Narach Philosophy

BRAHMANDA AND THE VEDIC GODS: VRTRA AND VARUNA


We have observed that the gods of the Vedas represent the energies of the organic cell, and it is this that, in its universal form, gives us the idea of Brahmanda or the manifest universe. Let us see how far it is possible to prove the correctness of this statement.

Vrtra or the Fibrillar Part of the Nucleus: We have explained that Vrtra represents the fibrillar part of the Nucleus in the resting condition of the cell. Under the action of the Centrosome this fibrillar part becomes aggregated into a continuous thread or a snake-like substance, and then it is broken into a number of segments, called Chromosomes. We shall see how far this agrees with the description of Vrtra in the Vedas.

VEDIC GODS EXPLANATION THE CELL
Vrtra is a Serpent. Vrtra represents the fibrillar part of the Nucleus, which actually assumes the form of a coiled serpent when the cell becomes active. The Nucleus of the cell contains fibrillar matter, which becomes aggregated into a thread like substance when the cell becomes active under the action of the Centrosome.
Vrtra is footless and handless. The feet are the instruments of motion and hands of action. This means that Vrtra is without motion or action, and so represents the Nucleus (Prakrti or Nature in miniature) in a state of rest. Corresponding to this we should find that the first state of the Nucleus is one of rest; and if Vrtra really represents a scientific fact, this restful condition of the Nucleus should be due to its fibrillar part. The first condition of the cell is one of rest.
Vrtra imprisons the floods and stops their flow. Flood or water refers to the fluid or watery part of the Nucleus, which gives us the idea of Nature or Prakrti in general This means that the fibrillar part of the Nucleus, represented by Vrtra, stops the motion of the watery part of the Nucleus, and thereby brings about the restful condition of the Cell. The original condition of the Nucleus of the cell (that is, the whole cell) is one of rest.
Vrtra is possessed of Maya. Maya is the creative energy of the Heart and not an illusion as is commonly believed. It belongs to both Purusha and Prakrti, or the supreme Male and Female. As Witra refers to the Nucleus of the cell, which represents Nature or Prakrti, the latter is regarded as creative or possessed of Maya. Again, the creative energy of Prakrti is the negative super-electric energy of the Heart. Hence this should be the energy of the fibrillar part of the Nucleus (or the whole Nucleus itself). As this energy corresponds to vital seed in man and makes for all physical activity, the Nucleus, with its fibrillar part, may be said to possess this energy of action. Though the Nucleus is in a state of rest at first, it contains within itself the energy of action, and all creative changes in the cell take place in the Nucleus first of all.
All the principal gods fight with Vrtra. The Gods of the Vedas represent the Centrosome at different stages of cell- development. The "fight" refers to the action of the Centrosome on the fibrillar part of the Nucleus (Vrtra). All "fight" is associated with action, and this is its idea in all sacred literature. The resting condition of the cell is disturbed by the action of the Centrosome on the Nucleus, when the fibrillar part becomes aggregated and forms a continuous thread.
All the principal gods slay Vrtra. "Slaying" in sacred literature means "assigning to Prakrti or Nature", that is, showing that an object belongs to Nature or Prakrti and not God. This means that Vrtra or the fibrillar part belongs to the Nucleus of the cell which we have identified with Nature or Prakrti.
In the present case this "slaughter" of Vrtra has a more literal significance. It means that the fibrillar or the serpent-like part of the Nucleus (Vrtra) is "slain" or broken into Segments.
The fibrillar part of the Nucleus assumes a serpent-like form, and is then broken into segments under the action of the Centrosome.
Vrtra is chiefly slain by Indra's thunderbolt. Indra represents the Centrosome as characterised by heat (Sun energy or Buddhi).
A thunderbolt is characterised by lightning and sound. The former is electric and the latter magnetic, for Sound is a property of Ether, and Ether is magnetic. Hence a thunderbolt refers to electromagnetic energy.
This means that when the heat of the Centrosome (Indra) is transformed into electro-magnetic energy (thunderbolt), the fibrillar or threadlike part of the Nucleus (Vrtra) is broken into segments (slain).
The Centrosome is characterised by radial energy, and gives forth heat and light. It becomes electro-magnetic, and its action may be compared to lines of force in a magnetic field. Its action on the fibrillar part of the Nucleus, now aggregated into a continuous serpent- like mass, breaks it up into segments, palled Chromosomes.

Varuna or the Fluid Part of the Nucleus: We have observed that Varuna represents the fluid part of the Nucleus, including the Nucleolus contained within it. Again, we have explained that in the Vedas he represents the Prakrtic energy of the Heart, and that is the same as the vital fluid in man, to which the fluid part of the Nucleus corresponds. We have now to see how far the Vedic description of Varuna agree with the character of the fluid part of the Nucleus of the cell.

