In 1905 Einstein noticed that space and
time are a pair of opposites,
and that the total can go to zero.
cosmological model, popular at the present time, is known as the Big Bang, and since I am not very enthusiastic about that
model, I was asked to engage in a debate with someone in England. And, among my remarks, I told him that as I see it, the
Big Bang model takes non-existence for granted, and gets the Universe out of nothing, whereas what
I see as my model takes existence for granted but not space and time.
if we take existence for granted, but not space and time, we see at once that that existence must be changeless
(not in time), and infinite and undivided (not in space), and that seeing that existence as in space and time must be a mistake.
Now, since one can’t mistake
one’s friend for a ghost without seeing one’s friend, because the friend must show through in the ghost, the changeless,
the infinite, the undivided, must show through in the physics which we see, and, as I see it, it shows through as a wind-up
against the mistake.
So what is
the Universe made of? It’s not made of forces. For every force, there’s an equal and opposite force, and the total
force goes to zero. And the total momentum goes to zero. And the total electrical charge goes to zero. (It’s interesting
that they all go to zero.) And we learned from the Einsteins in 1905 that space and time are opposites and that they can also
go to zero. So what is the Universe made of? It’s made of energy, and what we see as mass and energy, I see as the wind-up
against the mistake.
some physicists in India, long ago, who built their physics into their language and left it there for all to see. And they
said that the whole Universe is made of energy, and that even if we divide it up into mass and energy, as we all usually do,
it’s still only energy (Shakti).
Vivekananda translated that Sanskrit to Nikola Tesla at Sarah Bernhardt’s party in New York on the thirteenth of February
1896, and asked him if he could show that what we see as matter can be reduced to potential energy. Tesla gave that information
to his close friend Mileva Maric, Einstein’s first wife, and she put it into the most famous equation (E = mc2)
that ever hit the fan, that what we see as mass is only energy. That’s the information that I conveyed to Gargi (Marie
Louise Burke), first by word of mouth, and then in writing, shortly before she died.
the Einsteins’ equation has been misinterpreted over this entire planet to mean that mass can be converted
to energy. No! That would be (E + m = K) the sum of mass and energy is constant. The Einsteins never made that mistake. What
we see as mass (or matter) is simply energy.
if the Universe is made of energy, we need to know what energy is, and Richard Feynman once said that “It is
important to realize that in physics today we have no knowledge of what energy is.” But, as I see it, energy
is simply the wind-up against the mistake of seeing the changeless, the infinite, the undivided as in space and time.
I see it, the wind-up of the infinite against the appearance of smallness is the rest mass of the electron. It’s wound
up only against smallness. The wind-up of the undivided against the appearance of dispersion is the rest mass of
the proton. It’s wound up against smallness but also against the dispersion of the particles through space.
And, of course, the electron and the proton both show inertia because they’re both wound-up against time as well as
against space. And, because they’re wound up differently, they can’t sit together and disappear. That’s
why we see a Universe of hydrogen. The hydrogen appears to be the wind-up against the mistake, and all the rest of the chemical
elements are made out of that hydrogen.
once asked Feynman if we could consider the rest mass of the proton as just the energy represented by its separation, in the
gravitational field, from all the rest of the matter in the observable Universe. And he said, “If the mass of the Universe
is the critical mass, it looks as though you’re right.” Then he added unasked, “The electron is purely electrical;
the proton is not.” The electron is wound up only against smallness.
I see it, this is why we see a Universe of hydrogen, and not something else, and, because the undivided shows through, the
hydrogen falls together by gravity to galaxies and stars.
information was not available in Swami Vivekananda’s day, and I failed to get it to Gargi before she died.
the hydrogen falls together by gravity to galaxies and stars its radiation drives the cosmological expansion. This expansion
imposes a boundary to the observable Universe where the speed of recession reaches what is known in the trade as the speed
of light. All radiation going through that region near the border, where the rest mass of the particles is seen to be very
low, will be so often picked up and reradiated that it will be thermalized to the microwave background radiation discovered
by Pensias and Wilson in 1965.
Now the other interesting thing
about that border is that through Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle it recycles the hydrogen and the negative entropy
As the mass of the particles approaching
the border is seen to go down by redshifting, approaching zero, their momentum is also seen to go down, approaching zero,
and with it, our uncertainty in that momentum. Then, by Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, our uncertainty in their
positions must approach totality. They must recycle from that border. They must “tunnel” back in.
observational evidence for the recycling from that border is that the Hubble telescope reports that there is more than enough
hydrogen in those inter-galactic voids to make all the known galaxies. Where else could the hydrogen come from?
think that the negative entropy for everything that happens in this Universe is recycled with the hydrogen from that border,
and that we only think that we are the doers.
L. Dobson, Hollywood, California
the veiling power of Tamas, we fail to see the changeless, the infinite, the undivided.
the projecting power of Rajas, we see the changing, the finite, the divided, by mistake.
through the revealing power of Sattva, we see the changeless in the changing, (inertia), the infinite in the finite, (electricity),
and the undivided in the divided, (gravity).
FOR THE U S
We get our negative entropy from
sunlight through the courtesy of the chloroplasts and the mitochondrias. The Sun gets its negative entropy recycled from the
border. The chloroplasts take the oxygen out of the carbon dioxide and water and feed us the glucose and the oxygen. But we
don’t even know how to put the oxygen back in. The mitochondrias do it for us, and we think we’re so smart. We
don’t do anything. All the negative entropy comes from the border.
Sri Ramakrishna once said, “He is truly free, living even in this body, who knows that God is the doer, and that he
is the non-doer.”
a lecture entitled The Absolute and Manifestation delivered in London in 1896 Swami Vivekananda said:
This Absolute (a) has become the universe (b) by coming through time, space, and causation (c). This is the central
idea o fAdvaita. Time, space, and causation are like the glass through which the Absolute is seen, and when It is seen on
the lower side, It appears as the universe.