Category Archives: metaphysics

Few comments on Horgan’s bunk-bashing diatribe

Image credit John Horgan is an effective communicator. He has a provocative style. His writings always succeed in creating an emotional response. His books are fun to read because they are informative and controversial at the same time. He knows … Continue reading

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Principle of minimal structure

I delayed this post for six months. I decided to release it today because holding it longer would mean that I am becoming timid and self-conscious with my physics speculations. Here it goes. I stayed in a hotel in Antalya … Continue reading

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Meta-theory

Image credit I have watched the film “Particle Fever” for the second time last night. There is a nice PBS article about this film. “Particle Fever” was produced by David Kaplan who is a theoretical physicist at Johns Hopkins University. … Continue reading

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Shrii Shrii Anandamurti’s comments on the tri-attributional primordial force

This is a follow-up on the previous posts Why 3? Why 3? (area related argument) The 3 fundamental variables are coupled pair-wise Orthogonality is harder to achieve as the number of explanatory factors increases In this post I wanted to … Continue reading

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Why 3? (area related argument)

In the first installment I reminded the fact that there are exactly 3 generations (flavors) of fermions. This fact was established by the CERN LEP experiments (Aleph, Delphi, L3, and Opal). There is an independent confirmation of this fact by the … Continue reading

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Why is space so big and particles so small?

Image credit You may have heard many physicists discussing this question in their public lectures: why is space so big? This question is equivalent to the other question “why are elementary particles so small?” The physical universe is unimaginably vast and it is … Continue reading

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Few Metaphysical Comments on Quantum Gravity

Physicists have been trying to unify the theories of gravity and quantum phenomena in a mathematical framework but this project has proved to be extremely difficult. The SEP article on Quantum Gravity says that “Such a theory is expected to be … Continue reading

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Few comments on the recent Multiverse debates

Image credit I have been reading comments in the media saying that Multiverse theories are motivated by religious (theistic) view points. I don’t understand this argument. In my opinion, the opposite is true. The current version of Multiverse theories are motivated … Continue reading

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Event Horizon of the Soul

Image credit 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 … Continue reading

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Soul Monism is NOT Solipsism

I have encountered the philosophical term solipsism in my readings few times and I have ignored it until now. I ignored the term because I did not think it was worth thinking about. Then, it occurred to me that some people … Continue reading

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If there is mathematical reality then mind cannot be entirely physical

Peter Byrne from the Quanta Magazine interviewed David J. Gross* in May 2013. The title of the interview is “Waiting for the Revolution.” https://www.quantamagazine.org/20130524-waiting-for-the-revolution/ Peter Byrne’s last question in the interview was: “Is there an objective reality independent of human … Continue reading

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On multiple perspectives

I keep saying that science will provide infinite number of perspectives on Reality and there will never be a single unified theory of the universe. Why? Why multiple perspectives? Because science limits itself to the physical realm. It is impossible to … Continue reading

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Why does everything rotate?

All astronomical objects rotate. Earth, Moon, Sun, Milky Way, other planets, other stars,  and other galaxies all rotate. Black holes rotate too. All elementary constituents of matter (fermions) and all force carrying quanta (gauge bosons) have intrinsic spin which cannot … Continue reading

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My Response to Hut-Alford-Tegmark

This is the 3rd installment of a 3 part series. The first two were: Piet Hut the Hero Physicist Hut-Alford-Tegmark Debate on Math, Matter and Mind In this piece I will comment on the Hut-Alford-Tegmark debate. For their debate Hut-Alford-Tegmark used a … Continue reading

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Hut-Alford-Tegmark Debate on Math, Matter and Mind

This is a follow-up article on “Piet Hut the Hero Physicist” where I mentioned Hut’s interesting paper titled “On Math, Matter and Mind” [2]. I will provide an introduction to his paper here. You can read my comments on that … Continue reading

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The 3 fundamental variables are coupled pair-wise

In the “Silence of the La Madeleine” I talked about a perfect spring day in Paris and my experience inside the church known as the La Madeleine which looks like a Greek temple from outside.  La Madeleine church is dedicated … Continue reading

