So Nonbeing, having decided to be, became spirit and said: "Let me be!''

From: "jagbir singh" <adishakti_org@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue Jul 26, 2005  8:07 am
Subject: So Nonbeing, having decided to be, became spirit and said: "Let me be!''


—- In adishakti_sahaja_yoga@yahoogroups.com, "bibbycine"
<bibbycine@y...> wrote:
>
> Science and Spirituality: New Physics Points To Cosmic Spirit
>
> 'God is dead' proclaimed a cover story in Time magazine in the
> 1960s, and held science responsible for it. Case closed? Far from
> it. By the 1990s, people were talking about things like 'can
> spirituality promote health?' The pendulum is now swinging in the
> other direction. Ironically enough, it is the same science that
> once killed off the notion of God that is now strengthening
> humankind's belief in a 'supreme power'. Latest revelations in
> cosmology and quantum physics are fostering this paradigm shift.
>
> Transcending theologies and denominations, there is a conviction
> in a creator divinity which, having spawned the universe, is
> present throughout it, upholding and administering the universe.
> People have always accepted that God will never be revealed to us
> empirically. Yet for eons we have deemed this entity worthy of
> adoration and have directed ardent prayers to it, making it the
> vessel of our hope.
>
> Now, for the first time in human history, we have objective
> knowledge of an entity that fills space and time throughout the
> universe, representing the primary elements of reality. This
> entity's existence, comprising unmanifest quantum fields and
> possessing the elemental blueprint of everything physical, rests
> on a solid scientific foundation. Physicists and cosmologists are
> also close to proving that all these fields arise from a common
> source that was present in an infinitesimal nugget at the
> inception of the universe. The source sequentially unfolded to
> create the universe and everything in it. We already have semi-
> quantitative proof, even in the absence of a complete mathematical
> theory. The elegance of the symmetries and incredible precision of
> the blueprint possessed by the source predisposes us to believe
> that it mirrors the intelligence of a higher power and amounts to
> a veritable experience of the deity.
>
> Just as the religious God did not create the world and leave it,
> the source is still active through the universe. This is so because
> physics at extremely high temperatures that existed at the onset of
> the universe is equivalent to physics at fundamentally small
> distances. Therefore, the manifest condition at the onset of the
> universe is presumed to be the same in an unmanifest, quantum
> physical way at or near the fabric of space. The existence of the
> common source at the fabric of space would be no less real than
> the elusive denizens of empty space known to scientists as virtual
> screening charges.
>
> Persuasive evidence points to a source, which, having spawned the
> universe, is now present in all space and time. This entity is
> uncannily reminiscent of the Brahman of Vedanta and immanence in
> Christian theology. What is missing is credible evidence of
> awareness in this entity. The necessity for embracing a
> simultaneous existence of complementary properties to explain the
> quantum world paves the way for contemporary scientists to find an
> essential link between the seemingly irreconcilable mind and
> matter. From this viewpoint, the irreducible primary realities of
> field and consciousness are inseparable aspects of the same
> elementary process of our universe united through mutual
> participation; the biological nervous system just provides a
> material struture for unfolding consciousness in each individual.
>
> So, plausible arguments can be made to suggest that the common
> source has an inherent quality of awareness, thereby giving
> credence to the existence of a cosmic spirit. This spirit is
> present in every element of space. Like fish in water, we are
> immersed in it. Tuning in to that awareness, realising we are part
> of it, will help us cope with whatever crises await us in our
> increasingly complex, polluted, overpopulated, overheated, over-
> armed, violent world. Indeed, if we become part of nature's
> inherently spiritual direction, we should flourish and bring
> meaning and purpose to our terrestrial journey.
>
http://www.experiencefestival.com/a/Science_and_Spirituality/id/50502

> danny
>

Dear Danny,

Modern physicists and cosmologists are just beginning to scratch the
surface of Creation. As they and their machines regress back into
space and time to search for the origins of this universe, an
incomprehensible reality is beginning to confound them: How can the
universe be created from something smaller than an atom? What
infinite, awesome Power of creation could bring forth an entire
universe from that microscopic seed?

But first what exactly is an atom made of? According to Professor
Paul Davies, God and the New Physics, "Most of the atomic mass is
concentrated in a tiny nucleus, only a thousand-billionth of a
centimeter in size. The nucleus is surrounded by a cloud of lighter
particles — the electrons — extending out to a distance of
perhaps a hundred-millionth of a centimeter. Thus, by far the
greater part of the atom is empty space."

