The Centrosome, characterised by super-electric or Heart energy, becomes characterised by heat or radial energy which in its turn becomes electric; and when this Centrosome lies outside the Nucleus it is identified with Rudra, and when inside, with Soma. The Centrosome at this stage continues to act on the Nucleus and its aggregated fibrillar mass, and then we see that the nuclear membrane disappears. The Nucleus and the cytoplasm become as one, and soon after this the Centrosome divides into two halves. At this stage it becomes magnetic, and its two halves correspond to the two magnetic poles.
As we have observed, Rudra and Soma represent the Centrosome characterised by electric energy, when it is undivided and lies outside or inside the Nucleus respectively; and we shall see how far their Vedic description agrees with this character of the Centrosome.
RUDRA: Rudra personifies the Centrosome charged with electric energy. It lies outside the Nucleus and acts on it.
Thus we see that Rudra represents, the universal Centrosome or the creative energy of God made manifest in Brahmanda in the form of Mind or electric energy. He is associated with Buddhi or heat (Agni) on the one hand, and the magnetic energy of Ether or the senses of knowledge and action on the other.
|VEDIC GODS||EXPLANATION||THE CELL|
|Rudra is Mind energy.||In terms of the cell this means that the Centrosome is now characterised by electric energy. We have already explained that the Mind energy is electric.||The energy of the Centrosome becomes electric in the process of cell development.|
|He is associated with Agni.||This means that the Rudra or electric Centrosome is associated with the Agni or radial Centrosome.
We have explained how the Centrosome charged with heat (Agni) becomes electric.
|The Centrosome charged with heat becomes electric.|
|He crushes all Serpents.||The Serpent refers to the fibrillar part of the Nucleus; and this means that the aggregated fibrillar mass of the Nucleus is now broken into segments.||This Centrosome acts on the Nucleus, and breaks up its fibrillar mass into segments.|
|Rudra and Soma are allied together.||Both refer to the Centrosome as electric, and so they are allied; only in the one case the Centrosome lies without, and in the other within, the Nucleus.||The Centrosome charged with electric energy may lie within the Nucleus, or in the cytoplasm, and it has the same characteristics in either case.|
|Rudra is associated with the twofold character of Ether. He is the parent often Rudras.||The twofold character of Ether refers to its two magnetic poles; and this means that the electric energy to the Rudra Centrosome is associated with magnetic energy. In other words the Centrosome becomes magnetic.
The ten Rudras, as we have explained, refer to the ten senses of knowledge and action, born of the Mind (Rudra). They correspond to the twofold character of Ether; and so we have the same idea of magnetic energy born of the electric.
|The electric Centrosomes become magnetic in the process of cell development.|
SOMA: Soma, as we have explained, represents the Mind or electric energy, and in the cell he is the Centrosome charged with electric energy but lying inside the Nucleus. We shall see how far his description agrees with the character of the Centrosome at this stage.
|VEDIC GODS||EXPLANATION||THE CELL|
|Soma represents Mind energy and is identified with the Moon.||We have explained that the Mind is characterised by electric energy and the Moon is a symbol of the Mind. This means that the Centrosome becomes electric now.||In the process of cell development the Centrosome becomes electric.|
|Soma is liquid.||The liquid refers to the Nucleus of the cell. This means that the Soma Centrosome is to be found in the Nucleus of the cell. In this case the Centrosome is said to arise from the Nucleus itself. Indeed at this stage the Centrosome would seem to disappear in the liquid itself, and Soma is therefore said to be a liquid. But really it does not disappear; it becomes almost one with the Nucleus.||This Centrosome may be seen to lie in the Nucleus and disappear in its liquid part.|
|Soma slays Vrtra.||This means that the electric Centrosome acts on the fibrillar, serpent-like mass of the Nucleus (Vrtra), and breaks it up into segments.||The Centrosome acts on the Nucleus, and breaks up its fibrillar mass into segments, called chromosomes.|
|The Mind energy of Soma is associated with Heart energy, regarded as Prakrtic. He is born of the Heart.||As we have explained, the Prakrtic energy of the Heart is negatively super-electric, and refers to the Nucleus. This means that the Soma Centrosome is associated with the Nucleus, and may be said to arise from it.||This Centrosome lies in the Nucleus, and seems to arise from it.|
|Soma and Indra are great friends. So are Agni and Soma. Soma helps Indra in his deeds.||Agni and Indra refer to the Centrosome charged with heat; Soma is the electric Centrosome; and so they are closely associated together or great friends.
