Prof. Lakshman Madurasinghe completed his secondary education in bioscience stream at the prestigious S Thomas’ College Mt Lavinia, Sri Lanka. S Thomas’ College was modelled after Eton College Windsor England. S. Thomas’ and Eton have the same school motto ‘Esto Perpetua’ and the same school colours – Blue, Black, and Blue. Having been founded in 1851, it is among the oldest schools in Sri Lanka and is considered the most prestigious school in Sri Lanka. This was a vibrant period in the school by the sea helping to lay a firm foundation for later professional and scholastic achievements. This multi-cultural, much-linguistic, multi-religious environment helped him embrace an ethos where all humans have equal diginity.Thereafter, he completed his Law studies becoming an Attorney-at-Law. Several years later, he completed his graduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral studies in both UK and USA, and remains a Life Member of British Scholars Association, Brighton Alumni Association, Bangalore University Alumni Association, JICA Alumni Association, American Alumni Association in SL, and Cambridge University Alumni Society of Cambridge University England, of which he was the former Treasurer in Sri Lanka. He is a postdoctoral Fellow of Amity, USA. He has been a keen follower of the research conducted by Prof.Stephen Hawking and got a rare opportunity to participate at a lecture and interact with him on his book “The Brief History of Time”, at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, in 1995.
His graduate studies and research covered Commercial and International Law, Canon Law, Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Theology, Comparative Religions, CBT, Integrative Medicine, Organizational Behaviour and Business Strategy. He is a Lawyer, Behavioural Scientist, Educationist, Thought Leader & Global Strategist: Author of four books including Clinical Psychology, Buddhism & Christianity. He is the pioneer of the e-Consciousness model of transformation. In comparative religions, he has published research on sin vs suffering comparing Buddhagosha’s Visuddhimagga, 5th century, with Karl Bath’s Dogmatics, 1932, which is considered a major contribution to this field.
He is married to Charmaine Eheliyagoda
QUANTUM CONSCIOUSNESS, LAW, THERAPEUTIC JURISPRUDENCE, HEALING AND NEUROSCIENCE
He has lectured to diverse audiences both local and international covering Human Rights, Encryption Technology, Quantum Cosmology including unified field theory and Veda, Lagrangian, Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Consciousness and Counselling Psychology. He is a Founder Director of the Brain Technology and Neuroscience Research Centre-BTNRC set up to conduct scientific research, studies, and investigations in the fields of Brain Technology, Neuroscience, Psychology. Parapsychology, Sociology, and Human & Life Sciences.
His explorations of the frontiers of consciousness, Ved in human physiology and quantum cosmology brought him into contact with a vast number of renowned scientists and researchers including His Holiness the Maharishi at Maharishi European Research University-MERU in Vlodrop and Rishikesh, Tony Nader, John Hagelin, Ron Wyatt, Diane Hawkey and many other renowned scientists. He was then appointed Country Director of the Maharishi University in Sri Lanka and helped students with satellite based programmes conducted by the University. In 2000, he organized a National Conference at the Hilton attended by about 50 scientists from Maharishi University. Later the Maharishi sent a private jet in which he traveled as a delegate of the Asian tour of the World Parliament for World Peace.
Deep meditation learnt at this time was later continued with Godwin Samarasinghe at Nilambe and Peradeniya. He has also followed bioplasm and kirlian photography plus bio-energy research carried out by Prof.Victor Inyushin of Alma Ata. He had his training and certification in Ayurveda and Bioenergetics under Dr. David Frawley, Pandit Vamadeva Shastri of the American Institute of Vedic Studies-AIVS, USA.
American Inst of Vedic Studies programme, provided profound Vedic studies for body, mind, and consciousness. This comprehensive training outlined Ayurvedic anatomy and physiology, Ayurvedic constitution for body and mind, disease process, nutrition, herbs, aromas, Yoga and the subtle body, Ayurvedic psychology, spiritual methods, and much more. It followed the approach of Dr. David Frawley’s important books, notably Ayurvedic Healing: A Comprehensive Guide. Dr Frawley ( Vaamadeva Shastri) is one of the most honored teachers of Ayurveda and Vedic studies both in India and the West.
