Indian philosophy describes the Evolution of the Universe in Vedas.
Vedas are the basic scriptures of Hinduism.
The texts of the Vedas lend themselves to three meanings at least.
Interpretation depends on one’s understanding of Sanskrit.
First is the literal translation.
The next is a scientific explanation or Truth.
The Third is the Philosophical explanation.
It is the core thought of Hinduism that,
The Reality is A Principle,
It is beyond Attributes,
It evolves into the world of Names and Forms,
The physical world is illusory and Real,both at the same time,
One can Realize It,called Brahman, by efforts.
While describing how the world comes into being, Hinduism explains thus.
First there was Reality,
It ,because of Nescience,Maya,got diversified,
It had Ahankaara,the feeling of ‘I’
Out of this came Mahat,the fundamental principle of the physical world.
This Mahat is constituted of three dispositions.
Sattva,serene,detached,learned and wise,
Rajas,the active, emotional,involved, and
One is a mixture of these Dispositions.
Because of these, arose the five underlying principles of Perception,namely,seeing,hearing, speaking,Smelling and the sense of touch.
From this came the Five organs of Knowledge.
The knowledge of Seeing,touching etc
Then evolved the Five organs of actions,
That is the Act of Seeing, Touching etc.
This is different from the knowledge of Seeing.
This description is for the individual.
For the Universal level.
Vayu to Agni, Fire
Agni to Water,Aapa,
Water to Earth,Prithvi,
Earth to Plants,herbs,Aushada.
Dwitheeteeya Prasna,Sikshavalli,Taittriya Upanishad.
The term Akasa is translated as Ether,Space.
Both fall short of conveying the full import of the term ‘Akasa’
Akasa is subtle and is the core of Vayu,air and Air springs forth from it.
Akasa is the repository of Sound,Vibration.
In Indian philosophy,sound is the fundamental principle.
All elements Spring from it.
The formation of speech has three levels.
Formation from Concept into Language,
Communicating through Language.
The First is Gayatri,
The next is Savitri,when thoughts lie dormant awaiting to be transformed into Language and
Communication,through Language, Saraswathi.
We grab sounds from the Universe and express in a unique way shaped by our Dispositions,Guna.
At the Macro level all elements lie dormant and can be traced back to Akasa.
Everything, including the Human body and the Universe.
They draw out from Akasa as we download from Cloud through Apps.
Akasa is the Cloud Storage of the Universe.
Some salient features of Akasa.
It is Void.
It is devoid of Directions.
This is illustrated in the Natarja Temple,Chidambaram,Tamil Nadu.
This is expressed in the sanctum of Chidambaram Nataraja
While on this, I came across an article that states that Akasa principle is Sumerian!
Yet another proof that Hinduism influenced Sumerian civilization.
Perhaps the person we need to turn to when speaking about the Akasha or ether is a man whose importance has not been truly appreciated: Nikola Tesla—a genius polymath, inventorand a mechanical and electrical engineer.
In an interview dubbed Man’s Greatest Achievement, Nikola Tesla said: “All perceptible matter comes from a primary substance, or tenuity beyond conception, filling all space, the Akasha or luminiferous ether, which is acted upon by the life-giving Prana or creative force, calling into existence, in never-ending cycles all things and phenomena.”However, even before Nikola Tesla, philosophers and ancient scholars wondered whether the so-called ether existed.If we take a look at the ‘Indian Travels of Apollonius of Tyana,’ we will find further mention of the so-called ether.If we take a look at ancient Hinduism, Akash is the fifth of the ‘five great elements’:prthivi (earth)apa (water)agni (fire)vaiu (air)akashá (ether)
“And they allowed Apollonius to ask questions; and he asked them of what they thought the cosmos was composed”;but they replied; “Of elements.”…Are there then four?” he asked. “Not four,” said Larchas, “but five.”“And how can there be a fifth,” said Apollonius, “alongside water and air and earth and fire?”“There is the ether,” replied the other, “which we must regard as the stuff of which gods are made; for just as all mortal creatures inhale the wire, so do immortal and divine natures inhale the ether.”“Am I,” said Apollonius, “to regard the universe as a living creature?” “Yes,” answered the other.So what are the Akashic Records?Alice A. Bailey wrote in her book Light of the Soul on The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – Book 3 – Union achieved and its Results (1927):The akashic record is like an immense photographic film, registering all the desires and earth experiences of our planet. Those who perceive it will see pictured thereon: The life experiences of every human being since time began, the reactions to experience of the entire animal kingdom, the aggregation of the thought-forms of a karmic nature (based on desire) of every human unit throughout time. Herein lies the great deception of the records. Only a trained occultist can distinguish between actual experience and those astral pictures created by imagination and keen desire.The meaning of Akashic records can be summed up as the ‘data’ that in theory exists in a single place, in a non-physical way, outside of time and space.In these, records we can discover the absolute knowledge and experience of our soul; almost as if it were part of a supercomputer of cosmic information where our past lives, the present and future possibilities (forming part of the theory of reincarnation), as well as the sense of our existence, reside.
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