We have explained that the idea of the evolution of the cell forms the basis of the description of the gods of the Vedas and the Waters of the world. As the cell is conceived to be a microcosm, a miniature of the universe, the idea of Brahmanda, the Universal Cell, or the Golden Egg of Brahma, is the same as that of the cell itself; and we have in the evolution of the latter the story of the creation and dissolution of the universe.
If this conclusion be correct, the explanation of the creation and dissolution of the world, as given in the sacred books of the Hindus and their systems of Philosophy and Religion, should follow the lines of the development and decay of the cell.
We have pointed out that it is the Centrosome, with positive super-electric energy, that creates the two magnetic poles of Ether, and that is the original substance of the cell. Then it projects a negative super-electric charge which is absorbed by the magnetic poles, and this gives us the nucleus and cytoplasm of the cell. In other words it is the Centrosome that creates the body of the cell at first; and then it acts on the latter and brings about a number of changes in it, in the course of which its own super-electric energy is transformed into heat, electric and magnetic energy. While the Centrosome acts on and imparts its energy to the cell, the latter evolves, and this may be said to correspond to the creation and evolution of the universe.
In the second stage of development we notice that it is the turn of the cell to be active, and it imparts its energy to the Centrosome, even as the latter gave to it its own before. In other words, the Centrosome sucks or absorbs the energy of the cell within itself; and this may be said to correspond to the dissolution of the universe. Then again we see that the old cell is renewed by the Centrosome, which creates the substance of the new cell the two magnetic poles of Ether, charged with negative super-electric energy and then the old cell divides into two new ones. This may be said to correspond to a new birth of the universe.
The Hindu Theories of Life and Death: We have now to show that the Hindu theories of life and death follow exactly the course of the evolution of the cell. It is God or Purusha (Centrosome) who creates the universe (cell) and that is the cause of its birth and then, in course of time, the energy of the universe (cell) is absorbed by God (Centrosome), and that is the cause of its death. Then again God (Centrosome) creates a new world (cell), and that is how it is re-born. This is the essential idea of the creation and dissolution of the universe as understood by the ancient Hindus.
In this connection we have already explained how the creation of all life by Narayana is based on the idea of the cell, and how the incarnations of the Supreme refer also to the same. Then we are told that all Manifest comes out of the Unmanifest, and we have explained how this corresponds to the evolution of the cell.
Again it is said that the supreme Purusha (God) creates Water (Nature or Prakrti), and this corresponds to the creation of the nucleus or the substance of the cell by the Centrosome, out of which is produced the body of the universe.
Then we have observed that at a certain stage of development it is the cell that appears to create and renew the Centrosome. From one point of view this corresponds to the dissolution or absorption of the universe (cell) into God (Centrosome), but from another, it ascribes all creative energy to Nature or Prakti (cell) and so we are told in the Vedas that the Supreme Purusha is created out of Viraj (Prakrti or Nature) but the balance of opinion is that it is God who creates39, even as we have seen that all new creation belongs essentially to the Centrosome.
Further, we are told that the Supreme Being has the form of lightning, and that is super-electric energy or electric energy with a very high voltage, which, as we have pointed out, is the first energy of the Centrosome (God).
Then we have explained that this super-electric energy is transformed into heat, and so it is said that the Supreme Being creates the universe by means of Tapas, which literally means heat.
Then we have observed that this heat is transformed into electric energy, corresponding to which we have the Mind; and so we find that Mind is regarded as the ultimate cause of the universe.
Finally, electric energy is transformed into magnetic energy, and so we are told that Ether is the cause of all creation.