In 1905 Einstein noticed that space and time
are a pair of opposites,
and that the total can go to zero.
The 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.
Now, 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.
There were 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).
Swami 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.
But 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.
Now 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.
As 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.
I 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
As 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.
This information was not available in Swami Vivekananda’s day,
and I failed to get it to Gargi before she died.
As 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 back in.
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.
The 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?
I 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.
Dobson, Hollywood, California
February 28, 2008
Through the veiling power of Tamas,
we fail to see the changeless, the infinite, the undivided.
Through the projecting
power of Rajas, we see the changing, the finite, the divided, by mistake.
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.
As 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.”
In a lecture entitled The Absolute and Manifestation delivered in London in 1896 Swami
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.
(a) The Absolute
(b) The Universe