Here we are introduced to the inherent limitations of an objective outer reality which emerges from a subjective inner reality, in this case in terms of science:
“Ultimately your use of instruments, and your preoccupation with them as tools to study the greater nature of reality, will teach you one important lesson: The instruments are useful only in measuring the level of reality in which they themselves exist.
“They help you interpret the universe in horizontal terms, so to speak. In studying the deeper realities within and ‘behind’ that universe, the instruments are not only useless but misleading. I am not suggesting that their use is futile, however—merely pointing out the limitations inherently involved.
“So-called objective science gives you a picture, a model, that has served well enough in its own fashion, enabling you to travel to the moon, for example, and to advance in a technology that for a time you set your hearts upon. In the framework of objective science as it now exists, however, even the technology will come up against a stone wall.
“Even as a MEANS, objective science is only helpful for a while, because it will constantly run up against deeper inner realities that are necessarily shunted aside and ignored simply because of its method and attitude.
“No objective science or splendid technology alone will keep even one man or woman alive, for example, if that individual has decided to leave the flesh, or finds no joy in daily life.”
The “Unknown” Reality, Vol. 1, Session 702