The Infinity [∞]
The Infinity “∞” is a construct that saw the world correctly only through mathematics in the modern time1.
For mathematicians, dealing with infinity is less of a problem. For physicists it already could be a bit more headache, since physics is an empirical science. Infinity cannot be empirically proven, that is to be falsified2, although in physics there are phenomena e.g. the singularity or even the black hole, where the infinity even in the model of Einstein's theory of relativity mathematically cannot be avoided.
Figure 1: The philosophy of Shiva Linga
In mathematics, there are concepts such as cardinality, countability, and over countability, which even classify infinity3 and thus specify the definition of infinity. For example, the set of natural numbers is infinitely large, but it is still countable, see e.g. the zigzag-proof, but the set of real numbers is infinitely large and uncountable (over countable) at the same time.
What is the role of infinity in the current context or in the context of the Atman? To understand this, it is very important not to be tempted by one’s sinful acts (act ≈ Karma), to lose the rights to exist in this world and the infinite suffering take places for the infinity where space and time does not exist in a physical manner. As the Hindu texts give right to understand, the Atman is everlasting, that is they always existed, and they will always exist. They can neither be created nor destroyed4 - analogous to physics. In the creation5 of the world, everything arises out of me, and in the destruction6, everything returns to me (singularity), except for those who for the first time have come to know the infinity in a new way of exist, I have called it hell.
I have deliberately chosen the word "hell" at the beginning (end of 2015), since its meaning is unmistakable, although hell, like the various religions7 have described or attempt to define it, did not existed in the past i.e. before 2015. Hell was first defined and created by me in my current incarnation (from 2015 on), so hell has a beginning but not an end - comparable to the natural numbers in a number line that have a beginning8 but not an end. How and why the term "hell" originated in the various religions is not the topic here.
1 The modern age that is the time after the ground zero. But it is also not to be confused with the new era, which will come.
2 A theory can only be falsified, it can never be verified.
3 The sign of infinity in mathematics is similar to the number eight (8) except that it has been rotated by 90° to the right or left → ∞.
4 If the Atman were destructible, then it makes no sense with the cycle of rebirths. In physics nothing can neither be created nor destroyed, see e.g. thermodynamics. Everything can only be transformed from one form to another. This also says the postulate of Albert Einstein (E = mc2), mass and energy are equivalent and are only transformed back and forth.
5 In physics it is described by the singularity, the beginning of the big bang. Not only that the appropriate term been chosen divinely in physics, but at the same time it describes my viewpoint that everything originated from me (single). For physics, one has chosen this term, since at the beginning of the Big Bang a mathematical state must be described, which has no spatial extent - at this time there were neither the space nor the time. The singularity of physics is referred in the Hindu sciences as அருவுருவம் (transliteration: Aruvuruvam). This is the state where I am neither formless nor form bounded, where one should see the whole world as a part or subset of me. I am the part and I am simultaneously also the whole and I penetrate everything, even when I take a (human) form i.e. incarnation for example, even in this human form I am complete.
6 This cycle of creation and destruction is everlasting.
7 Also in Hinduism, the term hell (நரகம்) exists, but it is to be understood as part of rebirths. The Atmans that lands in the hell, which I have defined, will not experience reincarnation any more, only the infinite suffering for the infinity.
8 In mathematics, the natural numbers (ℕ0 / ℕ), when represented in a number line, have a beginning but not an end. The number line starts with either the number one (1) or the number (0) - depends on which mathematical definition is used.
- Category: 4MA74-EN
- Published: Monday, 04 February 2019 08:52
- Written by Anandakumar Sujanthan