Monday, October 15, 2007

The Hindu Concept of the Beginning and End of the Universe...

I am speechless! This is the link to Carl Sagan (!!) talking about Hinduism and the evolution of the universe (s!).

I did a little more research and found that the Hindu concept is the basis of the current scientific thinking on the universe creation and dissolution. This is from MSNBC, Neil Turok of Cambridge and Paul Steinhard of Princeton.

"...Balslev began the exchange by noting that, in Hindu tradition, the universe was “beginningless” — and that even such an eternal universe was dependent upon the sustaining power of the divine..."



multidimid said...

some enlightenment 4U
The SPACE & Worlds we exists in

Our idea of space is some completely erroneous conception of an emptiness to be filled... True inner space is to the contrary vital energy, itself alive, possessing abilities or transformation, forming all existences, even the camouflage reality with which you are familiar, and which you attempt to probe so ineffectively. This basic universe expands constantly in terms of intensity, quality and value, in a way that has nothing to do with your idea of space. The basic universe beneath all camouflage does not have existence in space at all, as you envision it... Space is a camouflage... a deep deception for all and an illusion.
You do not acquire a 'spirit' at death. You are one, now! You adopt a body (to experience earth life) just as a scuba diver wears a scuba diving suit (to survive undersea) and for much the same reason a space traveler wears a space suit (to survive in “space”)

Your spirit joined itself with flesh, and in flesh, to experience a world of incredible richness. Your spirit was born in flesh to enrich a marvelous area of sense awareness, to feel energy made into corporeal form. You look at the world around you and are amazed at its richness and variety. Do you think that the inner world (spiritual) is not as rich, even richer, and more valid? Do you think there is but one kind of consciousness?
Your world is formed out of the vast unpredictability of consciousness. From it you form your own ideas of significance and of yourself... You must stop thinking in terms of ordinary progression. It is bad enough when you worry about keeping up with the Joneses. It is something else, however, when you start worrying about which kind of self [or consciousness] is superior to another kind

Also be aware of the unknown reality. Man thought once, historically speaking, that there was but ONE world. Now he knows differently, but he still clings to the idea of one god, one self, and one body through which to express it.
There is ONE God, but within that God are many. There is ONE self, but within that self are many. There is ONE body, in one time, but the self has other bodies in other times. And all 'times' exist at once, i.e. simultaneously.

Our concepts of personhood are now limiting us personally and en masse, and yet our religions, metaphysics, histories, and even our sciences are hinged upon your ideas of who and what you are. Your psychologies do not explain your own reality to you. They cannot contain your experience. Your religions do not explain your greater reality, and your sciences leave you just as ignorant about the nature of the universe in which you dwell.
These institutions and disciplines are composed of individuals, each restrained by limiting ideas about their OWN private reality; and so it is with private reality that we will begin and always return, period

Linear thinking dominates our Western world. What we cannot see, smell, hear, taste, feel, or measure seems amorphous, unreal. The limitations of life perceived this way offer a safety net. With it comes assurance that we know what we are about.
We have in all of us a travel partner—a hitchhiker in the form of the self that does not focus solely on the manifest. Sometimes this hitchhiker sneaks through our back doors and sharply steers a new direction for our life. Then we can discover the vistas of the unknown reality in this way.

As you think of it, your future is not set. You can follow any road you choose, but--until you realize that as individuals you each form your own personal life, and have a part in the mass creation of reality--there is much learning ahead for you. This is a lesson you are meant to fully understand within physical reality.
You are meant to judge physical reality. You are meant to realize that it is a materialization of your thoughts and feelings and images, that the inner self forms that world. In your terms, you cannot be allowed to go into other dimensions until you have learned the great power of your thoughts and subjective feelings. So even when you think you destroy, you destroy nothing. And when you think you kill, you kill nothing. When you imagine that you can annihilate a reality, you can only assault it as you know it. The reality itself will continue to exist

gangeticus said...

Wow! Thats gonna take a few days to for me to fully comprehend! Anyway, let me digest it for the next few days, and we'll discuss the "matter".