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Friday, August 24, 2012

Holographic Universe : Yogic Vision and Scientific Theories

"..the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion." - 

Albert Einstein


Paramahansa Yogananda 

When no goblin nebulae breathed and glided in the space body, when no fire-eyed baby planets opened their eyes in the cradle of space, when no star-rivers ran across the tracts of infinite space, when the ocean of space was unpeopled, uninhabited by floating island universes, when the sun and moon and planatary families did not swim in space, when a little ball of earth with its dollhouses and diminutive human beings did not exist, when no object of any kind had come into being—Spirit existed. This unmanifested Absolute can not be discribed except that it was the Knower, the Knowing, and the Known existing as One. In it the being, its cosmic consciousness, and Its omnipotence, all were without differentiation: ever-existing, ever conscious, ever newly joyous Spirit.

In this Ever New-Bliss, there was no space or time, no dual conception or law of relativity; everything that was, is, or is to be existed as One Undifferentiated Spirit. Space and time and relativity are catogories of objects; as soon as a human being sees a planet hanging in the sky, he concieves that it is occupying dimensional space and existing in time, relative to it’s place in the universe. But when there were no finite objects of creation, neither were there dimensions of being that define them, only the Blissful Spirit.
When, whence, and why came creation into being? Who may be bold to read the Mind of the Infinite in seeking causes from the Uncaused, beginning from the Ever Existing, platry reasons from Omniscience? Audacious mortals pursue their queries, while sages enter that Mind and return to state in unadorned simplicity that the One entertained a desireless desire to enjoy His Bliss through many, and the cosmos and it’s beings were born. The Unmanifested Spirit felt " I am alone. I am conscious Bliss, but there is no one to taste the sweetness of My Nector of Joy" Even as He thus dreamed, He became many.
In poetic fancy, I penned a depiction of this cosmic musing;
"The Spirit was invisible, existing alone in the home of infinity. He piped to Himself the ever-new, ever-entertaining song of perfect beatific bliss. As He sang to Himself His voice of Eternity, He wondered if aught but Himself were listining and enjoying His song. To His Wittingly imposed astonishment, He felt His solitariness; He was the Cosmic Song, He was the Singing, and He was the Lone Enjoyer, Even as thus He thought, lo, He became two; Spirit and Nature, Man and Women, Positive and Negative, Stamen and Pistol of the flowers, Peacock and Peahen, Male Gem and Female Gem"
Spirit being the only existing substance, had naught but itself with which to create. Spirit and its universal creation could not be essentially different, for two ever existing Infinite Forces would consquently each be Absolute, which is by definition an impossibility. An orderly creation requires the duality of Creator and created. Thus, Spirit first gave rise to a Magic Delusion, Maya, the cosmic Magical Measurer, which produces the illusion of dividing a portion of the indivisible Infinite into individual waves on its surface by the action of a storm. All creation is nothing but Spirit, seemingly and temporarily diversified by Spirit’s cerative vibratory activity.
Thought of matter,energy of which matter is composed,matter itself - all things - are but differenttly vibrating thoughts of the spirit even as a man in his dreams creates a world with lightning and clouds,people being born or dying,loving or fighting,experience heat or cold,pleasure or pain.In a dream,births,and deaths,sickeness and desease,solids liquids,gases are but differently vibrating thoughts of the dreamer .This universe is a vibratory dream motion picture projected on the screen of time and space and human consciousness.

- Excerpt from the book 'The Second Coming of Chrsit' 

Swami Vivekananda 

A good deal of explanation is necessary here. We have to understand what Chitta is, and what are these Vrttis. I have this eye. Eyes do not see. Take away the brain center which is in the head, the eyes will still be there, the retina complete, and also the picture, and yet the eyes will not see. So the eyes are only a secondary instrument, not the organ of vision. The organ of vision is in the nerve center of the brain. The two eyes will not be sufficient alone. Sometimes a man is asleep with his eyes open. The light is there and the picture is there, but a third thing is necessary; mind must be joined to the organ. The eye is the external instrument, we need also the brain center and the agency of the mind. Carriages roll down a street and you do not hear them. Why? Because your mind has not attached itself to the organ of hearing. First there is the instrument, then there is the organ, and third, the mind attachment to these two. The mind takes the impression farther in, and presents it to the determinative faculty - Buddhi - which reacts. Along with this reaction flashes the idea of egoism. Then this mixture of action and reaction is presented to the Purusa, the real Soul, who perceives an object in this mixture. The organs (Indriyas),together with the mind (Manas), the determinative faculty (Buddhi) and egoism (Ahamkara), form the group called the Antahkarana (the internal instrument). They are but various processes in the mind-stuff, called Chitta. The waves of thought in the Chitta are called Vrtti (“the whirlpool” is the literal translation). What is thought? Thought is a force, as is gravitation or repulsion. It is absorbed from the infinite storehouse of force in nature; the instrument called Chitta takes hold of that force, and, when it passes out at the other end it is called thought. This force is supplied to us through food, and out of that food the body obtains the power of motion, etc. Others, the finer forces, it throws out in what we call thought. Naturally we see that the mind is not intelligent; yet it appears to be intelligent. Why? Because the intelligent soul is behind it. You are the only sentient being; mind is only the instrument through which you catch the external world. Take this book; as a book it does not exist outside, what exists outside is unknown and unknowable. It is the suggestion that gives a blow to the mind, and the mind gives out the reaction. If a stone is thrown into the water the water is thrown against it in the form of waves. The real universe is the occasion of the reaction of the mind. A book form, or an elephant form, or a man form, is not outside; all that we know is our mental reaction from the outer suggestion. Matter is the “permanent possibility of sensation,” said John Stuart Mill. It is only the suggestion that is outside. Take an oyster for example. You know how pearls are made. A grain of sand or something gets inside and begins to irritate it, and the oyster throws a sort of enameling around the sand, and this makes the pearl. This whole universe is our own enamel, so to say, and the real universe is the grain of sand. The ordinary man will never understand it, because,when he tries to, he throws out an enamel, and sees only his own enamel. Now we understand what is meant by these Vrttis. The real man is behind the mind, and the mind is the instrument in his hands, and it is his intelligence that is percolating through it. It is only when you stand behind it that it becomes intelligent. When man gives it up it falls to pieces,and is nothing. So you understand what is meant by Chitta. It is the mind-stuff, and Vrttis are the waves and ripples rising in it when external causes impinge on it. These Vrttis are our whole universe.

