Today, science and religion say that a single entity or force created the universe and is omnipresent, maintaining and governing the fundamental machinery of everything in this and other universes. In Hinduism, Brahman is the one supreme, universal Spirit that is the origin and support of the universe. The very first book of Hindus named Rig Veda proclaims, “Ekam Sat, Viprah Bahudha Vadanti,” which means “there is only one truth, only men describe it in different ways.” Recent scientific discoveries validate the concept of Brahman, the ultimate reality for the Hindus (as are Abraham, Jesus, Moses, Allah, Siva, Vishnu Buddha, Mahavira, Gurunanak, Sarathustra, and others, for other religions).
Physicists and cosmologists call this divine source the Unified Field. In a profound sense, Brahman (the Vedantic concept) and the Unified Field of physics appear to be synonymous. Vedanta is a word used in Hindu philosophy as a synonym for that part of the Veda texts known also as the Upanishads. Vedanta philosophy has two main concepts. The first is the human’s real nature is divine and the second concept is that the aim of human life is to realize this divinity.
In the Vedic language God and the realized individuals are described as “anor aniyan mahato mahiyan” (Katha Upanisad 1-2-20), meaning “God is smaller than the smallest and greater than the greatest.” This means that whether something is extremely large or infinitesimal, it is still made of the same divine source. God is present everywhere and in everyone.
Quantum physicists, neuroscientists, psychologists and mystics have evolved to the point where a significant paradigm shift is happening as predicted by Dr Amit Goswami, endowed with a Rishis insight: “While mainstream science remains materialist, a substantial number of scientists are supporting and developing a paradigm based on the primacy of consciousness…” Goswami is convinced that the universe, in order to exist, requires a conscious sentient being to be aware of it.
The universe is and can be viewed as symbiotically and totally unbroken, interconnected, highly networked, integrated, and harmonized. The entire universe is contained holographically in each of its parts, unifying matter, energy and consciousness by systems, subsystems and sub, sub, systems at macro and at micro levels through nonlocal, local, vacuum energy, strings and other entities yet to be understood or to be established.
The consciousness that comprises the universe can be tapped into by practicing the yogic art of laser focusing of the mind through Gayatri Mantra, leading to downloading of the contents of transcendent domains through tuned resonant circuits by kindling one’s mind there while tending towards Brahmatejas (the effulgence of Brahman),
The Gayatri Mantra (GM)
The Gayatri Mantra is a highly revered mantra in Hiduism, based on a Vedic Sanskrit verse from a hymn of the Rigveda (3-62-10):and is universal in its directive “Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayat” meaning let our Buddhi/Mind Complex (BMC) be kindled
Om Bhur Bhuvah Svaha
Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi
Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayat.
GM on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDnamSM3Z3s
The meaning of GM is this: let the omnipresent, primordial force, Brahman, govern our BMC. Swami Vivekananda paraphrased the GM as follows: “We meditate on the glory of that Being who has produced this universe; may He enlighten our minds.”
The Gayatri Mantra (GM) is said to enable one to tune to this field and if tuned up as prescribed, will ultimately make anyone realize that he is none else than that primordial force:
“My dear boy, when a man dies, his voice is absorbed (sampad) into the mind, his mind into breath, breath into light, heat and light, and heat into the highest substance. This finest essence—the whole universe has it as its Self; that is the Real: that is the Self: That you are, Svetaketu!” ~ Chandogya Upanishad 6-8-7
Anyone can profit from kindling his BMC, gradually shedding his ego, greed etc. By chanting the Gayatri Mantra, one can tend to achieve Brahmatejas and for the mundane world, collectively a better place to live in.
GM paves the way and opens the door for Ashtanga Yoga, which aims at the final state of spiritual absorption through eight component parts. The eight limbs of Yoga according to Patanjali taken together is called as Raja Yoga. The eight limbs are:
- Yama aims at internal purification or moral code
- Niyama aims at external purity or personal discipline
- Asana consists in the performance of the postures of Yoga
- Pranayama is breath control
- Pratyahara results from the withdrawal of sense organs from the corresponding sense objects
- Dharana is concentration
- Dhyana is meditation
- Samadhi is the final state of spiritual absorption
The first five steps are the preliminaries promoting Samanya (normal) Dharma, infusing and elevating the personality of individuals.
