UPANISHADS Vs Universe

I couldn’t decide between these topics, so decided to combine the two: the Upanishads clearly link to the universe, and what better man of the 20th Century to offer a few of his ideas than the renowned scientist and thinker, Albert Einstein? Each deserves a book on their own, ten books, a thousand…

The Upanishads,  I learned, are a series of sacred texts written in Sanskrit, Circa 800-200BC, which explains the Vedas in mystical and monastic terms. The Bhagavad-Gita, selected quotations.

Who, they ask, sends the mind to wander afar? Who drives life to begin its journey? Who impels us to utter these words? I like the poetic language: It is ear of the ear, the eye of the eye, the word of words and the mind of mind. Those who follow wisdom pass beyond and, on leaving this world, become immortal

Albert Einstein The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain, it seems to me, that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through fear of life, and the fear of death and blind faith, but through striving towards rational knowledge.

Upanishads: They say ancient sages have brought the truth to us about the Paradise we’ll inhabit. There the eye goes not, nor words, nor mind, we cannot understand how He can be explained. He is above the known and the unknown. That the good beyond both, rejoins in Paradise, beyond hunger, thirst and sorrow

Einstein thought it was the Universe that is divine.

Like other Christian religions, the Upanishads believe that heaven knows no old age or death. But, of course, having arrived in heaven, we’ve already experienced at least one of the above.

 The Upanishads, the last part of the Vedas, are said to be the oldest scriptures of Hinduism, dating to 1500-1000BC. Upanishad means sitting next to a great teacher to learn the sacred messages. They explore development of the soul, its evolution and destiny, enslaved and free, the secrets of creation and the Universe. Vedanta is the completion of all the knowledge within the Vedas. Veda means to know, knowledge, eternal truth.

Tongue in cheek, I suspect, Einstein tells us that two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and he wasn’t sure about the universe.

Hindu Sages and Seers learn through both visions and contemplation.

They regard the most important questions of human existence as being:-

The Origin of the Universe

Life’s purpose

Rebirth

Afterlife

Immortality

Albert Einstein: Now he is departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.

Upanishad also means truth of truth. Brahman, called the Supreme reality, is not in space, spaceless, whereas the Universe is ruled by time and space. They speak of philosophical knowledge called jnana, and divine love bhakti. Braham is said to be omnipresent, both infinitely great and infinitely small.

Albert Einstein :The most beautiful and most profound experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to 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.

Brahman teaches that divine love occurs in marriage when each partner has concern for the happiness and welfare of the other person.

Albert Einstein: What I see in nature is a magnificent structure that we can understand only imperfectly and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility

Brahman equates self with soul, consciousness, and silence. It shares my belief that different, true religions are describing the same God : we’re just treading different paths to find Him.

I’ll give Albert Einstein  the last words: All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. Once you can accept the Universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.

*With thanks to Wiki and Kevin Harris

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One Response to UPANISHADS Vs Universe

