Since the dawn of ages, throughout cultures and civilizations, there have always been those who were considered enlightened. Prophets, Messiahs, and Sages throughout history have been able to tap into the eternal energy of the universe, bringing forth ancient wisdom of the cosmos and creation and bestowing upon all who would listen the understanding of our very existence. Some were ridiculed and others were murdered for what seemed to be, at the time, irrational views.
Take for example Jesus Christ. He was known to be one of the most radical of enlightened masters in history. To onlookers, a man walking around telling everyone that he was the son of God would have seemed so irrational and ‘blasphemous’ that just speaking the words “I and my father we are one” had already made him a prime subject for public scrutiny.
In the life and times of Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama), we understand that his teachings were very radical, in the sense that they did not fall into the mainstream of Buddhist regime. This lead to his closest disciples writing down accounts of his teachings and hiding away many of his direct works prior to Buddha being poisoned to death.
Thankfully, we are at the point in history where, through advancement of technology and scientific observation, we can finally bridge the gap between spiritual philosophy and scientific reality.
1. Galaxies Are Alike To A Human Brain
In a study released in 2012 in the journal Nature’s Scientific Reports, physicist Dmitri Krioukov of San Diego’s University in California found that, according to a computer simulation, the universe may grow like a brain. “Natural growth dynamics are the same for different real networks, like the Internet or the brain or social networks,” he explains. The study suggested that(1) fundamental laws may govern the growth of systems large and small, from the electrical firing between brain cells and growth of social networks to the expansion of galaxies.
2. Binary Codes
While working on the equations pertaining to the superstring theory – a scientific theory that aims to explain all the forces in nature through the vibration of theoretical strings — theoretical physicist James Gate Jr. at the University of Maryland discovered something very interesting: computer code. Yes, according to Gates there were patches of 0s (off) and 1s (on) embedded in the equations — a sort of pulsing binary code that runs our computers. What is interesting is that this leads us to understand that what we experience may just be the product of signals from a virtual reality generating computer network broadcasted by an entity from the edge of space.
Pao Chang, a spiritualist, thinks that our reality is, in fact, a mere illusion. In his book, entitled Staradigm, he presents an interesting take on how reality works:
The core structures of reality work similar to how a computer works. A computer communicates and operates through the use of binary codes, which are codes that consist of ones (on) and zeros (off). Binary codes are very simple but with the right combinations they can help computers create magnificent things.
3. Golden Ratio
The golden ratio has been found in pine cones, seashells, and even in Leonardo Davinci’s paintings, but in an exciting discovery by researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, fractal patterns and golden ratio pulses were found to exist in stars. They made the discovery using the Kepler Space Telescope. The researchers were studying a specific kind of star known as RR Lyrae variables that are unlike normal stars in that they expand and contract. With each expansion and contraction the star’s brightness increases and decreases dramatically, a process known as pulsing.
What the researchers found next was the most astonishing. The stars in the study have been found to be pulsating in accordance with the golden mean. This finding is the first time the golden ratio has even been identified in space. Although the sample of stars in this study was quite small, (3) the researchers noticed an intriguing pattern among the four stars with pulsation frequencies close to the golden ratio. Each of these stars exhibited fractal behaviour in a never-ending pattern that repeats on continuously smaller scales.
“That suggests there might be a pattern,” Linder says. “What we need is more data.” An example of a fractal is a jagged coastline, which reveals more and more wiggles in its outline as you zoom in from any vantage point. “It’s the same with the frequencies in these stars,” Linder says. “As we lower the threshold we see more and more frequencies.”
4. Time & Space Are An Illusion
5 Sweet and Simple Words: Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity.
Space and time are not independent variables in our universe but rather agglomerate into the space-time continuum. In essence, space is dependent upon time and time is dependent upon space, a concept which shatters our idea of a definite reality and the universality of time altogether. So, both space and time, in fact, turn out to be mere illusions dependent upon the spatial location and movement of nothing but the observer. Past, present, and future are not fixed but rather are just an accumulation of spatial variables.
5. Quantum Mechanics & The Double Slit Experiment
In the experiment, a beam of electrons fired through a slit and at a screen replicated a wave-like pattern instead of a material splatter.
However, more interestingly, when this same beam of electrons was observed, it behaved as something consisting of solids, meaning that the electron already had several probable quantum events before the observation took place. It could have bounced off the screen, passed from either slit, passed from both slits, or just went over the screen. These probabilities were represented by the wave. However, when an observation took place the wave collapsed into one material reality — meaning that any physical event is a product of nothing but observation!
According to Erwin Schrödinger, (2) every possible outcome of an event exists as a combinative wave form before this wave collapses into a material manifestation upon observation. The type of manifestation depends upon its probability and the point in the space-time continuum at which the observation is made.
In conclusion, we need to change the paradigm, from saying, “God created the universe,” to “God is the universe.”