How do some of the key concepts of modern science compare to the teachings of The Ancient Wisdom?  Let’s look at some concepts of physics since Einstein and see what correspondences there are with the teachings of the Ancient Wisdom.

Albert Einstein was one of the greatest scientific thinkers of all time who fundamentally changed the way we see Time, Space,  Atomic Physics,  just about everything that affects the way we live today. For example, did you know that atomic clocks on GPS (Global Positioning System) satellites are set to account for Einstein’s theory of relativity and if they were not our GPS would be out by kilometres!

But it takes quite a leap of imagination to understand what Einstein and Quantum Physics tell us:

  • that everything is in motion and therefore time is relative to movement;
  • the material universe floats on a sea or ‘fabric’ of space/time;
  • that dense objects can actually bend space-time and suspend time if you can get near enough to them;
  • that our common understanding of the world is OK if we look at macrostructures in the universe, but strangely different laws of physics apply in the world of sub-atomic particles, the world of ‘Quantum Mechanics’:
  • where particles an become waves and then revert to particles,
  • matter seems to behave like it is conscious,
  • and reality seems conditional on whether it is being observed, and by the nature of the expectations of the observer.
  • All very similar to the teachings of The Ancient Wisdom.

Features of the Theory of Relativity: Classical Relativity and Time Dilation

Classical Relativity: objects move relative to each other and there is no such thing in the universe as absolute rest. It depends on where you are as to what speed you observe a particle moving. Earth, Solar System, and the Galaxy are in constant motion.

Time Dilation: the speed of light is the same for all observers therefore time for something travelling near the speed of light slows down because a light beam travelling has to travel a longer distance. Therefore time is relative to motion

Length Contraction Time Dilation and Length Contraction Working Together

Length Contraction: Time does not dilate enough to maintain the speed of light for an item near the speed of light therefore the object itself contracts and time slows down.

Time Dilation and Length Contraction: work together. The speed of light is the same for all therefore speed and time are not separate but one thing – SPACETIME.

Time Travel

Time slows down for objects travelling near to the speed of light and stops altogether for objects travelling at the speed of light. Faster than the speed of light and time goes backwards. No object can achieve the speed of light because they increase in mass at the speed of light and it would require an infinite amount of energy to move them. Therefore we cannot travel back in time because we cannot travel faster than the speed of light.

As we approach the speed of light time for us would be about half of what it is back on Earth. Therefore it would be quite possible to travel into the future when we returned to the Earth.

Also, time slows down around massive objects such as a Black Hole. If we were to orbit around the ‘Event Horizon’ of a Black Hole for a number of years and escape to return to Earth we would travel into (for us) the future.

Special Theory of Relativity

Dense mass can bend space-time: warping of space-time causes gravity, ie causes items to be attracted to one another.

All This Sounds Good – But is it Fact? Countless experiments prove that the Theory of Relativity actually occurs in Nature, eg. in 1971 two planes flew around the world west to east with atomic clocks on board. The clocks did not synchronize upon their return.

Features of Quantum Theory

Particles behave like Waves: the Double Slit Experiment.

Quantum Leaps: electrons jump into different orbits.

The Superposition Principle: when we don’t measure an electron it will be in all possible positions it could be in at the same time. When we observe, Superposition collapses.

Schrodinger’s Cat: observation makes a huge difference to the positions of electrons. Particles can be a wave until observed.

Many Worlds Theory: electrons can exist in many different states so that there may be many different versions of the same world existing at the same time.

String Theory: Everything is made up of tiny vibrating strings of energy. In physics, string theory is a theoretical framework in which the point-like particles of particle physics are replaced by one-dimensional objects called strings. It describes how these strings propagate through space and interact with each other.

We are unable to prove this theory experimentally but mathematics confirms the theory as long as we accept that there are 11 dimensions of reality., ie. 10 dimensions of space plus time which became what its discoverer, Ed  Whitten, called ‘M’ Theory.