VEDIC GODS EXPLANATION THE CELL
Varuna is the Sea. The Sea or Ocean is the largest expanse of water in the world. It may therefore be regarded as the universal form of all liquids. Hence, in its microscopic form, Varuna should represent the liquid or watery part of the Nucleus, the miniature of Nature or Prakrti. The Nucleus consists of a fluid part.
Varuna is Sovereign of the Sea. The Sea refers to the fluid part of the Nucleus, and its sovereign would appear to be the Nucleolus which lies in it. The Nucleolus is a spherical vesicle which lies in the fluid part of the Nucleus during the resting periods of the cell.
Varuna dwells at the river's source. This gives us the place where the Nucleolus (Varuna) is situated. It is at the source or top of the fluid part of the Nucleus (river). The Nucleolus lies in the fluid part of the Nucleus.
Varuna slays Vrtra as Indra-Varuna. This means that the liquid part of the Nucleus (Varuna) contributes, to the breaking up (slaying) of the aggregated serpent like mass of its fibrillar part (Vrtra). This, however, takes place when the Centrosome, charged with heat (Indra), becomes associated with the liquid part of the Nucleus (Indra-Varuna). We have observed that Indra is the Centrosome charged with heat; Varuna is the liquid part of the Nucleus; and Indra-Varuna gives the idea of the association of the two, or the action of the Centrosome on the liquid part of the Nucleus. The aggregated serpent-like mass of the fibrillar part of the Nucleus is broken into segments, called Chromosomes, under the action of the Centrosome on the (liquid part of the) Nucleus.
Varuna is lord of Maya. The idea of Maya as a creative energy here is the same as in the case of Vrtra. This means that the whole Nucleus, with its liquid (Varuna) and fibrillar parts (Vrtra) is possessed of creative energy. In this connection we have observed that the Nucleus is charged with negative super-electric energy, or heart-energy as Prakrtic, corresponding to which there is the vital fluid in animals or man. The Nucleus contains within it the energy of action, and all creative changes in the cell take Place in it first of all.
Varuna is an Asura. An Asura, as we have explained refers to the Prakrtic energy of the heart, or negative super- electric energy, the essence of food or vital energy as the Nucleus is characterised by this energy, Varuna is called an Asura. The Nucleus is charged with a great energy, which is spontaneous in action. Its liquid part corresponds essentially to food-matter.
Varuna puts Intellect in the Heart. He is surrounded by the Seven Sisters and rules over them as King. He knows the twelve months, and the thirteenth. He is a Bull, and puts milk in the Cows, and speed in the Horses. Intellect is Buddhi and Varuna, characterised by the Prakrtic energy of the Heart (vital fluid), is also said to be characterised by Buddhi or Intellect. As we shall see, Varuna, and Vrtra are the Vedic originals of the Sankhya system of Philosophy, according to which Nature or Prakrti, characterised by the Prakrtic energy of the Heart (vital seed), and is believed to be the sole creator of the universe. From this we shall conclude that Varuna or the liquid part of the Nucleus, characterised by Heart-energy, becomes charged with Intellect (Buddhi or Heart); and so it is said that Varuna puts Intellect in the Heart. In terms of the Sankhya system, Prakrti or Nature (Heart) has Mahat, Buddhi or Intellect for its first manifest form.
Then it is said that Varuna is surrounded by Seven Sisters and rules over them as king. The number seven refers to Buddhi as we have explained, and the king that rules over Buddhi is the energy of the Heart represented by Varuna. This Heart energy (Varuna) is said to be surrounded by Buddhi or heat; and so we should find in the cell that the Nucleus becomes subject to heat.
Then Varuna knows the twelve months and the thirteenth. The number twelve again refers to Buddhi or Intellect, and thirteen to Heart-energy, (Purushic or Prakrtic), self-consciousness or Egoism. This means that Varuna, or the liquid part of the Nucleus, is associated with the Prakrtic energy of the Heart (number thirteen) as well as heat (number twelve, Buddhi or heat). In terms of the Sankhya this would mean that Nature or Prakrti (Varuna or Nucleus) is characterised by Buddhi as well as Egoism.
Then Varuna knows the twelve months and the thirteenth. The number twelve again refers to Buddhi or Intellect, and thirteen to Heart-energy, (Purushic or Prakrtic), self-consciousness or Egoism. This means that Varuna, or the liquid part of the Nucleus, is associated with the Prakrtic energy of the Heart (number thirteen) as well as heat (number twelve, Buddhi or heat). In terms of the Sankhya this would mean that Nature or Prakrti (Varuna or Nucleus) is characterised by Buddhi as well as Egoism.
Then he is said to be a Bull, and we have explained that the Cow or Bull in sacred literature represents the Purushic aspect of Ether, or the south-seeking magnetic pole, corresponding to which we have the senses of knowledge. In terms of the science of the cell this means that the negative super-electric energy of the Nucleus of the cell (Varuna) is associated with Buddhi or heat, as well as Egoism or electric energy, and then it is transformed into magnetic energy.
