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21st September 2007
~These are notes to myself as much as anything else. I plan to expand explain and generally elucidate when I get back form a little sojourn I'm going on to-day~
The Tao and the Big Bang
This always happens to me at this time of year. This is the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, the autumnal equinox is on the 23rd of September. Nature is so powerful and changing, smell the ripening of our lands fruits. I get to thinking...
This is not my theory of everything but it is a window on what might be.
Consider this, just for the purpose of explaining my thoughts, let us say that the "standard" model of explanation of the universe as proposed by "The Big Bang" is true or actual. Everything starts from a singularity, a quantum cascade occurs and time and space are created.
As it stands at the moment we humans can only discern a small percentage of the matter we believe to exist in the universe. We also believe that the general term "Dark Matter" may well make up some or most of the matter we can not yet measure.
One strand of the Big Bang theory states that if there is enough matter eventually the universe will stop expanding and start the process of collapsing in on itself. After aeons of time there will occur what is called the "Big Crunch" when matter collapses in on itself so much that the super density will become so compressed that all matter will form one huge black hole or singularity again.
If that is so, and for the sake of this theory I am postulating it is. Then all space and all of time will be held in that one singularity.
In that one "moment" we will all exist for eternity. Not only that but we will all also be one.
Time for sleep.
"Thirty spokes share the wheel's hub;
It is the center hole that makes it useful.
Shape clay into a vessel;
It is the space within that makes it useful.
Cut doors and windows for a room; It is the holes that make it useful.
Therefore profit comes from what is there;
Usefulness from what is not there."
by LAO TSU
Translation by Gia Fu Feng
and Jane English
Speak not, lie hidden, and conceal
the way you dream, the things you feel.
Deep in your spirit let them rise
akin to stars in crystal skies
that set before the night is blurred:
delight in them and speak no word.
How can a heart expression find?
How should another know your mind?
Will he discern what quickens you?
A thought once uttered is untrue.
Dimmed is the fountainhead when stirred:
drink at the source and speak no word.
Live in your inner self alone
within your soul a world has grown,
the magic of veiled thoughts that might
be blinded by the outer light,
drowned in the noise of day, unheard...
take in their song and speak no word.
/translated by Vladimir Nabokov/
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