The Known and the Unknown World
Man has made giant strides in understanding the world around
him. Most of the laws governing the physical world and material space have
been understood and explained. Man has gone far and wide in pursuit of
knowledge. He has gone to the farthest planets, and now outside the universe
to understand his surroundings. But there is one area which is still
unexplored and unexplained.
While science has helped us understand most of the universe around us,
there is one small area very close to us which still remains in the dark -
the complex world within ourselves, the area within the human mind. (Fig.1).
We have not understood ourselves and our mind.
While science has helped us understand the vast universe around us,
area within us which we call the Mind remains in the dark
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Myths and Beliefs
Early man's answer to the question "Who makes rain and wind?" should have
been, "I don't know". But we used god to explain the unknown. Because we were in the stone age of Physical science.
answer to all that is unknown should be "I don't know today. It may be
Because we are in the stone-age
of Mind Science
of physical science shows that several theories had been
developed right from the stone age to explain the physical world. They
that time regarded as gospel truth till new theories evolved and the
collapsed. To cite just one, the earth was believed to be flat and the
believed to be revolving around the earth. We believed in them so much
were ready to kill someone who said otherwise or who opposed these
Since some very staunch beliefs in the past have crumbled and
appear ridiculously funny today, we must be ready to accept that some of our
current beliefs may also meet the same fate. They may as well turn out
to be myths. We have such deep faith in our theories that statements
against this belief system are considered blasphemous. We must be
mentally prepared to obliterate some of our strongest beliefs of today.
We pamper our ego by saying that we have come a
long way from the days of complete ignorance. We think we know much more now and
ridicule the ancient man as almost foolish. But only if we take a leap forward in
time and imagine the world-to-be, we will realize that we could be equally
foolish today with respect to some other beliefs which may be proved wrong
in the future. Our ego does not allow us to think that we may also be erring today.
Is God one such myth today? Like several myths of the
pre-mathematics age which were busted, is God a Myth of the pre-
Age? Will the spiritual law be explained in future as clearly and
precisely as the physical laws of nature are explained today? And then
we the people of today will look as foolish as the ancient humans -
the people who believed that the earth was flat and that you could fall off the
edge of the earth?
We can get some deep insights if we explore and compare the known
world of Material Space with the unknown world of (what we can call) the
The Known World: The Material Space
There was a time when even physical world was a mystery. Simple
physical phenomena were not understood. We did not know what caused day and
night, why there were seasons, what caused rains and wind, what caused
disease and deaths due to disease.
With his penchant to explain everything known and unknown around
him, man slowly started finding answers to his questions.
What causes the wind? The wind god. Who creates rain? The rain gods.
God was holding the earth on his shoulder so that we did not fall off into
hell. The lunar eclipse was caused because the daemons were eating into the
moon god. Most of the unknown physical phenomena like lightening, natural
calamities like earthquake and storms were all explained as acts of gods
Then came physics and mathematics, which said that wind was
created due to difference of pressure. Air was actually made of small
invisible particles and atoms which move from high pressure to low pressure
causing wind. Who would have believed that what appears to be empty space
around us is actually filled with tiny particles which are floating around our
eyes but cannot be seen, that they have weight and exert pressure?!!
Before the advent of science, everything that was unexplained was
caused by god.
History is a witness to the fact that when
a phenomenon was not understood, it was said to be caused by god.
Science came in and god made an exit.
The Unknown World: The Mind SpaceTM
While we now know what makes the sun shine, what makes the
celestial bodies go round the sun, and the whole lot about the stars far
beyond, we still do not know why we behave the way we do, why we get upset,
happy or unhappy, why we succeed or fail, what makes us poor or rich.
Why is it that a man with immense wealth may still not be happy whereas
a poor man can be happy? Why are some days good for us and some not so good,
why is it that one day we do a job well, and on some other day we can't
do the same thing so well. In fact we do not know our own self.
Whereas we know the laws governing the physical
space of the universe, we are completely in the dark about the laws
governing this strange world within our mind. Whereas we have understood
the Material Space, the Mind SpaceTM is an
area of complete darkness.
God in Two Minutes, downloadable at Amazon, explains Mind Space
TM and how it contrasts with the Material Space.)
