Welcome

Welcome to the Science of Identity Foundation home page!

Quotes from Jagad Guru* Chris Butler - founder of the Science of Identity Foundation:

Perfection means being in tune with reality. The first thing we must understand is reality—the reality of my identity, i.e., my essence, position, and function. Who am I? Just as a person does not identify himself as being the shirt that he is wearing, he also should not identify himself with the body that he is wearing.

The Search for Wisdom

The search for wisdom is a great challenge; to act on wisdom is an even greater challenge. To accept that you are spiritual in essence, that you are an eternal spark of life force, is to open the door on a whole new life. There are many questions now, and there will be many more questions ahead. There are many internal and external pressures against accepting and acting on this truth, and there will be even greater pressures in the future. So yes, it is challenging—just like running the Boston marathon is challenging, or trying to climb Mt. Everest is challenging. But unlike such “sporting,” “part-time” challenges, the search for perfect wisdom and the attempt to live by such wisdom is an ongoing eternal challenge—and it is real. Thus, only the most courageous people will actually accept this challenge. The ignorant, the fearful, and the lazy will remain as they are.

Peace

People cannot remain as materialistic, selfish people and have peace and harmony in the family, society or world.

There can never be harmony if we live like animals. We cannot have the consciousness of animals and yet have the peace of humans.

For the world to be peaceful, we have to be peaceful within ourselves.

On Religious Fanaticism

There is nothing more dangerous to real religion than fanatics who seek to lord over others by force in the name of God.

Listen to the song "Dear Fanatic, Take It Easy" by Jagad Guru Chris Butler

There's a saying: "Misery likes company." So-called religious fanatics are so miserable that they want to create as much havoc in society as possible. They want others to join them in their misery.

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Who are you?
The question "Who am I?" is not a philosophical football meant to be kicked around coffeehouses by pseudointellectuals. It's a real-life question. Nothing is more important and more relevant than to know who you are.

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* Because the word “guru” means teacher, it is often used to refer to teachers of all kinds—be they teachers of music, ayurvedic medicine, cooking, etc. The title “Jagad Guru” is normally used to refer to yoga masters who have disciples all around the world from different places, nationalities, faiths, etc. However, in the deepest sense, “Jagad Guru” means a yoga master whose teachings are relevant to and can be applied in the personal lives of every person—regardless of their ethnicity, nationality, or sect.