Narach Philosophy

THE UNMANIFEST IN THE CELL


We are able to go so far in our explanation of the Vedic gods in terms of the cell; and now we have to understand what further action in the cell takes place which brings about its final division, corresponding to which we have the idea of the creation of the universe. As we observe the cell under the microscope, we see the two Centrosomes at the two polar ends, with the chromosomes arranged around them like the arc of a circle. Then a constriction appears at the middle of the cell, which deepens and the cell is divided into two equal halves.

Modern Biology has yet to discover how exactly this division of the cell takes place; and so we may call this stage of cell development as the Unmanifest, out of which the Manifest (or the divided cells) issues forth. This is the quintessence of the idea of the Unmanifest in the sacred books of the Hindus, based on the cell and applied to the whole universe. All life is originally unmanifest, and then it becomes manifest and its different forms issue forth. The term Unmanifest is sometimes applied to God and sometimes to Nature or Prakrti; and in the cell it would refer respectively to the unmanifest state of the Centrosome and the substance of the cell to which the two correspond.

The Theory of Creation: We have now to construct a theory of cell action at this stage which, while being true to facts of science, should explain the creation of the universe. Indeed, we believe that the ancients constructed their theory of creation on the basis of the cell at this stage the evolution of the Unmanifest into the Manifest and it is for this reason that it may be said to be of universal application.

Energy of the Centrosome: We have seen that the Centrosome has become magnetic and divided into two halves, while the rest of the cell is charged with negative super-electric energy. This causes great in equilibrium in the cell, for while the two magnetic halves of the Centrosome, being equal and opposite, are at rest, there is nothing to balance the negative super-electric energy of the cell. This can be done only if the latter creates, by induction, a positive super-electric charge. But as magnetic energy has power to absorb super-electric energy, the latter is absorbed by the magnetic Centrosomes, and both of them become charged with positive super-electric energy. Thus the Centrosomes have regained their old energy with which the original Centrosome began its action on the restful condition of the cell at the commencement of its development.

In this connection we are told in the Vedas that the two Asvins wait on Vishnu, and we have observed that this signifies that the magnetic Centrosomes (Asvins) become positively super-electric (Vishnu); and this can happen only if the negatively super-electric cell projects, by induction, an opposite charge and it is absorbed by the Centrosomes. This is the first important phase of the Unmanifest the renewal of the Centrosomes, now charged with positive super-electric energy.

The Renewal of the Cell: We have explained that when the Centrosome acts on the cell, its positive super- electric energy is transformed into heat, then into electric, and finally into magnetic energy, and then it is divided into two halves. The same thing happens when the cell acts on the two Centrosomes. Its negative super-electric energy is transformed into heat, electric, and magnetic energy, and then it divides into two halves, each with an opposite magnetic pole.

There are now two Centrosomes, each charged with positive super-electric energy, and two divisions of the cell, charged with opposite magnetic poles. The latter balance each other, but there is nothing to counterpoise the positive super-electric energy of the Centrosomes. The cell is therefore still in a violent state of unrest.

Equilibrium can be restored only if the positively super-electric Centrosome projects, by induction, an opposite, negatively super-electric charge. But as this will at once be absorbed by the magnetic cell, there will still be no equilibrium. But we notice that at the commencement of cell development, the cell is in a state of rest. How then is this brought about? It is possible only if the Centrosome, by its inherent power, creates a new magnetic field, with two opposite poles, at the same time that it induces a negative super-electric charge, with the result that we have now two magnetic fields, each complete with its two poles the one belonging to the cell and the other created by the Centrosome and two Centrosomes each with a positive super-electric charge, creating by induction a negative super-electric charge to balance it.

Two Divisions of the Cell: This gives us two divisions of the cell. In each we have (a) a Centrosome with a positive super-electric charge balanced by its induced negative super-electric one, and (b) a magnetic pole of the cell balanced by an opposite magnetic pole created by the Centrosome. As magnetic energy has power to absorb super-electric energy, the two magnetic poles in each division absorb the induced negative super-electric energy of the Centrosome. The two halves, being alike, repel each other; and so we get two equal divisions of the old cell. Each has a Centrosome with a positive super-electric charge, and two divisions of the cell-body, now charged with negative super-electric energy. The original south seeking pole, now negatively super-electric, is the nucleus, and the original north-seeking pole, equally super-electric, is the cytoplasm. It is in this way that two new or daughter-cells are created out of the old mother-cell, each with a Centrosome, nucleus, and cytoplasm complete, and in a state of equilibrium or rest.

Two Aspects of the Unmanifest: In this connection we have to bear in mind that there are two aspects of the Unmanifest. In the first stage the magnetic Centrosome is renewed and becomes positively super-electric, and in the second the cell-body is renewed and becomes negatively super-electric; and then we see the two in their manifest state of rest. These are the two aspects of the Unmanifest, one referring to the Centrosome, Purusha or God, and the other to the cell-body, Prakrti or Nature the former characterised by positive super-electric or Heart-energy, that is the Soul, and the latter by its negative counterpart, that is the vital seed.

Centrosome as Creator: But real creation belongs to the Centrosome alone. It creates a new magnetic field, and it is this that brings about a state of equilibrium in the cell. The Centrosome and the cell, being charged with opposite super-electric energy, have power, indeed, to create inductively an opposite super-electric charge; but it is the Centrosome alone that can create a new magnetic field, and it is this that is at the root of the division of the cell, and brings about once more its original condition of rest followed by a renewed activity. Thus the ancients believed that, while both God and Nature (Purusha and Prakrti, or Centrosome and the cell) were characterised by Maya or creative power, all essential creation of a new kind belonged to God alone, and that the power of Nature was derived from Him. This is the point of view of Vedanta, the culmination of all Vedic thought of the Hindus.