Narach Philosophy

MODERN SCIENCE AND VEDIC THOUGHT


Before pursuing this line of thought it is necessary to see how far our description of cell action is in agreement with the facts of science and the teachings of the Vedas. We have observed that the energy of the Centrosome as well as the nucleus and cytoplasm is super-electric, the former positive and the latter negative, and we have explained that super-electric energy is, for practical purposes, identical with heat; and science tells us that the Centrosome is characterised by radial energy or heat, and the cell too is subject to differences of temperature; and so the two agree.

Then we have observed that the Centrosome acts on the cell, and its energy is transformed into heat, then electric, and then magnetic energy. Biology tells us that it is the action of the Centrosome that causes the cell to develop, and the former is characterised by heat and light at first, and then becomes magnetic. We know, however, that heat is transformed into electric, and the latter into magnetic energy, and so on this point too our theory and the actual facts agree. Then we have said that after this it is the cell that acts on the Centrosome; and this corresponds to the play of the chromosomes or segments of the fibrillar part of the nucleus, actually seen under the microscope. Then the negative super-electric energy of the cell is transformed into heat, then electric, then magnetic energy, and it is divided into two; and this too agrees with the facts of the cell.

Finally, we have observed that the Centrosome creates a new magnetic field, and this would appear to correspond to the magnetic spindle between the two divided Centrosomes which comes into existence as soon as the original Centrosome is broken into two. So here too actual observation would appear to support what we believe to be the ancient theory of the development of the cell.

The next point that we have mentioned is that magnetic energy has power to absorb super-electric energy, and it is on this assumption that we have explained how both the Centrosome and the cell become super-electric after they have become magnetic in the course of their development. If this is a property of all magnetic substances, we should be able to show that it is really so. In this connection we should remember that super-electric energy is electric energy with a high voltage, but may, for practical purposes, be identified with heat; and so we have to see if magnetized substances in nature have power to absorb electric energy with a high voltage or intense heat, and lose, for the time being, their magnetic properties, to be restored when they cool again.

Scientific experiments made with magnetic bodies like iron, steel, nickel and cobalt have shown that when they are subjected to electric energy and intense heat (super-electric energy), they lose their magnetic properties and become charged with heat instead; and when they are slowly cooled, they regain their magnetic properties.

Again, we have observed that super-electric energy corresponds to the energy of the Heart, and its negative aspect is the vital fluid in man. We have also explained that magnetic energy is characteristic of Ether, which is specially associated with a number of substances like metals, milk and milk products, fish, eggs, etc. If now our conclusions with regard to the character of magnetic substances be correct, and the same observations should apply to animal as well as physical magnetism for in the cell we are dealing with animal (or organic) magnetism these substances should have a peculiar effect on the Heart. In their raw state, when they are purely magnetic, they should have power to absorb the negative super-electric energy (the vital seed) of a powerful and heal your heart and so to weaken it. But when they are subjected to sufficient heat, they become super-electric, and their energy can be absorbed by a weak (magnetic) heart, or a person who has lost his vitality. The effect of hot milk and milk products, as well as of fish and eggs prepared in different ways, on a weak heart may easily be examined; while it is a matter of common knowledge that the ancients believed that certain metals, when subjected to long and intense heat, acquired special properties, and could be used with advantage to strengthen a weak and aging heart; and a great deal of the science of Indian medicine depends, to this day, on the use of metals properly treated for this purpose.

The Soul and Vital Fluid: We have explained that the Centrosome is characterised by positive, and the cell by negative super-electric energy; and these correspond to the soul and vital fluid in man. The relation between the Centrosome and the cell is the same as between the soul and vital fluid, and so we should be able to explain the connection between the two in the human body how the soul creates the vital fluid, and how the latter renews the soul.

We have observed that when the Centrosome is exhausted the cell gives to it its induced positive super-electric charge, by means of which it becomes positively super- electric again. As the cell is identified with food, out of which the vital fluid is formed, we might say in this connection that when the soul (Centrosome) is exhausted the very sight of food restores it to self-consciousness the special characteristic of the soul. Then, when the Centrosome becomes positively super-electric, the substance of the cell still continues to act on and impart to it its own energy, which is transformed into heat, then electric, and then magnetic energy. Corresponding to this we see that food (cell) supplies its energy to the soul through Prana or breath which swallows food and it is in this way that the soul is renewed and so we are told in the Rig Veda that the Purusha or soul waxes greater still by food.

