In the Singularity article I suggested the following:
- The soul is a singularity and the mind is the event horizon of that singularity.
In other posts I also suggested that
- Mind is a mechanism for causal expression.
In various other posts, I made other speculations about the nature of mind
- Human mind is an inverted form of the Cosmic Mind.
- If brain is the hardware mind is NOT a software
One can come up with many more aphorisms about the mind. I am not trying to create more confusion. On the contrary, I am desperately searching for clues. We are clueless at this point. Any new angle would be appreciated.
I like the idea of mind as the event horizon of the soul. As you can guess the term “event horizon” comes from physics. We don’t know if there is a singularity inside a Black Hole but we know for sure that each Black Hole has an event horizon. The radius of the event horizon (a spherical surface outside of the Black Hole) is known as the Schwarzschild radius which is proportional to the mass swallowed by the Black Hole.
Even though the Schwarzschild radius is mentioned in the context of Black Holes, in fact, every object has a Schwarzschild radius. For example, Earth’s Schwarzschild radius is 9 mm. Our Sun’s Schwarzschild radius is 3 km. The Schwarzschild radius of the supermassive Black Hole at the center of our galaxy (Milky Way) is 13.3 million km.
Any object whose radius is smaller than its Schwarzschild radius is called a Black Hole.
Black holes are perfect laboratories for discovering the laws of the physical universe because they represent the extreme states of space-time-matter. Black Holes and their event horizons are poorly understood. The event horizon is equally puzzling as the Black Hole itself.
By definition, neither light nor particles can escape through the event horizon surface from the region inside, hence the name Black Hole. But, physicists also discovered that the even horizon of a Black Hole has quantum mechanical characteristics. Through quantum mechanical effects the event horizon radiates.
Because of these quantum mechanical effects, the Black Hole evaporates slowly. The more massive the Black Hole the slower it will evaporate. Supermassive Black Holes will take forever to evaporate but the less massive medium size Black Holes will evaporate quickly. Microscopic Black Holes, if they ever exist, would explode instantly.
There may be another type of radiation from the Black Holes under certain conditions. Based on the hints left by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti, I speculated that the Black Holes can be the sources of cittanu (ectoplasmic particles, mind-stuff). I have a suspicion that cittanu are not influenced by gravitation. Their escape from the Black Hole has nothing to do with quantum mechanics. Cittanu do not feel the gravitational force.
Just as the heavy elements are produced in supernova the cittanu may be produced in the Black Holes. Speculation surely, but, without healthy speculation progress does not happen. I will look into this possibility.
I would like to emphasize one important point that I mentioned in the Singularity article: the infinity of the Absolute Being is hidden in the dimensionless singularity of the soul. Singularities are dimensionless. Singularities do not have attributes. But, singularities have event horizons where dimensions and attributes manifest.
The event horizon of the soul is the mind. The soul is a singularity whereas the mind is not. The existence of the soul can be deduced from the radiance of the mind just like the existence of a Black Hole can be deduced from the radiance of its event horizon.