Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Single, Unifying Concept

No matter what you believe about life, God and the universe, it is undeniable that certain truths cross the boundaries between different beliefs. The bases of nearly all religions is that treating other people in a fair and respectful way is important, in some religions being the whole of their belief. Just like maya itself, the seperation between science, religion and daily life is illusion.

Long before particle phsyics, the ancients knew that there were three main components of life. The positive, the negative, and the motion or interaction between the two. Called by various names and described in many images throughout time, the concept thrived even when people did not understand where it came from or just how key it is to existence.

In Hinduism, it is known as the three gunas - Sattva, Rajas and Tamas. Sattva is pure or positive energy, Tamas is negative, dark or lack of energy, and Rajas is the motion or change between them.

In Taoism, you have Yin, Yang, and the unnammed interaction between them.

In Christianity, you have the Trinity - Father (wise, pure, all knowing), Jesus (Tangible, movement), and the Holy Spirit (intangible, unknown, mystery)

In Paganism, there is a Trinity as well, Maiden, Mother and Crone.

Then there is particle physics, which teaches us about the structure of an atom. With the exception of Helium, the atoms of all matter have equal number of both protons and neutrons in their nucleus. Around the nucleus are electrons that orbit the nucleus. Having more electrons than protons in the nucleus results in a negatively charged ion, whereas having fewer electrons than protons creates a positively charged ion.

The balance within the nucleus is paramount. When you have decay in the nucleus - usually occurring in larger nuclei in which the weak force is not able to contain the large nucleus - electromagnetic radiation is released, also known as radioactive decay.

Protons are positively charged, neutrons are neutral (neither positive nor negative) and electrons have a negative charge. Again we find the three - positive, negative, and that which lies precisely in between the two.

The ancients of the world understood that there are three keys to existance - positive energy, negative energy, and motion. These three factors make themselves known in everything that exists. All of life is cycles of energy - hot and cold, light and dark, nourishment and waste, life and death. There is nothing that escapes this one single truth - and in his earliest wisdom, man was aware of this.

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