As such, the different forms of the universe, the various powers and their creator were coordinated in the following way:
The Three worlds?1. The tangible world, 2. Intangible world, and 3. Kaaran jagat
The three conditions or states?1.Jaagrit or awakened, 2. Swapna(dream), and 3. Sushupti(deep sleep).
The three powers?1. Action 2. Knowledge and 3. Desire.
The base from which all these three are created, has been called the Brahma. One can experience this in the fourth state, called the Tureeya state or state of unification.
There is immovable water deep inside the huge ocean, yet small and big waves keep rising and falling on its surface. In the same way, the entire universe keeps coming up like the waves and disappears like the ebbing waves in the massive Brahma Ocean. This has been called Brahma, the ultimate truth a description of which has been attempted in various forms in Indian literature.
Yato vaache nivartante apraapya manasaa saha
From where the voice comes back with the mind.
Yato va Imaani bhootaani jaayante yena
Yena yat prayantbhisamvishanti
tadvijigyaasasva cha tadbramheti.
Know from which all matter is born, lives and dies or is absorbed in. That is Brahma.
Sa yatha urnanaabhih tantuna uchyaret yatha agneh
Kshudraah vishphulingaah vyuccharanti evam eva asmaat
aatmanah sarve praanaah sarve lokaah sarve devaah sarvaani
bhootani vyuccharanti tasya Upanishad satyasya satyam
iti praanaah vaee satyam teshaam eshah satyam
?(Brihadaaranyak Upanishad 2-1-20)
This means the way the spider spins its web and the way sparks come out of fire, similarly all kinds of powers, all kinds of worlds, all kinds of gods and the entire tangible world is born out of soul. Know the soul; go near it, it is the truth of the truths. Basic energy is the truth, but the soul is the truth of this also.
Thus in the opinion of the Indian intelligence, the universe is the momentary expression of the massive ocean of consiousness. Many western scientists have also contemplated on this subject. J.W.N. Sulivan'sinterview with Max Planck was published in the Observer, dated January 25, 1931. In this, Sullivan asks whether consciousness can be explained under matter and its rules? In reply, Max Planck said, ?I don't think so. In my opinion, consciousness is original and matter is the result of this. Matter is nothing but an extension of consciousness.?
Swami Vivekanand has expressed it thus. He says, ?It seems that the flow of consciousness emits from the interior and is flowing incessantly towards the physical world.?
There can be no absolute demarcation between the living and the non-living because there is unity and solidarity in the world. On May 10, 1901, Jagdish Chandra Basu had, through experiments, proved this before the scientists of the world at the Royal Institute. When a dose of caustic potash, which creates poison, was put on a piece of tin, its electric pulsation or throbbing stopped just as it does in a living cell. Similarly, when an antidote to the poison was injected, the metal was regenerated. After giving many demonstrations to this effect and by presenting self-acquired records of proof, Bose finished his speech in the following words-
?In view of such natural facts, can we draw a boundary line between physical reaction and the action and reaction on the body? There is no such boundary line.?
?When I saw the mute testimonies or records and the granule or particle that trembles in the waves of light, life of our earth and the shining sun and scanned the unity existing in all things, it was then that I was somewhat able to understand the message that my ancestors a had announced about three thousand years ago on the banks of the river Ganga. They had said that in all the changing forms of this world, there is only one truth, only one?and nothing else.?
The means to know the ultimate truth
Once, Heisenberg, the father of the theory of uncertainty asked Neils Bohr, the great scientist who enunciated the planetary model of the atom, ?If the internal formation of the atom is as indescribable as you are saying and what we do not have words to express it, then how can we hope to ever be able to understand it?? At this, Neils Bohr became quiet for some time. Then, hesitatingly, he said, ?We can understand even after all this, but we will first have to learn the meaning of understanding.? There is depth in what Bohr said. One is reminded of a statement by Einstein in the context of how this understanding could come about .
Someone asked Einstein how can one knew the ultimate reality of the world. Einsteing said, ?The appliances (senses and intelligence) we use to try and understand the world, are a part of this world only. They also fall under the periphery of space, time and cause relation whereas truth is beyond this periphery.? Hence, he said, ?Jump above your own mind?, but how they have to jump, the west does not know. Our yoga sadhana and various other forms of sadhana have expounded ways to reach the timeless state which is outside the periphery of country, time and cause relation.
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