Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Cosmology of the Vedas

“Just as a spider weaves its web from the heart by its orifice, the breath of the Lord [the prâna] from the ether is manifesting the sound vibration through the mind in the form of the different phonemes. Full of nectar comprising all the shapes that branch out in thousands of directions, the Master, decorated with consonants, vowels, sibilants and semivowels, has expanded from the syllable OM. By the elaborated diversity of expressions and metrical arrangements - that each have four more syllables -, He Himself creates and withdraws again the vast, unlimited expanse [of the Vedic manifestation of sound,” ……………….Srimad Bhagavatam 11.21.38-40
“Residing in the heart of all beings they have from Me remembrance, knowledge and reasoning; I am certainly knowable by the Vedas, I am its author and the one who knows its meaning surely too.” ………………..Bhagavad Gita Chapter 15:15
The verse from Srimad Bhagavatam is perhaps, to my understanding, the best way to express in a metaphysical language the reality and process of creation which now science is struggling to grasp. The elements of expression of creation can be mapped to the findings in Physics and mathematical constructs of cosmology.
Let me explain the expression of the Vedic texts in the verse and their correspondence to current cosmology andis described physics.
The ‘breath of the Lord [the prâna]’ is the ‘Quantum perturbation’ or the ripples in the ‘false vacuum’, which is called ‘ether’. This is the eternally present vibration whose average amplitude and power cancel out and maintain a perfect potential and kinetic balance of non-manifestation. But when the fluctuation reaches a particular potential, it is released as a creative potential with its own vibration (known as sound vibration) leading to a local spacetime with its own existence in isolation until it is drawn back in to the substrate of ether or false vacuum. The emanation of manifestation is described as 'nectar comprising all the shapes that branch out in thousands of directions, the Master, decorated with consonants, vowels, sibilants and semivowels, has expanded from the syllable OM'. Which is an analogy of how construction of words and sententences that finally leads a meaningful set of linguistic information construct, so also through various fundamental forms of energy vibration, matter evolves into existence. This 'metrical arrangements - that each have four more syllables' symbolizes the four dimensions of spacetime in which we perceive all manifestations in this universe.

This is the scenario of a cyclic universe existing within a multiverse which is receiving more acceptance in the scientific community. Though this isolated existence, as our universe in which we live, runs into vast volumetric space and trillions of years of time, in the dimension of the multiverse, it is but a mere momentary perturbation in the vastness of the creative potential. The vastness and longevity are the limited perception of the human consciousness.
This mapping of science and metaphysics can be better understood through an analogy.
In a vast expanse of water where constant ripples are being formed, as shown in the attached image, any contact and withdrawal with the surface can cause a bubble to rise up through the surface tension and hover over the surface as a self-existing bubble unattached to its source and if this happens in perfect vacuum then the bubble floats for a certain amount of time until it comes in contact with the surface. Though this is an analogy in two dimensional surface, this can be applied by extrapolation and stretch of intuitive imagination to a multi-dimensional space. The individual bubbles have a closed potential domain but would have the tendency to migrate to the plane of zero potential substratum as the bubble expands and loses its sustaining energy. The relation that defines the bubble volume is inversely proportional to the net creative potential. The net potential of the ether being zero its volume is infinite and hence the Divine potential is infinite with an orchestrated symphony of creation and annihilation thus maintaining the Divine equipoise,
This Divine equipoise of potential is the Divine consciousness which is omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient.
It is important that this great truth which revealed in the Vedas has to be grasped in the very core of one’s being. This is the essence of what Lord Krishna says in Bhagavad Gita verse 15 of chapter 15.
Let me close this short article with another wonderful quote from the Nasadiya Sukta (after the incipit ná ásat, or "not the non-existent"), also known as the Hymn of Creation, is the 129th hymn of the 10th Mandala of the Rigveda (10:129). It is concerned with cosmology and the origin of the universe.:
"Who really knows?
Who will here proclaim it?
Whence was it produced? Whence is this creation?
The gods came afterwards, with the creation of this universe.
Who then knows whence it has arisen?" ………………………..RV, 10:129-6

I am very grateful for this understanding which I deeply feel within myself and this is my personal perception and if you are benefitted by this exposition, I am indebted to you.

Love to you all


  1. 'Who' the observer is important to the creation is well appreciated.

    More than everything the apt tittle photos you select are superior

    1. Thank you Ram.
      The observer is the key for the nature of manifestation is purely defined by the observing consciousness.