Branes Theory: In the mid 1990s Joseph Polchinski discovered that String Theory requires the inclusion of higher dimensional objects, called ‘membranes’ or ‘branes’ for short.

This theory opens the possibility that  there are many dimensions of reality. Perhaps aspects of ourselves can exist in many dimensions at the same time. Our unique and eternal consciousness is simultaneously at the centre of our present existence as well as all other dimensions where our consciousness resides.

The theory suggests that the universe consists of the same matter at every level, the large and the small are the same. Perhaps we have our own personal universe that connects us to the cosmos itself!

Quantum Entanglement: instantaneous changes are replicated in other particles linked to a particle but separated by vast distances. Measured by the direction of spin – up or down. Observation causes Superposition collapse

Quantum Tunelling: particles can cross barriers they shouldn’t be able to by reverting to wave function. This process is thought to power the Sun by enabling the combination of hydrogen protons overcoming their natural repulsion.

Comparison of Modern Physics with The Ancient Wisdom: Things are not what they appear to be!

Illusion – ‘Maya’: our experience of reality reflects our level of conscious awareness. The laws of physics as we know them relate to our level of reality . They may be quite different in other dimensions or levels of vibration. As our Awareness increases we understand our world in different ways, as we have seen in the discoveries of modern physics.

Truth and Relative Truth: Our understanding of the real nature of the universe as it really is in Itself is relative to our level of spiritual understanding, eg a human understands the universe quite differently from an animal, and a ‘God’ presumably has a much greater understanding of the nature of reality than a human.

The Universe is mostly empty space: between subatomic particles. The Ancient Wisdom refers to our physical bodies as ‘Stuhula Sarira’ – the Foamlike Body.

We live and are aware of maybe 5% of the mass of the Universe: The rest is composed of ‘Dark Matter’ 27% and ‘Dark Energy’ – 68%. So if anyone says that I only believe what I can see and touch, then what about the 95% of the mass of the Universe we cannot see or touch?

Our senses filter out an enormous amount of reality: as well as allowing us to function in the world as far as our consciousness is developed to understand,eg. We can only see about 1 millionth of the light spectrum.  As famous inventor, Nicholas Tesla  once said:

“The gift of mental power comes from God, divine being, and if we concentrate our minds on that truth, we become in tune with this great power. Our senses enable us to perceive only a minute portion of the outside world.”

There are people who have such a wider sensory awareness: and can ‘see’ music, and ‘feel’ colour, or see energy fields, or ‘auras’, around other people, or see ‘dead people’ as portrayed in the film The Sixth Sense.

Time: is a function of consciousness, eg. If you are doing something you enjoy time seems to pass quickly and the opposite is true. Do minerals, plants, and animals have a consciousness of time as we humans do? The experience of time is relative to the consciousness perceiving it.

Time is a function of the plane of reality you are living in: it is said that time exists as it does for us so that we can generate and experience karma and thus learn in the material world. Beings living in superior worlds are said to not experience time as we do but on some planes of reality past, present, and future are one. Sometimes people reach this state of consciousness and therefore can prophesize about the future.

The Universe is a Living Being: and we are a part of it. Some writers on the Ancient Wisdom have compared the earth to an Electron of an Atom (Solar System) living within a cell (Galaxy) of a macrocosmically huge (to us) entity.

The Universe is a Whole: everything is related to everything else, somewhat like a Hologram.

The Universe is Energy: Matter is literally ‘concretized light’ E=mc2 as Einstein stated – energy equals mass multiplied by the speed of light squared.

The Universe is Consciousness: an aspect of the Universal Mind emanating from the ‘First principle’ or the Unmanifest or Unknowable God. Consciousness exists in everything, but there are huge differences of self-awareness, eg. A rock and a human, a human and a god. The Ancient Wisdom affirms that a type of consciousness exists in everything and in fact the Universe is consciousness.

 

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