4/29/2018

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 of your dear one's body contains the information of all the galaxies. The cry of a sparrow keeps a black hole from engulfing the sun.

"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 your lover's flesh!"

On the contrary, I say that a robin's egg encircles the blue sky, and a daffodil is the body of God.

"What kind of religion is this?"

This is anu vrat, the ancient yogis' vow of an atom. Agree to find God in the tiniest particle of creation. That is why the Upanishads declare, Ano raniyan 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 the primacy of bewilderment?"

A physicist is not different from a lover. For physics, as for lovers, the world is immersed in the graceful process of melting in perpetual chaos, 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.

The finite probability of a material particle is just an intensification of omnipresent possibility. Matter is a wave of the immaterial vacuum. The whole ocean arises in the tiniest wave, does it not? Every ripple shares its base with all other waves.

This isn't mysticism.
One of the founders of quantum physics, Sir Arthur Eddington, wrote, "When the electron vibrates, the whole universe shakes."

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