Life!

  The apex of evolved life on our Earth is manifested in human being and its bottom – the least evolved and primitive form – is found in virus. At the lowest rung of life-ladder, these microscopic organisms are sometimes found existing and thriving in the extreme climate and difficult conditions.  They are also found in human body. Sometimes disease-causing bacteria get entry through infection into human body. To kill them, doctors fill human body with bacteria-killing drugs – antibiotics in sufficient quantity and for sufficient duration. If the quantity or the duration is not sufficient enough to kill them completely, then bacteria mutate their genetic life-code to evolve themselves sometimes even in hours – into a new form of life to become drug-resistant. What it takes millions of years for higher life-species like human beings or monkeys to mutate their life-code to evolve themselves in new forms to overcome Nature’s hurdles on the path of life,  only days or even hours are taken at the bacteria level.

  Life’s properties at the apex and the bottom are essentially the same. In the kingdom of life man and bacteria share the common basic qualities. We know that life has the capacity to meet and overcome challenges to its forward movement. We may also discover the rule of this forward movement that is seen in the Darwinian principle of the survival of the fittest and that is nothing but the process of mutation, which process aims at not the evolution of the best form of life but to meet the existing difficult conditions that challenge the survival of the life-form in question..

  But the real question is not how, but why, life does so. How do we explain the life’s basic urge to go ahead, to sense the hurdle, to find the direction and to evolve into new form in order to overcome the difficulty on its path?

  Let us take another phenomenon of Nature. Rivers flow from higher to lower level of ground. If you put boulders in the way of its flow, the water gets collected in the sufficient quantity to break the barrier created by the bolder. We may also discover the rules – action of gravity – explaining how it does so. But the real question is not how but why the water-flow does so.  Today we know that this is all done due to the universal force of gravity that pulls water from the higher to the lower level of ground, that is, towards the centre of gravity located within the centre of earth. If you put a boulder sufficiently high in the course of river’s water-flow, the flow gets stopped. But that does not mean that there is no force of gravity acting on it or there is no natural tendency of water to flow from the higher to the lower level.  We also know today that there is potential gravitational energy stored in the accumulated water at the higher level of ground. If we weaken the boulder that is put in the path of flowing water or add some more quantity of water to the already stored pool, the force of gravity would increase and overcome the barrier of boulder and the choked water would again start flowing towards the lower level. Today we know not only how but also why water flows from the higher to the lower level of ground.

  We know that mountains, high-rise buildings, stones put on the ground all have potential gravitational energy or tendency to fall to the centre of gravity within the Earth and the moment we remove the intervening barriers between these objects and the acting force, all these objects would collapse to their centre of gravity.

  We know that all planets of our solar system – including our Earth – and all solar systems within our galaxy have potential energy stored in them that has the tendency to fall to their respective centers of gravity – our sun and Milky Way’s Black Hole.  But they do not collapse into their respective centers of gravity because there is an intervening barrier of centrifugal force of elliptical motion that stops them from crashing into their respective centers of gravity. As we all know, Black Hole is formed by the process of collapsing of the super dense matter it is made of into itself under the force of its own gravity. It has super gravitational force and acts on the surrounding galaxies by pulling them towards its centre of gravity and the galaxies do not fall into it because they are kept from collapsing by the centrifugal force of their elliptical motion. Every particle in the universe has potential energy stored in it that tends to act but this movement-oriented tendency is obstructed from happening by natural barriers. The moment the potential energy stored in an object exceeds the counterbalancing force and the barrier is overcome by it, it starts moving towards its center of gravity – its destination.

  How these natural phenomena are relevant to understand the life and its emergence out of matter?

  Let us look at the universal natural forces. There is a scientific dream of understanding the grand unified force acting in the universe. Einstein proposed that all the known forces – gravity, electromagnetic, two nuclear forces – are in fact only the one force manifesting differently under different conditions. Today some of these forces have been unified by understanding their inter relations but the dream of final grand single unified force is yet not achieved. It may be achieved tomorrow.

  How this unified universal force is relevant to understand the life and its emergence?

  All these natural phenomena prompt us to think of life as some form of energy – a force – and to visualize it as stored in matter in some potential form. Undoubtedly, life is energy. In the cycle of energy transformation, the life gets its power-supply through food and from Sun (in the ultimate analysis). But there is no equal balancing of the energy-input and the energy-output in the case of life. Life has Will that is an additional quantity of energy on the side of output in the equation of the equivalence of input and output of energy, and it contains in it (that is, Will) the additional energy that came from the initial push, which set the life on its course of forward evolutionary movement.

