According to Vedantic scriptures, shiva is referred to as the ultimate truth of the universe. Shiva and science are two existential realities on a parallel plane but science has some limitations.
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If you look up at the sky at night, you see the stars, planets, moons, asteroids, and constellations. But these are just small happenings in this existence. The real thing is the vast emptiness. And this is where the concept of shiva comes in. The concept of shiva is not a concept but it is an ultimate reality that lies inside and outside of our being.
In this article, we will understand the relationship between shiva and science. Because there are tons of notions about shiva. Many people think shiva is someone meditation in the Himalayas and destroys everything. Every story of shiva has some ultimate meaning that we need understand before concluding this topic.
After 40 years of investigations and experiments, scientists discovered three subatomic particles called Higgs Boson in 2012. These particles are also called god particles because there are no further particles seen beyond electrons, protons, and neutrons.
But when we dive into quantum physics, it shows something interesting behavior about these quantum particles. These extremely shuttle, quantum particles are the building blocks of nature.
According to the wave-particle theory, atoms behave like a particle when an instrument is placed. And the same atom behaves like a wave when the instrument is not placed. It creates a new question: is the universe a wave or a particle?
Who is Shiva? Shiva And Science
Some communities believe that there is a power that creates and control everything around us. It can have multiple names like a god, supreme intelligence, superpower, or invisible energy. But the ultimate truth comes under the shiva which is beyond all the elements.
If you look around yourself, you will find everything is moving from a microscopic level to the vast universe. Scientists say that universe is expanding at a rapid speed.
For example, rivers are flowing, birds are flying, creatures are doing something in their life, stars and planets are running in orbits, and your thoughts are changing every moment.
If you see inside a virus, they are also moving at its speed. If you go more deeply into particles, they are also moving every moment. To move these things, there needs a non-moving entity that stays constant forever. And that is our catch. It is referred to as shiva.
In the Vedantic language, there is a concept of shiva and shakti. Shakti represents everything that can be experienced. And shiva is beyond that. This constant existence of shiva illustrates the science of our subjective reality which our material science honestly ignores to define. It only asks what? and how? but never asks for whom?
There are thousands of concepts regarding shiva. Most of these are created by humans according to their imagination and convenience. But no one knows, what exactly is shiva because we never go deep to understand the actual definition of god.
You might have heard many stories about lord shiva and his superpowers, weapons, and bla bla bla. But have you ever wondered what exactly it is referring to?
The concept of shiva drives our focus toward that ultimate reality that we neglect in our daily life. It is something that is always there but we are unaware of it. The new arrival of quantum theory has shaken scientists’ mind to accept that this reality is not real. They at least now know that everything we see around us is not the ultimate.
Who is shiva in Hinduism?
Most stories of Shiva are widespread in Hinduism. Shiva is one of the 3 supreme gods in Hindu mythology. He is believed as the destroyer.
Brahma is considered the creator. Vishnu is the preserver of the entire creation. In many cases, these three gods (Brahma, Vishnu & Mahesh) are also compared as electrons, protons, and neutrons. Here one is responsible for creating, one is responsible for destroying and one is neutral.
Limitation of human mind
Whatever we think and imagine is inside space and time. To exist something, there should be an entity called nothing. It teaches about a dimensionless reality. If you try to think of something without form or any name, it is impossible. It indicates the limitation of our mind. We can’t think about any formless reality.
The entire creation you see around happens inside the lap of shiva.
The person you heard in many stories is not real shiva. He is just a representation of shiva in human form. At the level of consciousness, there is no he or she. There is only a formless, shapeless, attributeless, and nameless existence called shiva.
Why SHIVA is the only truth?
Now the question comes is, why do we call shiva the only truth? Because by definition, that which is changing, that which does not remain what it appears to be has to be called as false. There is nothing in the world that remains what it appears to be. For a sample, take your face. It gets old every day. In reality, things are changing every moment. The world is not what it appears to be. Even things that we call as facts are not facts at all.
Vedantic scriptures deny the so-called existence of the world. Our perception is not the evidence of our being. If we think of something, standing on a false identity, everything goes wrong. And a good example of this is today’s situation of the human mind.
Nowadays humans have everything to live a good life. All the resources and wealth are available to live a better life. It has never happened before in history. We are in the golden age of wealth and technology. But our fundamental restlessness is still the same. People are more lonely and incomplete. Because our core identity of being is in a false position.
Once we understand the science behind shiva, it drives our attention toward our subjective reality. Without understanding subjective reality, it is not possible to do any kind of objective development in the world. Everything we make will create new problems.
In this article, we revealed the untold science behind shiva. What is your perspective about shiva, please write in the comment.