Time and atoms by Swami, Vedas and modern science
Light and Love
"The Cosmos is
controlled by God;
Modern science does not exactly know what time is. In fact, one of the hottest themes in theoretical physics is whether time itself is illusory. This standpoint is so near to the Vedic wisdom and Swami's Teaching). There are many hypotheses about time. The last of them is that time consists in atoms. (Lee Smolin. Atoms of Space and Time Scientific American.com. Jan 2004). From ancient times some philosophers and scientists had supposed that if matter were broken up into small enough bits, it might turn out to be made up of very tiny atoms. The granularity is the characterisation of whatsoever matter.
In recent decades, physicists and mathematicians have asked if space is also made of discrete pieces? Is it continuous, as we learn in school, or is it more like a piece of cloth, woven out of individual fibres? If we could probe to size scales that were small enough, would we see "atoms" of space, irreducible pieces of volume that cannot be broken into anything smaller?
And what about time: Does nature change continuously, or does the world evolve in series of very tiny steps, acting more like a digital computer?
Not finding the clear answer what is time and space through many scientific theories science at last reached to the atoms of time.
Here is significant to remember Swami's explanation, done earlier than scientists have reached to their hypothesis.
"Today scientists are propagating various theories to the world.
Spiritualists are also propagating about divinity in various ways.
However, the mankind is not able to understand what the scientists and
the spiritualists are saying. Ultimately, we can conclude that the world
is made up of molecules and atoms. There can be no world without the
atoms. ...The universe is a combination of atoms. The Vedantins (Vedic
scholars) say: Anoraneeyan Mahato Maheeyan (Brahman is subtler than the
subtlest and vaster than the vastest). It is because of the coming
together of the atoms that we find the five elements, human beings,
various objects and activities in this world. The atoms are all
pervasive. The world is composed of atoms and nothing else. Brahman does
not have a specific form. Brahman is subtler than the subtlest, vaster
than the vastest. He is the eternal witness and pervades the entire
universe in the form of atoms." (Excerpts from: Sri Bhagawan Sathya Sai
Baba. The Divine Discourse: "Atom - The Subtlest Form Of Divinity" 23
October 2001, Prasanthi Nilayam).
"What you think
exists, is not real.
"Of all the gifts
of God, Time and Love are the most precious. Man has to make proper use
of time in order to experience Divine love. But today everyone, be it a
student or a householder or an ascetic, is wasting three-fourths of his
time in worldly pursuits. Then how can he expect to have noble
thoughts!" (Sri Bhagawan Sathya Sai Baba. The Divine Discourse: "Glory
of Womanhood." 25 Dec. 1999, Prashanti Nilayam).
The word Kaalam (Time) is derived from Kaa+alam. This means that
God, embodiment of Time, is the One who rewards people according to
their deserts. God does not submit to worldly offerings, worldly
authority or worldly power. He responds only to spiritual aspirations."
(Sri Bhagawan Sathya Sai Baba. SSS. Vol. 24. Chapter 1).
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1. From Time came
into being the Waters,
from Time the Holy Word, Energy, and the regions.
By Time [each day] the Sun arises,
in Time he goes to rest again.
Swami characterises the Vedas:
Jugas are as pinpointers of time by Swami and Vedas for humans. Characteristics of jugas by Swami are following.
"You have heard about four aeons called KritaYuga, Treta Yuga, Dwarapa Yuga and Kali Yuga. These are not distinct from each other.... According to the conduct of the people at the time, the name is given for the Yuga... Hence one of the names bestowed on God is Yugadi (One from whom the Yuga begins)." (Sri Bhagawan Sathya Sai Baba. SSS. Vol. 24. Chapter 1).
"In giving the duration of the different yugas and estimating the life of Brahma (the Creator) in terms of the yugas, the scriptures have given the life-span of Brahma as extending over many crores of years.... The scriptures have described Brahma as Anaadi (without beginning).... God has been envisaged as the embodiment of Time. He is the source of Yugas. He persides over Time. He is the Time-Spirit and the Kaalagarbha (container of Time). Time is the devourer of the physical. The Lord is the devourer of Time itself. When there is faith in God, man transcends the physical." (Sri Bhagawan Sathya Sai Baba. SSS. Vol. 24. Chapter 4).
Poetical Vedic hymn to time what proceeds all jugas.
1. Time drives
like a horse with seven reins,
a thousand-eyed unaging Stallion.
Him the inspired poets mount.
All beings are his chariot wheels.
Poetically by Reet
time for human being is as a Divine black box, what gathers together all
existed and existing humans' and cosmic activities, actions,
experiences as a basis for the next cycle of Creation... continuation of
the Divine Play. To look into the box and to enjoy the Cosmic Truth
through Beauty of Harmony and Order (for human senses as Love, Peace in
mind) is possible through glasses of Divine Love alias through Swami's
Teaching, His Message to humanity.