The Hindus have three principal gods who from a trinity Vishnu, Siva and Brahma; and, as we have explained, they refer respectively to Heart energy with Buddhi for its first manifestation, Mind, and Ether; and it is exactly in this manner that changes take place in the character of the Centrosome in the course of the development of the cell. It is characterised by Heart-energy or soul which, for practical purposes, is like Buddhi, Sun-energy or heat and that is Vishnu. Then this heat is transformed into electric energy, or Buddhi into Mind and that is Siva. Finally electric energy is transformed into magnetic energy, as Mind into Ether or the senses, and that is Brahma, the last of the Hindu Trinity.
We shall see in the course of these pages, how these gods are the presiding deities of three principal systems of Hindu Philosophy Vedanta, Yoga, and Sankhya corresponding to which we have the great systems of Hindu religion, Vaisnavism, Saivism, Buddhism, and Jainism the last two being the two divisions of the same principal system, viz., the Sankhya.
Prajapati the Supreme Creator: In addition to this Trinity, we have Prajapati; and in the earlier Sacred Books of the Hindus he is spoken of as the Supreme Creator of the universe. Indeed, he may be said to combine together the characteristics of all the three gods of the Hindu Trinity. He is said to practise Tapas, and by means of Tapas and Sacrifice to create the worlds; and we have explained that Tapas is heat, which is Buddhi and akin to the Heart or positive super-electric energy, and both are characteristic of the Centrosome. Then we have pointed out that Sacrifice is creative action by means of which the world is brought into being, and this corresponds to the creative action of the Centrosome.
Then he is said to create Viraj or Prakrti, corresponding to which there is the creation of the two magnetic poles of Ether by the Centrosome, which form the nucleus and cytoplasm of the cell, and are identified with Nature or Prakrti.
He is said to have committed incest with his own daughter, and the daughter is obviously Viraj, Nature or Prakrti, created by him. We have seen how the Centrosome creates the substance of the cell and at the next stage is associated with it in a further process of creation; and this corresponds to the incest of Prajapati with his own daughter, Prakrti.
Prajapati is identified with Vishnu and Vayu, with Agni Soma, and Heaven and Earth. He is said to create Agni, Indra, and Soma and Rudra. Surya is his son, he gives victory to Indra, and Soma belongs to him. Now we have explained that these gods represent the Centrosome ate characterised by different kinds of energy in the process of cell development; and it is with these that Prajapati is identified. He is said to create these gods or their energy, and he is that energy himself for it is the same energy that is transformed from one kind to another and so he is identified with all of them.
In pure philosophy Prajapati is spoken of as the soul, which, as has been explained, refers to the Centrosome characterised by positive super-electric energy of the Heart. Then he is called Mahat, which is Buddhi, and corresponds to the heat of the Centrosome. Then he is said to be the father and mother of the universe, and we have pointed out how the Centrosome acts as such in the evolution of the cell.
The Philosophy of Creation and Dissolution: Thus we see how the idea of God as expressed in Prajapati, Vishnu, Siva, or Brahma, or the other gods of the Hindu pantheon, corresponds to the energy of the Centrosome at different stages of its action in the cell. Even so are the ancient Hindu theories of the creation and dissolution of the universe based on the evolution and disintegration of the cell.
We are told that when Prakrti (Nature) creates through the action of Purusha (God), the universe, with all its potencies, begins to spring from it. From the Unmanifest flows Buddhi, ...Buddhi creates Mind, from Mind proceeds Ether, and from Ether the five elements, gross and subtle, and the senses of knowledge and action in this connection we have explained that Purusha corresponds to the Centrosome and Prakrti to the body of the cell; and when the former acts on the latter in the first stage of cell development, different forms of energy are produced heat, electric, and magnetic energy; and these correspond to Buddhi, Mind, and Ether with its two magnetic poles associated with the elements and the senses of knowledge and action.
Dissolution: The process of dissolution, like that of creation, should correspond to the disintegration of the body of the cell before it is renewed by the Centrosome and gives birth to two new cells. We have pointed out that at this stage the Centrosome absorbs the energy of the cell, which is transformed from negative super-electric energy into heat, electric, and magnetic energy. At the first stage, viz., that of creation, the Centrosome imparts its energy to the cell, and now it absorbs it within itself again; and so the process of dissolution is the reverse of that of creation. Corresponding to this we are told that the Supreme Purusha, when his day is gone and night is come, withdraws all things into himself, and merges everything into his soul. Again it is said that when the hour of dissolution arrives, the Sun begins to blaze and his seven flames to burn, and the entire universe begins to blaze forth in a huge fire; and the dazzling flames of fire, ablaze all round, hide the Sun that is in the centre of Ether and then each lower energy of life is absorbed into the next higher one, till in the end the Supreme Creator swallows up everything within himself.
We might observe that this is a complete description of the second stage of the evolution of the cell, when the Centrosome absorbs the hitter's energy. The Sun is the Centrosome, and it is said to be situated in the centre of Ether: in other words it is characterised by magnetic energy which is a property of Ether; and we have seen that at the commencement of the second stage of development, the Centrosome is magnetic.
Then the Sun begins to blaze: and this corresponds to the Centrosome being charged with positive super-electric energy derived from the cell, and this, for practical purposes, is like heat. Then the universe blazes too: and this corresponds to the negative super-electric energy of the cell being transformed into heat. Then this heat of the cell changes into electric, and then into magnetic energy, and all these are absorbed by the Centrosome, and this brings about the dissolution of Brahmanda or the Cell of the Universe.
Conclusion: Thus we see how the ancient idea of the creation and dissolution of the universe corresponds to the actual phenomena of the development, disintegration, and division of the organic cell. The principal gods of the Vedas represent different creative energies of life and the different ways in which life may be conceived to have been born; and we have seen how the whole idea is founded on the evolution of the cell. In this connection we have pointed out that it is in the cell that we have to find an explanation of all the ancient Hindu theories of life; it is on the form, structure and development of the cell that the Sanskrt language is based; and it is the cell on which the ancients reared the whole fabric of their Science, Philosophy, and Religion. The idea of the gods of the Vedas is the same; and we shall presently see how the different systems of Hindu Philosophy and Religion have these gods for their originals. Then we shall understand how all the Sacred Books of the Hindus have the same roots, and how the Mahabharata is a picture of all systems of Hindu Philosophy and Religion, and so comprehends all that the ancients knew and understood. "As it is in the cell, so it is in Brahmanda"; thus is it said, and this is the essential idea of all Sacred Books of the Hindus.