  It is possible for mind today to conceive that there is life stored in the potential form in every particle of matter in the universe but some counterbalancing barrier bars its emergence, manifestation and forward movement as life. Wherever, and whenever, this barrier is removed by whatever means and for whatever reason, the life comes out of its potential state and starts moving towards its natural destination, towards its center of gravity – that is not gravity but in the context acts like gravity calling all life-forms to meet this center and we see this movement as evolution of life. Then, further it is also possible to conceive that this just released life-energy has the tendency to march – because now it is not blind movement of matter but conscious march  of life – towards her center of gravity, or better still, towards her destiny. As we said, in our mental model the centre of gravity is a symbol of equivalence and has nothing to do with the natural force of gravity; likewise, neither is the stored potential life-energy an amount of stored force of gravity. It is something qualitatively different, of a different dimension, a different plane of existence and a different reality. But, nevertheless, it is a force in real sense of the word. This fundamental universal force is yet to be discovered, detected and harnessed by modern science.

  Moreover, it is also possible for human mind to conceive that such a center of life-gravity or life’s destination is nothing but part and parcel of the grand unified universal force, and that the same is felt differently in different circumstances, including as life (as we know it existing in material world on our Earth) under certain conditions. Only what is required more is bestowing that universal force with the property of consciousness. It does not seem illogical, at least today. It also renders it possible that life may exist extraterrestrial where barriers for life-emergence have been rendered surpass able by suitable conditions of (life’s) hospitable environment. With the help of this model for understanding life, it is possible that it may be created artificially even in laboratory by the scientists.

  Let modern science, a discipline of knowledge dependent on the tool of mind, make its toils and take its time to discover this secret in its own favorite way.

  Man is exploring the universe. He is able to get out of Earth and travel extraterrestrial places. He has touched moon with his hands and peeped into the interiors of universe. Everywhere man has found compounds made of atoms and atoms made of atomic particles. Basically, it is search of physical world and this physical world, so far as he has been able to know, is infinite.

  However, he is not going beyond material world in his search. He has no tools to go beyond material world. He is not capable with his mind to go beyond matter. Nature has set a limit to the capacity of human mind, as his mind is not the supreme tool produced by her. And, Nature has not yet finished her task of producing still better tools of knowledge and she is still at her work of evolution. Beyond physical world, there are other worlds also and man knows the existence of some of these extra physical worlds and makes attempts to study them. Behind atomic particles, there is a world of subatomic particles or waves and this world must be having its own shape, rules and place in the scheme of things. Also there is a gravitational world behind all material particles that must be having its own symmetrical structure and place in the universal scheme.

  We know that water is a compound of Hydrogen and Oxygen but it is basically different from these two gases. You look at the snowy mountains and compare them with Hydrogen and Oxygen, and you find that they are qualitatively different from each other, though ice is made of these two gases. There is a barrier of quality between the two. One can never experience the reality of ice, by simply having these two gases. Though we know that ice is but a compound of these two gases, these two gases are in themselves nothing but a certain atomic structure of atomic particles. And though these atomic particles are likewise a definite structure of subatomic particles or waves, yet ice, gases, atoms and subatomic particles or waves exist with their separate individual identities and rules.

  One can go deep down into the micro world and find independent structures in hierarchy ad infinitum. There is a barrier of quality difference between any two of levels of this hierarchy. Likewise, one can go out in the macro world and find similar independent structural hierarchy ad infinitum.

  Once some scientists thought that with the discovery of atomic particles, the physics will see its end and there will be left nothing more in the material science for scientists to discover. But Nature is not that simple. The beauty of Nature is its mystery. It is endless, in structure, in quality and in operation.

  It is not only the material plane but also the planes that are beyond it that can be descended into by man by suitable means, and they are ad infinitum. Though none of them is primary, all have their independent identities and rules.

 There is a world of desires and impulses that is real with its individual shape, quality and rules.

  Also there is a world of thoughts with similar attributes.

  And, then there are many more worlds in the scheme of creation. Eastern wisdom accepts the existence of these subtle worlds and its leading lights, like Lord Buddha, Lord Jesus Christ, Milarepa, Nizammuddin, Ramakrishna, Sri Aurobindo and countless many others, vouchsafe the truth of these worlds on the basis of their personal experiences, experiences that were validated by objective and verifiable results predicted in advance. These experiences of them were not subjective feelings that had no objective foundations. There are persons living on Earth even today, as ever, who live these experiences and prove their objective correctness by predicting future events.

  We live at three planes, or, we are conscious at three planes. These planes of consciousness are neither the inherent properties nor the bye-products of our biological life. However, for action of the consciousness at these planes in our material world, generally, it needs a physical body.

