Tuesday, March 28, 2017

God is a computer programmer - part 1

Since 2003, I had been trying to find answers to these four existential questions:

Who am I?
What is existence?
What is my role in existence?
How best can I play that role?

In Feb 2003, I got a spontaneous kundalini awakening and started slipping into automatic trance for many hours at a time, especially during the night. Sometimes, I used to sit in a trance-like state for 8 hours to 10 hours. My wife, Minal, used to keep pillows around me, in case, I fell on my face.

During this trance-like state, I found the answers to the above four questions. The answers came to me automatically during the state. This is the subjective knowledge that comes directly to someone who is in that state of receiving. The mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, an illiterate worker also got his knowledge through subjective process. You may find many more examples in 
http://www.mayankgandhi04.com/2010/04/subjective-knowledge-ii.html

But how could I be sure that what had occurred in my body was kundalini awakening (I was an atheist till then, and had no clue of kundalini and similar epiphany) and not a fanciful imagination and secondly how would I be certain that the answer to my four questions were authentic? I started wondering if this was some kind of megalomania? Or a perversion of the mind? Or was this some fanciful notion playing in my mind converted into "my" variety of truth? Was my mind playing games? Does my theory stand up to the beacon of rationality and logic? Were these profound understandings or some kind of bullshit masquerading as one? Was I crazy?

Things were happening within my body and my mind was not willing to accept that it was because of “Grace of God”. I did not believe in GOD.

Hence, I tried searching for validation of kundalini awakening and the answers to my questions in different religions, sacred books, quantum physics as well as autobiographies of saints and evolved souls. Fortunately, I found reference and description of the process of kundalini in many books and explanation of the same, which was similar to what happened to me. So, I concluded that I was not crazy, and what had happened to me was authentic and not a product of an overworked mind. That was a great relief. You could read about it in http://www.mayankgandhi04.com/2010/08/who-am-i-part-3-mystical-experience.html.

I was searching for similar verification or validation about my understanding of existence. I was examining desperately for someone or something that would validate my theory of the Truth. For the kundalini awakening, I found many accounts and write-ups which gave me the comfort that I was not alone. In spite of reading and searching for many years, I was unable to find similar thoughts or even a partial validation. This search, stretching from 2003 to 2017, was in vain.
For validation, I needed testimony of past or present reliable experts. The reliability of the source was important, as legitimate knowledge can only come from the words of reliable sources. Not finding any record of any authentic views to validate, I decided to put my views on the net with a hope that someone would read it and contact me.  I started writing and publicizing my blogs on the first two questions of “Who am I” and “What is existence?” from 2010.

In the blog http://www.mayankgandhi04.com/2011/03/leela-game-of-life.html, I stated that this entire existence is just a game and we are just characters in that game. Similar to a MMORPG (Massively multiplayer online role playing game) genre of games, there is a pre-determined environment and that we are characters in a simulated reality game. God is in reality the computer programmer who has created this extraordinary game played by billions of individuals. I called this game “LEELA”. We shall discuss this in next blogs….

About a month back, I was sitting and talking to my friend, Chetan, about one of my heroes – Elon Musk. We were discussing about his vision to change the world and humanity. His company Tesla is working on electric cars, Lithium-ion battery energy storage, and, through their SolarCity subsidiary, residential solar panels.  His other company, PayPal is one of the world's largest Internet payment companies. He is also the co-founder of SpaceX, working to enable colonization of Mars, OpenAI that is working on cutting edge Artificial Intelligence as well as Hyperloop - coaches travelling in vacuum tunnels at speeds upto 1200 kms/hr.



While talking, Chetan mentioned that Elon Musk was saying that the universe is a computer simulation. Wow! After 14 years of search for validation, I seem to have found someone talking the same language and that too, Elon Musk – someone whom I admire.

Crazy with happiness, I delved deep into the internet, watching hundreds of scientists saying the same thing. Watched youtube videos on simulated reality late into the night. Don’t know how I missed it earlier.  This was redemption. I was not alone.

In the next few blogs, I will go deep and explain the scientific and rational basis of this assertion. I will go far beyond what the western scientists are saying. Meanwhile I end this blog by quoting Elon Musk:

There is only a “one in billions” chance that we’re not living in a computer simulation. Our lives are almost certainly being conducted within an artificial world powered by AI and highly-powered computers, like in The Matrix.

“The strongest argument for us probably being in a simulation I think is the following,” he told the Code Conference. “40 years ago we had Pong – two rectangles and a dot. That’s where we were.
“Now 40 years later we have photorealistic, 3D simulations with millions of people playing simultaneously and it’s getting better every year. And soon we’ll have virtual reality, we’ll have augmented reality.
“If you assume any rate of improvement at all, then the games will become indistinguishable from reality, just indistinguishable.”

