What is space?
Space is a complete-state in total equilibrium. Space is present everywhere, in each of existing units and outside it. It is present within cells, between cells and outside cells. Each cell or unit is in an active state and is engulfed by Space, soaked in Space and energized – being saturated in Space.
What is the extent of space?
Our imagination boggles at the distances and numbers, and therefore instead of calculating distance in miles or kilometres, we measure it in terms of light years (186000 miles / second, or seven times the circumference of the earth per second). So while calculating in terms of light years, let us look at some facts at the macro level:
A handful of sand contain around 10000 grains. The total number of stars in the galaxy would be approximately the number of grains on the entire earth.
The nearest galaxy from our milky way is 2,00,000 light years away. The distance from earth to the farthest galactic body is ten billion light years.
The voyager interstellar spacecraft (the fastest ever) would need 40,000 years to reach the nearest star.
And at the micro level:
A human body consists of millions of atoms, each of these almost empty, with neutrons, protons and electrons. To understand the scale of space, understand that the size of a electron in an atom would be similar to a speck of dust in a cricket stadium. Therefore all existence consists of space in the main.
Is space empty?
It was once thought by scientists that space is empty and a vacuum, and was called the Quantum Vacuum. However following recent discoveries, it was understood that it is full of waves as opposed to a vacuum, and is the ground for the existence of everything, including ourselves. The whole universe is an enormous wave function that constitute a kind of ocean of infinite energy. This supposedly Quantum Vacuum is actually a highly charged cosmic medium; an energy-filled plenum which influences the space-time motion of the material universe. Scientists now agree that it was the Quantum Vacuum which gave birth to the observable universe. Thus scientists have finally arrived at the womb of creation!
What is the kind of energy present in space?
These waves found in space are electromagnetic waves full of scalar energy. Scalar energy has magnitude, but no direction. The electromagnetism that we know has frequencies, wave action and motion that we can measure. While scalar energy is created when two common electromagnetic waves come together from two different converging vectors or angles; where the energy vectors meet the equal frequencies cancel each other leaving a standing or stationary energy. Therefore scalar energy has zero frequencies, is static, a stationary energy which therefore cannot be evaluated by our current frequency instruments. The space the scalar occupies is not a vacuum but alive with checked and balanced energies. The scalar energy in space contains the following forces – gravity, electro-magnetism and the strong and weak nuclear forces.
What is the theory to understand space?
Standing spherical waves is the main theory to understand space. A pulsating inward moving and outward moving waves of energy combine to create this spherical standing waves.
String theory is another contender to solve this problem. It holds that tiny strings, smaller than the smallest known sub-atomic particles, vibrate all throughout the universe. They take various shapes and exist even beyond our known three dimensions. String theory proclaims, for instance, that the observed particle properties—that is, the different masses and other properties of both the fundamental particles and the force particles associated with the four forces of nature (the strong and weak nuclear forces, electromagnetism, and gravity)—are a reflection of the various ways in which a string can vibrate. Just as the strings on a violin or on a piano have resonant frequencies at which they prefer to vibrate—patterns that our ears sense as various musical notes and their higher harmonics—the same holds true for the loops of string theory. But rather than producing musical notes, each of the preferred mass and force charges are determined by the string’s oscillatory pattern. The electron is a string vibrating one way, the up-quark is a string vibrating another way, and so on.
Far from being a collection of chaotic experimental facts, particle properties in string theory are the manifestation of one and the same physical feature: the resonant patterns of vibration—the music, so to speak—of fundamental loops of string. The same idea applies to the forces of nature as well. Thus all objects in our universe are composed of vibrating filaments (strings) and membranes (branes) of energy. String theory also postulates that that there are more than 4 dimensions that we normally experience (the usual length, width, height, and time). In fact, there are 11 dimensions, some of which are coiled up really tightly and therefore practically invisible to most people.
And what is the magnitude of this energy?
David Bohm, the great Princeton physicist, calculated that a single cubic centimetre of empty space contains more energy than all of the matter in the known universe! He called this energy as the Zero-Point Energy. As energy moves toward an infinite state, its wave frequency increases. The amplitude or vertical distance between wave crests becomes smaller and smaller until the points of rest overlap, turning the oscillating wave into a straight line. Bohm obtained laboratory evidence of this phenomenon by proving the existence of wave lengths as small as 10 raised to -34. In this manner, infinite energy may be realized as utter stillness or a zero point.. This Zero Point Order means almost zero fluctuation of wave.
What is the relation between meditation and zero point order ?
Our life consists of duality of (truth / lies) and (black / white) and (hatred / passion) and (good / bad) and (heavy/ light) and (dark / bright) and (male / female or yan / yin) and similar. So, in the frequency of the thought wave, these are opposite sides of the amplitude or fluctuation of a wave or the dualist aspect of life. The more intense hate and passion that one has, the more the mind is judgemental and extreme, the more the dualistic fluctuation and the more further one is away from the higher energy or the zero point energy wave frequency. Therefore, to keep a non-attachment attitude, to stay away from duality, to stay in a meditative state of equanimity takes one closer to the zero point order of almost nil amplitude. (will explain this in future blogs)
In the Avadhut Gita, Brahman is described as neti – neti (means neither one nor the other ). Brahman is neither good not bad, neither light nor dark, neither white nor black, neither heavy nor light, neither high not low, neither big nor small etc etc. So, Neti neti is an analytical process of conceptualizing something by clearly defining what it is not. Or in terms of physics, it is the removal of amplitude of duality to describe zero point energy. The zero point energy could also be understood as Brahman or Purusha or Shiva, from which creation emerges.
What is Naadbrahma?
What is happening in space is a constant movement of trillions and trillions of vibrations, leading to a model of humming of movement that would unite all we already know about the other physical forces.
“Sun and the rest of the universe are woven in string. What is that string that is Vayu.” Shatapatha Brahmana (184.108.40.206)
Therefore the entire universe and the entire existence is a humming one. Or what they call in Hinduism as “Naad Brahma” or “The Universe is a sound / vibration” of different frequencies.
Fundamentally, there are just three sounds in existence. Like the three colours of Red-Green- Blue and all other colours are derivatives of the same, similarly, there are just three words “aaa”, “ouuu” and “mmm”, or jointly uttered as “AUM”. These are the primary sounds of the vibration of the universe. All other words are derivatives of these three primary sounds, created by using the tongue to mix the sounds. A mute man cannot speak, but without his tongue he can create these three primary sounds.
Therefore, the mantra Aum meshes intimately with string theory and is said to be the universe’s hum. Ancient yogis believed that the whole universe vibrated as one and that in deep meditation one could hear this vibration as “AUM.”
If you took two empty steel glasses and covered your ears with them, you would hear a constant humming in your brain, similar to the vibration of sound of “AUM”.
How do these vibrations convert into physical existence?
In the higher ranges of space or consciousness, the vibration exist as potential and they have not yet manifested. In my next blogs, I shall write about conversion of these potential energy into physical reality.