Thursday, September 11, 2008

Evolution through anihilation

The composite picture on the left evokes many feelings in me which I would like to share with you.
The picture represents annihilation at three levels.

The topmost picture is that of a Gamma ray burst from the star GRB 080319B which was so intense that, despite happening halfway across the Universe, it could have been seen briefly with the unaided eye. In a paper to appear in the 11 September 2008 issue of Nature magazine this was reported. In cataclysmic annihilation such as this all heavier elements of nature are produced.

The middle picture is that which is so strongly etched in our memory namely the annihilation of the twin tower on 9/11. An annihilation that has fuelled hate so much that it seems to have no end in sight.

The bottommost picture is the CERN-LHC or super collider, where on 10 September 2008 experiment to find the God particle or Higgs Boson was launched. Even renowned scientist such as Stephen Hawking has expressed grave misgiving on the outcome of this experiment. I think even if we find the so called God particle it will not be the fundamental construct of the cosmos. The reason I say this is because there is an absolute commonality, at the most fundamental level, between the observed and the observer (man, machine etc.). So how can we disengage or differentiate to make an observation? I feel the entire field of particle physics is barking up the wrong tree. But as in all progressive investigation this step may lead to direction change which is a fundamental aspect of any innovation.

The three pictures represent

Cosmic evolution
Hatred evolution
Consciousness evolution

The prayer in all our lips

Lead me from the unreal to the real
From darkness to light
From mortality to immortality

Love to you all


  1. I like to perpetuate the essence of this blog some sayings that may be fitting during this occasion for the betterment of the peace in the world wide.

    If there is righteousnes in the heart, there will be beauty in character;
    If there is beauty in character there will be harmony in the home;
    If there is harmony in the home, there will be order int henation;
    If there is order in the nation there will be peace in the world;- BABA

    The Devotee....
    "He is the devotee....
    Who is jealous of none;
    who is fond of merecy;
    who is without egotism;
    who is selfless;
    who treats alike cold and hea, happiness and misery;
    who is forgiving;
    who is always contented;
    whose resolutions are firm;
    who has dedicated his mind and sould to God;
    who causes no dread;
    who is not afraid of another;
    who is free from exulation,sorrow and fear;
    who is pure;
    who is versed in action and yet remains unafected by it;
    who renounces all fruit, good or bad;
    who treats friend and for alike;
    who is untouched by respect or disrespect;
    who is not puffed up by praise;
    who does not go under when people speak ill of him;
    who loves silence and solitude;
    who has a disciplined reason.

    The above is the english rendering by Mahatma Gandhi of Sant Narsi Mehtas Vaishnava Janato song

    Dr. Padmanabhan Sriram

  2. Sriram, thanks for your sharing.
    The individual intention of global peace is a very strong healing touch with which peace can be established.