  • Firstly, at the lowest level, at the threshold of life, we ‘feel and sense’ our living existence. It is the world of consciousness at the gross physical level, the most elementary level of living being. It is the base of the pyramid of human structure and is formed of ‘sensations’ that may be occasioned by the end result of our pursuit of desires and thoughts or, by innocuous natural happenings to the physical body.

  • The second one is that of ‘our’ desires. This world is composed of cravings and impulses. A beauty inherent in the desires and cravings – ranging from love to hate and attachment to revulsion – provides this world its own rhythm.

  • The third plane is that of ‘our’ thoughts. It is a world of mind and its reason, and is composed of symmetry. It provides a congruity in the material world around us and creates a beauty and rhythm of logic,

   Who am ‘I’? The ‘I’ is the ever-shifting bundle of thoughts, desires and sensations. This ‘I’ remains in perpetual flex. Like a kaleidoscope, our ‘I’ is an ever-shifting illusion shaped by ‘our’ thoughts, desires and feelings, and this illusion lasts all our life span, till the death. That is ‘I’ and that is how we spend our life.

  With birth, man gets his physical body that develops over time by absorbing material nutrients from surrounding Nature. But, by indulging in desires, man absorbs these desires and forms an inner subtle body – body constituted of desires. Not only this, likewise, he, by dealing in thoughts, absorbs them and forms an inner subtle body – body composed of thoughts. These three subtle bodies – physical, vital and mental – sustain Para psychological human being from within, like a house is supported from within by a steel structure.

  At his death, man’s physical body disintegrates into its constitutional elements that are absorbed back by Nature for re-cycling. Some time after death, his three subtle bodies, too, are released into (or migrate to, which is the same thing) independently existing subtle worlds that are regulated by their own laws.

   After living their respective lives there for some time, these subtle bodies (or subtle beings) also die and disintegrate into their respective constituent elements and absorbed back by Nature for re-cycling. The ‘I’ that we know, being an illusion of something else, also disappears leaving no trace of its former egoistic existence. There are many cases of rebirth of persons belonging to all the religions and all the countries that have been carefully studied by persons with scientific training. To a scientific mind there is no scope to doubt the veracity of at least some of them.

How many kinds of life could be there?

  What we have here on earth is abundantly present there in the universe surrounding us on all sides, except a single and unique thing that we call life. This all-inclusive totality of things that we know existing and their abundance of supply all around us – here on earth and beyond it in universe – are so complete and universal – without a single exception save life – that there seems a scientific law of abundance operating in Nature. Speaking positively, this law states that everything in universe is supplied by Nature in abundance and – negatively speaking – that there is nothing in universe which is unique because of its singular presence.

  The evidence in support of this law of abundance is overwhelmingly consistent in Nature. One may turn to any entity available in Nature to find its abundance; subatomic particles, atoms, elements, their chemical compounds all are available here on earth and beyond earth in universe in abundance.

  And, there is no exception save life to this universal phenomenon; there is no single breach save life of this seemingly scientific law of abundance. Yet, life as we know happily thriving here on earth is the single breach of this law.

  We have sufficiently advanced science and technology at our command today, which is able to detect life – in the form we know it – in its primitive evolutionary stage as well as the highly developed one that might be present at some faraway place in universe. With the advent of radio communication, we have been frantically searching Extraterrestrial life for the last half century with the fond hope that after all life on earth should be not so unique in its presence. But all has been in vain. We have put all suppositions against us in this goose chase; we have assumed life is a rare happening in universe because it needs extremely delicate balance of environment to create and support this phenomenon. Since we know life is there on earth, we assume that a similar life elsewhere on other places in universe would need a similar set of circumstances; so we are searching in the wide universe life’s so-called telltale signs – the right range of gravity (size of planets), temperature (distance from star), chemical compositions of atmosphere, presence of carbon, water etc. We have already assumed – much against the universal law of abundance – that in our search we are looking for a needle in a proverbial hey stack. Yet, we have not been able to find life anywhere else in this extremely vast universe, which we now comparatively know with sufficient details.

  It is very interesting to deduce logical conclusions – and which conclusions are quite depressing in their impact on life, which in effect practically means the life of humans – from the negative results of our scientific search for ET life. Today, we are sure that there is no life around us to the distance of at least a few thousands of light years. This much is definitely known to us. If we apply this distance of non-availability of life as a rough estimate to the entire universe that is known to us today, then the conclusion would be that life might be available, if at all, in extremely short supply, perhaps at a few score of places in the entire universe, known and unknown both. This means, we – and this term includes all our inferior cousins on the evolutionary ladder as well – are, if not alone, lonely in this otherwise abundantly rich universe. This is a depressing thought to the extreme. Our common sense rebels against such thoughts; it could not be so in our otherwise abundant universe.

