Someone is going to win a Nobel prize when they understand what Buddha figured out by discovering emptiness.
Emptiness is the answer for consciousness and a unified field theory. Einstein practically locked himself in his room in the later years of his life in a house in New Jersey, trying to figure out a Unified Theory.
I don’t blame him, he was trying to figure out what every person wants to know. He wanted to know the mind of God. Although he was a genius physicist and solved a major scientific problem, he was never able to finalize a unified theory. He’s not the only one, so far no one has. To date, no physicist or scientist has been able, to grasp a complete theory for life.
Stephen Hawking once said, “If we do discover a complete theory, it should in time be understandable in broad principle by everyone, not just a few scientists. Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists, and just ordinary people, be able to take part in the discussion of the question of why it is that we and the universe exist. If we find the answer to that, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason — for then we would know the mind of God.”
We have string theory, quantum theory, black holes, higgs mechanism, supersymmetry, supergravity. We have laser guided missiles, Ak-47’s, hydrogen bombs, ipad’s, ipod’s, facebook, twitter. But we still don’t really know what beats our heart, causes our hair to grow, and what makes us conscious.
We’ve become addicted to fictitious reality’s brought on by advertising that advertise unattainable ideals of attraction.
We know more about reality TV than we do about what truly makes us happy. We are the only animal on the planet that can literally destroy its own planet. We are also the only animal in the animal kingdom that kill each other over who’s God is the right God.
Buddha pointed out that the mind is “maya” meaning illusion in Sanskrit. Physicists have also come to this conclusion. Niels Bohr a major contributor to Quantum Physics said, “Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.”
All Eastern traditions have pointed out that meditation is the way through these illusions. Neuroscience speaks of the “lizard brain” that controls all the impulses of our lower self. This is nothing new; these Eastern traditions figured this out over 2,500 years ago.
All Eastern traditions recognized this lizard brain, they called it “the lower self.” Buddha used the word “Nirvana” to blow out the fire of this lower self. Yogis call it “Manonasa” meaning annihilation of the mind; they believed the lower self is the cause to all of life’s problems.
When someone figures out what the mind is, and how its connected to the universe they will win a noble prize. Buddha and Lao Tzu figured it out over 2,500 years when they discovered emptiness.
I would like to see science and physicists shift its focus onto the energetic components of our body and see how its connected to the universe. A noble prize is waiting, for the person who discovers the energetic system of the mind and body, and how it is connected to the universe.
I don’t understand why Western science cannot find the energetic body that thousands of years of knowledge from India, Tibet, and China have discovered. I read a recent scientific journal speaking about Acupuncture and it basically said we know it works, but the “underlying method is still elusive.”
Eknath Easwaran does a wonderful job of explaining this in his translation of the Upanishads, he says, “A conference held in New Orleans some years ago, physicists were challenged to explain why there were no pioneers on the order of Einstein, Bohr, and Heisenberg any more. One young physicist pointed out that the comparison was a bit unfair. Those bold visionaries had been exploring the world outside, while his generation was faced with the infinitely harder task of querying, Who is the investigator? How is the mind, our instrument of knowing, supposed to turn around and know itself?”
Taoism, Hinduism, Buddhism and figured out the mind by doing rigorous meditation to investigate the mind. These meditation scientist where true geniuses in discovering how the mind and the universe works.
An excerpt from Cakrasamvara Tantra The Discourse of Sri Heruka: Sriherukabhidhana does a wonderful job of explaining how Buddhist monks where scientist of the mind.
The Tantric communities of India in the latter half of the first Common Era millennium (and perhaps even earlier) were something like “Institutes of Advanced Studies” in relation to the great Buddhist monastic “Universities.” They were research centers for highly cultivated, successfully graduated experts in various branches of Inner Science (adhydtmavidya), some of whom were still monastics and could move back and forth from university (vidyalaya) to “site” (pitha), and many of whom had resigned vows of poverty, celibacy, and so forth, and were living in the classical Indian saiñnyãsin or sãdhu style. I call them the “psychonauts” of the tradition, in parallel with our “astronauts,” the materialist scientist-adventurers whom we admire for their courageous explorations of the “outer space” which we consider the matrix of material reality. Inverse astronauts, the psychonauts voyaged deep into “inner space.
