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Ancient Hindu Cosmology: A Youtube Video presentation also discussing the Big Bang.
How the Akshic field interconnect with the cosmos ofinformation fields.
The Akashic Field.
Science in the third millennium envisions a cosmos thick in interconnectivity, while at the same time our understanding of it is growing at a rate dwarfed only by the speed of its physical expansion. In scientific, as well as in popular publications, we learn that the universe may actually be composed of information fields rather than Aristotelian matter (Lo, Spiller, & Popescu, 1998); that computational algorithms may replace the traditional laws of physics (Channell, 2004); and that there are several ways to describe physical reality in terms of holographic processes at the scale of quantum and subquantum events (Bekenstein, 2003; Bohm, 1980). If this isn’t enough, some physicists take the notion of multiple universes seriously, positioning our cosmos among an incredibly large if not infinite number of others, perhaps some similar to our own and some different (e.g., Leslie, 1989). Within this kaleidoscopic conception of existence we learn that instantaneous communication and nonlocal causality are regular features of the physical cosmos on the micro, if not also the macro scale (e.g., Greene, 2004; Maudlin, 2002; Nadeau & Kafatos, 1999).
Laszlo’s Akashic field hypothesis (2004; also see 1987; 1993; 1997) focuses our attention on what seems the least promising aspect of the physical cosmos, the vacuum that surrounds, embraces, and permeates all that is. Rather than the empty void of Democritus, this turns out to be an incredibly dense super-fluid medium with properties much like those of liquid helium at absolute zero. Laszlo’s hypothesis suggests that wavelets in this medium travel virtually instantaneously throughout space and time, creating cross-hatched holographic interference patterns that record the memory of the cosmos as information at both the micro- and macro-levels. As many readers will recognize, the implications of the Akashic field hypothesis have much in common with those of David Bohm’s (1980) earlier theoretical model of a holographic universe, though it benefits from more recent data from many areas of science.
The possibility of information-rich fields that permeate the cosmos has profound implications, not only for understanding the nature of physical reality itself, but for conceptualizing the human experience. The most obvious of the latter is the possibility that the feelings of nearness we share with others, and even with non-human animals, may be more than productions of our imagination, possibly representing direct non-sensory connections. There is sufficient evidence from parapsychological studies on the validity of the “feeling of being stared at,” for instance, to argue for the existence of intimate human links beyond ordinary channels of communication (e.g., Sheldrake, 2004; Schmidt, Schneider, Utts, & Walach, 2004). Other types of evidence supportive of the Akashic field hypothesis include reports of premonitory dreams (Krippner & Faith, 2001; Ullman & Krippner with Vaughan, 2002), the occasionally positive effects of prayers on healing (Astin, Harkness, & Ernst, 2000), presumptive instances of intuitive knowledge concerning danger to, or the death of, a distant loved one (Feather & Schmicker, 2005.); as well as reports of EEG synchronization between persons sitting together in meditation (Montecucce, 1994), purported salubrious effects of group meditation upon quality of life in the neighborhood (Dilbeck, 1990), and “global consciousness” effects on weather conditions (Nelson, Bradish, Dobyns, Dunne, & Jahn, 1996) and as correlates of events of world-wide interest (Nelson, 1991). Furthermore, from anthropological field research come stories of signals sensed from afar in primary cultures, especially between family members (Krippner, 2005; Laszlo, 2001; Rose & Rose, 1951).
Some writers would call this a collective, or at least a shared mind, that involves something like Jungian archetypes (Jung, 1959), Plato’s (1946) realm of ideals, Popper’s (1972) third world of shared knowledge, Teilhard de Chardin’s (1959/1961) noosphere, or Goethe’s idea of natural archetypes (Richards, 2002). For many years the Quakers have reported an occasional phenomena termed a “gathered meeting,” in which a palpable sense of shared consciousness permeates the awareness of every member of a weekly meeting. In the same vein, the Andrew Cohen spiritual community in Lenox, Massachusetts, is presently experimenting with a newly discovered kind of shared awareness, experienced among groups during cooperative problem solving (Hamilton, 2004). While many of the ideas mentioned above may seem exotic, further reflection suggests that the notion of substantive connections between people allows us to be more comfortable with many of the feelings and intuitions that we do not otherwise know how to address (e.g., Cardena, Lynn, & Krippner, 2000)
Hindu cosmology boggles the mind in terms of the measurement of time.
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Hindus believe that the world is created, destroyed, and re-created in an eternally repetitive series of cycles.
In Hindu cosmology a universe endures for about 4,320,000,000 years (one day of Brahma or kalpa) and is then destroyed by fire or water. At his point, Brahma rests for one night, just as long as the day. This process, named pralaya, repeats for such 100 years, period that represents Brahma's lifespan.
After Brahma's "death", it is necessary that another 100 of his years pass until he is reborn and the whole creation begins anew. This process is repeated again and again, forever.