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Complementarity Principle of Quantum Mechanics

Niels Bohr regarded the “complementarity principle” as the most fundamental principle of Quantum Mechanics, He introduced the concept of “complementarity” in his Como Lecture in 1927. The formal presentation [1] was given in his book “Atomic theory and the description … Continue reading

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Inference and Propensity

Dictionary definitions: Propensity: an inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way. Inference: a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning. In the context of spiritual philosophy: propensity: a causal factor influencing an individual entity inference: … Continue reading

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Crazy thoughts on how ideas spread

An idea can spread and disappear quickly. The ideas that survive for thousands of years usually spread very slowly. It is not the rule but it is often the case. Historical Shiva lived 7000 years ago. Historical Tehuti lived 6000 … Continue reading

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David R. Hawkins on Causality

This is my fourth post in the “causality” series. The first three were: Difference between correlation and causation Phillip Gibbs on Temporal and Ontological Causality Kant, Hume, Reichenbach, Meister Eckhart and others on Causality I think that the following question … Continue reading

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Kant, Hume, Reichenbach, Meister Eckhart and others on Causality

This is my third post in the “causality” series. The first two were: Difference between correlation and causation Phillip Gibbs on Temporal and Ontological Causality Here’s some heavy articles weighing on the concept of causality Kant and Hume on Causality … Continue reading

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Zero is not Null

I am reading “Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story” by Jim Holt. This is one of the best books I have ever read. In his book Holt examines the fundamental question “Why is there something rather than … Continue reading

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No space, no time, just events

No space, no time, just events! This is not necessarily my view of the world but it sounds familiar. According to the ancient wisdom traditions there is an abstract world and the physical world is a just a shadow of … Continue reading

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Three Worlds and Three Mysteries of Penrose

“Platonic-mathematical, physical, and mental – has its own kind of reality, and where each is (deeply and mysteriously) founded in the one that preceeds it (the worlds being taken cyclicly). I like to think that , in a sense, the … Continue reading

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It is not just atoms and the void

Sean Carroll is a cosmologist, physicist and author. He is a talented communicator. He wrote excellent books. I enjoy reading his books and his blog where he declares “in truth, only atoms and the void.” I don’t know what he … Continue reading

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Difference between pseudoscience, metaphysics, spiritual philosophy and science

Science is good, metaphysics is good, spiritual philosophy is great but pseudoscience is bad. This is my position. If you ask scientists they would say “science is good, metaphysics is bad, and pseudoscience is very bad.” Scientists would not differentiate … Continue reading

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Sound Archetypes of Sanskrit

This is an important subject. The so-called “acoustic roots” of Sanskrit are also known as Biija Mantras. I suppose one can write a book on the deep significance of Biija Mantras. My understanding is that Biija Mantras are basically sound … Continue reading

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Metaphysics is a misunderstood word

Image credit I noticed that people have very different notions of metaphysics. Even among the physicists the connotations of metaphysics vary widely. Let’s start with the literal meaning of metaphysics. The word meta usually means an abstraction from another concept … Continue reading

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Aham or Ego

Shrii Shrii Anandamurti explains Aham (Ego, “I do” consciousness, or second subjectivity) “Matter is the crudest manifestation of citta and citta is a metamorphosed form of Cosmic Consciousness. The two subtler manifestations of Cosmic Consciousness, the Mahattattva and Ahaḿtattva, are … Continue reading

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Fun with Aphorisms

I love aphorisms. Ancient Greeks loved aphorisms too. My paternal ancestry is rooted in Anatolia and Greece. That may explain my fondness for aphorisms. I don’t create aphorisms intentionally but I was blessed with few over the years. I wanted … Continue reading

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Relative Truth is Objective

Image credit What is relative truth? Cosmos is the relative truth. The term “relative” refers to the derivative nature of the Cosmos. Is there an absolute truth? Yes, there is. Godhead (Absolute Being, Consciousness with capital “C”) is the absolute … Continue reading

