Category Archives: Science, Religion and Spirituality
It is hard to find an exact equivalent to the Sanskrit word “Maya” in any other language. A loose translation or an explanation can be…illusion + delusion + hallucination. Now it is difficult to imagine the combination of all the three abstract words into one conceptual meaning. Hence this humble attempt to find examples from 3 fundamental sciences to elucidate the concept of Maya. Read the rest of this entry
Cyclic Order of “Devolution-Evolution” of Atma
The infinite cyclic order of “Generation-Operation-Destruction” (which we call GOD) – is the eternal phenomenon within the infinite cosmic universe. The word “Atma (Atman)” appears common in different forms and contexts. It is very similar to the word “Allotropy” in science where structurally the same “element” has different physical forms. In decades of my reading and listening to the learned scholars, I have come across these expressions – ranging from microcosm to macrocosm as also the manifest to unmanifest. I will not be surprised if there are more such, which I have not come across, but some of them I know are listed below. Read the rest of this entry
If you roll a “Powerful Magnet” in a heap of “Iron Dust” what will you see? A huge quantum of “iron dust” collecting & sticking to the magnet all round and hiding the magnet totally from our view. We cannot even imagine the original shape of the magnet, till the dust is totally removed to expose the magnet hidden in the core of that mass. The magnetism of that “core magnet” pervades & permeates to make every particle of the iron dust an individual live magnet, to hold together the surrounding iron dust particles. The “Cells” that make up our body are exactly like that iron dust. The magnetism of “This Magnet” owning & operating the body is what we call “The Soul”. Every cell is a live individual as long as the soul is present. The moment it vacates the body of cells, the cells disintegrate into 5 separate elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Gas & Space) and go back to their respective abodes from where they were collected to form the body.
All Creation Is Energy
All creation is energy, manifesting in different forms. As postulated by Albert Einstein in his famous E=mc2 equation, and later verified under rather tragic circumstances, mass and energy are inter-convertible. Energy and matter, however, display a conjugal relationship. Energy excites matter, and increases its disorder or entropy.
Entropy is the measure of the disorder, randomness or chaos in a given system. As we heat water, the molecules get agitated and after a point, the water begins to boil. Heat or thermal energy increases the entropy of water, and further heating causes the water to change its state and evaporate. The tendency to disseminate and equilibrate matter and energy across the entire universe is the basis of entropy.
From Order To Disorder And Back
The entropy of the universe is ever increasing with time. That’s a universally
accepted and proven law. Time is a programme that travels uni-directionally, from order to disorder. Logic, however, demands that the reverse journey, namely from disorder to order, must also exist. When we tidy up our room that was in disarray, we are taking this very path. Information systems are another example of decreasing entropy. The greater the information about a system, there is likely to be less chaos and disorder. DNA represents a highly complex code of information. It precisely determines the structure and function of the organism in a very orderly and structured manner. Read the rest of this entry
We Are Not Alone
Vladimir I shCherbak of al-Farabi Kazakh National University of Kazakhstan, and Maxim A Makukov of the Fesenkov Astrophysical Institute, have an amazing theory that can knock your socks off. They have come to the conclusion after researching for years on the subject that we, as in human beings living on Earth, are not originally of the Earth. Moreover, we are not alone in the Universe, either.
So where are we ‘of ’ in that case? What’s our native place? Also, if this is true, then how did we end up evolving ourselves into sentient beings from prehistoric single-celled organisms that first crawled out of the primeval slime, some 3.5 billion years ago? Surely no one can deny that that’s how it happened because there’s solid scientific evidence behind it which is provable and which almost all biologists and other life scientists believe in, whether they’re theists or not.
Well, shCherbak and Makukov hypothesise that “our genes could have an intelligently designed ‘manufacturer’s stamp’ inside them, written eons ago elsewhere in our galaxy”, as Discovery News broke the story recently. Such a ‘designer label’ would be an indelible stamp on our DNA of a master extraterrestrial civilisation that preceded us by many millions or even billions of years. As their ultimate legacy, they recast the Milky Way in their own biological image. Sounds familiar? Read the rest of this entry