Mystery solved but more miracles open|
From massive planets orbiting the stars
to the tiniest electrons around atoms,
this grand design as above so below.
Planets Orbiting the Sun in Solar System
Electrons Spinning Around Atom
After 50 years of underwater photography, Yoji Ookata, has never encountered such an intricate sand circle
on the ocean floor. He called it the "mystery circle" that led to speculations of sea aliens making these
designs. When his camera crew found it was a tiny puffer fish doing it all with one fin, he was shocked.
While comparing the elephant's self-portrait to the puffer fish's sand-castle circle, I thought about
planets orbiting stars and electrons spinning around atoms the grand design from
the massive to the minute nature's miracles all around us.
Some need miracles to have faith such as Christ walking on water. I like Whitman's "Miracles"
Walt Whitman's "Miracles" from
Leaves of Grass (1856):|
Why! who makes much of a miracle?
As to me, I know of nothing else but miracles,...
To me, every hour of the light and dark is a miracle,
Every cubic inch of space is a miracle,...
Every spear of grass the frames, limbs, organs,
of men and women, and all that concerns them,
All these to me are unspeakably perfect miracles.
To me the sea is a continual miracle;
The fishes that swim the rocks
the motion of the waves the ships, with men in them,
What stranger miracles are there?
Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
Photo Sources: Planets Orbiting Sun (en.wikiversity.org);
Electrons Around Atom (livescience.com);
Andromeda Galaxy (solstation.com);
Emerald Tablet: "As Above, So Below"
The line "As above, so below" is from Hermes Trismegistus,|
Emerald Tablet (circa 6th century A.D.):
"True, true. Without doubt. Certain.
The below is as the above, and the above is the below,
to perfect the wonders of the One.
And as all things came from the One, from contemplation of the One,
so all things are born from this One by adaptation."
(Alexander Roob, Alchemy & Mysticism, Taschen, Köln, 1987, pp. 8-9)
Walt Whitman (WisdomPortal);
Emerald Tablet (en.wikiversity.org)
Was this universe made effortlessly or|
with great toil? Did we not make our dream
world spontaneously at night and wake up
afresh to a new day after our sleep?
Solar shockwaves creating planets in millions of years
Sun orbits Milky Way Galaxy in 230 million years
The universe is 14 billion years old with 200 billion galaxies.
Our Milky Way Galaxy is 13.2 billion years old with 300 billion stars.
Our nearest spiral galaxy, the Andromeda Galaxy (Video) has a trillion stars.
After the Big Bang, the first galaxies took 400 million years to form.
With millions of years to create stars and galaxies,
it seems that this universe was created with great toil and much effort. In a recent article
"Shock Waves From Sun Sculpted Our Solar System"
(9-28-2012), Russian scientist Tagir Abdylmyanov found that shock waves following the sun's formation
created a series of debris rings that became today's planets over millions of years. The planets formed
in intervals with the outer ones first (Pluto, Neptune, Uranus) and the inner ones million years later.|
Photo Sources: Solar Shockwaves (theepochtimes.com);
Milky Way (chandra.harvard.edu);
Dream World (fanpop.com);
Ramana Maharshi (WisdomPortal)
|However, we create our dream world effortlessly and spontaneously
every night while asleep. There is no toil writing scripts for the dream scenario either
before we sleep or while we're dreaming. Since the dream state is made of the same mind-stuff as waking and deep
(Mandukya Upanishad), perhaps this waking universe
was made effortlessly by a Cosmic Mind the same way we create our dream universe with ease each night.
The sage Ramana Maharshi (1879-1950) expounded on dream states: "There is no difference between dream and
the waking state except that the dream is short and the waking long. Both are the result of the mind. Because the waking state
is long, we imagine that it is our real state. But, as a matter of fact, our real state is called
turiya or the fourth
state which is always as it is and knows nothing of the three states waking, dream or sleep."
(Day by Day with Bhagavan, pp. 99-100).
Paul Brunton who introduced Ramana to the West, writes about the metaphysics of sleep in
Wisdom of the Overself (pp. 62-76). He gives yoga exercises (pp. 242-243) on experiencing the pure Mind
(turiya) in the gap between waking and sleep just before falling asleep at night.
(Dream & Waking Same Mind-Stuff: Major Chadwick/Ramana;
Peter Y. Chou
Mountain View, 10-4-2012
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