The fundamental difference between art and science is that one is movement towards finer sentiments, and the other is a rational expression, with each and every stage having cause and effect.
What is art? You do so many things. If you do these things in a fine way, in a subtle style, then within that style, they come within the scope of art, as in the art of saying, writing and languages. When you are doing something along a rational line or on the basis of logic, and at the same time, you are drawing attention to cause and effect, it is science.
In this world, everything comes within the scope of causality. Nothing in this world is non-causal. What we can detect by seeing has got some causal factor. You see sugar. What is the cause of sugar? The cause of sugar is sugar cane or sugar beet. Sugar is the effect. Then, where sugar cane or sugar beet is the effect, the seed is the cause. So, in all spheres of life, there is a cause. What is science? Science means, that which is based on rationality and pays proper attention to cause and effect.
Spiritual practice comes within the scope of science. The first scientist who invented spiritual science was Lord Shiva. In other life forms, there is intellect, but no intuition. In the case of human beings, there is both intellect and intuition.
Shiva says that this self-realisation, when the subjective portion of the mind is metamorphosed into Consciousness, other knowledge is of no avail. A shadow has two portions – the umbra and the penumbra. Shiva says that neither the umbra nor penumbra is gyan. All objective knowledge, where knowing means subjectivisation of objectivity, is actually not knowledge.
Behind that final form of the expressed world, there lies covered the Supreme Consciousness. Your movement is not from subtle to crude, but from crude to subtle. You must not neglect this crude world, because your existence is being nourished by this crude world. That is why you should pay your proper respect to the crude world also. That is why we believe in subjective approach through objective adjustment.