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The visible world is verily in us!

Updated on June 8, 2013

Everything is inside us!

Time, space and causation are relevant only when there is an observer, i.e., the mind. In the absence of mind, the three entities loose their meaning. Hence many philosophers have termed the time space continuum as a ‘figment of imagination of the mind! Mind is an interface for the individual to react to the persons and world around. Without a mind, nothing can be perceived by the individual even if his sensory organs are sharp. Now, let us examine the mind first. Mind is nothing but a bundle of thoughts. Here is a hanky. Remove the threads carefully from both sides. When all the threads are pulled out, there is nothing to call it ‘hanky’. Mind is similar. It is a conglomeration of thoughts. It is a web weaved by the thoughts. Remove the thoughts one by one. There won’t be any thing left to call ‘mind’.

What are thoughts? They are nothing but desires, plans, resolutions and pure imagination too. The first thought that arises in an individual is the ‘I’ thought. Unless this thought arise, no other thought will arise. A great truth surrounds this idea. It is mentioned in some scriptures that God willed the creation with the following thought. “I am alone, let me become many”. This seed thought resulted in creation. It may also be seen that apart from this “I”, there was nothing before the creation. This shows that there was no second entity apart from this “I” and it exists all alone. In most of the important scriptures of the world, it is mentioned that the Soul is immortal and the bodies which takes birth invariably dies. We may cognize that the creation came in the middle and before creation, there was nothing or void. Scientists talk about the “Big bang theory”. But they fail to explain ‘what caused the big bang? There exists some unknown primal force which has enabled all this to happen.

Now let us examine the world outside us. The entire world and our bodies comprise of only five elements. They are the earth, water, fire, air and sky. We can not find any sixth element in the universe apart from this. There is an interesting connection between our sense organs and the world outside. Without the eyes, we can not visualize any thing. Without the ears, we can not hear any sound. Without the nose, we can not smell any thing. Without the tongue, we can not taste any thing. Without the skin, we can not feel any touch. If I say that the visions are in our eye, the sounds are in our ears….and finally there is nothing outside us and the visible world outside is already inside us, will it be logically correct? Now I would like to explain this a little more. There is some thing outside us. If we have not sense organs to perceive the thing outside, the very relevance of the thing ceases. It is the eye which gives form and shape to the seen. Now let us see this from another angle. There is nothing outside but there are sense organs? What is the purpose of this sense organs? Hence we may conclude that all that is perceived by the senses are already inside us and there is nothing outside which is not already in us.

Is the world external to us?


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      5 years ago from Chennai in Tamilnadu, India.

      Thank you Mr.Happy for the nice analysis. Indeed it is what you say. Spirit is the vital one!

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      Mr. Happy 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      "The entire world and our bodies comprise of only five elements. They are the earth, water, fire, air and sky." - I got a little confused here because I always viewed the sky as symbolized by Air. Thus, I would say the world and our bodies are indeed comprised by five elements but those in my opinion are: Air, Water, Fire, Earth and Spirit.

      I enjoyed the article, thank You for writing it.

      All the best!


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