The bottom of the lake we cannot see, because its surface is covered with ripples. It is only possible when the rippled have subsided, and the water is calm, for us to catch a glimpse of the bottom. If the water is muddy, the bottom will not be seen; if the water is agitated all the time, the bottom will not be seen. If the water is clear, and there are no waves, we shall see the bottom. That bottom of the lake is our own true Self; the lake is the Chitta, and the waves are the Vrttis. Again, this mind is in three states; one is darkness, which is called Tamas,just as in brutes and idiots; it only acts to injure others. No other idea comes into that state of mind. Then there is the active state of mind, Rajas, whose chief motives are power and enjoyment. “I will be powerful and rule others.” Then, at last, when the waves cease, and the water of the lake becomes clear, there is the state called Sattva, serenity, calmness. It is not inactive, but rather intensely active. It is the greatest manifestation of power to be calm. It is easy to be active. Let the reins go, and the horses will drag you down.Anyone can do that, but he who can stop the plunging horses is the strong man. Which requires the greater strength, letting go, or restraining? The calm man is not the man who is dull.You must not mistake Sattva for dullness, or laziness. The calm man is the one who has restraint of these waves. Activity is the manifestation of the lower strength, calmness of the superior strength.

This Chitta is always trying to get back to its natural pure state, but the organs draw it out. To restrain it, and to check this outward tendency, and to start it on the return journey to that essence of intelligence is the first step in Yoga, because only in this way can the Chitta get into its proper course.

Although this Chitta is in every animal, from the lowest to the highest, it is only in the human form that we find intellect, and until the mind-stuff can take the form of intellect it is not possible for it to return through all these steps, and liberate the soul. Immediate salvation is impossible for the cow and the dog, although they have mind, because their Chitta cannot as yet take that form which we call intellect.

Chitta manifests itself in all these different forms - scattering,darkening, weakening, and concentrating. These are the four states in which the mind-stuff manifests itself. First a scattered form, is activity. Its tendency is to manifest in the form of pleasure or of pain. Then the dull form is darkness,the only tendency of which is to injure others. The commentator says the first form is natural to the Devas, the angels, and the second is the demoniacal form. The Ekagra, the concentrated form of the Chitta, is what brings us to Samadhi.We must remember the definition of this world of ours; that it is only little of the Infinite Existence projected in to the plane of consciousness.And this little infinite projection,we call it our world.

- Swami Vivekananda (Commentary on Patanjali's Yoga Sutra)

By giving up all powers it has become omnipotent, by giving up all life it is beyond mortality; it has become life itself.Then the Soul will know It neither had birth nor death, neither want of heaven nor of earth. It will know that It neither came nor went; it was nature which was moving, and that movement was reflected upon the Soul. The form of the light is moving, it is reflected and cast by the camera upon the wall, and the wall foolishly thinks it is moving. So with all of us: it is the Chitta constantly moving, manipulating itself into various forms,and we think that we are these various forms.

- Swami Vivekananda (Commentary on Patanjali's Yoga Sutra)


Before we get in to the articles and explanation of Holographic Principle,its important to understand what is Holography is.Here is the general idea of what it is :

Holography is a technique which enables three-dimensional images to be made. It involves the use of a laser, interference, diffraction, light intensity recording and suitable illumination of the recording. The image changes as the position and orientation of the viewing system changes in exactly the same way as if the object were still present, thus making the image appear three-dimensional.

-Wikipedia Info

So it is stated that Holograms are created interference pattern


Holographic Principle

The theory suggests that the entire universe can be seen as a two-dimensional information structure "painted" on the cosmological horizon, such that the three dimensions we observe are only an effective description at macroscopic scales and at low energies.

