Problem Of Rta Mind Intellect And Atman

satyameva jayate nānṛtaṁ, satyena panthā vitato devayānaḥ, yenākramantyṛṣayo hyāptakāmā, yatra tat satyasya paramaṁ nidhānam - Mundaka Upanishad 3.1.6

Truth alone triumphs; not falsehood. Through truth the divine path is spread out by which the sages whose desires have been completely fulfilled, reach where that supreme treasure of Truth resides.

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Chemistry emerges from the geometry of atoms. Gravity emerges from the macroscopic geometry of space-time. Cognition emerges from the microscopic geometry of space-time. Everything is found to emerge from geometry!

The difference in the geometry of probability clouds of electrons in each different atom is what give rise to all the billions of varieties of chemical reactions and thus the basis for all chemistry. The macroscopic curvature (geometry) of space-time is what gives the illusion of gravity and mass. The microscopic geometry of space-time at Planck level result in the collapse of probabilistic wave functions (objective reduction) resulting in cognition (conscious observation).

Geometry, Information and Rta

Nature stores information in the form of geometry, at various levels. The information to build the body of a life-form is ingrained in the geometry of the DNA molecule. All the laws of chemistry are ingrained in the geometry of atoms, in the varying shapes of their electron clouds. The laws of gravitation are embedded in the macroscopic curvature of space-time. The laws of other three fundamental forces (electromagnetism, strong, weak) emerges from the geometry of bosons. Cognition is the result of objective reduction of quantum superposition into classical states due to the inherent geometry of space-time at quantum level (microscopic or Planck level). What remains a mystery is the laws of morality or the notion of universal right or wrong or the universal order - "Rta". Our scriptures say that Rta or Universal Order is imprinted in the Universe itself. This must then emerge from the fundamental cosmic structure at microscopic level much the way cognition results from the same structures. Can Quantum Consciousness one day discover this Rta engrained in the cosmic structures?

Atman, Intellect, Mind and Rta

Our consciousness express itself in three states. At the core is the pure state of being or existence. We call it 'Atman'. Then comes the intellect (Buddhi) with its power of discrimination. Then comes the mind (Manas) with its power to desire which manifest itself by making choices based on what it likes and dislikes. Thus it is the mind that make choices and collapses the quantum superposition into classical states. Then the intellect discriminates the choices made by the mind as 'right' or 'wrong', using Rta (Universal Order) as the frame of reference. If consciousness is not an emergent property of the brain but intrinsically exist in the whole Universe as revealed by the Quantum Consciousness studies, then it follows that mind, intellect and Atman are independent of body and brain. It then follows that Rta is ingrained in the structure of this very same Universe. This amazingly is what is proclaimed in Vedanta!


Is there anything more fundamental than geometry (shape)? There is vibration, waves, oscillations or dance. One may argue that vibration or waves have geometry or shape. It is a matter of perspective. Vibrations give rise to shapes (geometry) and vibration do have a geometry, intrinsic to itself! It is one of the case of chicken-egg problem, cause and effect or a problem of causality, like all the fundamental problems of reality. From a Quantum Physicists perspective (which is also the position of Vedanta), it is vibrations that give rise to geometry and thus all that is. Various modes of vibration of the same entity results into various sub atomic particles like electrons, quarks and bosons resulting into energy, mass and force-fields. The dance of Siva results into this cosmic creation!

Naada Brahma

The whole Universe is thus a cosmic symphony of numerous modes of vibrations! All the fundamental particles that constitute this universe, all the energy, matter and force-fields in this Universe is nothing but various modes of vibration, oscillation or the dance of Siva. In Vedanta we call it Shabda Prapancha or Naada Brahma, the Cosmos of Sound. It all emerged from the primordial vibration Aum. That is why it is possible to merge with Brahman through music. Vibrations, Sound and Music permeates this universe with bounds and bounds of creativity, giving rise to geometry or shapes and from it emerges all moral, physical, chemical and biological laws.

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