Again, we have observed that when the cell is exhausted and becomes magnetic and can act no more, it is the Centrosome that renews and re-creates it again. In the same manner when food has imparted all its energy to the soul, the latter, acting through Prana or breath, transforms it into blood and then into vital fluid. The creation of the vital fluid by the soul may be said to correspond to that of the substance of the cell by the Centrosome.

Again, we have explained that the Centrosome acts on the cell and exhausts its energy. Corresponding to this the soul acts in the world of life (Prakrti), imparts to it its own impress or energy, and exhausts itself; and then, as the Centrosome is renewed by the cell, so is the soul by food. Thus we observe that the two processes are similar; and we shall see how all this is pictorially rendered in the story of the Mahabharata, when Arjuna, who represents Prana or breath as the vehicle of the soul, creates Water (Prakrti or vital fluid) on different occasions.

Connection between Sex and the Soul: We have observed that it is the idea of the cell and the Centrosome that is generalized into that of Nature and God, and explained how the two are connected with each creature in the form of vital energy and the soul. Now vital energy or semen virile is closely allied to the development of soul consciousness. We have seen how vital energy renews the soul, and the latter creates it again. Hence we might say that the soul creates sex-consciousness, and the latter renews the soul. Or, as soul- consciousness is analogous to God-consciousness, here we get the connection between God or soul-consciousness and sex-consciousness. The two are inter-dependent, and it is for this reason that the problem of the sex enters so largely into almost all the great religions of the world. This is especially true of Hinduism, where every principal male deity has his Sakti or female counterpart; and, as we shall see, it is this that constitutes the basis of the Tantra form of Hindu religion.

The relation of sex to religious experience as well as sacred forms of worship has engaged the attention of a number of recent writers, and they seem to hold that a great deal of spiritual impulse is at bottom sexual or emotional in character. As we have explained, the soul and vital seed, like the male and female or Purusha and Prakrti, are the positive and negative counterparts of the same energy of the Heart, and each renews and re-creates the other; and so there is a fundamental connection between soul-consciousness and sex-consciousness, even as there is between God-consciousness and world-consciousness, to which they correspond.

Here a question may be asked, At what point is there the greatest consciousness of the soul? Obviously at the point where the vital energy is at its highest. This, in the cell, corresponds to the first state of equilibrium or rest, when the Centrosome and the cell are evenly balanced, the one charged with positive and the other with negative super-electric energy. Even so, when a man preserves his vitality at its highest, he has the highest soul or God-consciousness; and this is the basic theory of Brahmacharya, or a state of celibacy, in Hindu religion.

But Brahmacharya is not absolute celibacy, and refers rather to the preservation of the vital energy to be utilized at the proper time. Indeed, that is the literal meaning of the word, which means "acting like Brahma", the supreme creator of the universe. The spirit, when exhausted, is renewed by food, and so when the soul acts in the world, it is renewed by the world itself by the satisfaction arising out of the deed that is done. In the union of the sexes, the soul re-creates itself in the child that is born, and this corresponds to the creation of the world of life by God. Hence it is that the Hindu marriage has always been regarded as a symbol of the creation of the universe, and all its ceremonial is intended to illustrate this idea.

The Birth of a Son or a Daughter: As we have observed, the two great stages in the process of cell development when the Centrosome and the body of the cell are renewed, may be said to correspond to the birth of Purusha or Prakrti or the male and female of spring. The Centrosome is the male and the body of the cell the female; and the former is renewed when the latter becomes active in relation to it, and projects its induced positive super-electric charge, which is absorbed by the Centrosome; and the latter is renewed in a similar way by the Centrosome. Corresponding to this a male child or a son would be born if, in the union of the male and the female, (a) the female is more active than its mate, like the cell towards the Centrosome, (b) if she longs for the birth of a son, corresponding to the induced positive super-electric charged created by the cell, and (c) if the male too shares the desire for a son, corresponding to the Centrosome absorbing the energy of the cell. Similarly a female child would be born if (a) the male is more active than female and (b) desires a female child and (c) this desire is shared by the female. The essential point in the connection, however, is whether it is the male or the female that is more active; and the birth of the male or the female off spring would depend on the activity of the female or the male respectively.

This has a bearing on the time of the union as well. We have seen that the Centrosome is renewed when it is at its weakest and the cell at its strongest; and again the cell is renewed when it is at its weakest and the Centrosome at its strongest a woman after menstruation may be said to be at her weakest, and just before it at her strongest; and so if the conditions stated above are satisfied immediately after her period is over, the child is likely to be a female; whereas if they are satisfied before her period begins, a male off spring is likely to be born. Between these limits, the union might or might not prove fruitful; and the action is similar to that of the Centrosome and the cell at other stages of cell development.