Monday, July 23, 2012

God Particle and Brahman

God Particle - "Higgs Boson"
Recently CERN scientists found the most important particle of standard model of particle physics and named it after British physicist Peter Higgs
According to findings after the years of research, this is the particle, which defines mass of anything and everything present in this universe. So whatever things are present in this universe, at the core of all these things is Higgs boson and that is why, it is often called as “God Particle”.

I was watching news about this and one of the Hindi news channels showed a Sage saying, “Chalo acha hai, ab ja ke science ne bi maan liya, har kan kan me bhagwan hai, hum to sadiyyon se kehte aa rahe hai, ab science ne sabit bi kar diya!” That time I did not think much about that, and just laughed out. Then today I was reading about ‘God particle’ on the Internet and suddenly realized doesn’t it sound similar to what ancient Rishimunis said thousands of years ago about Brahman?

There is a holy book of ‘Yoga Vasistha’. This book is one of the most important books of the Hindu philosophy called “Advaita Vendata” and this is the only book I read from lot of Hindu scriptures. There is English translation available by SwamiVenkatesananda.
I read one sloka from that book as follows:

astiha niyatir brahmi cic chakttih spandarupini
avasya bhavitavyaika satta sakala kalpaga (60/8)

Swamiji translates it as below.
In this verse, Lord Rama is asking to Vasistha about god.

Vasistha replies,
“There does exist, O Rama, the power or energy of the infinite consciousness which is in motion all the time; that alone is the reality of all inevitable futuristic events, for it penetrates all the epochs in time.
It is by that power that the nature of every object in the universe is ordained.
That power (cit sakti) is also known as Mahasatta (the great existence), Mahaciti (the great intelligence), Mahasakti (the great power), Mahadrsti (the great vision), Mahakriya (the great doer or doing), Mahodbhava (the great becoming), Mahaspanda (the great vibration).
It is this power that endows every thing with its characteristic quality.
But this power is not different from or independent of the absolute Brahman: it is as real as a pie in the sky.

So it says, there is a power, which is not different from Brahman and which exists in each and every object in this universe and that is only responsible for the nature of all objects. Doesn’t it absolutely just as what scientist found about Higgs Boson? Yes, ‘Brahman’ is the word in Hindu scriptures used for modern physic’s ‘Higgs Boson’.

There is sloka in Chhāndogya Upanishad. It says,

“sarvam khalv idam brahma”

It means: "All this that we see in the world is Brahman".

Another one in 'Mandukya Upanishad

 सर्वं ह्येतद् ब्रह्मायमात्मा ब्रह्म सोयमात्मा चतुष्पात्

It means: “All indeed in this universe is this Brahman; He is Atman; He has four steps/quarters.”

There are some more slokas in the Rig Veda. I came to know about this when I started searching on the Internet about relation of modern physics and spirituality. His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar mentioned about these slokas in one of the talk recently. In the Rig Veda, there is a Sukta called Nasadiya Sukta, in the 10th Mandala, 129th Adhyaya, there, around seven verses are written.

Nasadasinno sadasittadanim nasidrajo no vyom paro yat
Kimavarivah kuha kasya sharmannambhah kimasid gahanam gabhiram

Its brief meaning is; the space of pure consciousness or energy, which here and there appears to have consolidated and appears to be matter. What appears to be matter is really not matter, it is all one energy, and that one field is called Brahman, and that is what everybody is, that is what everything is.

You can find detailed meaning of this on Art Of Living site.

All these slokas indicate that ancient Rishimunis were already aware about the concepts of modern science.

And there are many more mention of Brahman in the Hindu Scriptures and philosophy of Advaita Vedanta. All these explain about Brahman, responsible for nature of everything exists in this universe and beyond this universe. As lord Shri Krishna said in the Hindu religion's holy book the Gita, Brahman is omnipresent and omnipotent in nature. Shri Krishna uses the word ‘Servam’, which includes both living and nonliving objects.

It is just we need to understand the concept of Brahman mentioned in the Hindu scriptures and listen to what Rishimunis said, with open mind as we listen to scientists and understand science. People are happy and can blindly believe what Modern Science says, but when it comes to Spirituality or Religion, people closes their door of ears and mind! People who talk about broad mentality is first to become narrow minded when it comes to Spirituality. They think all these are man made stories and so myths. Have they ever tried to understand what it actually means?

Hope people show acceptance to these great Hindu scriptures and philosophy and understands the concept of Brahman and relation to God Particle.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


What an irony of the country, whose father of the nation is M.K.Gandhi, who is remembered for Truth and Non-violence! India, the country won freedom with truth. Today, in this same country, someone fights against untruth, and everyone who is in power are against them, the electronic media are against them. This electronic media that tries to show few good work being done by them and make their impression, as they are saints and shows only truth and helps this great country, actually have no interest for the common people. They care and only care about their TRPs and how to fool common people and divert common people's mind as politicians wants to. 

Today I was watching one of the news channel, there was debate going on about why Anna and Baba Ramdev are differing on some points, what is wrong between these two? I mean WOW, you guys are discussing on why these two are not on same stage? What can be the reason behind that? Can there be any political agenda behind this? Is team anna not on same page? I mean, WHY? Why the hell you need to discuss always something negative about fight against corruption? Why can't you join this great fight or create your own movement against corruption? Why can't you use your power and flood your channel with news to make people aware about corruption? Why you always have to sensationalize things, which are crystal clear to people's mind? Why you have to divert people's attention from fight against corruption? Why can't you see that people are fighting against the people who are abusing my money? Why can't you run news about politicians running their businesses with my money? Why can't you show that politicians are harassing the person fighting for truth? WHY?????

You can go to XYZ country and find XYZ criminal whom even CBI can't find, but you can't show the criminals who are running their businesses on my money, common people's earned money. You can show one common person slapping a politician but you don't show why that guy was so angry and why people of India are angry? 

After watching all exclusive breaking news, I am left with only one thing. That’s WHY?

Monday, July 16, 2012



Something which makes us happy, sometimes cry, sometimes laugh, sometimes nostalgic; yes that is what memories all about. Memories always get you in some or other downpour of feelings. 

So how do you remember something? If you think about your memories passed through out all your lifespan, what comes to your mind, still images and recorded videos? Whenever I remember any incident, I find my mind with few still images! :) 

I am more attracted towards still images than recorded videos. I think photos hold “that moment feeling”, anytime you watch photos and you live that moment and that feeling. So I love capturing photos of everything else but myself! I have hell loads of photos in my unlimited storage hard disk what you know as brain and yes, of course on my USB drive as well, but sometimes our brain takes longer than usual or sometimes some of it parts gets spoiled and you forget these beautiful memories!

For this, we have got blessings from science, one of the most beautiful gifts from science called Camera. In this digital world you can click as many times as you want with Digital Camera! And I am making full use of my digital camera by capturing all kind of stuffs. Photography has always attracted me and that is why it is my first hobby. Here are some of my memories…







I'll post few more photos in coming blogs and will come back with another downpour of memories!