  It all looks illogical. Is there something amiss in our approach to the problem of ET life and direction for its search? Law of abundance tells us that we should be terribly wrong somewhere in our approach. Our instinctive common sense – which does not always rely on reason – also prods us to think that in the face of such universal abundance of everything, it cannot be the case; that it is not possible that in this otherwise abundant universe life is without supply or in exceptionally short supply; that there is something seriously wrong in our approach to the problem and in the direction of our efforts. Could it be possible that the life – at least theoretically similar to the one we know on earth – is present all around us and in abundance? If it is so, could we develop scientific tools to communicate with this ET life in our midst?

  There is really need to think this way; there is need to change our approach; there is need to change the direction of our efforts in the search of ET life. We are in real need to adopt a new approach to the old problem of ET life and their supposed UFOs. Why should we confine our search to detect in far away places in universe (planets and satellites) things like Carbon element and its compounds, water, Oxygen, and all else that are definitely necessary to sustain life here on earth? This is wrong approach to the problem. These requisites – which are supporting life on earth and hence are considered tell-tale signs of life elsewhere – are not the fundamental requirements of a life that has spectrum broader than earth-life. Such a broader life would include earth-life as one of its many forms. This broad life would require four elements: firstly, a fundamental principle for its operation; secondly, its necessary components; thirdly, its various models or different possible combinations of these component parts; and, lastly, an isolated and self-contained body fluid or ‘an integrated medium’, which could ‘house’ these three elements.  Such a life would be material (and not spiritual) and have many kinds totally different from one another, though operating on the same fundamental principle.

  We know only one model of life, that is, earth-bound living beings families. Life is a system organization; it cannot be studied as an isolated event. In human body there are many systems and subsystems of life operating in tandem with one another. Living beings, their internal organs, cells and genes have their own life. Complete body as a single unit also has its own life. All these subsystems combined into a grand system have a particular model of life. This is not the only one model of life that is possible. There may be many more possible models of life. We may draw many more models parallels to our earthly life. Genes, in the form of DNAs, have a complete chemical code of life. This code is nothing but a particular ‘order of the two pairs of AT and GC’ in the DNA helix. The fundamental mechanism of storing the life program, or coding, is not the particular chemicals of DNAs but the ‘order’ of these pairs.  If you change the order of these pairs from one kind to another, you have a different code of life and then this new code would create a new form of our earthly life.

 Can this way, the chemical way, be the only one possible way of creating order or coding instructions for a life program? No, it can’t be so. What are crucial in this matter is the order and not the medium of this order. In computer software we code instructions of a program, which is not life program, by two electric quantities. There we have two entitles and we create a definite order of them, which carries instructions of a program. This program could even be (to begin with) of a (simple) life; if we make an open-ended computer software that performs certain dedicated tasks (like self-preservation, self-duplication, domination of its surroundings etc.), then learns from its mistakes committed in countering unforeseen odds present in the operating environment and thereafter self-corrects these mistakes by making amendments in the initial given software, what we would have will be a simple life program. We can draw a parallel of a new kind of life where the medium of creating this order is other than chemicals. We should look to find in our universe possibility of similar coding or ‘order’ with the aid of different kinds of media, which are available in universe in plenty.

 Such an approach to the problem would indicate that a life is essentially a program of which instructions are coded. Looking at the problem from this approach, it is apparent that all forms of life must have a similar program but the instructions to execute this program may be coded by utilizing altogether different materials. We cannot limit this coding by the use of only chemical compounds that are familiarly used by DNAs of earth-life. However, there cannot be many differing programs for different kinds included in such a broad form of life present in universe. And, the mode of instructions executing the program of life would depend on the kind of materials which is used in the code; therefore, there must exist very many modes for coding these instructions (this supposition in favor of multiple modes is in accord with the law of abundance because there are many kinds of materials in abundant supply in Nature). In essence, these instructions must remain the same in different kinds of life to a mathematical precision but still their modes should be so different that they may look a totally different things altogether, that is, beyond any recognition of similarity. In some cases, a mode of these instructions may even look a phenomenon of inert world and we may not be able to recognize any sign of life in its operation, which in reality it might be there. In one case, this code may be structured by using chemical compounds, as we said is the case with DNA of earth-life; in another case, it could equally be structured by using atoms, or even subatomic particles, as medium of code, which are in abundant supply like chemical compounds. And, it all could very well be ‘housed’ in a well contoured isolated and integrated energy field of a particular shape.  In still another case, this code could be structured by using assemblies of stars and planets in the like manner; the list of materials which could be used as medium of instructions in a code of life may turn out to be really long; and the only requirement there for materials to be used as medium is their abundant supply in universe.

