My English is poor still I write so that you may get a glimpse towards which I am pointing to. When you ask a stranger in non-English speaking country about something and he or she tries to explain it and you get a clue because you are hungry of that little information in that situation.
So if you are thirsty of this spiritual knowledge, then you are sure going get it too. The consciousness plays an important role in communicating the point at much higher level where we all are connected. Since I am sharing my own experiences in discovery of truth.
In this video the double pendulum system with ring is in equilibrium initially. This initial state can be assumed as formless state of universe or state before Bigining of Universe or material world which we can see.
Please note :- To use this experiment of physics as metaphor certain parameters and their equivalent spiritual meaning is needed to be understood first.
Before the table on which the pendulum is placed is brought on this location this location was empty space and the idea came into mind of the demonstrator of the experiment about it. So his intuition created the idea to use this space on the table first and then he brought the parts of pendulum here and connected them with frictionless bearings and placed it in that space into equilibrium state as shown in video.
1) So there was only emptiness as well as the experimenter. Here the intuition of the experimenter is equivalent to witness in spiritual sense.
1) When the pendulum was standstill in our experiment : This is equivalent to formless state before our cosmos came into existence in form. It can also be calked as God or Existence or Cosmic Superconsciousness or Allah or Buddha Consciousness or Jesus/Krishna Consciousness.
2) When a push is given by the science experiment demonstrator : This is equivalent to instantaneous and intuitive act of a child before he starts playing with his toys. The cosmos is a game played by the God or formless existence. This is also equivalent to our mental state as kids when there was no ego.
3) The demonstrator of science experiment is watching the chaos after disturbing and enjoying various forms it is taking randomly : This is the witness state within us, that we have enjoyed in our childhood but lost during adolescent period. This is our natural, blissful, ecstatic state and awareness meditation helps us in rediscovering it within.
4) When in any moment the pendulum comes to standstill state for a moment : This is the state of ‘sudden enlightenment’ of a human being in which he comes out from the material world into the witness state. It is contagious and every people meditating in that moment could fall out of material world in that moment. Everyone falling out triggers a giant wave to help few more to fall out in next moment. This is like bursting of pop corns.
In case of formless state the Vedanta says that it is as if a child start playing immediately when he feels little boredom. Such instantaneous act of formless universe caused this disturbance in our metaphor of physics experiment.
According to adwait Vedanta by Shankaracharya from formless state the space dedicated for martial world came into existence as its playground. This may called as Beginning of Universe or disturbance of equilibrium state, by outside force, in our physics experiment of triple pendulum with ring and bar. from that space air came into existence, from air the fire was born and then came water into existence.
So it seems to me that due to evaporation of water first solid particle came into existence. This is worshipped as lingam by ancient people of India. Then trees and plants came into existence and in continuation animal life begun with birth of fish. Then came Adam and Eve, first human being, living in the kingdom of God with reference to universe. This initial state can also be considered as innocent state of a child. Since everyone carry a same universe within too.
Then the equilibrium is disturbed means the mind started functioning and ego has started plying its game.
This disturbance is use of mind by the human being that leads to infinite desires, ego etc. as by product. This gave rise to the outer world too as it exists today.
Tao is the law of equilibrium that this system is following, due to which the system is moving in such a way that it remains in equilibrium. The circle may be good or Yin and bar may be taken as Yang or bad. The bad may be those happenings that gave us tension, frustration and trauma, but at the same time the good is also happening within that may not visible to us ie it is taking place in fourth dimension which is our invisible part or wave form. I have written a post in Hindi on nature of Tao that you can get translated using Google translate widget at bottom of page.
What we see in world as good deeds and bad deeds are duality in the world. This duality that is visible to us, is actually not two but one system – says Adwait Vedanta.
It says that if you think that the ring is doing anything or the bar is doing anything then it is just an illusion. If we are part of bar or ring then we are just following the law, and through our hunger the law controls us. Through our desires we get caught in it more tightly.
The person who has disturbed it first time the Witness (Sakshi), who is enjoying all these movements and mesmerised or amazed or astonished to watch it. Sakshi is more nearer to Tao in this regard.
Within us it is our fourth dimension that is witnessing us as involved in all types of deeds due to Tao or Law but due to ego we think as if we are doing it.
If the person who is witnessing it comes to know that the ring or bar is considering themselves responsible for the movements, then he is going to laugh out loud or ROFL.
This is why Hotei kept laughing all through his life.
Tao refers to the law that is keeping the system in balance. Adwait Vedanta frees us from our deeds and refers to the system. Buddhism refers to the empty space around and within the system which is same as witness.
The pendulum may seems solid to us but for X-ray they are as good as empty space. Inside also the atom packing is such that more empty space within and quite low atom volume. Ultimately these all are derived from energy which is represented as emptiness.
After nirvana the state of a person become that of this witness. For him good or bad drops! Now it has dropped for you too, but you need to experience it yourself.
This is just to inform you that do not get caught in words like Tao, Watcher, Adwait Vedanta but instead try to practice awareness meditation for few minutes. By practicing meditation or alertness or watchfulness you are actually fixing your appointment with existence to let get revealed to you. Once it becomes part of your experience, then you are not going to forget it even for a moment. If it is not part of your experience then you are going to forget it when you will be moving in market or watching a film or playing a video game.
The mind has begun this game and we can go beyond it by stopping it, this is truth.
Further suggested reading from my blog:-
I keep giving clues about connection latest Scientific research or development with spirituality. This will help scientist to understand that without meditation their growth is going to be directionless. With meditation the growth becomes faster that what is predicted through AI.
You may prefer to visit my YouTube post too where I posted my intuitive insight about the possible future of a Black Hole. It was prepared without editing on the day I got the news about creation of first photograph of it.
