1/20/2016

This Flower Is God

"You yourself are even another little world and have within you the sun and the moon and also the stars." ~Origen of Alexandria, 1st C.

The difference between creator and creation is important to the theologian, but lost on lovers. One proton contains the information in all the stars and galaxies. A dandelion contains its creator.

"Are you saying that this flower is God?"

Absolutely, I say that this flower is God.

"Blasphemy! The boundless transcendental Godhead cannot be contained in a dandelion!"

On the contrary, I say that a robin's egg contains the blue sky, and a dandelion fully embodies the boundless transcendental Godhead.

"What kind of religion is this?"

This is anu vrat, the ancient vow of an atom. Agree to find God in an atom. The Upanishads declare, Ano ranyan mahato mahyan: One atom of the smallest contains the greatest. Delight in discovering the infinite in the infinitesimal, for that is the holographic nature of creation.

"Then you are a Hindu?"

I am not a Hindu. I am not a Christian. I am not of the East or the West, the Bible or the Philosophers. My religion is wonder. 

"Everything you say contradicts modern science."

On the contrary, wonder is not far from science.

"How can you speak of science when you believe in such nonsense?"

A physicist is not different from a lover. For physics, as for lovers, the world is immersed in the graceful process of melting, which means that there are no edges. In quantum physics, according to Bell's Theorum (1962), later confirmed by experiments with high energy particle collisions, each particle is a local manifestation of the non-local particle-field, and therefor contains the substratum of every other particle in the universe.

The finite probability of a material particle is just an intensification of omnipresent possibility. Matter is a wave of the immaterial vacuum. In the sea, doesn't the whole ocean arise in the tiniest wave? The base of every ripple is the base of all other waves. This isn't mysticism. One of the founders of quantum physics, Sir Arthur Eddington, said, "When the electron vibrates, the whole universe shakes."

Now I have a question. If a tiny particle contains the universe, then what do you contain? This question is my religion.