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Hardware and Software

January 27, 2009

The Existence (sat) is hardware and the consciousness (cit) is software.
Software is nothing but a specific arrangement. It exists everywhere.

This is an attempt to draw some parallels between the Universe and the digital electronics, computers and the Internetworked world.

Due to the arrangement of their own structure, all the materials can be classified as “conductors” or “insulators” or “semi-conductors” a specific material’s capability to conduct or insulate the electricity itself is called the software with respective to the electricity (Purusha of Samkhya Darasana)

In PN junction diode we can see the manifestation of the most basic logic – consciousness of direction of electron flow. – This can be treated as the basis for all the manifestation. (Prakruti of Samkhya Darsana)

With this basic diode, a transistor can be made. Following on we can construct the “OR”, “AND” and “NOT” logic gates. (the GUNAS of Samkhya Darsana)

Based on the three basic logic gates, an Universal Gate like a NAND or NOR gate is built. Using the universal logic gate (SPACE) and a synchronizing clock signal (TIME) a microprocessor is built. This consists of registers (memory), a control unit, an arithmetic and logic unit(ALU) and the bus which allows the movement of the data and address bits. The subtle essence of each of these components can be called as tanmatras of Samkhya and their physical implementation could be termed as the mahabhutas (pancha bhutas).

The same microprocessor could be used as a controller of Input and Output devices such as serial and parallel ports, disk drives, printers, scanners etc., of various types – these are called indriyas (5 jnana indriyas and 5 karma indriyas)

A specific installation of I/O devices, a central processing unit with a version of BIOS (Ego) is a personal computer. This is a human body. This is an aggregate of hardware, software and powered by the electricity from a suitable power supply…..

This could be powered up in the full mode where all the devices are connected to the internet (the waking state), or all the internet is disabled and runs as standalone mode running an already downloaded game software (the dreaming state) or hibernate state (the deep sleep state)

Depending on the OS loaded, it will be either a Windows or Mac or Linux or any other flavor of computer, depending on the memory installed, clock speed, hard disk space etc., it is small or great. Essentially all that it is doing is processing the data…. taking it from the input device, doing something according to the loaded software (like DNA of human body) and putting it on to the output device. In the memory it holds several objects in different states – they are all REAL (as they were presented to the input devices – indriyas) takes decisions, gets into evolving the software to the next better version. In this process the software evolves to all GOOD and BAD software.

All this is nothing but the electricity or the electric signals in their specific arrangement. It is the same existence of the consciousness everywhere.

It is impossible to separate hardware and software.

The atom is an atom due to the arrangement of its constituent parts – protons, neutrons and electrons. There is software within the atom.

A cell in the human body also functions due to the software of DNA within itself

The whole Universe along with its own natural arrangement as a “single WHOLE” is the ultimate reality.

Thing, Word and Idea

November 23, 2008

They are distinct and not same.

A “thing” is a real entity which exists.
A “word” is a name represents an entity.
An “idea” is generated in the mind (memory) about a thing and its association to a word.

An example:
A COW as a thing is a cow. It is a specific entity which exists.

The word “cow” is a general name representing the thing cow for the people who speak English. The same thing is represented by multiple words, some call it a “gau”, some others “aavu” etc., even in the same language there are multiple words representing the same thing….

The idea “cow” is the impression of the thing cow and its association with the word cow in the mind. One remembers a cow when the word “cow” is heard or read.

The Confusion:
Generally people disagree due to the difference in ideas. There is absolutely no possibility of difference or confusion within the essential nature of the “thing” itself.

People can’t discriminate between these three and get into arguments. The agreement or disagreement is between two ideas and only between the ideas. The “thing-in-itself” is never impacted by ideas.

The Application:
Now apply this to the magic word “AHAM” or “I”

AHAM – “I” as a thing need to be understood completely. It is not the “I” as an idea in the Mind. The thing “AHAM” is absolute reality whereas the word “I” and the idea of “ego” are relative to the actual thing “AHAM” – “the self”.

This confusion between the THING and IDEA is called “AVIDYA” – Ignorance; The root cause of {all misery in} the world.

Realizing the AHAM – “self” as a thing devoid of words and ideas is knowing one’s own self; It is the highest goal of human form of life with its capability of discrimination.

Things can’t be completely explained by the words or ideas. One should perceive the thing to realize it.

AHAM BRAHMASMII am THAT absolute reality.

ॐ तत् सत्

One Truth, Many Ways

January 20, 2007

There is only one Truth: And there are many ways to reach it. Everyone at some point of the time in the life would get at least curious to know this Truth.

Not many of us try to enquire, enquire about the truth. We just follow some rules defined by either the elders, society or the religion and believe some of them and do not believe some of them.

The very enquiry into the basic definitions of Life : What is it all about? What is the final objective? Why am I here? is one way to get to the truth. But this way is not quick or easy. There are infinite possible scenarios and one can’t conduct experiments on all scenarios to either confirm that is the truth or that is false.

So, one need to have the capability to enquire, (at least have a desire to develop this capability) and the very interest to understand the method of enquiry to start the path of self realisation.

Single Universal Existence – An Example

January 16, 2007

There is a very well known example of ‘One Existence’:

  1. There is a single Ocean of existence, where all the water on Earth is United and ‘ONE’
  2. The water invisibly evaporates and forms clouds – This is an invisible phase of water cycle.
  3. As the rain falls over the mountains, small streams of water starts flowing downwards
  4. The streams will become revers they will be attached to the ‘Name’ and ‘Form’
  5. The water from the river gets drawn to various needs of plants, animals and humans
  6. But, Finally all the water goes back to the Ocean.

The whole existence is very similar, from the Single Universal Existence all the individual existence spring forth, inheriting some common and distinct qualities and get a form and name attached to them. Once they fulfill the need, they will very naturally drawn back into the ‘Single Universal Existence’

One or Many

January 5, 2007

The existence is one and universal. One infinite ‘being’ is reflected as many individual existences.
See the relation, it is very simple. One Infinite is manifested as several finite. Taking away several finite manifestations from the infinite and universal being still leaves the infinite being intact.

Mathematically speaking 1 X ∞ – ∞ X 1 = ∞

Is Being static?

January 3, 2007

So, it is important to understand ‘being’ to get a better insight into the ‘self’. The question now – ‘Is Being a state?’ is it static?

Being is not a state, it is a process which is dynamic -> It flows gently through. It is cyclic in nature.

It is a cycle which has no beginning and no end.


January 2, 2007

Being encompasses becoming. We become a second older, complete a test, get a degree, get a job, loose something very important to us, start believing something, start hating somthing, start loving something, etc., this list goes on and on…

The very confusing thing is we somehow think ‘Becoming something – I will be happy’ which seems to be rediculuous. It is like thinking “reaching destination will bring us joy” where as we spend all of the current life in the journey. The “journey” is more important and joyful -> which is the “being”

Know yourself

December 22, 2006

That is the key for knowing everything. Ask the question ‘Who am I?’

Whatever you posses could possibly lost, one day that will be lost.

What you are, that can’t be lost.