   In this approach, a program would determine the behavior and the fate of the given kind of life. And, there we can definitely recognize the signature tune of life and define it in the broadest scope. This approach implies that any and every kind of life must be programmed in such a way that when its coded instructions are executed, its outcome should be an exhibition of common properties of life. What are these common properties of life?

 These could be enumerated thus: firstly, there must be a process of change that looks like birth, growth and death; secondly, there should occur an intake of energy from an outside source (this outside is only a relative term), which propels this process of change, that looks like food consuming; and, thirdly, there should happen a multiplication of the given system as additional and beneficial outcome of the change-process, which may look like the procreation of the living being. These are the only common properties of life that should define it. Then, there is another very important question of its evolution. Because life is a process that looks like a struggle against deterministic regime of inert world around it, in its fighting strategy change is brought in the working mechanism of these three common properties that is termed by us ‘evolution’. This evolution, this change over a period of time, would make these three common properties of life no more so simple as to recognize them instantly by applying our standards of earthly life; evolution would bring great innovations in them making them greatly complex, which could turn out beyond our comprehension in wildest dream.

  If we apply this defining feature of life to our surrounding universe, we find, surprisingly, all bodies – which are nothing but the systems of component parts – take birth, grow and finally die. Is there life in them? If yes, how evolved are these living systems? Can we communicate with them? They all are so near to us, almost in our midst. A cell in human body is a living structure; it is an independently living thing, though enabled by and thus connected to its surroundings network; it is as well a part of the whole system, which is human being. Can a cell communicate with nearby other cells? Can it communicate with its host, that is, the human being concerned who is highly evolved with the sense of a ‘self’ and whose simple component part it is? There are several kinds of pathogens, which are housed in our body (and now found that they pass on to our next generations through our own mutated DNAs); they are sometime component parts of our own life, our own DNAs. Can these pathogens communicate with the human being whose body houses them? No. Why can’t they do so?

 We know human cell and whole kinds of its activities but this cell does not know our evolved self. This is the problem that we face in this approach in our search of ET life that may very well exist in our midst, with all its capabilities beyond our comprehension (like having devices a la UFOs, maintain vigil over human activities, intervening in human affairs by bringing their occasional destructions, which may look like natural disasters, because humans have gone astray in their activities of the desired course); this kind of life and their community, if existing, must be able, at least theoretically, to contrive what we call UFOs, keep a watch over our thoughts and activities, while living in our midst and without ever being detected by us with our narrow outlook of life.

  Could it be that there is life all around us and in abundance? Are we simply one of many kinds of life existing in material form? And, are we and these other kinds of life merely parts of a mega life existing in material form all around us? If it is so, how can we detect them? How can we communicate with them? What kinds of scientific tools would be required to communicate with our neighborly life? Can we employ mathematical tools to decode their life code? In this Endeavour our knowledge of coding computer software and genetic coding may be a great help. We have to take their fundamental principles and apply them to our surrounding world. Even we may apply them to many systems that are present on earth; one of these systems could be earth’s environment, which includes systems of earth’s regional weather patterns.

  In this approach to search ET life around us we assume that in a given case a particular kind of life program coded with the aid of concerned media is being executed through instructions. These instructions would be mechanism of elements involved propelling the whole system. In the life we have on earth, there is an intake of energy that comes from food. This energy propels the whole system geared to bring the programmed outcome, namely the above mentioned three common properties of life.

  Today we know that all other systems of bodies around us in universe behave in a way that amounts to taking energy from outside surrounding sources and this energy keeps the system going on at the path of its programmed birth, growth and death. Are the component parts of these systems merely like cells of human body, which are simply executing a coded program? Definitely, all systems are nothing but programs in execution dependant on very many variants, which are akin to instructions. A system in action is akin to a cell in our body. But we take for granted that these systems of inert matter are not living beings like our cells. Why do we associate life with ‘exclusively’ our kind of life? We are narrow-minded but   why so? We have come a long way on our scientific path.

  We associate life with movement (trees do not move), with basic instincts (earth and its rivers try to repair damage done to them by humans), with procreation (there is constant cycle of birth, growth and death of stars, galaxies etc. going on in the universe and the time scale involved here is not material), with emotions like love, anger etc. and thoughts of humans. Are emotions like love and anger and thoughts possible of generating or expressing in the human way only? Human thoughts correspond to something else independently existing in Nature; thoughts are the human mind’s version of interrelations of material objects that already exist independently in Nature. Human way of thinking is not the only way of expressing these independently existing interrelations of things. There can be varying many ways to express them, though we would not be able to comprehend those ways because they would belong to a different kind of life. All working systems are equivalent to complex human thoughts. Or, rather, all systems are thoughts in concrete form, in material form, in visible form. Emotions like love and anger are, likewise, expressions in human way of something else that exist independently in Nature. There could be varying many ways to express them, which would be beyond our comprehension since they would be in the domain of a different kind of life.

