Yesterday during Satsang in Vishalakshi Mantap, I heard a talk from an eminent scientist - he is a visiting professor in various universities like Cambridge, for Physics and Meta physics. It was a wonderfull talk combining spirituality and science.Here are few points he discussed, and as I understood.. He classified emergence of science to three phases.
The 'Materialistic' Universe of Newton
Classical mechanics or Newtonian physics presented the concept of matter and force. Newtom summarized the existence of universe as moving objects in space, using the equation
which means, force means mass x acceleration - which brought a lot of changes and resulted in various scientific developments.
The 'Energetic' Universe of Einstein
Later, about 100 years back, Albert Einstein got an intution - "what if I could move with the speed of light, along with a light ray and see it from there" - and he came up with a wonderfull equation - stating
Which means, matter is nothing but energy. If you can decompose the microphone or book or your own body, finally you will find something called quarks - which are just energy fields. Matter is nothing but field vibrations.Einstein proved that the play and display in the whole universe is just an illusion - as everything we see is nothing but just different manifestations of the same energy.
The Modern Science
Modern scientific developments (like efforts in Unified Field Theory and string theory) are giving us a better understanding of the universe. Earlier, it was assumed that the space or vaccum is empty or void and energy and matter is something that exist in this vaccum - but now we know that vaccum itself is not void as we think - but it has information in it and energy is just vibration in the level of space or conciousness. The whole cosmos is one single organism, with its own intelligence. Each universe itself can emerge and re-emerge in this.(At this point, his talk reminded me what I read in Yoga Vasishta earlier)
The future of the world
Human beings are a species who can elevate their conciousness through meditation and by going deep with in, to gain access to this information, to be one with the cosmos. He told that he is sure that enligtened masters like Buddha, Jesus, Nabi etc did that. He also told that Guruji is doing the same. They experienced this truth and later, their followers took some part or other from the talks of their masters, and thus religions were formed. When you meditate, you can synchronize your awareness with the cosmic being.
He compared the current state of humans in earth to adolescence of a growing person. This is the time where the body of a person gains energy and develops muscles - but the intellect may not be matured enough - so that teenagers may go in to various activities that may harm themselves and others.Similarly, the existing human race in earth has the power and muscles brought by science, but the conciousness and awareness of the human species needs to be elevated so that the human race can use this power properly and constructively. For this, everyone should develop the feeling of one-ness with the cosmos, to that ultimate being, by elevating their conciousness.
The planet's population continues to explode: from 1 billion in 1820, to 2 billion in 1930, 3 billion in 1960, 4 billion in 1974, 5 billion in 1988, and 6 billion in 2000. For the 21st century, the continued exponential growth in science and technology raises both hopes and fears (e.g., development of even more lethal weapons of war).Hence, the only possibility for human race to survive on this earth is to develop a sense of caring and sharing to their fellow beings, and to the nature - and only Spirituality can do that.All religions need to re-invent the element of spirituality with in - since all religions are true. And all of them explains the same nameless and formless conciousness in various names and forms. Problem starts when people start fighting by claiming that only the way they worship that ultimate being is correct.
This talk reminded me a conversation happened in Janaka's palace (I heard it from a talk of Nechoor Venkataraman). Saint Yagyavalkya is answering the questions.Q: Where is the earth located? A: In water (the next state of matter is water)Q: Where is the water located? A: In air (the next state of matter is gas)Q: Where is air located?A: In fire (the next state of matter is plasma)Q: Where is fire located?A: In space (everything got emerged from the cosmic energy or space)Q: Where is space located?A: In the one who experience the space (where else the space can exist !!)
Thanks a lot,