being a thousand
time faster may be still unnoticeably insignificant to most people.
However, if a reaction that used to take three years to complete can be
done in about a day, then won¡¦t you tell the difference? Things that
were once impossible suddenly become possible.
Compared to enzyme's ideal catalysis reaction rate -- 10 12, the recognized man-made catalysts are still falling far away behind. Nonetheless, scientists are still engaged in this aspect. To name a few such researches: in 1961, Melvin Calvin won the Nobel Prize for his research on the carbon dioxide assimilation in plants. He also expected that someday we might produce oil out of plants (Oil Doesn¡¦t Grow on Trees ¡V But It Might Someday.) The 1975 Nobel Prize winner Sir John Warcup Conforth and the 1987 Nobel Prize winner Jean Marie Lehn are the scientists that have made remarkable contributions in this aspect.
The enzyme level and function in a biological being are regulated by genes, while the structures and alterations of genes are very complicated. Yet, the resulting expression is closely related to energy. How do we keep genes in an appropriate energy environment, or provide genes with energy that brings normal behaviors out of genes?
Those special energy transitions conducted through certain fixed mass
are certainly restricted in some ways. Then, are there any energy
transitions that adapt to needs so as to complete its process and
satisfy its purpose? That would be the same as radios or televisions. We
can always tune in to whatever programs we like to listen, be it classic
music, rap, drama, or cartoon. On the other hand,
its functions would never change according to different manufacturers.
"Sound", "light", "form" construct the
three realms and that means these three aspects should be
interchangeable and complemented to each other. How to make use of
"sound", "light", "form" to completely
transmit energy needed so that the impossible reaction becomes possible.
This is certainly a challenging topic. Though current research and
reaction conducted on ultrasound or laser have achieved a great deal, is
there, after all, any energy form provided completely on the basis of
Since entering the market,
GP Deva essential oils have shown many
amazing effects but no explanations were available. Among all essential
oil products, why does only GP Deva perform such miraculous effects? Please
refer to "Secrets of GP Deva¡¦s Energy", instructed by
founder of GP Deva, Master Sun-Don
Lee, based on his viewpoint about the
integration of the ten great characters.
Energy is conserved, as clearly stated in the Preface
to the Dharma Fundamentals, "As mass is conserved, so are spirit
and energy." Energy will never cease to exist. That is to say, this
is the great energy which we have stated to be ceaseless, continual,
forever in exertion. We also state, "the unity of time and space,
the incessant turning of Dharma wheels." Therefore, GP Deva itself
is an energy that appears in the form of mass. Then, it is not just a
simple mass as you might think. GP Deva is a form of energy. What kind
of energy is GP Deva?
Those materials are also a form of being, and
therefore fully possess the Buddha nature. They listened to Forshang
doctrines, obtained achievement in their spiritual practice, and then
became GP Deva products. It is natural that they will repay the kindness
and also preach the doctrines to other beings according to their own
causations, so that their Buddha nature can also be inspired. Besides,
to pass on a specific GP Deva product, once made, to a specific person
indicates the causation among these people until this specific product
is used up. Therefore, if a product performs wonderful effects on
someone and causes in him physical or mental development, it is
something related to your spiritual practice in Forshang Buddhism!
Therefore, before the product reaches the end user,
it would also interact with the energy of everyone through whom it
passes. Our spiritual practice is for the sake of all beings. Therefore,
we should have the confidence in the doctrine and in our own deeds,
without doubts, because that is the way to reveal the energy and effect
to its utmost extent. Now, do you understand this structure? Therefore,
the effect of GP Deva products involves these causations.
"Energy is the aggregate of all causations of the past, present and future." Energy thus includes all causations of the past, present and future. These concepts far exceed your imagination. Do not bring in those rigid concepts you had before. The concepts beyond the fourth stage are never fixed. This is the way the Buddhist doctrines should be, if fully understood. This is the way the Buddhist doctrines should be. Actually, the physical development can also inspire the mental development to accord directly with the essence. Therefore, out of the integration of the ten great characters, namely, essence, form, wisdom, virtue, principle, practice, energy, effect, time and space, we should take directly the energy deriving from the essence as a way of evaluation. This is the way of perfect accordance.
Sun-Don Lee¡¦s instructions on 5-23-03 in
GP Deva energy is derived from those who have due
causations, resulting from their listening and practicing on the
doctrines, as well as fulfilling the school principles. Whatever
causation is needed to inspire the Buddha nature of a specific being, GP
Deva would deliver it with the appropriate form of energy. Thus, its
energy is versatile and adaptable.
From the viewpoint of modern science, GP Deva energy is an energy catalyst that transforms to meet the various needs! If it can affect the upper-stream gene expression of the body, and provide you the appropriate energy to reinforce the normal functions of genes, as well as the required transition energy at the right time to improve the abnormalities, is this an alternative gene therapy, or not? And there are certainly no contingent side effects as we may find in other gene therapy being researched.