  And, language is not the only way to communicate emotions and thoughts, not even symbols or gestures of mathematical significance. These belong to the domain of life that we have on earth; there could be many more ways, each of which would belong to a different kind of life. We have been sending but in vain our messages coded in radio signals to some ones who might be there in outer space with the fond hope that they would understand them and respond by saying ‘hello’. The case may not be so simple.

  But, then, how can one communicate across the barrier of these different kinds of life? One way may be to communicate with one’s behavior. Individual’s behavior in a network of many is detected immediately through this behavior’s impact on the alien connected to other end of the network, whether this network is horizontal or vertical (because of evolutionary gap). This behavior is detected and suitably translated at the other end. We can take the example of cells of human body. There, the behavior of cells – their demeanor represented by their wellbeing or distress – is detected and understood not only by the nearby organs of the body network but also by the evolved self of the individual concerned. This communication may be other way round also; a disturbed ‘evolved self’ of the person concerned sends signals that go down to the cells of the body, which translate this signal as ‘something is wrong’ somewhere. Here the signal emanating from one end of the network is communicated to the other end through a common medium – behavior or conduct – that is suitably interpreted and understood by the recipient.

  In this approach to search alien form of life we may employ a suitable medium that is capable of transmitting our behavior, which term includes our demeanor in the form of our proper or improper actions, loving or hateful emotions and open or secret thoughts, to the other end of the network of different kinds of life that might be there, near or far.

  Is it possible that cosmic systems around us in universe are communicating with one another through their behavior over the network of interconnecting natural forces? Are they talking around us and in our very midst? How are we to understand their ‘language’, their ‘meaning’ and their ‘intentions’? It is the problem that calls for our attention, if we are to search ET life, their world and their devices (and much curious UFOs may turn out to be one of them) from a new approach. The problem with us is that we associate thoughts with the way we think, love with the way we love, anger with the way we exhibit it and goodwill with the only way we know to express it. It is not the correct approach to the problem as these our ways may not be the ones that are universally understood. It is not the only way universe functions; it is very narrow-minded approach. Universe is much wide and it must as of necessity contain many more ways to express life and life’s wide domain. If it is so, then there is one more thing of which one can be certain. It is this: because we know love, hate, anger, thoughts etc. are associated with our kind of life, therefore they must also exist somehow in other kinds of life and exhibited in many more ways that are different from ours.

Universe is full of bizarre things

  The universe is really vast. It is not vast only in the way that there exists countless number of galaxies comprising solar formations with their planetary systems. It is vast in another manner also. The secret of this vastness lies in the great numbers of dimensions, which we do not know and cannot know. In fact we in our science are only dealing mostly with space dimension. Though there are three sub dimensions of the space, really it is only one dimension. The second dimension – time – is still little understood. What we have learnt here is really very little.

  How much do we know about time’s dimension? And, how much do we know about space’s dimension? We know that things exist in space and that when they are placed in space they have the properties of length, width and height. These properties enable things to acquire the sine qua non essentials of mass and take the shape of (our well-known) elements, their combination into molecules and then countless other formations of varied things, including life’s building blocks DNAs etc.

  What about the time’s dimension? We know that things exist in time and that when they are so placed in this dimension they exhibit the property of floating in a flowing current that has a direction – from past to future. Things flow because they exist in past, present and future (which constantly turn into present). It is not the time that flows but the things that flow; because the things constantly change in time we have an illusion of time’s flow. You are seated in a running train and have an illusion of seeing things outside the train running backward. In fact, there is no illusion here because the phenomenon is governed by relativity; we can very well say that from the relative point of train the things outside train are running backward and conversely, from the point of things outside train the train is running forward. Likewise, from the point of the time things are flowing in a direction from future to past and conversely, from the point of the things the time is running in a direction from past to future. In space it is possible for us to sit in a running train and watch things outside train (to get the verification of our statement) and also to sit alongside the outside (stationary!) things and watch the running train on the track. While it is so possible for us in space, can we carry out this experiment in the time’s dimension? We are associated with the things (placed in time) and get the illusion (!) that the time is running backward; can we change our relative station to observe the contrary fact of the things running in relativistic manner in a direction from future to past? No. But, then, there must be such a station; it cannot be otherwise. It is our limitation. This is one limitation. There are other limitations also.

  Let us proceed by analogy. We are dealing here with things; but it is the wrong term to employ in this context. The correct term is reality; we are dealing with realities. Realities when placed in space are things; and when they are placed in time, they are events. Therefore, the term ‘things’ used here should be understood in the meaning of ‘realities’ of things when placed in space and events when placed in time. Let us proceed in the domain of time with the analogy of things in space; because we know many properties of things, that is, realities when placed in the domain of space.

