Space Time Continuum

Was there ever a Big Bang?


Was there a start point for the evolution of our universe? Science thinks there was and they refer to that as the Big Bang theory, but is this really what happened?

Because life as we know it on the physical plane has a beginning and an end, it seems logical that the universe in which we live must also have had a beginning and will one day have an end. But on the face of it seems that our imagination along with our perception has yet to reach the milestone of knowing one way or the other.

Scientists have used our most powerful telescopes yet they have not been able to define any edge to our universe, it appears to go on for what we may well describe as forever.

Most people only know life by looking outwards at the world and in our outward search, we have defined up and down, left and right as directions for physical navigation. Yet science continually overlooks the fact that there are only two directions in life, outwards and inwards.

As well as looking out into space, science has been looking inside the atomic particle where they've found that there is a similar indefinable space, but here the laws of nature as they know them and the rules of physics do not apply.

From a spiritual perspective where spirituality equates to the science of self-realisation and the nature of personal existence, there is a parallel with modern scientific discovery in that inner space and outer space are complimentary to each other.

It is the Yogi, those men and women who have turned inwards to explore their own internal nature who have as the scientists realised that space is not empty but also what we call as physical matter has no inherent existence.

In fact what we see as physical in the world around us and if you take our human body then extract all the space, what is left would like to be about the size of a fly shit, yet it would also weigh almost as much as the reduced person. Therefore what we perceive and what we think we know are not always real. Similarly with the idea of a big bang being the starting point of the universe is speculation, so let's put that into a different context.

Let's say we take a New Zealand Kauri tree, it is a forest giant and the trunk can grow in excess of 6 m in diameter. Yet it begins its life as a very small seed slightly smaller than a mustard seed. This tiny seed represents the compressed universe which then bursts into life and grows.

When we look out of the physical universe, we only see a small part of it. What we see as empty space is known to be full of what scientists the lack of a better name refer to as dark matter. When we look inside ourselves to our quintessential physicality, there is only space and some interesting phenomenon that scientists as yet don't understand.

The question arising from this line of thought is; is the universe a lifeform?

In terms of the scale of the universe as we know it, we are so minuscule and insignificant that it would have as much chance of knowing our's as you and I would have any chance of knowing any individual red blood cell travelling around her bodies.

Science tells us that the universe is expanding and that that expansion is accelerating. If we come back to the idea of a tree, the tree grows more rapidly over the warm summer months and grows more slowly during the cold winter. But it seems that we humans have not been around for long enough to determine whether or not the universe expansion is always increasing, or whether it speeds up or slows down according to its season.

When we come to defining the age of the universe, this again is guesswork, but if we take into account the universe being alive then it would make sense that it has a birthing and like us it will eventually have an expiry date. But given the scale of the universe, this is likely to occur in trillions of years as opposed to billions. By the way, if we think about time, 1 billion seconds is almost 2000 years.

"Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning. ( The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein's theory of general relativity. The model may also account for dark matter and dark energy, resolving multiple problems at once.

The widely accepted age of the universe, as estimated by general relativity, is 13.8 billion years. In the beginning, everything in existence is thought to have occupied a single infinitely dense point, or singularity. Only after this point began to expand in a "Big Bang" did the universe officially begin.

Although the Big Bang singularity arises directly and unavoidably from the mathematics of general relativity, some scientists see it as problematic because the math can explain only what happened immediately after—not at or before—the singularity.

The Big Bang singularity is the most serious problem of general relativity because the laws of physics appear to break down there." ~ Ahmed Farag Ali.

The ancient Yogis and Buddha's defined life as a mix of energy and consciousness which when combined give rise to physicality in accordance with the level of consciousness. These two aspects of nature are in a constant state of flux yet are completely indestructible.

Therefore the idea of the beginning or an end to the universe is pointless because there is none. Within Hindu cosmology, the collective wisdom of tens of thousands of years of introspective research tells us that what we perceive as the universe has periods of growth and expansion followed by a period of dissolution.

What we perceive as physical returns to being pure energy, but the consciousness that created the universe remains intact and perhaps it is learning? We human beings are a reflection of that consciousness and composed of energy. We are born out of consciousness into matter but when we reach our expiry date, what we perceive as out spiritual self merges back into pure consciousness whereas the physicality is recycled as energy to support other life.


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