A song of Sufi mystic Bulle Shah is translated into English. In following paragraphs till suggested readings section of the post:-
We are all serving life sentences in the prison of the world in our own homes due to our mind. As this video has clearly demonstrated that when the mind starts functioning in our body, we start defining our world. Before that when we were innocent by default and have enjoyed state of watcher but it’s worth is not known to us.
The innocence is lost so that when we find it again, and then we are not going to loose it again for sure because we have earned it through our efforts.
This regaining of lost innocence of childhood is very similar to that which we feel after removing VR headset used for watching a VR video or playing a VR game.
This is the whole game of the God, in which we are just playing our role- do not get involved in the role so mush so that you find it difficult to let go of it. Only after letting go of it, we are going to enter sincerely into this game.
Since the limitless world is its boundary wall, we have got some freedom in it. Due to which it does not look like imprisonment but more like freedom.
The prisoner of the jail sometimes comes out after serving his sentence in jail and tastes the taste of freedom. He also knows the true cost of our freedom.
He is surprised to see our withered faces after coming out of prison. Or don’t they know that these people are free?
But in order to know the true value of freedom, we must first know that we are in captivity. We never know when we become prisoners of our own created desires, lusts and race for position/prestige like a spider.
And it is our personal responsibility to come out of it. ( When we come out of it, we get very similar experience when we remove VR Headset after playing VR game or watching VR Video as described in a post.)
Bulleh Shah says that there is no peace for a moment, and there is no solution – yet he walks alone and thirsty and like a camel in the desert.
While many have gone thirsty on this path before and the skeletons of those camels are visible, yet it continues to walk. The solution will be found by turning, but who will turn?
What man’s life? It is today and may not happen tomorrow. It means that the decision to turn should also be taken in a sense of urgency.
Bulleh Shah says to those who judge others, come on, I have made many mistakes, but at least you are not mad? If you are intelligent, then why are you not at peace? Then why are you afraid?
Are we in prison? If so, then why haven’t we felt the extreme thirst for freedom?
Are we free? If so then why can’t we smile? Why are we not dancing? Why aren’t we happy and celebrating every moment knowing that we are free?
In fact we do not know our position at all, and therefore all our beginnings prove futile in the end. We failed in all our earlier attempts because we don’t start our journey from where we are, but instead from where we have pictured ourselves to be in the future.
I say from my experience, if we know our right position before embarking upon inner journey and able to discover or know the right method -which starts giving benefits immediately, then the journey is not more than 4-5 years. We failed in our earlier lives because we could not dedicate our 100% towards inner journey. He gave us full freedom and made us 100% human being so he is not going to accept anything less than that for sure.
Only a human being is able to discover it and we know that in future in some life we too are going to discover it, then why not put in our best to discover it in this life itself?
You enter the kingdom of god means your mind has stopped completely and you become watcher of the whole existential drama.
Further suggested reading :-
Tattva Bodha: Advaita Vedanta For Beginners Kindle Edition
by Gireesh Haridas (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
Aatma Bodha Kindle Edition
by Gireesh Haridas (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
May your journey moves forward with my infinite best wishes.
As we grow we need to become more efficient so as to earn our bread and butter hence we become robotic. While in our childhood we acted consciously during every act. This is why even the work was relaxing like a play. This awareness that we have lost is needed to be regained or discovered.
Osho says “At any moment you close your eyes, first you will see thoughts, a layer of thinking all around you, thoughts vibrating – one coming, another going – a crowd, a traffic. Remain silent for a few seconds, and suddenly you will see that thinking is no longer there but dreaming has started. You are dreaming that you have become the president of a country, or you have found a brick of gold on the road, or you have found a beautiful woman or a man, and suddenly you start projecting; dreams start functioning. If you continue dreaming for a long time, one moment will come when you will fall asleep – thinking, dreaming, sleep, and from sleep again to dreaming and thinking. This is how your whole life revolves. Real awareness is not known yet, and that real awareness is what Patanjali says will destroy ignorance – not knowledge, but awareness. We collect knowledge just to befool ourselves and others.”—————-Osho, Yoga:The science of the soul.
The mind is biggest hurdle in our inner journey. It is helpful too but only up to a certain altitude after that it needed to be disconnected from it because then it starts creating more trouble. So just like first stage of rocket engine is left to drop on the Earth so that the satellite can be launched in its orbit, our mind too needs to be dropped in subtle way so that even the mind could not recognise being dropped!
Awareness meditation is of great help in getting this job done.
Osho says “The deep problem is: how to become aware, how not to be unconscious. From where to start? Don’t try to fight with some very deep-rooted habit. You will be defeated. Start with very neutral habits.
For example: you go for a walk; just be aware that you are walking. (Try to Walk with witnessing consciousness).
Awareness meditation is the way worked for me and I tried it first during brushing my teeth in the morning after trying 8-10 meditations over period of 15 years! So there is no need to reinvent the circle for you. May be you too find it suitable otherwise with Dynamic meditation and/or Kundalini in the evening it is suitable for most of the people. There are 110 other meditation techniques discovered by Indian Mystic Gorakhnath about 500years before and further modified by Osho for contemporary people that one can experiment and the suitable one could be practiced in routine life.
This Zen method uses another chaos theory to attain a state of no-mind or no-movement in a person that causes synchronicity of it with another infinite system that works on chaos, like our universe ie the video on top, to get enlightened suddenly. This is why the Zen method is treated as most scientific and modern to try.
For more on butterfly effect visit link on YouTube https://youtu.be/fDek6cYijxI
My experiences may be of your help in taking only one step. Because everyone has to move forward alone, this is the nature of this journey.
In my life mindfulness or awareness meditation helped miraculously. Apart from that living a simple, authentic and totality in life is very helpful even when we are serving people around us with great love and care without discrimination.
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