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"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation"
J.Krishnamurthi


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life"
Thich Nhat Hahn


"A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey"
Sufi Proverb


"From the first, nothing is"
Buddha


The GMR Series

VIII: From Atom to Eternity

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Pragnya, the natural knowledge of Nature, is manifested from atom to eternity. Ultimately, it will provide natural and eternal happiness to mankind through continuous evolution. It is not the knowledge to be “acquired” by the brain. The brain, in its thoughtless state, is in Pragnya by itself. We, as we know ourselves to be, are not separated from it. Though, the existence of the thinking mind and ego has created a duality in our views, causing us to live in a mental state of existence. As we rely more on the thoughts, ideas, perceptions, beliefs and any other products of thoughts, it becomes difficult for us to find the true meaning of life and its purpose.

Often when we dream in our sleep, we are not aware of our existence. As long as the dream lasts, we remain a part of it. We are “in the dream”, talking to people, crying, laughing and having varied experiences. It is only when we wake up, that we realize we were dreaming. Before that point, the dream was the reality for us. If we were to never wake up and continue sleeping, we will spend a whole lifetime dreaming and believing it to be true. This is exactly the situation with the thinking mind. It has put us into a dream-like situation. Our eyes are open and we are physically awake but our mind is always dreaming. We are continuously thinking, making plans, comparing things and fluctuating between torrid emotions and thought-induced experiences. Our mood keeps on changing rapidly. At the end of the day we go to bed but the dream continues. The mind needs to continue talking and keep itself engaged. Since the physical body is at rest, it projects itself as a dream, creating a dream in a dream. The cycle continues almost until we are ready to die. Death, naturally, is just a transformation from one state to another. For a self-realized person, there is no death, no birth. In the general case, the mind is reborn with the ego ingrained in the new life. The ego has become genetic, making it even harder than before to realize the truth. For those who seek the truth, it is time to wake up. When the eyes finally open, the dream will disappear on its own. Anything else would be just going from one dream to another and does not matter how good or bad it is. Do not try to create a new dream – wake up!  Anything that lets you think, changes your beliefs or gives you new thoughts is just creating a dream. Thoughtlessness is the key to the truth. No thoughts – no dreams. We shall further discuss how this can be achieved. First, we shall have to learn to see (witness) the logic of the thoughts, limitations of the thoughts and the thoughts themselves.

From the First, Nothing is

The particles that constitute the human body are known as cells in the body, neurons in the brain and atoms in the matter. In essence, they are all the same, integral parts of Nature. Nature has no distinctions. It knows no shapes or beauty. Everything in Nature is a molecular bonding. Beauty, ugliness, perfection and defect are all erroneous views of the thinking mind. All the matters around us, i.e. objects, creatures, mountains, trees, animals, etc. are made up of basic elements. The proportion of these elements may vary from object to object and creature to creature, but they are all part of the one integrated whole. First in the group of these elements is "Hydrogen". Its Nucleus has only one Proton and one Neutron. The way the planets circle around the Sun, Protons and Neutrons circle around the Nucleus. An atom consists of Protons - elementary particles with unit positive electric charge, Neutrons - elementary particles with zero electric charge and Electrons - carriers of electricity with negative energy. Proton and Neutron are same in weight and shape. A typical atom is approx. 9x10-10 meters in diameter, nucleus approx. 9x10-15 meters and Proton approx. 8x10-16 meters. Assuming that all these particles are spherical, we may derive the area as follows;

Proton 2.1x10-45 Cubic Meters
Nucleus 1.1x10-43 Cubic Meters
Atom 1.1x10-28 Cubic Meters

All these areas are very small if we look at the figures. Yet, if we compare them, we can throw light on the empty space within the atom. If we divide the area of Proton by the area of Nucleus we shall find the resultant 1.9x10 -2 is 0.019 or 1.9%. It means that Proton occupies approx. 2% area of the Nucleus. A matter may have a number of Protons and Neutrons according to its nuclear weight. Since the Protons and Neutrons are same in weight, they seem to be occupying most of the area of an atom. We shall, however, compare the areas of Atom and Nucleus. If we divide the two, we find that Nucleus occupies only 10-15 of the total area. We can, therefore, see that there is a huge empty space within the atom that allows the Protons, Neutrons and Electrons to move. Even if we assume that 2% to 5% of the total space within the Atom is occupied at a time, there is 98% to 95% free space. Since the cells (body & brain) have the same structure as an atom, we can conclude that there is Natural 93% - 95% thoughtlessness in the Neuron cells.

