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Anil Rajvanshi

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Are great discoveries a metaphysical experience?

Great discoveries like Newton's gravitation principle; Einstein's general theory of relativity; Indian mathematician Ramanujan's theorems; Tesla's idea of AC motor or Mahatma Gandhi's idea of Salt March came in a flash to them.

Is the discovery of a great idea a result of hard sustained work of a prepared mind or a gift of God! This is the subject of debate.

A short essay on this idea explains the subject in detail. http://www.nariphaltan.org/discovery.pdf


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  • Jan 6 2013: J. Robert Oppenheimer said after he witnessed the first detonation of the atomic bomb on July 16, 1945 a quote from the Bhagavad Gita

    "Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."

    In a book I read many years ago, it was told how Oppenheimer used to work out in his garden after a long session in the laboratory to develop the bomb. He told that when he relaxed in his garden, the elemental beings would tell him the secrets of how to create the atomic reactions .....

    The truth is this. All thinking is metaphysical.

    There is no physical counterpart in the brain to a thought. Thinking is purely spiritual. We study only the footprints that remain as electrical impulses via neurons firing in various regions of the brain are not the actual thoughts themselves. This must be understood. They are only the "remains" of the concentrated spiritual energy that was first manifested as a thought coming through the spiritual being of an individual and "incarnating" into the material world.

    I don't think God has the time to fuss with our little thought world. However, there is certainly a multitude of other spiritual beings that might be interested....
    • Jan 6 2013: Hi Daniel !
      Re :I don't think God has the time to fuss with our little thought world.
      God has no time at all, it's beyond time and it is the ' stuff ' that is everywhere at once, sure with you now, always :)

      We've discussed ' thinking ' before, if you remember.
      " whoever discovered water , it was not a fish "
      For us, humans, having the mind that we've got via evolution/devolution... history or put it simply ' fall' , to have any notion of what thinking is, is to go out of it.
      Human mind has no chance to understand anything without 'anything's' opposite. With thinking it's maybe the most difficult , but you may have a 'glow' of understanding.
      God knows , man thinks. It's how ' knowing' differs from ' knowing about ' or knowledge.
      Wave/ particle duality. Man thinks that he gets to know when he thinks, but he never does.
      The bright side of it is that neither particle nor knowledge ever leaves the the domain of
      wave/knowing/ God; they are entangled.
      Something like this..., sure, it is not the truth, how could it possibly be ? :)

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