  Does the time have only one property, that is, flowing in a direction – from past to future?  Could there be some other properties also? It is instinctively correct to state that the time is full-fledged dimension; there must be many other properties also. Which are those properties, we do not know; we have no means to know them. However, we can proceed a bit by applying the analogy of space. Space has three sub-dimensions and we may try to apply them in the time’s domain. When things are placed in time’s dimension, they acquire the property of flowing in a direction – from past to future, which in relativistic manner is conversely a flow if time from future to past. This direction of flow from past to future or from future to past may be taken as an equivalent to one sub-dimension of space (say, length); through this property of time, it would be possible to go to past or future of things.

  Then, let us apply this property of time to an equivalent of space’s 90 degree change; with this change the time would flow at an angle of 90 degree deviation from its straight direction of past to future or vice versa. What is the meaning of this 90 degree deviated flow of time? It means that the time would cover not merely one thing in the universe but all the things that are there in the universe. This is by an analogy of space. If we, likewise by analogy, make one more deviation of 90 degree in time’s these two flows, what would be its result on things? What would be the additional property of things placed in this third sub-dimension? One thing that is certain is that in this new sub-dimension things would have the properties that are not the part of the other two sub-dimensions, namely, things when placed in this third sub-direction of time would not have firstly the flow of time from past to future or future to past and secondly things would be out of cover of time. What does it mean? Precisely, it means that things placed in this third sub-direction would not undergo the change associated with the flow of time and therefore they would be without any beginning and without any end. Also, things would not be covered by time, that is, they would be in the eternal state.

  And, what about another property of things placed in time that may qualify the equivalent of mass of things when placed in space? We do not know. But when the things are placed in the time’s dimension, those properties (of time) must enable them to acquire various formations (like things placed in space acquire formations of elements, molecules, compounds etc.). How do you rate the probability of the idea of capability of things when placed in time to acquire with the aid of time’s peculiar properties formations equivalent to spatial elements, molecules, compounds, including living DNAs?  Certainly, it is not an idea born out of fancy. We need to have means to travel in the domain of time. Once we acquire this means, we would travel in the past and in the future. We would also travel in time to see all the things in the universe happening at a given moment. This world of time, like the world of space, would be a vast one; exploration of the time’s domain would be much more interesting that the exploration of space. Let us not think that travel to some distant planet in some far away galaxy, when accomplished by our science, would be the end of our search for the ultimate. Universe is vaster in its kinds than in its space.

  We hear, so to say, the sound of approaching things beyond these two dimensions in the concept of probability. We all live in space and know it quite well. We are going to Mars and other places in outer space. We are exploring in space dimension; and it is really vast. Here in this world of space dimension the concept of relativity gives us an understanding of the nature of things. Here we deal with a little bit with the time dimension also. But the world of probability is totally different. It is only a speculative attempt on our part to say that the matter behave in a probable manner in assuming one of the two contradictory states – wave or particle – because our observation of this matter with the aid of our material scientific instruments affects it. It is not so. Things can really exist in two contradictory states at a single given moment.

  The concept of probability is the first chink in the amour of our traditional view of things. The concept of probability is far more revolutionary than that of the relativity in depicting the real nature of things. There is a dimension (of existence) where things are capable of exhibiting properties that look contradictory while they are studied from the standpoint of space. What is that dimension, we do not know. But it is as real as our well-known dimension of space. However, the fundamental law is that all things, whatever and where ever they are, have their exhibition in all the dimensions, whatever their number might be. This law is the secret of all mysteries, which humans are trying to unravel out. Our universe is packed with a large number of dimensions. How many of them are there, we (humans) can never know; it is so because to know them all is to know the secret of creation, which is not destined for a lower life, like we are. This destiny is not in some mystic spiritual sense, but because this life is really lower and incapable of comprehending everything that are there in this universe really vast in kinds.

  This universe is fully packed with dimensions and we humans, like all other forms of living and nonliving things, exist in those dimensions as we exist in space (and time). Of course, all the things – it is absurd to distinguish them between living and nonliving – that exist in those dimensions also exist in some way in space and time dimensions as well. We are surrounded on all sides, by things we do not know. It is not a fiction; it is scientific reality; we are saying so by deduction; and science has already got its inkling but will take its own time to declare so. We are very much limited in our imagination and approach, despite the frontiers of our established science rubbing shoulders with the outlying domains of those dimensions. We have life that is peculiar to space; all earth life – DNA et al – is contrivance of things in space. Similar contrivance could be possible in the time’s dimension; unfortunately we do not know much of any significance about this dimension, which we call time.