We do not know anything about the various phenomena of the Mind
Space - happiness, misery, success, failure, swinging moods and swinging
fortunes. Like it happened with the explanation of physical phenomena,
god comes to our rescue again!
So what makes you happy or miserable? God makes you happy or sad.
Who decides your destiny? It is god again. God makes you rich or poor. Anything
that is not understood is attributed to god, as was the case once with wind,
rain, seasons, eclipse, and most of the physical effects. Since we do not
know why things are happening to us, we think it is God who decides for us.
Our stone-age answer to the question "Who makes rain and wind?" should have
been, "I don't know today". But our ego did not allow us to say that, so we
invented answers. Likewise, our answer to all that is unknown today should be "I don't
know today. It may be explained tomorrow." Because we are in the stone-age
of Mind Science today. But our ego does not allow us to accept that.
Mathematics and "Mentomatics" - The Known and the Unknown
When Mathematics was discovered, the concept of god made an
exit from the explanation of the physical phenomena. Physical phenomena
were explained based on newly discovered things which existed in the physical
space and newly discovered laws of the physical universe like gravitational
law. Is it not then possible that the phenomena of the mind which are now
explained using god may also be explained with yet-unknown entities and
laws which exist right here in the mind space?
There is reason to believe that our happiness and well being,
success or failure depends on the state of our own mind, not on our
surroundings and circumstances. We do not understand our mind and how
it drives our life. We do not understand how our
subconscious mind controls our actions,
how our state of mind shapes our destiny. The article
We Have No Control on our Actions" (in the
"Related Readings" list below)
and ebook "
God in Two Minutes" explain how our feelings and thoughts
determine the state of our mind. Our state of mind shapes our destiny,
and we ourselves shape our lives and architect our future. But we
are confused about how things manifest in our life. "God" explanation,
therefore, comes in handy again.
Mathematics provided a language to explain and document
the phenomena of the physical space. However, the language
of Mathematics failed miserably to explain the phenomena of the
though it worked beautifully in the Material Space.
Is that then the real bottleneck? Are we missing out on a language
which could help explain the laws governing Mind Space? Will there be a new
language called Mentomatics
in the future which will explain the phenomena of the Mind Space? The concept
of God and religion will possibly be "mentomatically" explained (Fig.2).
Fig.2: Physical phenomena were explained using god till the language
of mathematics explained them.
Once the language of mentomatics explains the
phenomena of the mind,
will god then make a similar exit from the realm
of the mind?
A Peep into the Future
Like Physics and Mathematics explained the physical effects and freed
all explanations from the concept of god, Mentomatics may provide a god-free
explanation of the mental and mind phenomena. Like mathematics, mentomatics may
not only explain the phenomena, but make them predictable and repeatable. We may be
able to prescribe and even achieve the desired states of mind to achieve desired
results in life. We may discover means and tools to create and reach our desired
states of mind in minutes. Since God is nothing but a state of mind (as explained
in the ebook), we will be able to reach
God in two minutes.
Instead of temples, we might as well have spiritual clinics to prescribe mentomatical
solutions to achieve a desired state of mind.
Once the language of mentomatics explains the phenomena of the
mind, will god then make a similar exit from this realm of the mind (Fig.2)?
Today we believe that god gives us the spiritual energy. A time will
come when we will be able to know how to measure one’s spiritual energy
and move from a low energy state of mind to high energy state in seconds. We will be able to
attain god in seconds. Sounds impossible, right? But so would today's reality sound
impossible to a stone age man - like living on a round earth floating in space, or flying in the air.
Just as the stone age man has to think of the unthinkable to visualise today's inventions,
you need to be able to think of the unthinkable to imagine the future world, and
be mentally prepared for the impossible.
We talk about barbarians who lived on earth years ago who killed one
another for food. The following quote from the book God in Two Minutes says it all: "A time will come when man will look back and say
'Once upon a time, there lived barbarians on this earth who believed in
different religions and killed their fellow beings in the name of God.'"
God in Two Minutes - the eBook (Download ebook at Amazon.com)
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God in Two Minutes - A Summary
We Have no Control on our Actions
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