THIS ENTIRE COSMOS IS NOTHING BUT CONSCIOUSNESS
‘NA JADAM KWACHIT SARVA CHINMAATRA MEVA HEE’
MEANING: NOTHING IS INERT IN THIS COSMOS BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS NOTHING BUT CONSCIOUSNESS.
These wise words of great scriptural scholars will not be accepted or understood by laymen of the world. Maharshi Ramkrishna Paramhans after attaining the highest trance state expounded in the Yoga scriptures would embrace Goddess Kali’s idol at Dakshineshwar (Kolkatta, India) and say “O beloved Mother!”. For laymen and gross minded human beings this divine emotion would appear to be illusory and insane. With nose in air they would scoff at the very thought of ‘talking’ to an inert idol. And yet today’s well known scientists accept that nothing is inert in this world. They all agree that everything is energy in nature.
With our gross vision the above observation seems to be half true. No doubt some energy and movement is seen in the sun, stars, moon, train, bus, car, birds, bacteria, animals etc and yet the ground that we walk on, vessels like plates, buildings, trees, books, chairs etc seem inert totally. Assuming that our buildings are not inert a humorous situation could occur wherein we go to sleep in our building situated in lane number 1 for example and next day on waking up our building could ‘move’ to another lane number 10!!
But this does not mean that the precept ‘everything is conscious and nothing is inert’ is false even a wee bit. It is just that our level of understanding differs else in reality nothing in this cosmos is inert. The fact remains that an external object appear to be inert only to those people whose minds are gross, unfocussed and impure. The more ones intellect and psyche are gross to that extent objects along with this world appear to be inert. If this gross psyche undergoes concentration and purification objects that previously appeared inert to us including our physical body will be actually experienced as nothing but cosmic consciousness. Every atom of the cosmos without exception is on the move ceaselessly. Everyone is experiencing lack of ease while trying to achieve their goal. One fails to understand how man’s psyche has become so deluded that he never finds time nor the inclination to find out what exists beyond inert time and space. Today the world over man leads a very stressful life without realizing that the root cause is the state of his psyche. A psyche that gets attached to external objects (house, car, TV, mobile, relatives, friends etc) and madly runs after them in order to fulfill his never ending desires is fundamentally responsible for adding stress and strife in today’s jet cum computer age.
Once a scientist caught hold of one end of a long iron rod in his hand and exposed the other end of the rod to fire. Slowly the heat spread from this end to the other end of the rod held by the scientist in his hand. Since the rod’s heat was unbearable the scientist threw it down. Someone asked the scientist: Why did the rod become hot? He replied: Fire is energy in form and hence when it contacted the electrons of the atoms of the iron rod, the electrons (energy in nature) changed their direction of movement. Previously the electrons were moving within the outer limits of each of the atoms but the moment heat energy of fire contacted the electrons ‘ran away’ just as ignorance runs away when wisdom dawns in the soul. These intense movements seen in electrons due to heat contacted at one end transferred heat to the other end of the iron rod. Of course! The external appearance of the rod remained unchanged i.e. before it was heated and after it became hot. Energy is a force and as long as it exists man or any object appears full of life, hot and brilliant. But the moment inertness takes over all these qualities are no longer perceived. Thus we can safely conclude that those whose psyches abound with positive emotions (love for all, humility, integrity etc) can truly be called powerful.
Why have our psyches/intellects become so inert and deluded? The answer is that when our psyches fail to deeply reflect and meditate on the subtlest nature of consciousness it remains listless and inert. Our Earth seems inert to us simply because we have never made efforts to perceive it with a psyche that manifests positive and sacred sentiments. For the moment think that you are a child. In one hand you hold a hammer and in the other planet Earth akin to a ball of clay. Now hammer this Earth to powder. In this manner mountains, rivers, trees etc are now merely powder in form. Take a pinch of this powder and observe it under a microscope. If things appear hazy expose the same powder to an electronic microscope. Units of atoms like neutron, proton, electron, positron and chromosomes, genes etc of cells have been unearthed in this manner. Similarly the smallest unit of the powder will show tremendous movement when viewed under the electron microscope. If you cannot imagine its miniscule area gather those atoms in an area measuring 1 cm. It can be gauged that in 1 cm 10 million atoms can easily be housed. Thus it is so tiny that our gross minds can never imagine their miniscule size.