  1. Anirudh Kumar Satsangi says:

    Radhasoami Faith View of Modus Operandi of Creation of Universe

    Part – I

    There is cosmological evidence for God and the Universe existed before
    Big Bang please.
    Stephen Hawking writes in The Grand Design, “It is not necessary to
    invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the Universe going.”
    Hawking said the Big Bang was merely the consequence of the law of
    gravity. In A Brief History of Time, Hawking had suggested that the
    idea of God or a divine being was not necessarily incompatible with a
    scientific understanding of the Universe.
    Although Hawking is very close to Truth yet he is not perfect in his
    views while discarding the role of divine being. I consider the role
    of eternal gravity uppermost but I strongly differ with Hawking on the
    role of divine being. I consider Divine Ordainment is the cause of
    Creation of Universe.
    Now I give Radhasoami Faith view of Creation Theory. In Sar Bachan
    (Poetry) composed by His Holiness Soamiji Maharaj the August Founder
    of Radhasoami Faith the details of creation and dissolution has been
    described very scientifically. It is written in Jeth Mahina (name of
    Hindi moth) in this Holy Book: Only He Himself (Supreme Father)and
    none else was there. There issued forth a great current of
    spirituality, love and grace (In scientific terminology we may call
    this current as gravitational wave). This is called His Mauj (Divine
    Ordainment). This was the first manifestation of Supreme Being. This
    Divine Ordainment brought into being three regions, viz., Agam, Alakh,
    and Satnam of eternal bliss. Then a current emerged with a powerful
    sound (this was the first Big Bang). It brought forth the creation of
    seven Surats or currents of various shades and colours (in scientific
    terminology we may call it electromagnetic waves). Here the true Jaman
    or coagulant was given (in scientific terminology this coagulant may
    be called as weak nuclear force and strong nuclear force). Surats,
    among themselves, brought the creation into being.
    These currents descended down further and brought the whole
    universe/multi verse into being i.e. black holes, galaxies etc. were
    born.
    I would like to add further that sound energy and gravitational force
    current are non polar entity and electromagnetic force is bi-polar.
    Hence spiritual polarization, if occurred, is occurred in the region
    of Sat Lok and region below to it only.
    Infinite expanse of gravitational force field is the region of dark energy.

    In Bible it is written that in the beginning was the Word; the Word
    was with God; and the Word was God.
    According to Radhasoami Faith “Shabd (Word) is the beginning and end
    of all. The three loks (worlds) and the fourth Lok, all have been
    created by Shabd.” (Sar Bachan Poetry)

    Part-II

    Here the true Jaman (coagulant) was given. The spirituality coagulated
    as it were, and Surats (spirit entities), among themselves, brought
    the creation into being. Thereafter, another Jaman (coagulant) was
    given. Regions from Agam Lok (Inaccessible Region) to Sat Lok (True
    Region) were created during the first creational process. That
    creation is true. That region is eternal. There is no trace of evil
    and suffering. This was the creation for many Yugas and ages. Then
    there appeared a dark coloured current
    That current appeared like a dark coloured stone set in a white one
    and was absorbed in the Darshan of True Being. Then there appeared two
    Kalas i.e. currents (viz. Niranjan and Jyoti) and they together
    evolved the creation of five Tattwas (elements) four Khans (species,
    categories of life) and three Gunas (qualities). The three Gunas
    (qualities) brought about the expansion and proliferation . They
    created Rishis and Munis (sages and holy men), gods and godly human
    beings and demons. Egotism then increased much. Niranjan (Dark Force) separated
    himself from the rest, putting the burden of looking after the
    creation on them. Nobody could know of Niranjan. Even the Vedas
    referred to Him as Neti Neti (Not this, Not this). They did not get
    Darshan (Vision) of Niranjan. They made conjectures. Then how can
    anybody have knowledge of Sat Purush (True Being), Source of Niranjan
    and all that exists.
    Scientifically here Jyoti represent three Fundamental Forces of
    Quantum Mechanics i.e. electromagnetic force, weak nuclear force and
    strong nuclear force. NIRANJAN is the fourth Fundamental Force i.e.
    Gravitation Force. Scientific explanation follows in support of my
    views.

    Part-III

    Einstein struggled and failed to formulate this theory, but it has
    already been shown that at high enough energies electromagnetism and
    the weak force are the same force known as the electroweak force. It
    is theorized that if energies are increased even further and neutrinos
    acquire mass, which has now been fully documented, all the known
    forces will reduce to the same force thus providing the basis for the
    Grand Unified Theory. This high energy level existed only during the
    very early expansion of the Universe known as the Planck Epoch which
    existed up to 10 to the negative 43rd seconds after the Big Bang where
    the four fundamental forces – electromagnetism, weak nuclear force,
    strong nuclear force and gravitation – all had the same strength.
    After that point the energy level decreased and gravity separated from
    the other 3 fundamental forces and with condensation of elementary
    particles (quarks, leptons, and gauge bosons) into matter formed the
    so-called Standard Model of today’s Universe. (Source: Comments by
    William H. Depperman posted at blog http://factoidz.com/scientific

    It is well known that nothing or very little is known about
    gravitational force till today. It is a mysterious force.

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