  Things exist in time as they exist in space and it is possible that things can be arranged in a peculiar manner in time using its elements as they are arranged in space in the form of spatial DNA etc. How can we insist that things exist in space only and that they can be arranged in the peculiar form of DNA etc. in space only? It is absolutely absurd on our part to so insist. It is possible to so arrange things in time’s dimension also. If we suppose it possible to so arrange things in peculiar fashion in the time’s dimension, what kind of properties or capabilities that life (!) would exhibit? We have no means to speculate on them; certainly, they would be miles and miles beyond our wildest imagination. Perhaps, things possessing that life (!) would be able to walk up and down in time (that certainly is past, present and future, as we humans understand them) as we humans possessing life in space are able to walk up and down earth’s continents and outer space’s planets and galaxies (of course, the last not yet). We are talking here of the time’s dimension. But time’s is not the only other dimension there in the universe; the universe is fully packed with many of them. Can we talk about them? Talking figuratively, we are not more than little poor insect crawling tentatively in a dark corner of a vast forest, at a little corner of the vast earth, orbiting a poor star in the vast galaxy etc. and trying to figure out the binary function of humans computer; and, if we really understand the truth involved here, we are literally, and not figuratively, more than a crawling insect.

  Of course, still we are arrogant on account of our vast knowledge. Any way, we can proceed a bit by way of deduction since we have sufficient knowledge of the things and the manner they behave in the dimension of space. The first and the foremost occlusion is that things (we always say things because living and nonliving both are nothing but a single entity where certain properties – and life as we know it is one of them – are present in potential form, in one case, and in manifested or acting form, in another case) in each of those dimensions must be capable of arranging themselves in peculiar fashion by using the elements of the properties of those dimensions, as do things in space. The second conclusion is that a life (!) created in this manner must be the life in form and content other than the one we know that is solely created by using the elements of space dimension. It cannot be the life in the way we know it; yet it may exhibit basic properties of (our) life in a totally different way; life in those dimensions may exhibit preservation instinct, domination, love, hate, pity, anger etc. The third conclusion is that there must be very many kinds of such existence commensurate with the number of dimensions existing in universe. And, lastly the fourth conclusion is that each of the things exists, at every moment, in all the dimensions that may be there. What does it mean? It means that somehow each of these things is overlapping in all these dimensions, though a thing may not be aware of its existence in several other dimensions. Also, it shows that there is a strong possibility that a thing (that is, life in our parlance), which is aware of its existence only in one or two dimensions (e.g. space and time), may somehow and sometimes become aware of its simultaneous (simultaneity does not exist as we assume it to exist even in space-time twin dimensions; we know it is only relative) existence in one or more additional dimensions.  Why only somehow and sometimes? Because here we are talking of awareness (and thus of life as we understand it), therefore we say ‘somehow and sometimes’; for, a nonliving piece of stone is taken by us as incapable of becoming aware of anything and therefore may exist in all the available dimensions without becoming aware of these dimensions (or of anything else).  Therefore, let us say ‘some human beings somehow and sometimes’ become aware of the existence of some extra dimensions in addition to the usual space-time dimensions; and, then they become aware not only of the existence of these extra dimensions but also of things existing, creatures living and events happening there. It is ‘somehow’ because the conditions required for one to become so aware are extremely rigorous in nature and it is ‘sometimes’ because these conditions are not always complied by humans, who are very imperfect in their natural constitution. When such individuals become so aware, they see bizarre things there in those dimensions (e.g. a heavenly father talking to them, giving certain instructions to be obeyed, opening-up of the whole secret of this very existence of creation etc.) and speak words commensurate with the reality what they saw there in those extra dimensions for us who are aware only of the dual dimensions of space-time. What they have seen in those dimensions is not their subjective imagination born out of their minds, as is generally assumed by the so-called scientific minds. They have seen in those extra dimensions real things, creatures and events, as real in their domains as they are in our space-time. They forecast events for space-time domain and their forecasts come true; they perform acts in our dual domain, which cannot be explained by the law of this domain; we term them miracles and refuse to acknowledge their authenticity. An ordinary phenomenon of the memory of previous birth is one such act, happening on earth fairly regularly and on wide scale, which is simply dismissed by silence of these so-called scientific minds. In fact, the scientific mind has yet to discover Lord Jesus Christ, Lord Buddha and countless other such individuals.

  In the floodlight of our advanced science, this discovery is imminent today, albeit this time not in old fashion but in an altogether different manner. Our universe is really vast and there is really much to know yet. It is very vast not only in distance, which is but one of its many more such properties, but also in kinds, which are many and beyond our imagination. Thus seen, we may say our journey to Mars, though arrogant pride-evoking, is very insignificant a step forward, much like the proverbial insect. Still it is a step forward and in correct direction.

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