A Universe Within

We shall, now, analyze the brain that consists of these Neurons. The brain is made up of numerous cells. All over the body the cells are known as body cells. In the brain however, these cells are called Neurons. Scientists have found that the cells on any other part of the body can recuperate, if they are damaged by a wound, but the brain cells cannot be repaired. That is the reason they call the brain cells as "Neurons". Some scientists believe that there are approx. 100 billion Neurons in a human brain. Some consider this quantity to be 20 billion. Every second, approx. one hundred thousand Neurons are wasted or destroyed in the thoughts. Some scientists believe that as the Neurons are spent or destroyed, new ones are created.

Every Neuron is joined with approximately 10,000 other Neurons through a mesh of fibrous tissues. These tissue joints are thousands of millions in numbers (approx. 100 trillion). In the spiritual context, maximum use of these joints is necessary for a natural awareness. The Neurons do not increase in numbers by thinking or thoughtlessness but change the formation. Within such a group of 10,000 Neurons each in the brain, in the present state of mind, we are able to use only 100 of them. Rests of the joints are left unused. These joints, in fact, break due to word-bound thoughts. For one single thought, approx. 90,000 to 100,000 Neurons gather in a group to work. Once the joints are broken, the brain cannot witness an event in total awareness and Pragnya. The cessation of sensitivity from one Neuron to other, gives rise to imaginative tendency in Neurons. Neurons thirst for repetition of an event but cannot experience it due to the broken joints. Life, as a result, always remains discontented and we cannot find joy in anything. Ultimately mankind will understand this reality and try to improve the synchronous abilities of the brain and develop awareness of Pragnya for true happiness, some day or another. When the joints are rebuilt between the empty space in the Neurons, fibrous tissues and the empty space in the cells of the body, a person will draw back to the natural mind and this fundamental inspiration will provide him with an eternal happiness. This is a real challenge to modern science, which is on the fringes of a genetic revolution. The day is not far off, when it will recognize and find a cure for the ego. That way, science and spirituality will go hand in hand.

Emptiness is not only the inspiration of human life but also the whole universe. This emptiness (dark matter), under the name of ‘sky’, engulfs the Earth, Moon, Sun, Super Novas and Galaxies within itself. From the emptiness emanates the mortals and objects and ultimately submerge into the same. When a thoughtless, sensitive brain in Pragnya connects itself with this wordless, sensitive emptiness, the person witness’s pure and eternal happiness and reaches the apex of liberation.

The Vibrating Universe

The universe is infinite and contains millions of galaxies. Among these millions of galaxies, is our own galaxy (galaxy of twinkling stars in a silent sky) in which the Earth is orbiting around the Sun. Our Sun, along with the Earth, other planets and their satellites, are orbiting on the circumference of the galaxy. Just like our Sun, there are billions of Suns moving with their planetary system in their own galaxies. The emptiness that prevails in this infinite space is the same as what is inside each cell and Neuron of our bodies and every particle of this Nature. This emptiness is vibrating silently in the atom and eternity. This silent vibration is manifested in the form of light waves, sound waves, infrared, ultraviolet, radio, alfa, beta, gamma rays and x-ray. Beside these, there are numerous other rays in the universe, which science cannot name as yet. The movements of these rays cause the birth and extinction of the stars, planets and galaxies. Inside this emptiness, the process of birth and annihilation goes on (Anthropic Principle). This emptiness is known as chidaakash (yogic word for emptiness in the brain) in the human body. This is the fundamental inspiration of the human life and is boundless and eternal. We shall see how the human beings (living in a word-bound illusion) are just like a particle of dust in this eternal emptiness.