Brahma's life is divided in one thousand cycles (Maha Yuga, or the Great Year). Maha Yuga, during which the human race appears and then disappears, has 71 divisions, each made of 14 Manvantara (1000) years. Each Maha Yuga lasts for 4,320,000 years. Manvantara is Manu's cycle, the one who gives birth and govern human race.
Each Maha Yuga consists of a series of four shorter yugas, or ages. The yugas get progressively worse from a moral point of view as one proceeds from one yuga to another. As a result each yuga is of shorter duration than the age that preceded it.
(years) God Virtue
Kriti Yuga 1,728,000 Brahma Meditation
Treta Yuga 1,296,000 Vishnu Knowledge
Dvapara Yuga 864,000 Vishnu Sacrifice
Kali Yuga 432,000 Vishnu
Kriti Yuga is the first yuga of a Maha Yuga. This is the age of virtue and moral perfection. It is a bright, golden age on earth. The great god Vishnu, in his form of Brahma, the creator of the world, is the presiding god, and dharma (ideal, righteous behavior or moral duty) walks steadily and securely upon all four feet.
The Krita Yuga lasts for 1,728,000 years.
During Kritia Yuga, human beings need no shelters. There are no shortage of food. Gift-giving trees provide them with an abundant supply of food, clothing, and decorative objects. Everyone is born good and lives a happy, contented, unselfish, and beautiful life.
People are devoted to meditation, the highest virtue, and spend their lives being loyal to dharma. They work for the pleasure of it, rather than from necessity. Sorrow does not exist.
Treta Yuga is the second age in each Maha Yuga.
Treta means three. During this yuga, dharma walks less steadily, on three of its four feet. Virtue and moral perfection still exist, but they have declined by one-fourth. The duration of the age has similarly declined by one-fourth to 1,296,000 years.
Vishnu, the preserver of life on earth, is the presiding god during Treta Yuga.
People are devoted to the pursuit of knowledge, which they consider the highest virtue.
As in Kriti Yuga, the gift-giving trees supply food and clothing to everyone in abundance during the Treta Yuga. But greedy people try to make the trees their private property. When that happens, the special trees disappear, and life on earth becomes difficult for the first time. Heavy rainfall creates rivers. The soil is fertile for the growth of many new kinds of trees. The new trees bear fruit; but as opposed to the gift giving trees, these are ordinary trees. People must work hard to acquire food and clothing. Because of the rain and severe changes in the weather, they also need to construct houses for shelter.
In the Treta Yuga people are more passionate and greedy. They are no longer happy with what they have. Dissatisfaction, resentment, and anger replace satisfaction, peace, and contentment in their hearts. They covet their neighbors' possessions. The strong take land from the weak in order to possess more food and greater wealth. Many men take the wives of others.
Dvapara Yuga is the third age in each Maha Yuga.
As the name Dva suggests (Dva means two), eternal dharma now has to balance on two of its four feet, creating a precarious and shifting balance between good and evil. Virtue and moral perfection still exist, but they have declined to one-half of what they were in the Krita Yuga. As a result, the duration of this age is half that of the Krita Yuga (864,000 years).
Vishnu, the preserver of life on earth, is still the presiding god during Dvapara yuga. People devote themselves to sacrifice, which they consider the highest virtue.
In the Dvapara Yuga, disease, misfortune, suffering, and death are part of everyone's existence. People have become more passionate and greedy, and war is commonplace. Religious doctrines are developed in an attempt to guide human behavior toward dharma, but the gradual process of moral deterioration continues.
Kali Yuga is the fourth age in each Maha Yuga. Kali means quarrel and war. This is the dark age. Dharrna has to stand on only one of its four feet, and virtue barely exists. This age is only one-fourth the length of the Krita Yuga (432,000 years).
Vishnu is still the presiding god, in his form of Shiva-Rudra, the destroyer of life on earth.
In the Kali Yuga people achieve noble rank in society based on the amount of money and property they own rather than their moral virtue. The quality of virtue is measured only in terms of material wealth. Sexual passion alone binds husband and wife together in marriage. People become successful in life through a succession of lies, and their only source of enjoyment is sex. They live with continuous fear of hunger, disease, and death.
In the Kali Yuga only the poor are honest, and the only remaining virtue is charity.
Harsh weather and primitive living conditions make them prey to devastating illnesses. One who attains the age of twenty-three is considered very old.
A presentation of Hindu cosmology according to the Sacred Bhagawatam in a five part video series.
In the beginning
the non-existent was not then
Nor was the existent
The Earth was not, nor the Firmament
Nor that which is beyond
What was the covering?
And where and in whose care did the cosmic waters and the bottomless deep then exist?
There was no death nor immortality then;
There was no sign of night, nor of day
There was only that One that breathed without breath with its own nature
Other than him there was nothing else.
In the beginning there was darkness,
intensified darkness, indistinguishable darkness.