A deep love for religious studies that commenced as a law student, ignited by the study of Evidence that demands a verdict, Summa Theologica, What the Buddha taught plus many other volumes of Apologetics and Eschatology expanded to a systematic study and training in major world religions including orthodox and contemporary Christianity, Islam and Buddhism. He was exposed to the teachings of Shankaracharya of Jotirmath from the traditions of Shankara. Some of these studies were conducted at California Grad School, FBCS USA, and Department of Shariah at Al Ain University. During this time he also met the controversial Islamic Scholar, Ahmed Deedat to point out to him some of the erroneous beliefs he was sharing worldwide.The research was completed, firstly on the authenticity of Quranic manuscripts, whether the Textus receptus was the same as Textus originalis. The second research covered Sin Vs Suffering – a comparison of Buddhagosha’s Vissudhimaga ( the ‘great treatise’ on Theravada Buddhist doctrine written by Buddhaghosa approximately in the 5th Century in Sri Lanka) with Karl Bath’s Dogmatics (the magnum opus of Swiss Protestant theologian Karl Barth published in twelve part-volumes (spanning thirteen books) from 1932 to 1967. This is considered a major contribution to the field. At this time also had interactions with Bhikkhu Bodi and Gnanaponika at the Buddhist hermitage, Kandy. Also interacted with Holger Kersten to show him the lack of evidence regarding his controversial views on the life of Jesus in India.
He authored several research papers, articles, and books including an encyclopedic volume on Buddhism and Christianity. Copies of these books are available at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He has writen on Fides et Ratio, Verbum Domini and a review of Pope Benedict’s encyclical, Spe Salvi Facti Sumus which appeared in Asian Tribune in 2007.
He was trained at Haggai International Institute for Advanced Leadership Training USA becoming its first Asian Watson Scholar and later served as an International Faculty member of Haggai in both USA and Singapore.
Founded International Institute of Theological Studies-IITS, in the Arabian Gulf in 1990, which trained many Christian leaders serving in various parts of the world today. IITS later expanded to become MESA GST and Hebron University. Taught Systematic Theology, Eschatology and Comparative Religions.
LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
Psychometric Testing Occupational Personality 16 PF; The British Psychological Society- Lond : Job Evaluation and Compensation HAY Point-Factor –HAY Consultants-Lond. Chartered Compensation Consultant., CPC USA.
Ayurveda and Bioenergetics – Dr.David Frawley at AIVS USA.
Counselling- Institute of Counselling- Glasgow
Chartered Fellow CIPD-Lond
He has a deep interest in ancient Sri Lankan Culture, Language & Literature, History, Mahawamsa, Ravana and participated as a research team member with Prof.Jayasuriya and Dr. Siran Deraniyagala in the Beli Lena archaeological project delving into the healing practices of Homo Sapiens Balangodensis. He interacted with Dr.Diane Hawkey to get down her findings on dental morphology research. Her research suggesed that the dental pattern of the Vädda is highly similar to Sri Lanka’s prehistoric hunter-gatherers; the Väddas are the modern-day descendants of the earliest inhabitants of Sri Lanka. He has done research on the prehistoric development of the Sinhala script and inscriptions such as Thonigala. A lecture on Sri Lanka delivered in 2011 may be accessed here.
Doctoral theses and other research available in print:
- Sin Vs Suffering- a comparison of Buddhagosha’s Vissudhimaga with Karl Bath’s Dogmatics, submitted together with e-Consciousness for postdoctoral fellowship, D Litt.
- Neuro-Physiological Correlates of Altered States of Consciousness, submitted for PhD
- Does an Authentic Personal Brand emerge from an Enlivened Consciousness resulting in Enhanced Social Capital?, submitted for DBA
- The Art of State Doctrine in Anglo American Courts, submitted for LLM.
