Sometimes, some answers are right in front of your nose and yet you fail to see them until such time a spark enlightens you. Something similar happened to me recently when I was reading an article suggesting Universe to be a holographic projection of some flat version, (Is universe hologram Physicists believe live projection). I was deliberating the import of this research and it took a couple of keywords from elsewhere to trigger the realisation on the meaning of these calculations.
Let me pick out a few sections from this article and draw parallels from the Hindu philosophy. “…The holographic principle suggests that, like the security chip on your credit card, there is a two-dimensional surface that contains all the information needed to describe a three-dimensional object – which in this case is our universe…” According to the Hindu scriptures, a soul is like a data card, which has the imprint of all the karmas in all the lives lived. A super consciousness transcends all realms of an individual life and stays in this cosmos. This soul is like energy or data that has no form until the time it takes the material body. Here, I want to quote Gita Chapter 2 Verse 13 – “As the embodied soul continuously passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death. A self-realized soul is not bewildered by such a change.”
Another section of the article, “…In essence, the principle claims that data containing a description of a volume of space – such as a human or a comet – could be hidden in a region of this flattened, ‘real’ version of the universe…” As per Hindu philosophy, the Yog Maya creates an illusory life/cosmos or ‘Moh-Jal’ (attachments) where the soul is entangled in the material form. Gita Chapter 7 Verse 13-14, “The whole of this creation is deluded by these objects evolved from three modes of prakriti- satva, rajas and tamas; that is why the world fails to recognize Me, standing apart from these and imperishable. For this most wonderful maya (veil) of Mine, consisting of three gunas (modes of nature), is extremely difficult to break through; those however who constantly adore Me, alone are able to cross it.” The article states, “…In a larger sense, the theory suggests that the entire universe can be seen as a ‘two-dimensional structure projected onto a cosmological horizon’ – or in simpler terms, the universe we believe we inhabit is a 3D projection of a 2D alternate universe…” Effectually, the Hindu Vedas state that the soul has the data comprising the collective consciousness, and the past life imprints, which when in contact with the material body comes to life acquiring the material nature (gunas – Satvik, Rajas, Tamas) of goodness, passion, or ignorance. The soul when not embodied stays in a tamas form (darkness) like in a black hole. The article talks of black holes and the computer calculations of theoretical flattened universe. “…In a black hole, for instance, all the objects that ever fall into it would be entirely contained in surface fluctuations…” “…In addition to this he explored the boundaries of a specific black hole as well as the effects of ‘virtual particles’, a type of particle that is believed to continuously pop in and out of existence…” “…Surprisingly, the computer calculations of the theoretical universe and the black hole’s boundaries matched, providing what some say is ‘compelling’ evidence of the dual nature of the universe.” The ‘virtual particles’ that pop in and out of existence, as referenced in the article, could be the souls that reincarnate as per the Hindu beliefs.
The compelling and interesting thought is that from times immemorial we have believed in the cycle of life and death of the material body and of soul being eternal. (Gita Chapter 2 Verse 24, “The soul is indestructible, the soul is incombustible, insoluble and unwitherable. The soul is eternal, all pervasive, unmodifiable, immovable and primordial.”) However, a scientific research, as we know today, is required to reinforce the existing facts that are part of our scriptures forever. It gladdens the heart of the believers when science is able to find some answers for the benefit of everyone. If you have this unflinching faith and you know that things written thousands of years ago had scientific basis, you just wait for this insight to dawn on the rest of the world. May there be more revelations and may there be light.
||Sarvam Sri Krishna Arpanamastu||