“Get up!” and that’s how one fine day your mom woke you up from the bed. Just a fraction of a second back, you were having such a nice dream! … and you woke up startled.
Now think of this; you were (or you may say that your mind was) in a different world – a world you created in your dream – and suddenly there was a ‘request’ from your mom that made you destroy that world, you came out of it, and then your waking up was the ‘response’ to the request. So you see, the human mind is capable of creating worlds and destroying them. So have you ever thought consciously of this incredible power within you? You have the capacity to control your senses so that you can activate and shut them off at your will, and yes – it this phenomenon can be extended to starting and stopping any of your body processes. (Can be proved theoretically through mathematical induction which I won’t cover here). So why such unprecedented powers came to us from the day we were born?
But the larger question is – what is it that we humans are supposed to be destined for? Why we are what we are? Is there a reason why all these capabilities (and intelligence) are with us, and if we can practice using all that at our own sweet will? In that case, can we control death?
Still interested? Read on to discover. However, I won’t tell you where this blog, and the next few in this series will lead to.
Let us see where it all started. How do you think the universe got created? Big Bang?
Whenever we read about such theories on the creation of the universe, we confine ourselves to thinking that the term ‘universe’ in this context is constituted of the bodies such as stars, planets and black holes. However, the infinite dark space that eternally can be thought of to exist, within which this narrow notion of the ‘universe’ got created, is the actual constant universe. Hence, this definition renders universe to be a constant eternal infinity. So now the question is, how did these material things – stars, planets, et al – came from? (And then, how we came into existence?)
Given that ‘something’ had to be created from this ‘nothing’, let us hypothetically presume that there still existed ‘something’ that has been quite inconceivable, at least to the human mind; something we cannot visualize. Let us call this ‘P’. And if I go by the principles of classical physics, P has the property of infinity, extends in all directions, and exists for eternity in time without a start and an end; its behavior should consist of the ability to initiate tiny vibrations, at least inconceivable to any human-made instruments, that leads on to creation of a primeval energy field. This field somehow (and this transformation is interesting) takes shape into larger vibrations and use the dark ‘non-matter’ to start creating matter … and the first quarks (some weird minute particles, in case you are not conversant with this term in physics) are born leading to the first electrons, protons and neutrons, and subsequently to atoms and molecules, and so on.
Now, the matter gets complex shapes, such shapes exhibit complex behavioral patterns, and leads on to life forms exhibiting such patterns in terms of self-actuating intelligence. And then, we are born.
Considering our original confined thought about the term ‘universe’, this expands – meaning, it forms several complex forms and bodies – reaches a peak complexity, and eventually contracts and every matter ‘dies’ leading back to the state of P. There is a waiting period, and then the process starts again. (This is quite well corroborated by today’s understanding of science)
Now what this all has to do with us?
Given the above properties and behavior of P and given that P follows certain patterns of behavior , which can be corroborated by any chain of scientific explanations to hold true, it leads to the fact that P in fact represents some kind of ‘consciousness’ or ‘thought pattern’. And hence, any matter created as explained above, manifests some degree of this consciousness (may be quite less or possibly none for a planet or star, somewhat less for a dog or horse, quite high for you, me or Einstein). Humans – as we are – can be thought of as at a higher level of such consciousness which we can term as ‘intelligence’ or ‘ability to think in orders of relatively higher complexity’.
Hence, we as humans have the ability to find out the answers to the larger questions I asked above. And that is what we will try finding out, which would be the all-encompassing knowledge we strive for throughout our lives, given the possibility that it would open up different other threads of knowledge that we seek; not to mention, answering why I am having a bad time the last few months? why am I working in this profession (or why not in something else)? why I am getting (or not getting) married? what to do next? ….. and the list goes on and on.
A further note on P.
Consider P to be a energy field, spread across infinitely. Visualize this field as a collection of innumerable points in a three dimensional matrix fashion (similar to a lattice structure that we learnt about in high school physics class). These points may be thought of as energy centers – where this energy, called ‘consciousness’, is likely to be of higher intensity than the rest of the embedded space (though it is a kind of continuum; similar to the concept of an electron cloud; in case you are again a student of physics) – which are kind-of floating in space, hence flexible; hence it is somewhat like free flowing water in that respect. Different bodies in the universe are built in different patterns such that each has a varying capacity to ‘hold’ a given energy center with a given intensity. This explains why say, a stone is not that capable of holding consciousness whereas a ‘living being’ can hold it to an appreciable degree. However, the ‘death’ of a body (say, when a dog dies) leads to release of the point of consciousness that it was holding, and is then available for another body that is born to hold it. That means, P (i.e., its constituent energy centers) never dies!
Wait for my next blog on this topic. In the meantime, do leave a comment and yes, ask me questions.