24 May 2010

God is Black and is Nothing.


    Well, long after writing this, now I feel some clarification is required about this post. This write-up took birth at a transitional period in my life. Transition from 100% religious(When I was so active in church and related activities. I was in the church choir. I take this opportunity to thank those people for standing my terrible singing :P) to an Athiest (No problem in calling so. But to be more clear I'm being agnostic. Which depends on the context. For example somebody who says God is Jehovah or Allah can think I am an athiest & if somebody just asks me 'Do you believe in god?' I am an agnostic. Because until he defines what he means by God, I cant say whether I believe in it or not. So it is safe to be an agnostic in that context). So this article contains some religious bits which you can ignore easily.

    Nothing is absolute and 100% perfect. Is it? And if something is, it is what we call, the God. God is omnipotent, omnipresent, etc. In short God is something that is 100% perfect in all aspects. (Atheists, please continue reading; Must be interesting. And hard-core believers, this is just another viewpoint.)

    Can you think about something that is 100% perfect and that materially exists too..?! NO. Nothing is absolutely perfect that materially exists. Even idealized entities like a perfectly black body or an Ideal gas doesn't exist. So the perfectly perfect entity - God has no material existence. That is, "God is nothing". Or God is "Nothingness" or "vacuum" or "emptiness".

    White is the overused color of God. But Black color better represents God. Because black represents "vacuum" or "emptiness".(The color of Lord Krishna in Hinduism is Black.) Black is the absence of everything, but it contains everything.

Read the last sentence once more..
Is nothing but contains everything.

    This is nothing but the notion that everything is balanced. Isn't this the basis of all scientific theories and laws? For example, Newton's 3rd law of motion - "For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction". That is "Everything is balanced".

    What ever be the concept, under all its abstractions lies down this universal, Zero-Sum concept. Summing up, you get a Zero. Or everything altogether is a zero or nothing. Many religions puts forward a concept that everything that exists is a part of God. Or God is present in everything; In all of us, sand, stone etc. That agrees with the zero - sum of the universe.

    Universe can be considered as an instance of an initially-calm-pond disturbed by a stone. The scene contains randomly distributed troughs, crests and droplets, which was altogether in an equilibrium position. Or as in a number line, how ever/ what ever random warps are made towards one direction, there exists something that balances it on the other side and what exists before, after and within these warps is the Zero. Likewise the universe is a result of infinite-warps in multiple-dimensions from nothing or zero.

    Thinking in the Hindu way, "Maya is the limited, purely physical and mental reality in which our everyday consciousness has become entangled. Maya is held to be an illusion, a veiling of the true, unitary Self — the Cosmic Spirit also known as Brahman" - Wikipedia

So Maya or Illusion is those warps.


    Quoting from http://1stholistic.com/prayer/Hindu/hol_Hindu-brahman.htm 
- "Brahman is the ground of all reality and existence. Brahman is uncreated, external, infinite and all-embracing. It is the ultimate cause and goal of all that exists. It is One and it is All. All beings emanate from Brahman; all beings will return back to the same source. Brahman is in all things and it is the true Self (atman) of all beings."

    And this uncreated, all-embracing Brahman, the reality from which everything emanated and everything will return back to, is the "nothingness" or "emptiness".

    Thinking this way God is the ultimate truth and emptiness is that ultimate truth. Or "Everything is balanced" says it all...

    The Bhagavat Gita teaches about Karma yoga("discipline of action"). Karma Yoga is described as a way of acting, thinking and wishing by which one orients oneself toward realization by acting in accordance with one's duty (dharma) without consideration of personal self-centered desires, likes or dislikes. Acting without being attached to the fruits of one's deeds.

    According to Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda, we produce Karma in four ways:
  • through thoughts
  • through words
  • through actions that we perform ourselves
  • through actions others do under our instructions
    The Hindu scriptures also teaches that according to each one's karmic history and "karmic account balance" the jiva(soul) goes through a cycle of birth, death and rebirth(Samsara). And when the karmic balance becomes zero the soul attains moksha(salvation).

    Advaita Vedanta's description on Moksha : "Moksha is seen as a final release from one's worldly conception of self, the loosening of the shackle of experiential duality and a realization of one's own fundamental nature which is true being, pure consciousness and bliss an experience which is ineffable and beyond sensation."

    And this unification with the universal reality ("nothingness") is in becoming nothing. So be nothing..!

    A good summary of this article is that: "God does not make one suffer for no reason nor does He make one happy for no reason. God is very fair and gives you exactly what you deserve."


Nidhin said...


Rahul C P said...

Antharaashtra concept.:)
Keep it up......but dont always think about these things and live your life:)

Betsy said...

Siddhartha of 21st Century ???!!!!!!! May God bless u dear bro..:-)

Jithu Sunny said...

:-) Me ain't thinking about this stuff these days. Nothing after this point unless somebody provoke me..:-D

Jithu Sunny said...

Stephen Hawkings in his latest book, The Grand Design(http://www.amazon.com/Grand-Design-Stephen-Hawking/dp/0553805371) says "The Universe can and will create itself from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the Universe exists, why we exist."

This converges to what I said in this article that the beginning is from nothingness, sum of everything is nothingness, what remains after will be nothingness. My attempt was to present the idea "Zero-sum" or "Everything is Balanced" & the underlying concept of Nothingness, as the GOD or "the concept of GOD"...!