—1.Electromagnetic Force. 2.Strong Force 3.Gravitational Force and 4. Weak Force.The science is yet struggling hard to prove this theory, whereas the rishis have solved this issue and named this unifying force as ‘Brahman’. All these various entities form an Electromagnetic Spectrum having varying frequencies in the space.
Similar as detailed in case of human system, there exist six layers and they are in the form of colours popularly known as ‘Vibgyor’. lying within the visible range of light frequency that is,1014 to 1015 cycles per second.
These frequencies at macro level have been iconised and named by the rishis as described below:-
1.Physical Body (Sthuul Shareer):- The planets and huge solid mass lying within the solar family has been named as Sthuul Shareer) of Brahman. 2.The Energy released by Sun existing as the integral part of our Aakashganga has been named as the Prana. 3.The Moon as the thinking mind.4.The Brahma (Sun) represents the intelligence of Brahman. 5.Lord Vishnu represents sub-conscious mind and 6.Lord Shiva is the symbol of ego of Brahman.(Refer Sri Ramcharitmanas-vi/15).
Now similar to the human formation,the godly creation, known as Brahamand in vedic terminology also contains other two faculties, i.e, Constant Happiness (ananda) and finally the Brahman. Now on combining both sums, it was revealed to the rishis, that the events taking place at human (Pind) level are exactly identical to those whatever are taking place at Macro (Brahamand) level. This is how an excellent world known equation, —yatha pinde tatha brahmande (as the microcosm, so the macrocosm) became the foundation of Advait philosophy of Vedas.. This scientific equation was then transcribed into literature, and was expressed in four well known mantras as under:-
1.Tatwamasi.2.Soham. 3.Ayam Atma Brahman and 4.Aham Brahmasmi. This Advait philosophy wholly stands on scientific footings and represents the wholesome view of religion.
The formation of the above equation is the peak of knowledge and is the bright side of modern science. This is why all Hindu scriptures have unanimously declared scientist as the Supreme, (Refer Sri Ramcharitmanas between verse No.85-86 of chapter vii and Shreemad Bhagwad Geeta of vii/2-3,ix/1-2 and x/10).The reason is that without having the total view of godly creation and the human system, we can never visualise the wholesome knowledge of the universe and the human life, therefore one can not gain the knowledge of how to go across the cycle of life and death. However several people have prejudices against modern science, because they are aware only of the dark side of modern science. The dark side is the exorbitant increase in crimes due to misuse of science and lust for money for enjoying worldly pleasures.
The Advait philosophy teaches prayer of formless God.(Refer Article No. 1—Shree Sanatan Dharma through scientific eye). This practice was in vogue during Satyuga,which finally led to salvation.There are sects within Hinduism, who also preach prayer of formless God. Islam also teaches prayer of formless God. Hinduism, therefore has no conflict with Islam.
Simplification process in Hinduism
To make masses understand God, Rishi Vishwamitra, through Gayatri (Refer Essay No.2 of Essays in our site.) proposed the principle of iconisation. The principle of symbolisation (iconisation) became popular among the masses due to:-
1.It is not only simple, but can impart liberation (not salvation) and worldly pleasures too. 2.This research led to writing of most of the Hindu scriptures on the basis of symbols, specially the Puranas have been written in the form of stories and the characters used in the stories are the gods, goddesses and demons. From modern point of view, it is actually the digital technology. Today the computer has shaken the whole world, because it has been constructed on the basis of merely two symbols, that is zero and one. Thus the formless God was brought within the range of sense organs and this paved the way of simplification of vedic philosophy. Thus varieties of gods and goddesses were scientifically designed and were placed in a temple for worship. This evolution was a beautiful synthesis of Science (Colour), Arts (Dress +Armaments) and Literature (Qualities). Unfortunately the society took them as true events and the people completely submerged into the beauty of Art and Literature, that is they highlighted cultural aspect only and totally forgot science. The main cause of sufferings of Hindus today is that we have totally ignored science.
Simplification process in Islam
Originally in Macca, there were 360 idols around Kaba in addition to one round shaped stone existing even today in the centre having black colour. It is said that this round shaped stone descended from heaven and was originally of white colour. It is also said that when this white stone will become completely black, then it will be the day near to the day of kayamat or the day of judgement. About 1,500 years before, each idol was worshiped by one ‘Kabila’. These ‘Kabilas’ constantly engaged themselves in bloody battles for establishing superiority of their God. The Prophet, therefore, got these idols dismantled.(Refer—Muslim Hadeesh—Chapter—Removal of Idols Volume, III/4397-Page-1197)
However to settle the issue, the Prophet therefore preached the most simplified technique of prayer called namaaz. The prayer was aimed for Allah, the formless God and idol worship was strictly prohibited. The simplification had to be restricted to suit the climatic conditions,the food habits, taste and aptitude of the masses. This prayer has been prescribed to be performed five times in a day. There are other disciplines also recorded in Hadeesh (A book of disciplines).Till this point Hinduism has no conflict with Islam.
It appears that to spread the message of worship of formless God faster, the use of force was permitted and the martyrs were guaranteed the enormous pleasures of heaven. Since hatred, enmity and violence can in no way be the basis of any religion, therefore if Islam drops paragraphs expressing hatred, enmity and violence against all those, who are disbelievers, then Islam will become the religion of peace. Similarly religious heads of Christianity should also be brought on dialogue table and issues settled once for all. Indian system of solving the religious crisis in past has been Shastrarth, that is inter faith discussion across the table. (Refer Article No.2-Solution of Terrorism)
Let all patriot Indians insist for scientific religion only, because science has no prejudices and is based on evidences. This very method will then become the basis of world peace. Let us all pray, that for the sake of fraternity, solidarity and integrity of the nation,the people will come forward and take early action.
(The writer is Director, Institute of Scientific Religion)