These five steps are within the reach of most of the people to usher all its unlimited worldly benefits. Such individuals forming sizable groups in every nation and across the globe will be eligible citizens of “VASUDEVA KUTUMBAM” (the world as one family). After the family acquires a critical mass, it will set up its own chain reaction to multiply its growth exponentially and in the process gradually and eventually eradicating ethnic, religious, and political tensions that fuel violence and conflict between individuals, communities and nations.
Such a trend is now seen picking up globally stemming out of all-round increasing frustrations. Many right thinking people and institutions are very earnestly involved in integrating massive network of brains to input positive emotions and to cultivate “do good” attitudes as a global mass movement. Of them, the most prominent one is the “Quantum Activists” movement, catalyzed and led by Dr. Amit Goswami.
That is why it is said that in earlier Yugas, (cosmological time cycle of Hindus) there was profound happiness, peace, prosperity, health, and all round fragrance as those who lived then is attributed to have lead a highly Dharma life, (forming and inputting benevolent Strings instead of malevolent ones of the present days) creating a better world, each previous Yuga being better than the succeeding Yuga. Garbage in garbage out phenomena is thus conspicuous.
British historian, Arnold J. Toynbee, wrote the following regarding the Hindu philosophy of life and its culture: “We witness such unique mental approach and consciousness among Indians as may help humanity progress like a family unit. If we do not wish to perish in this atomic age, we have no other alternative left.”
According to David Pratt in his article “David Bohm and the Implicate Order,” Bohm believed that the general tendency for individuals, nations, races, social groups, etc., to see one another as fundamentally different and separate was a major source of conflict in the world. It was Boehm’s hope that one day people would come to recognize the essential interrelatedness of all things and would join together to build a more holistic and harmonious world. What better tribute to David Boehm’s life and work than to take this message to heart and make the ideal of universal brotherhood the keynote of our lives.
In his introduction to the book The Highest State of Consciousness, editor John White said:
“If the border between self and environment can be made to disappear, this is likely to have profound effects on man’s attitude to his environment, both social and physical. If the self is experienced as actually embracing other people, self-consciousness becomes social consciousness.”
Such words match in spirit, if not in letter, the profound sayings of the Upanishads: Yas-tu sarvani bhutani Atmani-evanupasyati, Sarva-bhuteshu catmanam tato no vijugupsate.Yasmin-sarvani bhutani Atmai-vabhudvijanathah,Tatra ko mohah kah sokah ekatamanupasyathah (Isa up), which means: He who sees all beings in his own self and his own self in all beings, he does not feel any revulsion to any being.
Dr.S. Radhakrishnan, one of the most profound philosophers of the 20th century, author, educator and past president of India advocated the world embrace the Indian approach in order to save humanity:
“Today, the western scientific progress has physically united the world. It has not only got rid of the ‘space’ factor, it has also equipped the various countries of the world with deadly arms. But they have not yet learnt the art of knowing and loving one another. If we want to save humanity at this most critical juncture, the only option is the Indian approach. India has a perception of life force and has a vital role to play in the performance of human conduct, which will be beneficial not only to India but to the whole world in the present sorry state of affairs.” (source: East and West: Some Reflections – By S. Radhakrishnan p.128)
Gayatri Mantra only deals with nature and we all of us are part of it. GM is therefore an universal tool to cut across borders, shattering barricades, has the potential to generate Viswa Mitras (meaning friends of the world) and can create a better world to live in manned by evolved souls of VASUDEVAKUTUMBAM which is “Quantum Activism” substantiating the title of this write up.
May that tribe increase – Sarve Janaha Sukuno Bhanatu- Shanti, Shanti, Shanthihi – Let peace surround all of us.
CONTACT AND OTHER DETAILS—-LAKSHMINARAYA .GOPALAN, B.E (Mechanical,college of Engineering, Guindy,Madras- Age 77 yrs- Managing Director Of Hetrogenous communication Technologies, Pvt , ltd a Telematics .M2Mcompany at Chennai
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My father,late professor S.Lakshminarayanan, inspired and shaped me towards this attitude of scientific spiritualism. He is accredited to having started physical chemistry for the first time in India at the Presidency Collage, erstwhile Madras where Dr and Mrs Chandrasekar, FRS ,NL were his students.