Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD. PhD
Published on www.acadun.com
7th January 2010
“Clocks and Calendar”
Man believes many events have taken place in life, for history has proof of this. From the beginning of the world, with the popular belief of the big bang theory, to its present sophisticated form, history has a record of achievements of man, which include his-story too.
Many wars have been fought and history has records of them, and many are being fought and history will record them. Apart from war, man’s story of extinction and survival is an ongoing river of events, all occurring in time.
History, therefore, is full of dates. It existed even before time and date, and how can this be refuted, because life existed before history was written? Life and, therefore, history existed before the advent of time and date.
From the early days, wars have been fought either to propagate or establish religion. Science is an integral facet of war, initially rudimentary and presently sophisticated. Spears and implements to throw stones or balls of fire were all examples of the role of rudimentary science in war. Science has sophisticated them as missiles in the present day.
Recorded history is studded with years rather than date or time. Time in minutes or hours is the least mentioned parameter in history, followed by dates, while a year remains most frequently mentioned to indicate time. Time in minutes is, however, paramount for present-day man, rather than hour, day or year.
Time presently has become vital due to sophistication. Man initially was interested in what could happen in a year or in years and so a year took prominence as time. He was interested in a year and not in minutes, an hour or a day
As man evolved and sophisticated, so did his concept of time. Days became the indicator of time and man began to dream what could be achieved or conquered in a day. History soon began to record important events that happened in a day. A year as time receded slowly into the background of history.
As a result of sophistication, time became the most important factor governing man’s life. If history were to record events occurring in time, history books would need to be printed daily and that is why man has no history of events in time in minutes or hours. Events in minutes and hours have become verbal his-story.
Time, date and year, however, bring every known religion and branch of science together. Every religion and science follows the Gregorian calendar and time for all its religious functions, scientific or daily pursuits. Even the time mentioned in religious almanacs, that are used for religious purposes, is mentioned in universally accepted time and date, which have no religion.
Time, date and year are universal and common to all men, and the various beliefs of religion and the varied facts of science, and daily-life chores all happen in time. Time is devoid of religion or science, for life is nothing but energy and energy has neither religion nor time.
To use history as means to determine which religion or race could have discovered time or which science serves no purpose, because time is illusory and not real. Time is illusory for it is a relative thought in the mind; its existence is only in thought-form and not physical, for life is energy and not of substance. Science so far has been able to measure the smallest unit of time as an ato second, which is one billionth of a billionth of a second.
Life happens at a much smaller unit of time than an ato second or, basically, in a no-time zone. When time was measured for the first time it was relative, and it is now too, even with the most sophisticated instrumentation and methods of measurement. For instance, there are atomic clocks from which time is measured by the oscillation of atomic particles.
So, from time a day, date and year get created, which is illusory, but never real. Science has not discovered absolute time as yet. Therefore, could history or his-story have physically happened in time? How could it when time can never be seen or measured as an absolute entity? How real could religion or science be when time is not real and both of them, including everything else in this world, happen in time? Could history or his-story really happen, as life is nothing but energy?
All there is in life is a moment or, rather, life is a moment. The moment is, however, just one without a second, which makes the singular moment eternal without the boundaries of time or date. In this singular, eternal moment is a movement.
The movement in the singular moment is an image and nothing more. The image is an optical illusion of reflected light. Light projects through the mind images in sequence to produce an optical illusion of an event happening in time, date and year. So, history and his-story is an optical and auditory illusion of light and sound, and so are science, religion and everything else that is known, no matter how revered or sophisticated.
© Copyright 2010 V. S. Shankar