In terms of the Sankhya it means that Nature or Prakrti (Varuna) has Mahat or Buddhi for its first manifestation, which is associated with Egoism, and then transformed into the senses of knowledge.
Then we are told that he puts speed in horses; and we have explained that Horse in sacred literature represents the Prakrtic aspect of Ether or its north- seeking pole, corresponding to which we have the senses of action.
In terms of the science of the cell this means that the energy of the Nucleus is transformed into magnetic energy, with a south as well as a north seeking pole.
In terms of the Sankhya this means that Nature or Prakrti is finally transformed into the senses of action.
The Nucleus is characterized by super-electric energy, or electric energy with a high voltage. It is also subject to heat or differences of temperature. Then it becomes charged with electric, and finally with magnetic energy, with its north and south seeking poles complete.
Varuna drinks Soma as Indra-Varuna. Varuna is Heart-energy as Prakrtic, corresponding to the vital fluid Indra is Buddhi or Heat; while Soma is Mind or electric energy. From this we conclude that the negative super- electric energy of the cell (Varuna) is associated with electric energy (Soma) through heat (Indra); and this is what actually happens in all physical life. In terms of Philosophy this means that Nature or Prakrti (Varuna) is associated with Buddhi or Mahat (Indra) at first, and then with the Mind (Soma). The Nucleus of the cell is first charged with heat, and then with electric energy.
Varuna and Indra are great friends they slay Vrtra together, and drink Soma together. One of thorn is called a Monarch, and the other an Autocrat. Varuna is negative super-electric energy, while Indra is heat. The one is Heart-energy as Prakrtic, while the other is Buddhi. The two are closely allied and so great friends; and as they are almost similar, the one is called a Monarch and the other an Autocrat.
In terms of Philosophy this gives us the relation between Heart-energy (Atman or soul) and Buddhi; and the two are, for practical purposes, regarded as alike.
The idea of their slaying Vrtra and drinking Soma has already been explained.
The Nucleus is characterized by negative super-electric energy, like all vital fluid or food. It is associated with heat, which appears to be almost like this negative super-electric energy.
Varuna stays asunder the two world halves, and by his decree they stand parted each from each. As we have explained, the two world halves refer to the twofold character of Ether in the universe; and in connection with the cell, they are the Nucleus and the cytoplasm, which as has been pointed out, are the two poles of a magnetic field in the cell before they absorb the induced negative super-electric charge of the Centrosome and become negatively super-electric themselves.
This means, therefore, that the Nucleus and the cytoplasm continue to remain apart from each other at the Varuna-stage of the cell that is so long as the Nucleus is full of fluid matter. We see how later on the nuclear membrane disappears, and the Nucleus and the cytoplasm become one; but that takes place at a later stage of cell development.
The Nucleus and the cytoplasm are divided from each other by the nuclear membrane; and they continue to remain apart at the early stage of cell development.
Varuna's worshipper, though standing in water, is thirsty still. Varuna's worshipper may be identified with Varuna himself, who would apparently represent the Nucleolus here. It means that the Nucleolus stands in the fluid or watery part of the Nucleus, but it is not a fluid itself. It does not partake of water and so is said to be thirsty.
As we shall see, Varuna is the Vedic original of the Sankhya system, and this would imply that the soul in the Sankhya (worshipper of Varuna), though associated with Prakrti (standing in water), is yet something apart from the latter, and does not partake of its nature (is thirsty still).
The Nucleolus is a spherical vesicle which lies in the fluid part of the Nucleus during the resting periods of the cell. It is not a fluid itself.
Varuna Waits on Vishnu. Varuna is the Nucleolus and Vishnu the Centro some charged with positive super-electric energy at the commencement of cell action. The Nucleolus, like the Nucleus, is charged with negative super-electric energy. It is attracted to its positive counterpart, the Vishnu Centrosome, and that is why Varuna is said to wait on Vishnu. The Nucleolus is then united with the Centrosome, and that is the cause of its disappearance at the commencement of cell development. The Nucleolus disappears at the commencement of cell action.

Thus we see that the Vedic description of Vrtra and Varuna follows the character, of the Nucleus as containing a fibrillar and a fluid part, including the Nucleolus. We shall see in a subsequent chapter how the Sankhya system of Hindu Philosophy is based on the idea of the creative character of the Nucleus of the cell, and has Vrtra and Varuna for its Vedic originals.