Three Realms of Time

It is my habit to search the digital records of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti (Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar) for clues. I am infinitely inspired by Anandamurti’s discourses.

I have been reading his writings for more than 30 years and this is the first time I noticed the phrase “three realms of time.”

The phrase “three realms of time” refers to past, present, and future, of course. But, I think that it is more than just a poetic form of the “past, present, and future.” I think that he is making a subtle point.

Perhaps, what is important here is not the phrase itself but the content and the meaning of the text that contains the phrase “three realms of time.”

Here’s the text. In the quotation below he refers to God as “Macrocosm.” What fascinates me is the last few sentences of the last paragraph.

“In the case of microcosms, the creation of space and individuality occurs at a particular time. And that particular time becomes the past at a different time. But the Macrocosm transcends time, for the three realms of time – past, present and future – lie embedded in His mind. It may be that a thousand years ago, a certain unit mind was sheltered in a particular physical structure at a certain place, and today has found shelter in a different structure at an entirely different place, and a thousand years from now may find shelter in another structure at another place. These three states of existence – that which was, that which is and that which will remain – lie in their totality in the Macrocosm, the Witness of all, as the continuation of the same flow. For the Macrocosm there is no external space, hence, there are no spatial differences: Mithila, The Punjab, Russia, and America all are equal to Him. Each and every entity is an object of His mental imagination, thus for Him there are no external individual differences. The rich and the poor, the literate and the illiterate, are all His psychic projections, sheltered in His vast Macrocosmic Mind. Therefore under no circumstance can there be any allegation of partiality against Him.

According to some people space is infinite, but in reality that is not the case. Space is a limited expression bound by the static principle of Prakrti. That which is bound by the static principle cannot be called infinite. We may say that space is vast, but not infinite. For the Macrocosm there is no difference between a partial expression of space, and the totality of space; between individuality and collectivity. Microcosms concern themselves with time, space and person; but the Macrocosm will think of them as his own psychic projection. What will happen if the Macrocosm does not think of anything as his psychic projection? The result will be that whatever the Macrocosm views from the microcosmic viewpoint will appear to be real. That particular object will be a mere fraction of His vast psychic flow.

Though the Macrocosmic purpose is singular, Its actional expressions are multilateral. In this actional flow there is limitless dynamism. That is why the Macrocosm has equal concern for all objects at all times. All created entities are equally assimilated in Him. The unit mind, however, tries to assimilate an object with which it is associated at a particular time, and in a particular place and person, treating it as its own to the exclusion of all other entities. This is why people say, “ my house, _my_ country, _my_ language”. Behind such expressions the psycho-philosophy of microcosmic exclusiveness is quite apparent. it is the same spirit of exclusiveness which causes unnecessary conflicts over state, country, language, community, creed, and so on. These narrow sentiments occur in the absence of an integral, universal viewpoint. So although the goal of the unit mind is multilateral, its movement at a particular time is unilateral, and thus it cannot be concerned with more than one object at a time. However, in the process of constant Cosmic ideation the multilateral goal of the unit mind becomes unilateral, and its unilateral actional expression becomes multilateral. It becomes an active participant in a multi-dimensional actional flow with a uni-purposive goal. ”

-Shrii Shrii Anandamurti ,”The Macrocosm and the Microcosm”  (1959)


About Suresh Emre

I have worked as a physicist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory. I am a volunteer for the Renaissance Universal movement. My main goal is to inspire the reader to engage in Self-discovery and expansion of consciousness.
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