The diameter of Earth is approx.12756 kms and it rotates around its axis at a speed of 29.8 kms per second. It takes one year to complete the circle around the Sun. There are two small planets between the Sun and Earth; Mercury and Venus. These planets are in close proximity of Earth and therefore called, the Inner Planets. Other planets, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Pluto are farther away and thus called, the Distant Planets. The Moon is Earth’s satellite. The distance (emptiness) between Earth and Moon is 3884400 kms. The distance (emptiness) between Earth and Sun is approx.148.80 million kms. The last planet in our planetary system, Pluto is approx. 5,860 million kms from the Sun. It means that beside the planets, there is approx. 5,860 million km free space in our planetary system itself. The Sun, on the other hand, is approx. 1,384,000 kms in diameter and can absorb 108,000 Earths in it. Still, in comparison with the whole universe, the Sun is just a small particle. There are bigger stars and Suns in numerous galaxies.

Our Sun is not in the centre of the galaxy but at the perimeter in the Orion arm of the galaxy. It is orbiting around the centre of the galaxy with its planetary system at a speed of 220 kms per second. It completes one full cycle in 225 million years. This is how big the emptiness is of the part of the universe. The Earth, along with the Sun, is moving in this emptiness. So far, the Sun has completed 20 cycles but has not completed even one cycle in the history of thinking mankind.

Our galaxy is of the shape of a wheel. It contains approx. 1,500 billion stars. Our Sun is one of these stars. There are stars even bigger and brighter than the Sun. The galaxy is so vast and distant, that the metric system is too meager for measuring the distances. The scientists have, therefore, invented a new unit called, the Light Year. This light year is equivalent to the distance traveled by light in one year in ether (approx. 9.5 trillion kms). The speed of light is thus approx. 299,270 kms per second. The Sun is approx. 148.80 million kms from the Earth. Therefore, it takes about eight minutes for the Sun rays to reach us. We can say that the light years have brought the distance of the Earth and Sun to eight earth minutes. We can also measure the area of our galaxy in light years.

This should give us an understanding of how vast the thoughtless and silent emptiness is and inspire us to understand the significance of thoughtlessness. We should, by now, be very clear about the importance of Pragnya, which is a part of the same universal emptiness.

The wheel-shaped Milky Way is approx. 100,000 light years in diameter. Meaning, it will take a ray of light 100,000 light years to reach from one end to another. The nearest star from our galaxy is Proxima Centauri, which is approx. 4.5 light years. Some stars are thousands of light years away. Besides, there are numerous such galaxies in the emptiness of the universe. The nearest galaxy from our galaxy (Milky Way) is "Devyani" which is approx. 2 million light years away. The entity that controls and contains the whole system is nothing but emptiness. Billions of Suns are orbiting around the centre of this eternal emptiness. Among these Suns is our Sun; and so the Earth. The emptiness is the mother of all these creations.

This emptiness is the fundamental inspiration of our lives and once we are thoughtless and sensitive in Pragnya, we are connected to this emptiness. This is the only objective of Nature and mankind will be happy only through the same.

The fundamental, natural, inspiration of human life, is the silent, vibrating consciousness. This vibrating consciousness is the emptiness of the universe. This is Pragnya. All the galaxies and Suns in the universe are orbiting around the emptiness for a simple reason that they get energy from it. Due to this energy, they are able to sustain their existence and motions. If the universal energy is not there, the Suns will die. If our Sun dies, the Earth will die for sure. This is what the people on Earth should understand. Such is the importance of the silent, thoughtless, sensitive and vibrating Pragnya.

Every thing in the universe (including all the objects, creatures, humans and nature on the Earth) has emanated from the emptiness and will ultimately merge with it. Modern science terms it as ‘dark matter’ and it makes up 99% of the universe. This emptiness is known as Pragnya in the human brain. That is why it is important for us to become thoughtless and wordless. Only then will mankind be eternally happy. 

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