As heat is transformed into electric energy, Soma (Centrosome) helps Indra (Centrosome).
|The Centrosome charged with heat is associated with (transformed into) the electric Centrosome. It becomes more active when it is electric.|
|Soma is the father of Heaven and Earth.||Heaven and Earth or Dyaus and Prthvi refer to the twofold character of Ether, and so to the Centrosome when it becomes magnetic. As Soma refers to the Centrosome as electric, this means that magnetic energy is born of electric energy, and that the electric Centrosome becomes magnetic and divides into two.
In terms of Philosophy this means that the ten senses, corresponding to the twofold character of Ether, are created out of the Mind (electric energy).
|The electric Centrosome becomes magnetic, and divides into two halves.|
|Soma is brought down to earth by the falcon. The ten sisters seize him, and the five companies establish him. He is associated with cows and horses.||All these, as we have explained, refer to the twofold character of Ether, with its two magnetic poles, to which the ten senses correspond.
In terms of the cell this means that the Soma Centrosome, which is electric, becomes magnetic.
In terms of Philosophy this gives us the connection between the Mind and the senses of knowledge and action.
|The electric Centrosome becomes magnetic in the process of cell development. It has two magnetic poles.|
|Soma is purified by means of hands, a stone, and a purifying sieve.||As we have explained, the idea of the purification of Soma is that the function of the Mind or electric energy is made complete and fruitful. That happens when the Mind is associated with the senses, and electric energy becomes electro-magnetic.
Hands are the instruments of action, and this means that the Soma or electric Centrosome becomes effective when it acts on the Nucleus and becomes electro-magnetic.
A stone or Adri means "thunderbolt" which is electro-magnetic, and so it means that the Soma Centrosome becomes electro-magnetic.
But Soma is said to pass through a strainer or purifying sieve; and a sieve would obviously refer to the nuclear membrane, which is really like a sieve. It means that the Soma or electric Centrosome passes out of the nuclear membrane into the cytoplasm, and then it becomes electro-magnetic and divides into two halves. The nuclear membrane then disappears. This is exactly what takes place in the cell.
|The electric Centrosome acts on the Nucleus, and then it passes out of the nuclear membrane into the cytoplasm and becomes electro-magnetic. The nuclear membrane then disappears.|
|Soma keeps apart, and again links together, Heaven and Earth.||This is analogous to what Indra is said to do. Heaven and Earth refer to the cytoplasm and Nucleus of the cell respectively; and the idea is that so long as the Centrosome is electric (Soma), the two are apart, divided by the nuclear membrane; but all the time there is a tendency for the two to come together and the nuclear membrane to disappear. The latter does actually disappear when the Centrosome becomes magnetic and divides into two halves.||So long as the Centrosome is electric, the nuclear membrane remains, and the Nucleus and the cytoplasm are divided from each other; but all the time the nuclear membrane tends to disappear, and actually does so when the Centrosome becomes magnetic.|
Thus we see that Soma represents the universal Centrosome or the creative energy of God as Mind or electric energy. This energy is closely associated with Nature or Prakrti, even as this Centrosome lies in the Nucleus of the cell. It is associated with the energy of the Heart, Buddhi, and the senses of knowledge and action, even as electric energy is related to super-electric energy, heat, and the twofold character of magnetic energy. As we shall see in the course of these pages, Rudra and Soma are the Vedic originals of the Vaisesika system of Philosophy, according to which Mind i conceived as the chief creative energy of the universe.