The National Geographic Picture Atlas of Our Universe (Roy A. Galant
p. 221) states that about 12 to 20 billion years ago astronomers
think that a "primordial atom" exploded with a big bang and
the entire Universe flew out at incredible speeds. Eventually matter
cooled and condensed into galaxies and stars.

To understand this fantastic fact we need to be enlightened by the
simplified but lucid narrative skills of Alan Lightman, senior
lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In his book
Ancient Light he deals with cosmology, a science that has undergone
a revolution for the last two decades as subatomic physics have
allowed scientists to explore the billionth part of a second that
gave birth to this universe.

The universe began as an explosion from an infinite density and
temperature; expanding, thinning and cooling since. It was an extra-
extraordinary explosion. Unlike normal blasts, where debris fly into
the surrounding nonmoving space, this was totally different. In fact
it's conception staggers the imagination: there was no
surrounding space for it to move into as all the universe was
compressed into the subatomic sized origin — all existing space
being part of it. Nothing existed before the Big Bang!

The universe was only about .000000001 seconds old when its material
temperature was 100,000,000,000,000 degrees. Most of the properties
of this universe was determined during this period and earlier
still. Any attempt to go back further into time would entail speculation.
However, if the grand unified theories are correct then their most
fascinating effects would have taken place when the universe was
0.000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,001 seconds old!
The essence of the inflationary universe model is that, immediately
after the big bang, the newly born universe underwent a very brief
and extremely rapid expansion, before slowing down to the pace of
the standard big bang model. By the time the universe was
about .000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,001 seconds old,
expansion was over. within this extremely short period it had
already expanded and stretched from an infinitesimal small pinpoint
to a size much larger than today's observable universe.

To illuminate this fact we will assume that the expansion began when
the universe was exactly .000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000, 000,000,
000,001 seconds old, and slowed down  when it was only .000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,001 seconds old. At the beginning of expansion the largest area was about .000,000,000,000,000,
000,000,000,01 centimeters, a size far smaller than the nucleus of an atom. within that nano-second it had expanded to something like 10000000000,
0000000000,0000000000,0000000000,0000000000,0000000000,0000000000,
0000000000,0000000000,0000000000,0000000000,0000000000,0000000000,
0000000000,0000000000,0000000000,0000000000,0000000000,0000000000,
0000000000,0000000000,0000000000,0000000000,0000000000,0000000000,
0000000000,0000000000,0000000000,0000000000,0000000000,000000000,
000000000,0000000000,0000000000,0000000000, 0000000000,0000000000,
0000000000,0000000000,0000000000 light years!

And one light year covers about 6,000,000,000,000 miles! And this is
just a fraction of the area that the most advanced telescopes can
detect from ancient light still coming from the initial Big Bang.
The universe is infinitely larger than is visible. In fact humans
will never know the actual size of the universe as it is still
expanding 15,000,000,000,000 years later!

The Planck density, a measure of weight, is about 10000000000,
0000000000,0000000000,0000000000,0000000000, 0000000000, 0000000000,
0000000000 kilos per cubic centimeter. Our universe had this enormous
density when it was precisely .0000000000,0000000000,0000000000, 0000000000,0001 seconds old! It should be noted that the maximum size of
the universe at this time was .000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,01 centimeters.

jagbir


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"The exponential factor implies that the odds against randomly-
generated order increase astronomically. For example, the
probability of a litre of air rushing spontaneously to one end of a
box is of the order 100,000,000,000,000,000,000 zeros to one! Such
figures indicate the extreme care with which low-entropy states must
be selected from the vast array of possible states.

Translated into a cosmological context, the conundrum is this. If
the universe is simply an accident, the odds against it containing
any appreciable order are ludicrously small. If the big bang was
just a random event, then the probability seems overwhelming that
the emerging cosmic material would be in thermodynamic equilibrium
at maximum entropy with zero order. As this was clearly not the
case, it appears hard to escape the conclusion that the actual state
of the universe has been 'chosen' or selected somehow from
the huge number of available states, all but an infinitesimal
fraction of which are totally disordered. And if such an exceedingly
improbable initial state was selected, there sure had to be a
selector or designer to 'choose' it."

Professor Paul Davies, God and the New Physics,
Simon and Schuster, 1983, p. 167-68.


