The Source of Everything
S R I Document No.1
Written by Thomas Vazhakunnathu
First publication on 8 July 2012
Updated on 17 February 2013
The ultimate reality of the universe is Spirit, the Infinite Creator.
Spirit, the Infinite Creator, is the ultimate reality of the universe. It manifest as pure Light (subtle energy) accompanied by Love (the intelligent self aware creative energy) without any polarity or duality. It is the ultimate God, the Creator of everything.
Spirit, the Infinite Creator
The starting point of our spiritual learning is the right understanding of the 'Source' that is behind everything seen and unseen in the universe. When we have fully established that the source of everything can be traced to one ultimate reality then we have a strong foundation to establish our philosophy of life that cannot be refuted.
Most scientists agree that the 'source material' behind everything that is seen and unseen is some kind of 'Intelligent energy' which is unidentifiable with the mechanical scrutiny of the present times. Several experiments have been going on for years to discover this 'source material'. Higgs-boson-discovery is the latest attempt by the scientific community to understand this 'source material', the Creator of everything. However, it is interesting to see to what extent scientific experiments could succeed in discovering the Creator as the Creator is not only in the creation but beyond it also. Most scientists still accept the reductionist view of the universe that everything can be broken down into fundamental particles. Higgs-boson discovery is the result of this reductionist view. Moreover, the system of science only allows for hypothesis based on observation, measurement, logic and mathematics. If we look for a 'source' that is only the ultimate 'matter' from which everything is created then there is no way to find the 'Source of Everything'. How and what creates these levels of energy is beyond the realm of science because what lies beyond these levels cannot be observed or measured by the tools of science. More than mechanical means, the mental faculties are better suited for finding out the 'Source of Everything'. This document is SRI's humble attempt towards explaining the Creator, the Source of Everything.
As per our understanding, Spirit is the Ultimate, Supreme Reality - the Source of Everything. One may choose to call this Spirit as God, Infinity or Parambrahma or The All or whatever name they have heard or thought about the Creator of everything. Spirit is the Absolute, Incomparable, Incomprehensible, Omnipresent, Intelligent living presence and power of the Universe. The whole universe is the manifestation of this Spirit. And how does It creates? It is creating out of itself - the undifferentiated universal subtle energy field (this could be considered as Dark matter and Dark energy).
Spirit should not be confused as belonging to any particular religion because It has nothing to do with any religion. Spirit is of its own accord and does not require the assistance nor the enforcement or approval of any human to confirm its absolute presence. Having agreed that Spirit, the Infinite Creator, is the ultimate reality of the universe is the only safe basis on which we can base any argument that deals with life.The Nature of the Infinite Creator
Spirit is the absolute, incomparable, omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient, power and presence that permeates the universe. It is the eternal space (all the space) and the source from which everything in the universe originates. It contains all the creation and experiences in its potential form. It is the eternal being. Three known major aspects of Spirit are Love (Intelligent self aware creative energy - this contains all the vibratory levels of metaphysical bodies - spiritual and mental - can be identified with the dark energy) and Light (the light energy that contain all the vibratory levels of physical bodies - can be identified with the dark matter) and Absolute Free Will (the principle of Choice).There are various levels (dimensions or planes) of reality in the universe and things are as real as they are supposed to be on that particular level. Everything in the universe is living, only the degree of livingness (awareness or consciousness) varies according to its stage in evolution. Matter is nothing but the condensed form of photons (light accompanied by love - the intelligent creative energy - which determines its vibratory rate and consequent evolution) in its initial stages of evolution. This is the reason why matter cannot be created or destroyed (at least by human beings), but it can only be converted into different forms and states.
Note: As per the current understanding of physicists a Photon is an elementary particle, the quantum of light and all other forms of electromagnetic radiation, and the force carrier for the electromagnetic force, even when static via virtual photons. The effects of this force are easily observable at both the microscopic and macroscopic level - exhibiting properties of both wave and particle.
This Spirit is definitely the God, not the god as some might imagine in their minds and make an image of, but a power, a presence, a conscious and intelligent being pervading all and creating all out of Itself yet remaining unaffected amongst the ever-changing. No human qualities or physical form of any kind can be or should be ascribed to it. It cannot be analyzed, classified, or categorized. Many people have been taught that God is a personal being who rules the world (in some cultures God is limited to certain tribes or locality) just like a good King. People have also been taught that there is also another powerful but bad King whose only purpose is to defeat the 'good King' in all his endeavors.
