Shiv Tandav and Quantum Mechanics
The image of the Cosmic Dance of Shiva gained international fame in 2004 with the installation of an idol of Lord Shiva in the Cosmic Dance form (Nutraaj) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva. Lord Shiva is seen as a symbol of not only the cosmic cycles of creation and destruction, but also the daily rhythm of birth and death which is seen in Indian mysticism as the basis of all existence.
The dance of Shiva is the dancing atom and the dancing Universe; the ceaseless flow of energy through an infinite variety of patterns that meld into one another. Modern physics has shown that the rhythm of creation and destruction is not only manifest in the turn of the seasons and in the birth and death of all living creatures, but is also the very essence of inorganic matter. According to quantum field theory, all interactions between the constituents of matter take place through the emission and absorption of virtual particles. More than that, the dance of creation and destruction is the basis of the very existence of matter, since all material particles ‘self-interact’ by emitting and reabsorbing the virtual particles. Modern physics has thus revealed that every subatomic particle not only performs an energy dance, but also is an energy dance; a pulsating process of creation and destruction.
“Modern physics has shown that the rhythm of creation and destruction is not only manifest in the turn of the seasons and in the birth and death of all living creatures, but is also the very essence of inorganic matter,” and that “For the modern physicists, then, Shiva’s dance is the dance of subatomic matter.” -Fritjof Capra in The Tao of Physics, 1975
Furthermore, Fritjof Capra, when interviewed by Renee Weber in the book The Holographic Paradigm (page 217–218), stated that Schrödinger, in speaking about Heisenberg, has said: “I had several discussions with Heisenberg. I lived in England then [circa 1972], and I visited him several times in Munich and showed him the whole manuscript chapter by chapter. He was very interested and very open, and he told me something that I think is not known publicly because he never published it. He said that he was well aware of these parallels. While he was working on quantum theory he went to India to lecture and was a guest of Tagore. He talked a lot with Tagore about Indian philosophy. Heisenberg told me that these talks had helped him a lot with his work in physics, because they showed him that all these new ideas in quantum physics were in fact not all that crazy. He realized there was, in fact, a whole culture that subscribed to very similar ideas. Heisenberg said that this was a great help for him. Niels Bohr had a similar experience when he went to China.”
Schrodinger wrote in his book Meine Weltansicht:
￼“This life of yours which you are living is not merely a piece of this entire existence, but in a certain sense the whole; only this whole is not so constituted that it can be surveyed in one single glance. This, as we know, is what the Brahmins [wise men or priests in the Vedic tradition] express in that sacred, mystic formula which is yet really so simple and so clear; tat tvam asi, this is you. Or, again, in such words as “I am in the east and the west, I am above and below, I am this entire world.” ब्रह्मैवेदममृतं पुरस्तात् ब्रह्म पश्चात् ब्रह्म उत्तरतो दक्षिणतश्चोत्तरेण । अधश्चोर्ध्वं च प्रसृतं ब्रह्मैवेदं विश्वमिदं वरिष्ठम् ॥ 2.2.11
The famous Danish physicist and Nobel Prize winner, Laureate Niels Bohr (1885-1962), was a follower of the Vedas. He said, “I go into the Upanishads to ask questions.” Both Bohr and Schrödinger, the founders of quantum physics, were avid readers of the Vedic texts and observed that their experiments in quantum physics were consistent with what they had read in the Vedas.
He completed this in 1960. In chapter 5 of this book he gives his understanding of the basic view of Vedanta. He writes, “Vedanta teaches that consciousness is singular, all happenings are played out in one universal consciousness and there is no multiplicity of selves.”
Shiva: The Wholeness of Beings
Lord Shiva is the Totality of the Existential Dimensionality.
Eleven names of Shiva:
- Trikagni Kala.
- Kalagni Rudra.
Eleven Force Fields: There exist in Nature eleven force-fields or Rudras aligning to these eleven forces.
—The five force-fields of Cosmic space: Vaca (Higgs), Agni (Fire, signifying the transmutation of matter/energy; Force of Dark Matter), Praan (Dark Energy), Caksu/Aksi (EM Field), Karnau(Gravitation) are the constitute of Cosmic Space.
—The three force-fields of matter and time which drive the formation of the Beings of Light (Visible light, electron orbitals etc.) Manasa (Mesons), Hrdaya (Baryons) and Candrama (Leptons). The matter which can live and die, transmute and transform.
—The three force-fields in constant operation across the previous three force-fields driving the evolutionary process of organic biology and through the formation of Zizna (long cylindrical structure, signifying protein synthesis), Reta (Spermiosis; the process which represents the DNA and RNA structural chains which encode genetic code, information that drives life), and Apa (Ionic bonding force which enables all life processes).
Vaca – Higgs field Agni – Force field of Dark matter on Matter Prana - Dark Energy Aksi/Caksu – EM field Karnau – Gravitation
Baryons – Hrdaya particles held by Strong Force Mesons – Manasa particles held by Nuclear force Candrama – Lepton particles by Weak force
Proteins – Zizna held by Covalent bonding. DNA/RNA – Reta held by Hydrogen bonding. Alkaline – Apa held by Ionic bonding.
Rudra (Name of Shiva which means Howler, or Howling and fundamental particles of Matter; The force which vibrates. Rudra means vibrations. Ru indicates the howling of the Wolf, the wild animal, the nebulous waves, and vibrations. Dra signifies running in every direction equally and nebulously. Rudra means running vibrations. Vibrations that run and spread far and wide. In other words, vibrations that make the Universe. The Quantum Fields in Quantum Field Theory.
Together, there are the eleven fundamental forces that drive the Universe; the eleven Rudras of Shiva.
“The multiplicity is only apparent. This is the doctrine of the Upanishads. And not of the Upanishads only. The mystical experience of the union with God regularly leads to this view, unless strong prejudices stand in the West.” (Erwin Schrödinger, What is Life?, p. 129, Cambridge University Press)