If you observe the nucleus it appears that much more miniscule. Thus in 1 cm area 100,000,000,000 nuclei can easily be housed. Even in this most tiny form so much movement is seen. Lest if one could see it he/she would say:
“AAKAASHAY BHOOJALAM VAAYURAGNIRBRAHMAA HARIHI SHIVAHA.
YATKINCHIGHANNAM KINCHITVA SARVAM CHINMAATRA MEVAHI.”
MEANING: Space, earth, water, wind, fire, Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh and just about everything is consciousness in nature. ‘Na jadam kwachit’…..Nothing is inert.
In Yog Vasishtha (3/94/20 to 3/94/29) Maharshi Vasishtha throws more light on this topic by saying: Just as waves of an ocean are on the move majority of the times, light emits from a flame lamp, sparks emitted from fire, flowers/leaves growing on trees etc in the same way only that person truly knows God who perceives and experiences divine consciousness that pervades every pore of the cosmos. “YATHAITATPRATIBHAA MAATRAM JAGATSAGAVIBHAASANAM” which means that all objects perceived by us in this world have manifested from this divine consciousness.
Along with the fact that this divine consciousness not experienced by our gross minds is subtle, is also very gigantic and cosmic in nature. One atom of water circumambulates 3,000,000,000,000 times in 1 second. The circumference of a single circumambulation is 100 millionth of an inch. And yet this seemingly miniscule atom is so powerful that if it explodes it can destroy our gigantic Earth to dust in a flash of a moment. Nuclear bombs are designed so as to utilize this atomic energy released on explosion. We have already witnessed its destructive power in Hiroshima-Nagasaki (Japan) and even today the very thought of it sends shivers in our spines. And yet what is very important to note that potentially man’s positive emotional consciousness is n-times more powerful than the atomic energy described above. So far in world history this conscious power has manifested only on rare occasions.
In Kolhapur (India) there once resided a great Paramhansa saint. Whenever he entered an emotional trance he ate anything and everything offered to him by everyone present. One day some wicked men decided to harass this saint. They gave this saint 2 big bottles of strong alcohol which the saint drank unquestioningly. Nothing happened to the saint and yet a very deadly disease of leprosy attacked the bodies of these wicked men.
In ordinary psyches the above divine power exists in a latent/inactive state and hence one fails to experience its presence. And yet if via spiritual practices like meditation, prayer, worship etc one purifies and focuses the psyche one pointedly this divine consciousness becomes active and radiant. Such a person truly becomes all powerful like the brilliant sun that shines in the sky. The time taken by sun light to travel from the sun to Earth is 8 minutes. The atoms of light travel at a speed of 186,000 miles/sec. These particles of light emanate not from the periphery of the sun but from an area that is deeper and it measures 420,000 miles. This is the core or soul of the sun and from it manifests solar heat and energy. If sun light were to move at its original speed its heat would have overpowered this core region of the sun in 2.5 seconds flat! And immediately it would travel to Earth and other planets so as to burn them to ashes within moments. Hence in an ordinary state it is kept latent and uncontrolled.
The movement of molecules is uncontrolled and hence it takes many years for light molecules of the core region of the sun so as to reach the periphery of the sun. When the negative and positive charges of the molecules of solar heat bang against each other they jump up at a height of only 1 cm. Hence even if the molecules jump at tremendous speed they take a lot of time to reach the sun’s periphery. In between they get partitioned into many types of rays and get scattered. Thus only a small amount of the terrific heat of the sun manages to reach planet Earth. In this manner this apt amount of sunlight helps sustain life and their various activities on Earth. The energy oriented part slowly continues flowing.
This energy of the sun helps oceans, wind, trees, plants and all creatures, especially human beings to function optimally. Ere this solar energy did not to reach our planet life would come to a total standstill. Hence it becomes clear that solar energy and light are absolutely necessary for life on Earth to sustain. In the same way when consciousness leaves man’s body it renders his body dead and lifeless.
Our speech, hearing capacity, eating, drinking, emotions, sentiments, ego, desires, hopes, aspirations etc are all conscious in nature. Even when the physical body dies the above potentials (eating, desiring etc) called psychic imprints or Sanskars continue to exist in ones consciousness which then enters a new body called birth. Hence great scriptural scholars of the entire world time and again urge us to realize divine consciousness via purification and concentration of the psyche. Consciousness never ‘dies’; it only undergoes transformation. Hence never doubt the immortality of great men who have purified their minds so as to merge into God consciousness.
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