The scriptures declare that the unmanifest (whatever that means!) in a split second of ‘forgetfulness’ of its true nature imagined itself to be something different. This is the origin of the ‘ego’ and of the universe as we know it. Then there is the theory of the big bang and how the world came to be. What was before the big bang? There was ‘nothing’ before the big bang. There was just the unmanifest ‘potentiality’. The scripture also says that it is still and forever like that; in the state of potentiality, Potential existence. It means all the things in this universe that appears so real is in actuality the idea in the unmanifest’s head (if it has one). Quantum physics today has proved this concept. It says matter exists in a state of potentiality, there is no actual matter, but there is always the potential for it.
At the deeper level of universe’s structure, all the forces come together as one. And with the discovery of the unified field we now know that life is fundamentally ‘one’. At the basis of diversity, there is unity. And that unity is the basis of mind and matter and is the consciousness, universal consciousness. Consciousness is not created by the brain, it is fundamental in nature. It is the very core of the nature; we can call this the unified field.
Progress in modern physics over the past quarter century has been mainly in exploring deeper levels of natural law, from the macroscopic to the microscopic. From the molecular, to the atomic, to the nuclear, to the sub nuclear levels of nature’s functioning the so called electroweak unified scale, grand unified scale, super unified scale and what they have discovered at the core basis of the universe, the foundation of the universe is this single universal field of intelligence, a field which unites gravity with electromagnetism, light with radioactivity with the nuclear force, so all the forces nature and all the so called particles of nature – quarks, leptons, protons, neutrons, electrons are now understood to be ‘one’. They are all just ripples on a single ocean of existence that is called the unified field or the super string field.
The realization of this oneness in the nature is and has been called ‘enlightenment’. So now I know why I am here………..i am here to realize the oneness in the universe.
But if everything is unreal and is just potential existence, how can there be the question of oneness? You can talk of one only if you have the idea of two. So is there really such thing as oneness……? That is the question to be pondered and realized through meditation.
So what are the practical uses of knowing this? After we know that the universe is fundamentally an illusion we can solve all the problems that we have created by taking things too seriously…….after all life is an illusion and is like a drama, just play your role and when you wake up from the dream you will know the ‘joke’ being played on you…..life is not a serious thing. Just have fun, let go…become hollow and empty.