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.
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