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Ontological Semiosis

In “Course in General Linguistics,” Ferdinand de Saussure proposed a new science. “It is … possible to conceive of a science which studies the role of signs as part of social life. It would be part of social psychology, and … Continue reading

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Mystery

The most powerful force in the universe is the attraction of a mystery. We fear the unknown but we are attracted to it.  The powerful attraction of the hidden truth is irresistible. We cannot accept the possibility of a random … Continue reading

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Internalizing ideas and theories

Apparently the subject of internalization is widely studied in academic psychology and sociology. I am not an expert in the academic aspects of internalization but I am cognizant of my own mental processes. I wanted to share some of my … Continue reading

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Singularity

After reading John D. Barrow’s “The Book of Universes” I realized that I cannot avoid the subject of singularity any longer. Like infinity singularity is an intractable subject. Thinking too much on infinity or singularity will surely lead you to … Continue reading

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On Different Definitions of Monism

I came across an article written by Michael Shermer in 2004. He is a well-known author and columnist for the Scientific American magazine. In that article he gives a definition for monism: “Dualists hold that body and soul are separate … Continue reading

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Primordial Generator

The primordial fabric of the universe has a fundamental invariance. The golden equation is the symbol of this fundamental invariance. The golden equation is telling us that if the primordial fabric is distorted it will be distorted in such a … Continue reading

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Ontology of Energy

Time has come for a discussion of the ontology of energy. Let’s discuss it without academic pretense and dogmatism. I will start by mentioning the views of a well-known philosopher and a physicist I respect. Shrii Shrii Anandamurti’s views on … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Memory

When I was a teenager I dreamed of inventing a device that would record our thoughts. Recording the memory portion of the thought was a big part of that invention. In those days technology was primitive. Now, there are a … Continue reading

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Divine Time, Causal Time, Physical Time

Discussion of time will never end. We will never exhaust this subject. My short review today was inspired by a dear friend who has been thinking deeply on the subject of time and asking me difficult questions. I cannot answer … Continue reading

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More cryptic notes

In my previous post titled “Model of a Model,” I mentioned that I was going to write a post on the many interpretations of the quantum mechanical wavefunction. It turned out to be quite a project. It will be a … Continue reading

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Jadasphota

This is a follow-up on the previous posts titled New Perspective on the Quantum Mechanical Nature: Seeking Freedom Few Comments on Microscopic Black Holes where the ontological principles Consciousness cannot be confined for long Seeking freedom is one of the … Continue reading

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Few Comments on the Microscopic Black Holes

In 2008, before the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was turned on there was a concern that LHC would create microscopic black holes and they would grow in size causing the end of the world. LHC has been operating successfully since … Continue reading

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No Thermal Death for the Universe

In 2011 the Nobel Prize in physics was shared by Saul Perlmutter, Brian P. Schmidt and Adam G. Riess “for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe through observations of distant supernovae.” Prior to their research we knew … Continue reading

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All particles are God particles

Ever since CERN announced the discovery of a new particle behaving like the theorized Higgs boson on July 4th 2012, the phrase “God particle” went viral on the internet. Everyone is talking about the “God particle.” Discovery of the Higgs … Continue reading

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Metaphysics

Layers of the Mind (Kosha and Loka) Citta Conservation Law of Three Gunas Aspects of Rajoguna, Tamoguna, Sattvaguna A Fundamental Principle Origin of Life Number Symbolism Duality and Interaction A Commentary on “Vibration, Form and Colour” The Five Fundamental Factors (Bhutas)

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Essays by Suresh Emre

A new synthesis of Spiritual Philosophy is presented in Definitions and Summary of Soul Monism I volunteer for the Renaissance Universal (RU) movement. A Vision for a Universal Renaissance. The complete list of my articles is given in https://sureshemre.wordpress.com/index/  

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“What Is This World?” Lecture of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar (May 21, 1921 – October 21, 1990), also known by his spiritual name Shrii Shrii Anandamurti was one of the highest expressions of universal teacher in human history. He was the founder of Ananda Marga. He re-formulated … Continue reading

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Concept of Time: Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

