A son of India received the Nobel Prize in Physics. I bow to Sir Raman with love and humility in my heart. He has exalted India. He has enriched humanity. A dear esteemed friend of mine was on board the vessel with Sir Raman. The two were returning from Europe to India. The two were talking together.
Suddenly Sir Raman looked at the stars and said, “O stars! What is man compared to you?” The words of Sir Raman were, doubtless, charged with a cosmic emotion. No great scientist but feels a thrill of cosmic experience. Both science and religion are born of cosmic consciousness. Science and scientific research grows out of a study of the wonder of the world. And religion is neither a creed nor a dogma but essentially, a reverence-attitude to the cosmic mystery that fills nature, and is revealed in the heart and in the great ones of humanity.