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SIVAM & SAKTHI = SPACE & PARTICLE
VethathiriDasan - Prof. Dr. Madhavan Ph.D.,1. INTRODUCTION
Sivam Sakthi are popular words in Spirituality representing the Almighty God for worship.The same is seen as Science by the South Indian Saint Siddhar Vethathiri Maharishi.Sivam seen as the Space, a potential energy source and Sakthi as the kinetic energyparticles.
2. SIVAMSAKTHI – THE PLAY OF THE UNIVERSE
Particles give rise to matter. Particle is always on the spin and run. What will happen if this particle run comes to a grinding halt? Will it show its real matter? If there issomething like a real matter, will it be just the space? Let us think it over.A Tamil poem of Sri Vethahthiri Maharishi on Sivam Sakthi goes something like this.
Sivam, Shakti are the Space & Particle.Sivam, Shakti combined are the five elements of nature.Sivam, Shakti dance is the very Universe.Sivam, Shakti blossoms into millions of species.Sivam is the order of function in Shakti.Sivam is the integration & disintegration in Shakti.Sivam is the five transformations in Shakti, starting with sound etc.Sivam is the perception in Shakti.Search of Self in one,Will reveal, from the Mind.Mind will show itself as the projection of Life force,Origin of which is the Sivam.
What projects out is easily perceived than what is hidden (which is ignored). Sakthi asenergy and spinning particles are better perceived and therefore have taken the frontseat in science, when compared with the space (that accommodates all the spinningparticles) which has been placed in the back seat.The Universe is Scientist’s study object with its main components as particles / energy.The particles or energy are the same which give rise to matter for our perception andstudy. What matters in this universe is matter and the rest are all seems to be doesn’tmatter.The search for the Scientist may not just stop with matter particles and is expected to gofurther inside the particles which may not be a matter after all. What matters is Sakthi andthat doesn’t matter is Sivam. Newton himself is quoted as saying, "Gravity explains themotions of the planets, but it cannot explain what set the planets in motion”. Some call itSivam, Unified force, Almighty or even God.Science has a duty to explain this Sivam from whatever angle that they comprehend andtake the support from wherever it comes from including Philosophies or even Scriptures.