Note: It is true that in our solar system the highest individualized form of Spirit is the Sun (more so in its metaphysical aspects). The planets and everything (including us) in this solar system has come into existence through this Sun from the Photons it co-created. There are several types of Photons - both physical and metaphysical.
As human beings we should accept the fact that there is more in the universe that we cannot see than we can see with our physical eyes. As of now it has been analyzed and estimated that our Sun's mass consist of around 99.9% of the total mass of our solar system. The remaining 0.1% is shared by all the planets and other celestial bodies. Out of this 0.1%, 90% is shared by Jupiter and Saturn. The mass of our planet earth is only around 0.0003% of the total mass of this solar system, whereas the galaxy to which we belongs (known as Milky Way Galaxy) consist of roughly 250 billion stars (suns) and most of them have several planets around them. Among these planets, there are approximately 18 million planets where life similar to that of our planet earth exists. An important point to note is that this Milky Way galaxy is just one of the billions (it is beyond our capacity to estimate the actual number) of galaxies in the entire universe.
Note: The current population on earth is a notch above 7 billion, an insignificant number compared to the numbers of stars and galaxies. In the above background of our universe there is no reason for anyone to pretend that they are the center of the universe and that they have the right to interfere in the lives of others. It is high time that people understand who they are and start helping each other to evolve to higher levels.
The whole universe is electromagnetic in nature (consist of different types of photons- the fundamental particles) with several dimensions interpenetrating each other yet maintaining their integrity floating in the primordial substances of dark matter and dark energy. The force of gravity of creation originates in this electromagnetism and hence it is directly linked to its mass. The physical dimension that we can perceive with our senses is just one of the dimensions (planes) of existence. Other planes of this multidimensional universe are beyond the perceptional ability of our five senses. These dimensions can be compared to the existence of various types of electromagnetic radiations such as Gamma, X-ray, Ultraviolet, Visible Light, Infrared, Microwave, Radio waves etc. in our environment, which we are able to use for our day to day purposes. All these radiations coexist and interpenetrate each other yet maintain their individual integrity. Even the different frequencies of the same radiation do not interfere with each other as long as their frequency is maintained differently. Similarly, there also are several sub-planes to each of these planes of existence as well.
The size of the Universe is beyond the logical comprehension of the human mind and then to think that it can only exist within the Spirit is an incomprehensible subject. Nothing can escape this absolute reality for there is nothing that can exist apart from It. Nothing can be added to or subtracted from It. No human technology or equipment can verify or validate It. The best way to understand Spirit is to understand our true inner nature using our mind because we are nothing but an individualized part of Spirit. Yet we have to accept the fact that there will be many areas that will remain unknowable to us while on this physical plane and at this level of awareness.
There is no duality in Spirit in its original/undifferentiated form. However, there is an inherent duality in its creation which is often referred to as the 'Divine Paradox'. This duality is because of the working nature of Love and the freedom of choice available to each individual being. Love is not just a single emotional energy as commonly believed but the intelligent creative energy essence containing all the levels of spirit and mind. Love will not only draw and keep things together but it will also dissolve that which does not adhere to its principle or does not require or was so chosen at every level of creation. This operation of Love is the reason behind the cycles of life (birth, death, and the rebirth of all things), rise and fall of nations and governments, eternal creation and destruction of solar systems and galaxies, etc. Love keeps everything in perfect balance and harmony. The Law of Cause and Effect is one of the Laws/Principles of Love. There are no divisions or favorites in Love - Love is selfless and it is divine. Hence we may also say Love is God and God is Love.
Note: There cannot be two Spirits, two Gods, two Essences or two Creators. (It is interesting to note that in Hindu philosophy both creation and destruction are considered as the work of Gods - 'Brahma' is the creator God whereas 'Shiva' is the destroyer God). However we cannot deny the existence of evil/negative spirits. The negative spirits are those beings of creation that chose the negative path in their evolutionary journey for a certain period of time.Spirit in relation to human beings
As above, so below. Our true nature also consists of the three aspects of the Spirit (love, light and free will) as we are an individualized manifestation of the same Spirit, experiencing life using a physical/chemical body of human form at this point in time in our evolutionary journey. In other words, we are the sons and daughters of God, Spirit, the infinite Creator.