Treatment of Abnormal Psychological problems through Complementary modes of treatment, submitted for MSc.
Sin Vs Suffering comparing Karl Bath’s Dogmatics with Vissudhimaga
A usual observation is that comparison is the fundamental way to gain an understanding of anything. Succinctly, all knowledge is comparative. This dissertation illustrates, in an intentional and explicit way, this observation with the claim that comparative inquiry evinces insights and truths that non-comparative inquiry does not. The difficulty of this claim is twofold: first, it would be difficult, if possible, to study something non-comparatively with the purpose of showing what is not learned in the process. Thus there is no counterpoint against which to contrast the knowledge gained from this comparative study….
Visuddhimagga is the ‘great treatise’ on Theravada Buddhist doctrine written by Buddhaghosa approximately in the 5th Century in Sri Lanka. It is a manual condensing and systematizing the 5th century understanding and interpretation of the Buddhist path as maintained by the elders of the Mahavihara Monastery in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. It is considered the most important Theravada text outside of the Tripitaka canon of scriptures.
Neuro-Physiological correlates of Altered States of Consciousness
One of the central problems unconsciousness research is the lack of a taxonomy of consciousness. Freud’s two-part division of consciousness into a) the conscious and b) the subconscious, besides its well-noted verbal confusion (viz., how could something subconscious ever be said to be conscious), is simply not an adequate conceptual device for handling all the various varieties of conscious states. Maslow’s two-part division into.
Spe Salvi Facti Sumus- Pope Benedict’s encyclical on hope
In the encyclical about hope running into about 75 pages, Pope Benedict is not proposing a facile hope in heaven undoing injustices of life on earth. Indeed, this is where he brings in Dostoyevsky. The Pope asserts that “the last Judgment is not primarily an image of terror, but an image of hope”. A world without God is a world without hope, and “God is justice”. Only God can provide the justice that sustains hope in the better future—the eternal life—for one and all. “God is justice and creates justice. This is our consolation and our hope. And in his justice, there is also grace. This we know by turning our gaze to the crucified and risen Christ. Both these things—justice and grace—must be seen in their correct inner relationship.
The Holy Eucharist is the oldest experience of Christian Worship as well as the most distinctive. Eucharist comes from the Greek word which means thanksgiving. In a particular sense, the word describes the most important form of the Church’s attitude toward all of life. The origin of the Eucharist is traced to the Last Supper at which Christ instructed His disciples to offer bread and wine in His memory. The Eucharist is the most distinctive event of Orthodox worship because in it the Church gathers to remember and celebrate the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Christ and, thereby, to participate in the mystery of Salvation.
A Christian critique of the salvific beliefs of Islam- research at Al Ain University dept of Shariah under Dr.Subooni.
- Islamic research carried out at Al Ain University Department of Shariah under Dr.Subooni. Work covered the entire Quran, Sahih Muslim’s Hadiths and ancient manuscripts.
- “.…..There is a tradition from the Jami as-Sahih of at-Tirmidhi that the following verse once formed part of Suratul-Bayyinah (Surah 98) of the Qur’an:The religion with Allah is al-Hanifiyyah (the Upright Way) rather than that of the Jews or the Christians, and those who good will not go unrewarded. (As-Suyuti, Al Itqan fii ‘Ulum al-Qur’an, p. 525).This passage could well have once belonged to the Surah as it fits well into its context and contains words found elsewhere in it, namely din (religion, v. 5), aml, (to do, v. 7) and hunafa (upright, v. 4). The Surah also contrasts the way of Allah with the Jews and Christians in other passages in the text and it is a good example of a verse now missing from the Qur’an.Umar ibn al-Khattab, one of the very closest companions of Muhammad and his second successor, taught plainly from the pulpit in Medina while he was Caliph that whereas Surah 24.2 teaches that adulterers should be lashed with a hundred stripes, a verse in the Qur’an originally stipulated that married men and women who commit adultery were to be stoned to death…….“