"The accumulated gravity of the universe operates to restrain the
expansion, causing it to decelerate with time. In the primeval phase
the expansion was much faster than it is today. The universe is thus
the product of a competition between the explosive vigour of the big
bang, and the force of gravity which tries to pull the pieces back
together again. In recent years, astrophysicists have come to
realize just how delicately this competition has been balanced. Had
the big bang been weaker, the cosmos would have fallen back on
itself in a big crunch. On the other hand, had it been stronger, the
cosmic material would have dispersed so rapidly that galaxies would
not have formed. Either way, the observed structure of the universe
seems to depend very sensitively on the precise matching of
explosive vigour to gravitating power.

Just how sensitively is revealed by calculation. At the so-called
Planck time 10-43 seconds (which is the earliest moment at which the
concept of space and time has meaning) the matching was accurate to
a staggering one part in 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,
000,000,000,000,000,000. That is to say, had the explosion differed
in strength at the outset by only one part in 10-60 (10,000,000,000,
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
the universe we now perceive would not exist."

Professor Paul Davies, God and the New Physics,
Simon and Schuster, 1983, p. 179.


"Mr. Horgan contends that science is a victim of its own success.
Astronomers have seen as much of the universe as they ever will.
Physicists have probed as deeply into the nature of matter as
practical experiments will allow. And biologists have been finished
since Darwin conceived of evolution in the 1850s ... Mr. Horgan
says scientists are just fooling themselves ... We'll never
know what existed before the universe began, what processes give
rise to consciousness, or what physical rules lie beyond the ones
that are currently understood, he argues. Those things simply lie
beyond the reach of scientific investigation, so any theorizing or
speculating about them is what he labels "ironic" science.
"It's ironic in the sense that real science can be taken as
literally true," Mr. Horgan said. "They have gone beyond what
science can do ... It is meaningless in human terms ... It
doesn't tell us about the purpose of the universe and our place
in it, and all those sorts of things."

The Globe and Mail, August 13, 1996


"In recent times there has been a proliferation of literature
drawing parallels between holonomis theories of light, quantum
physics, and the mystics' view of integral wholeness. As a
culture we have looked primarily to Western science to alleviate
human suffering and to understand our purpose in the scheme of
things. But is science capable of freeing us from all suffering? Can
science guide us to a direct mystical experience through the bliss
of integrating with the One Light? Is there a parallel between
modern physics and the yoga of sacred art regarding the nature of
light and consciousness? ...

The mechanistic parameters of Western science have permeated our
perceptions, our thinking, our emotions, and even our ways of
relating to one another. The result had been nothing less than a
total fragmentation of our collective consciousness. The scientific
worldview has led to the neglect of our intuitive spiritual
perceptions and the creative developments of our souls — which,
according to the sages of the East, are there to lead to greater
understanding and release us from ignorance, laws of duality, and
suffering. Because it is constrained within the laws of polarities,
science by itself cannot help us to achieve wholeness. As Yogananda
says:

"The entire phenomenal world is under the inexorable sway of
polarity; no law of physics, chemistry, or any other science is ever
found free from inherent opposite or contrasted principles.

Physical science, then, cannot formulate laws outside of maya: the
very fabric and structure of creation ... Future scientists can do
no more than probe one aspect after another of her varied
infinitude. Science thus remains in a perpetual flux, unable to
reach finality ..." "

Judith Cornell, PH. D. Mandala: Luminous Symbols for Healing,
Theosophical Publishing, 1994 p. 27-29.


"We are all literally made up of stardust," said astronomer
George Smoot of the University of California's Space Sciences
Laboratory and author of Wrinkles in Time. This much we know. But
where that first pinpoint of intense energy came from — what
unleashed its force to explode outward over billions of light-years
of space; what set that power loose to evolve over the billions of
years since into the intricately interconnected system of planets
and stars; what brilliant design could set forth the pattern of
development that could bring as complex a structure as humans into
being — the scientists cannot explain or are uncomfortable
explaining because it requires them to suddenly trade their theories
and facts for the possibility that a supreme force beyond their
explanations set it all in motion for a purpose.

"Facing this, the ultimate question challenges our faith in the
power of science to find explanations of nature," Smoot wrote.
"Is this then where scientific explanation breaks down and God
takes over?" "

Walter Mercado, Beyond The Horizon: Visions of a New Millennium,
A Time Warner Company, 1997 p. 51-2.


"The most beautiful and most profound emotion we can experience
is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true
science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer
wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead.

To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifests
itself as the highest wisdom, and the most radiant beauty which our
dull faculties can comprehend only in the most primitive form —
this knowledge, this feeling, is at the centre of true
religiousness. The Cosmic religious experience is the strongest and
oldest mainspring of scientific research.