Buddhist Tummo meditation is a highly sophisticated set of Indo Tibetan Buddhist Tantric meditative practices, that recognizes a subtle body. It was believed to be formed around the time of 1016 to 1100 CE.
Herbert Benson a professor from Harvard Medical School studied Tibetan monks who did Tummo meditation. He witnessed these monks raise their skin temperature by up to 17 degrees Fahrenheit. These monks work with the energy center in the chest through very sophisticated meditation techniques.
The yoga sutras of Patanjali equally discuss this very sophisticated energetic system of the body. For example in chapter 3 verse 30 it says, “by the practice of samyama on the naval energy center knowledge of the organization and functions of the body’s arise.”
Lao Tzu in the Tao Te Ching says, “At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” He’s speaking about the “Dan Tien” which is the energy center located a few inches below the navel, in Traditional Chinese Medicine they say to find energetic center to restore your health.
In the Japanese and Samurai traditions they say a true person acts from there “Hara”. The samurai believe so much in this energy that if the samurai committed a wrong doing he would have to put a sword into his Hara, not only killing himself but, injuring his spiritual energy for the next life to come.
This same knowledge is often spoken about in all Eastern medical text. These three systems all recognize a subtle body aka energetic body. Ayurveda, Buddhist-Tibetan Medicine, and Traditional Chinese medicine all recognize an energetic system of the body.
Everything in the world is made from one substance called emptiness. What we call matter, particles, and atoms all come from this original universal energy field. Max Planck the father of Quantum Theory said, “All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force …We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter.”
This energy is also moving into two directions open and closing. Taoist monks recognize this phenomenon in the universe and they called it Yin and Yang.
They said the Tao created Yin and Yang and everything around us has an opening force and a closing force. According to Taoist theory these two energies are the structure of the entire universe. Its belief is that this Tao energy creates and destroys all things through this Yin and Yang energy.
Every aspect of the Taoist culture is built around this idea; Martial Arts, Healthcare, Science, even Architecture. Taoist figure out how to make buildings that would not collapse during an earth quake because they yield to the forces of nature.
I’ll admit, I came across this knowledge of Taoism and energy as a teenager by witnessing a 145 monk through meditation and emptiness work, launch people across the room with his index fingers. What I witnessed was said to be impossible both from a martial arts perspective and scientific perspective.
After four hours of meditation a day and training for over a decade with this meditation system, I can say with a hundred percent certainty that there is an energetic system that science has not even scratched the surface of understanding.
Then I came across an article about Consciousness and came to the conclusion; that they don’t know what the mind is because they think it is a localized phenomena of the brain. There’s not doubt that the brain is a major aspect of making us conscious.
However, what you are probably going to witness within the next ten years is someone is going to win praise and maybe even win a Nobel prize for explaining how the brain creates consciousness. Then it is going to be over turned by someone who figures out that the mind is non-localized entity, and is the result of an energy field.
The goal of Taoism, Buddhism, and Hinduism is to connect the energetic system of the body, to the universe but, western science says Qi, Prana, Kundalini and the Subtle body doesn’t exist. The Upanishads says, “As is the human body, so is the cosmic body. As is the human mind, so is the cosmic mind.”
The First goal for western science is to find the subtle body. Right now, no one wants to look into this energy, because there afraid of ridicule. There is a field of study right now going on called “Bio-Field energy” and so far it hasn’t even scratched the surface of what these eastern traditions found out about the mind. But its a start.
Albert Einstein once said,
A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
I hope to one day to see a science, that sees the same interconnectedness, that was seen by the Buddha, Lao Tzu, and other wisdom seekers. I hope that this science opens peoples hearts and minds, to the idea that we are all one.
Editor: Mel Squarey
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