12 comments:

  1. All good and evil dream-pictures are projected by the cosmic motion-picture beam. Yet these illusory dream-pictures, made manifest by God's light, do not reveal His essentiality. They cannot exist without the underlying beam of Cosmic Consciousness, but Spirit remains ever changeless beyond the flux of phenomena. A man may dream good, worldly, and evil dreams, yet discover on waking that his consciousness is unaffected by them. Similarly, a yogi on waking in cosmic consciousness finds that God's dream of creation, through the action of the Lord's own power of cosmic delusion (maya), produces myriads of good, worldly, and evil men without any involvement of Himself in the triple attributes of Nature. Though the cosmic dream does not condition the transcendental consciousness of the Lord, the divine Dreamer, yet what of man? The cosmic display of the triple qualities undeniably affects him on whom this dream is imposed. Why does the Lord thus test man? The answer is: God knows how to remain unaffected while participating in this cosmic dream that is tainted with the binding attributes; and because He made man in His image, He expects him to use his discrimination and to play his part in this cosmic dream of good and evil without being inwardly affected by it. When God created the mayic dream of entangling attributes, He hoped that man would use his divine free choice to resist the insidious evil influences. Through the storm of cosmic delusion, the Lord created soul-waves in order that He might play with them. (Chapter VII) See Reality as It Is This world of mortal beings does not perceive Me, unchangeable and beyond all qualities, because they are deluded by the triple modes* of Nature. — The Bhagavad Gita VII:13 * "good, activity, evil" — gunas: sattva, rajas, tamas. Emotional moviegoers are too intent on beholding motion pictures to notice overhead the picture-causing beam. Similarly, worldly men are too deeply engrossed in God's dream pictures of life to perceive His taintless omnipresent Beam that is the sole Creator, the only Doer. As a dreamer engaged in viewing his dream of good and evil experiences cannot capture the consciousness of his wakeful state, free from the excitation of dreams, so -- Read more at: http://www.yogananda.com.au/gurus/yogananda_quotes_secret_of_life_45.html#top

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  2. To me what you explore here is much similar to Paramhansa Yoganandas explanation quoted above.

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  3. In our Hindu culture the concept of Maya has always existed...We are bought up with this concept ingrained in us. So yeah nice to know others also believe in it but for us it's a way of life.

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  4. Very much inspiring,I loved reading & appreciate the way you described!

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  5. I have also experienced similar situation like Mayankji in last seven years, three times during morning hours around 2.30 AM to 3.30 AM. Usually after four/five hours sleep when I tried to keep my body in Savasana posture and tried to focus my consciousness on my brain then suddenly there was a flood of Light (Bliss) and I lost control on my body (Mainly movement of my hands / legs) for about ten minutes. Recently in 2nd week of February 2017 when I was meditating at around 11.00 PM in the night, there was repetition of the same experience for around five minutes. What is it I don't know ? how to explain it in medical or scientific term. It is a matter of debate.
    My personal view on Ultimate Reality is similar to Elon Musk. I think there are six different components in our cosmos to manage entire cosmic infrastructure. First part or Main controlling part or we can consider it as Cosmic Nervous System, it is responsible to work as an ultimate level commanding authority to allocate different roles to remaining five parts, Bhagavat Gita call it Param Purusha. Second part is Quantum Foam (Our Upanishads have described it as Tanmatras), it is materialistic part of our entire cosmic setup, it is programmed in infinite ways to create infinite number of cosmic objects of different shapes / nature. Third part is main cosmic application developer, it is responsible to create all the new cosmic objects, which is also referred as Brahma in Hindu theology. Fourth part is Cosmic Application Server or day to day management wing of animated world (multiple universes in entire cosmic setup) or we can say cosmic simulation or Manager of Maya (Leela) or Vishnu in Hindu Theology. Fifth part is cosmic recycle wing to destroy old cosmic objects and transfer its matter and energy to cosmic recycle bin, concept of Shiva in Hindu Theology. Sixth part is cosmic silent viewer (Jivatma / Soul or consciousness of all the living objects in entire cosmic setup), our consciousness connect itself with the Central Nervous System located in the brain of every living being in the universe.
    Entire cosmic setup is connected with a common cosmic communication network (CCN) or Paramatma, Param Purusha or Cosmic Nervous System connect itself with all the Peripheral Nervous System (living objects (6th part) in cosmic setup) using CCN.
    All the living objects are viewing cosmic animation like a pre recorded video and our role is limited to silent viewing and imagination of future events (sequence of next animation). We are not in a position to alter any sequence of future animation by our imagination effort. All the organs of all the living being (every cell in our materialistic body) are controlled by application server (4th part) like control of Robots on space mission by our space scientists. After death (The End of an animation object) of a particular living being its consciousness is re-connected to another animation object in running cosmic animation.
    If we are interested to liberate (Moksha / Nirvana / Mukti) ourselves from cosmic animation and we are interested to get different role then we must focus on Nirvikalp Samadhi, it has tremendous power to liberate our consciousness from running cosmic animation and after Nirvikalp Samadhi we are eligible to achieve Turiyatita or Avadhuta level of our consciousness which is equivalent to the consciousness of first part.

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  6. How can an individual experience the same state of trance? Any ideas?

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    1. Happened to me automatically, so i cannot tell you. But there are many experts who probably can.

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  7. Interesting...looking forward to more readings...

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