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable
superior spirit who reveals himself in the slightest details we are
able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds. That deeply
emotional conviction of the presence of the superior reasoning
power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my
idea of God.

Religion without science is blind and science without religion is
lame ... The most beautiful and most profound emotion we can
experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all
true science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no
longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know
that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as
the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull
faculties can comprehend only in their primitive forms — this
knowledge, this feeling is at the centre of true religiousness."

Albert Einstein


ADI

In the beginning, to be sure, nothing existed, neither the heaven
nor the earth nor space in between.
So Nonbeing, having decided to be, became spirit and said: "Let
me be!''
He warmed himself further and from this heating was born fire.
He warmed himself still further and from this heating was born
light. TB II, 2, 9, 1-2

Numerous texts are to be found in the Vedic scriptures, of
extraordinary diversity and incomparable richness, which seek
unweariedly to penetrate the mystery of the beginnings and to
explain the immensity and the amazing harmony of the universe. We
find a proliferation of speculations, doubts, and descriptions, an
atmosphere charged with solemnity, a sense of life lived to the
full — all of which spontaneously bring to mind the landscape of
the Himalayas. These texts seem to burst forth impetuously like
streams issuing from glaciers. within this rushing torrent may be
discerned a certain life view, deep and basic, an evolving life view
that can yet be traced unbroken from the Rig Veda, through the
Atharva Veda and the Brahmanas, to the Upanishads.

What is fascinating about the experience of the Vedic seers is not
only that they have dared to explore the outer space of being and
existence, piercing the outskirts of reality, exploring the
boundaries of the universe, describing being and its universal laws,
but that they have also undertaken the risky and intriguing
adventure of going beyond and piercing the being barrier so as to
float in utter nothingness, so to speak, and discover that Nonbeing
is only the outer atmosphere of Being, its protective veil. They
plunge thus into a darkness enwrapped by darkness, into the Beyond
from which there is no return, into that Prelude of Existence in
which there is neither Being nor Nonbeing, neither God nor Gods, nor
creature of any type; the traveler himself is volatilized, has
disappeared. Creation is the act by which God, or whatever name we
may choose to express the Ultimate, affirms himself not only vis-â-
vis the world, thus created, but also vis-â-vis himself, for he
certainly was neither creator before creation nor God for himself.
The Vedic seers make the staggering claim of entering into that
enclosure where God is not yet God, where God is thus unknown to
himself, and, not being creator, is "nothing." "

Professor Raimundo Panikkar, The Vedic Experience


ADI SHAKTI: THE POWER OF COMPASSION

Just feel the Divine within yourself

"If you can just feel that within yourself, you are one
with the Divine, you are dissolved with the ocean of the Divine. And
then what takes your form is nothing but extreme love, compassion
and as a result, extreme joy."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi


Manifestation of God Almighty's desire through the Adi Shakti

"The reflection of Adi Shakti within you is the Kundalini. Whatever
is created on this Universe and in many Universes is the work of the
Adi Shakti. Now many people believe that there is one
God—it's true, there's one God—God Almighty. But He
has His own powers which he can embody into someone and can get His
own manifestation expressed. So first of all He created the power of
Adi Shakti. When it was created, then there was a sound, the sound
that we call as OM—logos or anything you call it; the primordial
sound—and these three powers came out of that sound, as aa, oo
and ma [a, u, m]— om [aum]. The Adi Shakti is the one who
embodies the desire of God Almighty. The desire of God Almighty
comes out of His compassion and for His own expression, for His own
manifestation, for His own reflection. I would say that He must be
tired of loneliness so He must have thought of creating a partner
who will manifest His desires.

Thus, the power of God Almighty separated from Him and formed an
embodiment of His compassion, His desire to create. They say in
Sanskrit Chitvilas, the enjoyment of the Adi Shakti. Chit is
attention. The attention has its own joy and to manifest that joy of
our attention; She created all the universes, She created this
Mother Earth, She created all this nature, She created all the
animals, She created all the human beings and She created all the
Sahaja Yogis. This is how the whole creation has worked out."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi


Adi Shakti—the Primordial Force of Nature

"At this juncture, one may ask that "Why did She not straight
forward create human beings?" That was the idea of God Almighty,
just to create human beings. But Adi Shakti, being the Mother, She
had Her own way of expression. She thought She must create the
mirrors for God Almighty to see His face, to see His image, to see
His character and that's how this long range of evolution took
place. This evolution had to work out this way because they had to
know from where they come. We must know that we come from nature.
Even nature should know it comes from The Mother Earth, and Mother
Earth herself has her own Kundalini—and she too is not just a dead
earth, but she knows, she thinks, she understands and she regulates.
You can see in the nature how every tree has got its own limitations,
how every fruit is produced in a particular tree—how it happens?

