Thursday, April 29, 2010

VI- Science merges with Vedas

It was the year 2001. I was sitting in the office. It was a lazy day and I was basically passing time doing mundane work. Suddenly there was commotion in the reception area. Surprised, I went to check.

There were four sardar wearing big black ( or blue? ) turban and asking for donation. One of them saw me and said that " I need to show u something". I thought, what the heck, might be some entertainment... i invited him and one other person to my chamber.

He gave me a thread and asked me to break it up. I did. Then he asked me to basically roll all the thread pieces in one ball. i did and kept the ball inside my fist as instructed. He never touched the thread as he was sitting at some distance. Then he took a paper and wrote something down and kept it with him. He then asked me to think of a question and write it in my diary. I complied again.

He closed his eyes for a minute or so and i guess he meditated or said something. Then he just asked me to open my fist and check the thread.

I was shocked.!!!! All the thread pieces had joined again and there was no sign of any breakage.

Before I could recover completely from the shock, he asked me to read aloud what he had written on the paper. I did and I was again shocked. It was the same sentence that i had written in my diary.. but i had written it after he had did he know i was going to write the same sentence.??

They obviously had come for the money. Thankfully, i did not have much money with me and i gave them all i had just to get rid of them.

Yogi Vasistha teaching disciples.
For many years, i could not understand what happened. How was the person able to do what he did? I knew that I was not hypnotised as my reasoning and logical faculties were intact. But i continued to think how he had executed that trick.

Years later, I saw David Blaine on AXN. He did the same trick with the thread in front of the camera.

I never would have believed it possible had I not come across the grand daddy of the most mysterious scientific experiments of all time.

The experiment is called the Double Slit Experiment. A cartoon video explaining the experiment is here. A slightly more technical writeup of the experiment is here.

In short, the experiment, in a sense, proved that particles ( really small like atoms, electrons ) do not have any shape or even existence unless and until you look ( scientific lingo - measure ). This is called the uncertainty principle. Imagine u are driving a car on a lonely road with headlights on. Only the things which are visible to your five senses actually exist, rest all which u do not see.. does not exist. Infact, many prominent scientists suspect that reality exists not because of physical particles but because of the act of observing the universe. An amazing article titled ' Does the  Universe exist if we are not looking? ' on Discover Magazine can be found here.

After many days of pondering and researching over this counter intuitive conclusion, I came across an ancient text called the Yoga Vasistha which is probably the most important text in Vedas, and the history is that Rama, who is the incarnation of God, goes to the great seer to get instruction. And as is the custom in India, Rama touches the Rishi Vasistha's feet. And the seer says, "Hey stop it! You're God why are you doing this?" So Rama says, " I have forgotten. You have to remind me that I am God."

Vasistha then gives him the first lesson.- " You're not in the world, the world is in you. You're not in the body, the body is in you. You're not even in the mind, the mind is in you. As you curve back within your own consciousness ( mind ), you manifest ( create ) the mind, body, and the world.

The conclusions above confused me. I pondered over the implication of the above. Then one night, as if out of the blue, an inner voice spoke - " How can something exist in a dream without a dreamer dreaming it ?". YESSSS....THIS WAS IT... i thought. IT ALL MADE SENSE. I couldn't help but smile realising that both Science and vedas were referring to different sides of the same coin. ( Read the above article again and it will now make sense )

Everything is the mind ( dream ) and we all are collectively dreaming  this reality   as rightly explained  by the Vedas. Science had unravelled the mysterious Vedas.

Nothing is impossible in a dream..the power to change reality lies in faith.

From the movie The Matrix..inspired by the Vedas?
The Bible notes the saying of Jesus " Because you have so little faith, i tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ' move ' from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."

I never used to believe in the above saying thinking of it as some mumbo jumbo.. but now.. i had no doubt about it...


  1. It is amazing how more and more people are realizing that science and religion are not two different things but two sides of the same coin... Religion begins from the unseen and science from the seen, but both have the same goal.

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