All this visible world was reduced to its primordial state.
This primordial world which was enveloped by the all pervading power of that One, came to be, born from the force of His great heat.
In the beginning the Divine will arose
This was the first seed of mind of the Creator.
Those who can see beyond by putting their mind and heart together
Found the binding link of the existent in the non existent.
The non-existent existing in the existent
The rays of the Divine will spread across the whole world
They spread below and above
And the result was that small and big organism bearing seeds were born.
The below was earth and that above was heaven, the divine impulse.
Who truly knows, and who can declare whence it cometh?
And wihither it vanishesh?
The divine powers were born
much later after Creation came into being
Who then knows whence it came about?
Whence this creation has come
he holds or does not hold;
He who is its surveyor in the highest heaven
He alone knoweth
And yet doth he know?
A U M (OM)
"AUM" (OM) is the first Cosmic Word thought to be utered and written.
OM is the supreme Name Of GOD, because HE protects.The word OM is made of Three letters,viz A.U. M.
1. "A" denotes the power of God to create the Universe (Brahma)
2. "U" denotes the power of God to preserve the Universe (Vishnu)
3. "M" denotes the power of God to dislove the Universe (Maheswara)
BRAHMA-- Creator (Shrusti)
VISHNU-- Preserver (Stithi)
Maheswara or Shiva--Destroyer of Evil (Laya)
The Cosmic sound of AUM stirs the Air.The sounding of AUM, 21 times
is important. We have the 5 outer senses,5 Inner senses,5 Lives and 5 Sheaths (The kosas). Resitation of AUM 21 times purifies all the 20 components of our BODY and finally merge with reality.
Incredible accuracy of time measurement in Hindu cosmology
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BREAKING THE BARRIER
The question may be asked how could such accurate constants of precession, as that of the Hindu cosmological time cycles, have been obtained without modern instruments and techniques? At least one thing must be allowed for and that is a very long period of uninterrupted observation.
Naked eye observations are accurate up to 1/6 of a degree. In the case of observing the precession moving uniformly on the celestial sphere, it would then be possible to obtain an accurate rate up to three decimal places in not less than 50" x ( 72 years / 1° ) or 3,600 years. Measuring the precession is not as simple as that, however. Before attempting to measure the precession, the exact times of the equinoxes must be measured first. Ptolemy, the Greek astronomer, speaks with pride in the Almagest of "very accurately" observing the equinox to within a quarter of a day! That is, to within at best one quarter of one degree of arc. Add to this the difficulty presented by the proper motion of the stars. The star Sirius, for example, has a very large proper motion of -0".553 ecliptic longitude per year. It would take 1,000 years for Sirius to move 1/6 of a degree and for this mistake to be noticed by a naked eye observer. In addition to this, still, the motion of the Earth's perihelion would become noticeable and have to be accounted for. With all these factors, it is difficult to imagine how they can be resolved into a system that would allow continuous observation to produce a constant of precession accurate to three decimal places in less than 10,000 years.
Similar arguments can be put forth to show that to measure the sidereal period of the Sun to eight decimal places could not be accomplished by naked eye observations alone in any less time.
Even if we cannot comprehend a civilization going back 10,000 years prior to the six-thousand year barrier, we still must face the incredible genius of the cosmological time cycles themselves: a calendar for eternity so accurate that its formulations must be considered as laws of nature, while at the same time a structure so simple, symmetrical, and orderly, that the best scholars and astronomers of modern times have completely failed to see the astronomical basis. In this light we can understand why the Hindus regarded this knowledge as a revelation from the gods...
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Divine Visions of Gods and Goddesses
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Hinduism views existence as composed of three worlds. The First World is the physical universe; the Second World is the subtle astral or mental plane of existence in which the devas, angels and spirits live; and the Third World is the spiritual universe of the Mahadevas, "great shining beings," our Hindu Gods. Hinduism is the harmonious working together of these three worlds.
The most prevalent expression of worship for the Hindu comes as devotion to God and the Gods. In the Hindu pantheon there are said to be three hundred and thirty-three million Gods. Hindus believe in one Supreme Being. The plurality of Gods are perceived as divine creations of that one Being. So, Hinduism has one supreme God, but it has an extensive hierarchy of Gods. Many people look at the Gods as mere symbols, representations of forces or mind strata, or as various Personifications generated as a projection of man's mind onto an impersonal pure Beingness. Many Hindus have been told over and over that the Gods are not really beings, but merely symbols of spiritual matters, and unfortunately many have accepted this erroneous notion about the Gods. In reality, the Mahadevas are individual soul beings, and down through the ages ordinary men and women, great saints and sages, prophets and mystics in all cultures have inwardly seen, heard, and been profoundly influenced by these super-conscious inner plane beings. Lord Ganesha is such a being. He can think just as we can think. He can see and understand and make decisions - so vast in their implications and complexity that we could never comprehend them with our human faculties and understanding...
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