What works out this kind of regulation? If this Mother Earth was
moving with a higher speed than what it is today, we would not have
been born even. If it would have been less speed, it would not have
worked out. See the whole plan that was made—it is a beautiful
plan that The Mother Earth has to move around the sun in such a
manner that different seasons are created, that's why the power
(the Parama Chaitanya, which is the power of the Adi Shakti) is also
called as Ritambara Pragnya. This is the power that does all the
living work, all the organization, all the creation."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi


The common principle of life that binds us

"So whatever may be your birth, whatever may be the country you are
born, whatever may be your culture—you are human beings, basically
you all are the same—you laugh the same, you smile the same, also
you cry the same way. I haven't seen anybody crying with his hands
and tears falling out of his fingers—do they? And, that is how one
has to realize that we are all bound by some common principle of
life—and the common principle of life that has bound us by the Adi
Shakti is that we all have Kundalini within us, all the human beings
have Kundalini within us. It is in the animals also but it's not
so developed, it's not yet what you call—a full form of
Kundalini that can be awakened. But in the human form only it has
evolved as a connection, as the one that is the Divine Force within
us, which is the reflection of the Adi Kundalini, which is so easily
awakened in this Kali Yuga. This is the common principle we all
have, so we have to respect all the people, all the human beings,
whatever nation they come from, whatever country they belong to,
whatever colour they have—because they all have their Kundalini.

Then there are people, as you people are, who are awakened, who are
enlightened, who have got their realization. So, when you understand
that this is the enjoyment of the attention of the Adi Ma, of the
Primordial Mother, it's just the play and an enjoyment."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi


As you are seeking, the Divine is seeking you

"Then when you have achieved full growth in yours spirituality—What
should happen to you? What should we feel? How do we then exist? —
This is the question many a times you have asked. I have told you in
the beginning that God felt lonely and that's why he created this
Adi Shakti and through Her the whole universe was created. But also
true, that as you are seeking also the Divine is seeking you. Also,
that your seeking is absolutely awarded if you understand the simple
thing about Divine, that it is the one that has given you
intelligence. It is the one that has given you wisdom, it is the one
which has given you whatever you have—as you were singing,
"whatever we have is given by You." If that is the case, that
all that you have is given by your Kundalini, by this Mother power
of your Kundalini, then it's very important to understand what the
need is of keeping Her happy and Her satisfaction. You must try to
see what makes Her happy. As I said, there's a relationship
between the realized souls and the Divine. The Divine is happy when
you are happy. Or we can say when the Divine makes you happy and you
are happy, then the Divine is happy. It's such a relationship and
it's so close, it's so close, we can say as the sun has
sun's rays, or the moon has its own moonlight. It is so close,
it's so in-grained, so much built-in and that should give you
full control over yourself and over your development."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi


Definitions:
Adi = primordial, first
Shakti = power of God
Chaitanya = consciousness
Chit or Chitta = attention
Chit Vilas = enjoyment of the attention
Kali Yuga = modern times
Ritambara Pragnya = force of nature; another term for ParamaChaitanya
Parama = supreme


"The Supreme is within us. It is the consciousness underlying the
ordinary individualised consciousness of everyday life but
incommensurable with it. The two are different in kind, though the
Supreme is realisable by one who is prepared to lose his life in
order to save it. For the most part we are unaware of the Self in us
because our attention is engaged in objects which we like or
dislike. We must get away from them, to become aware of the Divine
in us. If we do not realise the pointlessness, the squalor and the
irrelevance of our everyday life, the true self becomes the enemy of
our ordinary life. The Universal Self and the personal self are not
antagonistic to each other. The Universal Self can be the friend or
foe of the personal self. If we subdue our petty cravings and
desires, if we do not exert our selfish will, we become the channel
of the Universal Self. If our impulses are under control, and if our
personal self offers itself to the Universal self, then the latter
becomes our guide and teacher. Each one of us has the freedom to
rise or fall and our future is in our own hands."

S. Radhakrishnan (Bhagavadgita)
(source: Jean Hardy, A Psychology with a Soul, Routledge & Kegan
Paul Ltd., 1987, p. 48-9.)




 

 

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