There is only one substance underlying all forms, all manifestations, though there are different manifestations because of different vibratory levels. Every individual life unit consciously functions in a particular vibratory level but unconsciously/subconsciously functions in and through all the levels, and as the awareness increases it moves to the conscious existence of next level. This is true with every human being as we consciously function in the material world with the help of a physical body but subconsciously/unconsciously work/exist on all the other levels through our inner nature. When we leave the physical/chemical body we will continue to function in the same substance but of a different degree on a different plane, till the next incarnation, and this will go on through various degrees/levels of finer and finer substance (densities), until we lose our individuality in the Universal Spirit.How to find God, the Infinite Creator
To become aware of our Creator, firstly, we must free ourselves of all conceptions of a personal God ruling over us in an arbitrary manner. God is not a person but a power and presence whose work is based on definite principles which we call 'Cosmic Laws' or 'Spiritual Principles'. Most people are not able to comprehend the truth of Spirit because they are identifying themselves with their physical body, as they are yet to realize they are a spiritual being experiencing life on earth using a physical/chemical body. They exist in a confused/ conditioned state of mind - the self created prison of ignorance.
Realization of this truth is the beginning of 'self realization' - the journey of conscious evolution. As the person become awake (come out of the conditioning of mind) there comes a realization that he or she is not just a physical body but a 'conscious subtle energy being' (a spiritual being) presently experiencing life in a physical body, which realization causes him/her to look within instead of searching outside for God and find the presence and power which is same as his/her own self and other selves and thus he/she comprehend Spirit, the presence that is within and without.Conclusion/Summary
Spirit, the Infinite Creator or God, is the Ultimate, Supreme Reality - the Source of Everything. It is primarily the intelligent energy and include the primordial substance of the universe which is omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent and impartial in all Its expressions. Whole universe is the manifestation of Spirit. Three known major aspects of Spirit are Love (Intelligent creative energy - this contains all the vibratory levels of metaphysical bodies - spiritual and mental - can be identified with the dark energy) and Light (the light energy that contain all the vibratory levels of physical bodies - can be identified with the dark matter) and Absolute Free Will (the principle of Choice). Matter is the condensed form of photons (the smallest individualized particle of Spirit) and the power behind its formation and into all that is in the universe is the intelligent creative energy of Spirit (known as Love). Spirit is not seen with our physical eyes but can be experienced as a presence and understood/seen with the inner eye of the mind. This intelligent energy resides in each individual being and it is connected and always interacting with the universal intelligent energy. This is the oneness, the essential unity of All - the Creator that has become many beings yet remain One with it.
Today's scientific discoveries are more in line with the ancient teachings of the Masters than the modern day religious thinking who believe in a Creator that is separate from Its creation and exists 'somewhere in the universe'. This limited thinking has lead to the concepts of a 'God' who rules the heaven and a 'Devil' who rule the hell. Generally the positive (creative) working nature of Spirit is called as God and the negative (destructive) aspect is called as Devil or Satan by them.
When we understand that names and forms are only transient (illusory nature), then we can understand that the nameless and formless being which we call Spirit is the ultimate reality. Don't look for It anywhere as nothing contains it; rather it contains everything and manifests as everything. All things that are created are created by this Creator. It is all things and is in all places. Its infinite number of parts all have free will, and all may co-create in any way they choose. We are all channels of the vibration of the one Creator. All is one, and that one is love and light, the Spirit.
One key to understanding our Creator is the understanding of the intelligent, purposeful and reciprocal nature of everything seen (physical) and unseen (metaphysical) in the universe, starting with ourselves. One can easily get lost in the details and see only the effects of phenomena and consider it as a random event. Purely scientific/analytical approach will also fail to see the purpose of life as one may mechanically observe the movement of galaxies, solar systems, atoms and photons and conclude that there is no purpose other than creating material forms - evolution of forms. It is akin to a person whose whole purpose of existence is the accumulation of money and things. Both have found some purpose but are of secondary value. It is pertinent to remember the greatest Scientist of our times Albert Einstein's words "God doesn't play dice".
This truth of Spirit may be extremely difficult for many to conceive and comprehend that such a thing, as mentioned in the preceding paragraphs, could exist because of the habitual tendencies of humans to idolize and ascribe human qualities to the Spirit which has no form, shape, boundary, or locality in space and time. Man/Women so long as she/he identifies herself/himself with their physical/chemical body cannot comprehend the power and principle that is in and around him. Understanding will come in ascending degrees to the extent the individual is freed from ignorance. Every genuine seeker will always find the truth in direct proportion to their degree of seeking.
All is One
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