- Wikipedia Info


On January 15 2009,a Scientific Magazine showed why people's excitement being ignited.The article was written by Marcus Chown,about new discoveries just announced by the GEO600 experiment.GEO600 is a German project that has been looking for gravitational waves for the past seven years. Here's some excerpts from the article:

GEO600 has not detected any gravitational waves so far, but it might inadvertently have made the most important discovery in physics for half a century.

For many months, the GEO600 team-members had been scratching their heads over inexplicable noise that is plaguing their giant detector. Then, out of the blue, a researcher approached them with an explanation. In fact, he had even predicted the noise before he knew they were detecting it. According to Craig Hogan, a physicist at the Fermilab particle physics lab in Batavia, Illinois, GEO600 has stumbled upon the fundamental limit of space-time - the point where space-time stops behaving like the smooth continuum Einstein described and instead dissolves into "grains", just as a newspaper photograph dissolves into dots as you zoom in. "It looks like GEO600 is being buffeted by the microscopic quantum convulsions of space-time," says Hogan.

If this doesn't blow your socks off, then Hogan, who has just been appointed director of Fermilab's Center for Particle Astrophysics, has an even bigger shock in store: "If the GEO600 result is what I suspect it is, then we are all living in a giant cosmic hologram."

Here's a few more excerpts from the article describing the groundbreaking work in the 90's from the physicists as Jacob Bekenstein, Leonard Susskind, Gerard 't Hooft, and Juan Maldacena

What's more, work by several string theorists, most notably Juan Maldacena at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, has confirmed that the idea is on the right track. He showed that the physics inside a hypothetical universe with five dimensions and shaped like a Pringle is the same as the physics taking place on the four-dimensional boundary.

According to Hogan, the holographic principle radically changes our picture of space-time. If GEO600 really has discovered holographic noise from quantum convulsions of space-time, then it presents a double-edged sword for gravitational wave researchers. On one hand, the noise will handicap their attempts to detect gravitational waves. On the other, it could represent an even more fundamental discovery.

More importantly, confirming the holographic principle would be a big help to researchers trying to unite quantum mechanics and Einstein's theory of gravity. Today the most popular approach to quantum gravity is string theory, which researchers hope could describe happenings in the universe at the most fundamental level. But it is not the only show in town. "Holographic space-time is used in certain approaches to quantising gravity that have a strong connection to string theory," says Cramer. "Consequently, some quantum gravity theories might be falsified and others reinforced."

Hogan agrees that if the holographic principle is confirmed, it rules out all approaches to quantum gravity that do not incorporate the holographic principle. Conversely, it would be a boost for those that do - including some derived from string theory and something called matrix theory. "Ultimately, we may have our first indication of how space-time emerges out of quantum theory." As serendipitous discoveries go, it's hard to get more ground-breaking than that.


In the new emerging hypothesis of time-space among the physics community,its important to note the idea that our universe actually comes from the fifth dimension.

In our four-dimensional universe, it appears that space-time is essentially flat. If it were truly flat, then parallel lines would never meet and our universe would have no boundaries in any direction. NASA's WMAP project has returned results showing that the universe is flat within a 2% margin of error. What does this mean? It means that for most intents and purposes our universe is truly flat. But in the largest picture of all, It believe that the above two ideas are going to be shown to be equivalent - our universe is very close to flat, but there is still a very slight curvature, and the 13.7 billion year "boundary" that cosmology shows us as being our line of time back to the big bang will still show that we are only witnessing a tiny region of a much larger whole. So, in the same way that Euclidean geometry makes sense in our local frame of reference--a square building really is constructed from lines at 90 degree angles and parallel lines don't ever meet- if we look at the entire planet we can see that a square that encompasses a hemisphere must have angles that are slightly larger than 90 degrees and parallel lines really can meet each other as they traverse the globe. That "pringles potato chip" shape they are referring to, then, is like the horizon we see all around us as we are in the middle of the ocean: all we need to do is widen our frame of reference beyond the boundaries of 4D space-time to see how that horizon is created by a very subtle curvature that for any local observations is so small as to be inconsequential, but in the biggest picture of all it gives us a way to visualize how the holographic information that defines our universe from the fifth dimension is "just over the horizon" of our 4D space-time.

-Excerpt from the Article 'Imagining the 10th Dimension'

The cover of this New Scientist issue we're quoting from here sums it up this way - "YOU ARE A HOLOGRAM - projected from the edge of the universe". While this phrase gives us one way to think about the fifth dimension as coming from just beyond the boundary of our 4D space-time. So rather than thinking about the hologram that creates our universe as being something that is far far away. So the term "extra dimensions" is often used by physicists rather than "higher dimensions" when talking about the dimensions beyond space-time: Hence,this is a useful distinction, because saying "higher" somehow sets the idea up in our minds that we should be gazing skyward as we think about these additional dimensions.


Time as a Holographic Projection, (Through the Wormhole - Will the Eternity Ends ?)
It's possible that eternity already exists, and the future is traveling back in time to shape the present. Or time might even be a holographic projection, reaching back to us from the end of eternity.

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