Sunday, July 22, 2007

"All that is sacred" can not be created by us

The field of thermodynamics studies the behavior of energy flow in natural systems. From this study, a number of physical laws have been established. The laws of thermodynamics describe some of the fundamental truths about physical energy observed in our Universe.

The first law of thermodynamics is often called the Law of Conservation of Energy. This law suggests that energy can be transferred from one system to another in many forms but it can NOT be created or destroyed. Thus, the total amount of energy available in the Universe is CONSTANT. Einstein's famous equation describes the relationship between energy and matter: E = mc2

In the equation above, energy (E) is equal to matter (m) times the square of a constant (c). Einstein's equation also suggests that the quantity of energy and matter in the Universe is fixed.

MysticSaint thoughts:
Although any casual students of science may take this first law of thermodynamics for granted, but this is one of the most elegant mysteries and inner law of our cosmos. It not only hold great scientific implications, but as well spiritual. Just today reading an email from Kenza where she mentions a significant statement, "... because all that is sacred cannot be created by us" and it revived a thought that came to me some time back triggered by this very first law of thermodynamics.

As it is in science, so is in the spiritual realm. All that is sacred can not be created by us. It is created by the One and Only Source called by many names by the humanity.

And just as physical energy about which we know from the laws of thermodynamics, so it applies for spiritual energy. Many spiritual traditions (including Shamanism, Sufism, Fengshui) that practice spiritual healing - become the vehicle of channeling that energy from the Higher Source. The spiritual master, the guru or the shaikh becomes the transmitter of the spiritual blessings through the superiors, through the pirs, through the blessed prophets and the specially blessed messengers. So was the case of blessed Jesus Christ who healed in the name of Holy Father, the same source whom Jesus loved to call as Father.

All that is sacred can not be created by us principle is also applicable to eco-spirituality and the movement of interconnectedness of all of life such as working with oneness. Our environment, this earth, this humanity - all are sacred and should never be harmed because its not created by us in the first place. Thus each life form (be it a tree in amazon rainforest, the bengal tigers in Bangladesh, endangered butterflies in Puerto Rico or an israeli kid going to school) holds that sacredness in it and deserves the appropriate respect. Respecting the created manifestation in sacred remembrance is equivalent to respecting back the Divine Source.

And do not take life, which Allah has made sacred - except for just necessity ... - The Quran 17:33

:: Reference

. laws of thermodynamics
. conservation of energy
. also explore an interesting site human thermodynamics

. working with oneness

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