“Time is not an eternal factor. Because what is time? It is mental reckoning of the motivity of action. This mental reckoning of the motivity of action [means that] where there is no action, there cannot be any time.” [1] … Continue reading

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Citta

We all heard of the flight simulators used in pilot training. Flight simulators save lives. The modern simulators use computers to build virtual realities. A simulator is a combination of hardware and software. There is a “simulator” aspect to our … Continue reading

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Layers of the Mind (Kosha and Loka)

Information about the layers of the mind (Kosha and Loka) can be found in many discourses of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti. The table below is from the book “Idea and Ideology” [1]. You can obtain Shrii Shrii Anandamurti’s publications from Ananda … Continue reading

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Inspiring Metaphors (3): Triangle

Triangle and the 3 Gunas In spiritual philosophy, in some religions, in most esoteric philosophies and in various metaphysical creation theories the triangle and the essence of triangle the number 3 is used as a metaphorical device to refer to … Continue reading

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Spiritual Teachings of Tehuti

Introduction Philosophical, spiritual, religious, metaphysical and scientific influence of the mythical personality Tehuti on the world culture is immense. Tehuti was deified by ancient Egyptians and he was accepted and respected by all societies in the Near East. He is … Continue reading

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The Five Fundamental Factors (Bhutas)

The cosmology of Ananda Marga philosophy is known as Brahmacakra or the Cycle of Creation. The 5 fundamental (rudimental) factors mentioned in Brahmacakra refer to the stages of creation where the physical universe emerges from the Cosmic Citta (primordial fabric). In … Continue reading

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A Commentary on “Vibration, Form and Colour”

In his discourse titled “Vibration, Form and Colour” [1], Shrii Shrii Anandamurti reminded us the following facts: Each “vibration” has “form” Each “form” has “colour” Therefore, each “vibration” must have “colour” as well. What is vibration? Shrii Shrii Anandamurti tells … Continue reading

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Cosmic Inversion

There are many mysteries in the universe but the biggest mystery is the connection between the Cosmic Mind and the human mind. Full realization of this connection will lead to a new phase in human development. Interaction between the objective … Continue reading

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Unity of Being (Absolute Monism)

Introduction Unity of Being and Absolute Monism refer to the same concept. There is only ONE Absolute Being in existence. Cosmos including all the physical universes and the infinite number of souls are transformations or internal reflections of this Absolute Being … Continue reading

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Duality and Interaction

Duality is the outcome of an interaction. The fundamental interaction that is sometimes symbolized by the yin/yang symbol is the binding action of Prakrti (Cosmic Operative Principle) on Puruśa (Cosmic Cognitive Principle). This binding action is the fundamental interaction. The binding … Continue reading

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Inspiring Metaphors: Line and Point

A conversation with Peter Francis Dziuban* inspired this metaphor. There is a duality between the “point” and the “line” which is apparently different but a line looks like a point when viewed from a different angle (head-on). Therefore the “point” … Continue reading

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Number Symbolism

Zero : Dimensionless Infinity of Consciousness Geometric representation of zero is a dot (point) because a point is zero-dimensional. The Absolute Unqualified Consciousness (Nirguna Brahma) is symbolized by a point because Nirguna Brahma is beyond this creation, it is beyond … Continue reading

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A Fundamental Principle

Introduction Absolute Unqualified Consciousness (Godhead, Nirguna Brahma, Absolute Being, Ein Sof, Alam-i Hahut), or whatever name you invent to describe the indescribable infinity of love and bliss, is totally beyond mind and comprehension. It is an undivided whole. Creation is … Continue reading

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Aspects of Rajoguna, Tamoguna, Sattvaguna

The 3 gunas constitute the foundation of the Brahmacakra theory which was modernized and reformulated by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti [1] [2] [3]. The 3 gunas explain not only the multiplicity and variation seen in the physical universe but the aspects … Continue reading

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Conservation Law of Three Gunas

The 3 gunas constitute the foundation of the Brahmachakra theory which was modernized and reformulated by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti [1] [2] [3]. The 3 gunas explain not only the multiplicity and variation seen in the physical universe but the aspects … Continue reading

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