Nitin wanted to know the answers to these questions
- Who am I ?
- What is the nature of reality ?
- What is my role in this reality ?
- How do I play my role in the best manner possible ?
Let me try and answer this in phases. Prior to addressing the four critical questions, would like to write about the possible Creator of the Reality as well as its overarching architecture.
I look at Reality of existence as a highly sophisticated game with rigid and complex rules that are cyclic in all aspects – from ‘multiple breaths every minute’ to ‘cyclic day and night’ to ‘annual seasons’ to ‘cycle of yugas’ to ‘creation and destruction of Reality (Big Bang to Dark holes) – laya and pralay’
I like to call this game “Lila – the game of life”.
Who has created this Lila? Two options
A. The “Nasadiya Sukta” of the Rig Veda says that
“There was neither non-existence nor existence then; there was neither the realm of space nor the sky which is beyond. What stirred? Where?”
So, there was nothing and from that nothing something stirred and the game of existence began with the Big Bang 13.2 billion years ago. Where was that nothing? In the mind of what we call “God” or “Divine”?
B. God is a “Computer Programmer”
Computer games were extremely basic like the pacman etc. Now, in the last few decades, games are being created that are photorealistic, 3D simulations with millions of people playing simultaneously and it is getting better. Soon, we will have virtual reality, we’ll have augmented reality. Imagine 10000 years from now, with the same speed of improvement of computing speed and new technology – the games will become indistinguishable from reality, just indistinguishable.
Elon Musk says, “There is only a “one in billions” chance that we’re not living in a computer simulation. Our lives are almost certainly being conducted within an artificial world powered by AI and highly-powered computers”
Next will start writing about your four questions starting with the “Nature of Reality”.
One question “Did existence begin with the Big Bang? Or is it part of a cycle?”