Monday, March 24, 2014
For many years, scientists have posited the notion of a "big bang" as the beginning of the universe. Now, apparently, with the use of the Large Hadron Collider, they have found actual evidence that what before was theory is in fact true. Such discoveries impact all of us--and, to my way of thinking, have special significance for the Kundalini community.
Contemporary physics tells us that everything is energy. Kundalini is, from one point of view, a name for this universal energy that flows through all things in the material universe, including our own bodies and brains. I believe that when Kundalini "awakens" we simply become aware of this vast cosmic force, and, if we are in proper alignment, we can experience exquisite sensations of rapturous sensation--for "it" and we are now one.
Thus, anything that tells of more of the origins of the universe also tells us of our own origins, and adds to our knowledge of the mysterious Kundalini process.
Much of the knowledge being uncovered by science today was well known to the rishis of ancient India, though they had no technical instruments to prove their theories. Thus, the "big bang" was described metaphorically as "Brahma opening his eye." And--they added--that this"opening of the eye of Brahma" was part of a cycle which ended when "Brahma closed his eye." Some scientists now posit that, just as the universe had a beginning, it will also--at some point--have an end.
As for the rishis (ancient wise men), one wonders if they received their knowledge from extra terrestrial visitors who generously imparted knowledge to them in metaphors that the latter could grasp.
Here is the post I received today from Nonduality Highlights. It contains much rich matter for reflection and assimilation. I am breaking the post into two parts, because of the length and complexity of the information.
(from) The Nonduality Highlights
#5192: Understanding the origins of our physical universe
Sunday, March 23, 2014 – Editor: Dustin LindenSmith
Physicist-turned-filmmaker Mark Levinson has made a documentary called Particle Fever which covers the story of the construction of the Large Hadron Collider and the subsequent discovery of the Higgs boson, a.k.a. The God Particle. Here’s the trailer:
“Whatever we learn is going to have a dramatic impact on the way humans think about the universe forever.”
Side note: The film was also edited by the legendary Oscar-winner Walter Murch(Apocalypse Now, The English Patient), and has a rare 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the website that aggregates critics’ and audience members’ ratings of a film:
The discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012 (and its confirmation in 2013) is perhaps a precursor of sorts to a huge, albeit esoteric, science news story that emerged this week confirming the theory of Cosmic Inflation. Until now, Inflation has been sort of an inference based on what might be called circumstantial evidence we’ve collected while observing the shape of the visible universe as well its oldest visible light. It provides a theory for explaining how our physical universe expanded in a super-rapid fashion just after The Big Bang. Now, however, this theory has effectively been proven:
“This is spectacular,” commented Prof Marc Kamionkowski, from Johns Hopkins University. “I’ve seen the research; the arguments are persuasive, and the scientists involved are among the most careful and conservative people I know,” he told BBC News.
Astronomer Phil Plait also writes lucidly on this topic on Slate, providing several additional useful references and links to other resources: