Albert Einstein revered as one of the greatest physicists of this world. His Theory of Relativity transformed theoretical physics and astronomy. A body at rest possesses its Mass (M) times the Speed of Light (C) squared amount of rest Energy (E):
E = mc2
The mass-energy relation, moreover, implies that mass and energy are equivalent; that they are different forms of the same thing. Under the right conditions, energy can become mass, and vice versa. For example, raising the temperature of an object (increasing its heat i.e. energy) increases its mass. Albeit the increase in mass would be very slight, as a lot of energy would be required to make a noticeable difference. This law of nature may be hard to comprehend as we don’t normally see things as energy, but as physical objects, that have mass. If energy is released from an object, then the mass will decrease, just like if we expel a lot of energy and do not consume more, we loss weight. As everything is made of mass, which is the equivalent of energy, then so are we. Pure energy is electromagnetic radiation i.e. light
“Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another.” – Einstein
In 1901, Doctor Duncan MacDougall weighed six patients while they were in the process of dying, 4 of which were dying from tuberculosis. During the terminal stage of their illness they were placed on a bed, which was on a industrial sized scale, apparently sensitive to two-tenths of an ounce. The patients lost weight slowly at a rate of once ounce per hour due to the evaporation of moisture in respiration and sweat. When the person passed away, the weight suddenly dropped significantly. The average weight loss among the six patients was 21 grams. MacDougall deemed this to support his hypothesis that the soul had mass, and when the soul departed the body, so did this mass.
MacDougall’s experiments were published in the Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research and the medical journal American Medicine in March 1907. As the sample size was too small and there were not much details on what kind of controls he had in the experiment to ensure the readings where accurate and not disturbed, the findings are generally considered to have little if any scientific merit. However it seems strange that no-one has thought it worthy to confirm or rebut these results by reproducing the experiment, even though the results could make such a significant impact on Science. During MacDougall’s experiment on his fourth case he did state that there was a good deal of interference by people opposed to his work, whether that was on ethical grounds or opposed to his findings, it is unclear. If the findings are accurate, it would certainty show how we do not just consist of our body, but also contain an energy life force, which when the energy departs on death reduces the mass of our body.
21 grams may not seem a significant weight, but note that a typical paperclip only weighs 1.4 grams. If all the atoms in a paper clip were turned into pure energy, leaving no mass behind, it would yield 18 kilotons of explosive Trinitrotoluene (TNT, a compound used in dynamite). This is approximately the size of the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in 1945.
The idea of us having an energy life force is something very ancient. In Asia, this knowledge is expressed in the Chinese characters below. The Japanese language is made up of Kana and Kanji characters. The Kanji characters are taken from Chinese characters and have the same meaning or with some slight modification. From Chinese characters we can see that our consciousness, who we are, was always acknowledged as an vibration, an energy, with intelligence and feelings.
(Chinese & Japanese)
|Sound is vibration and so is light.|
|門||Gates or Doors
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(Chinese & Japanese)
|When vibration or energy is placed under gates, there is darkness. As without vibration, there is no light.|
(Chinese & Japanese)
|意||Meaning (Chinese) Desire, sense, intent, mind (Japanese)||When vibration is added to a heart, the heart feels a sense, a desire, has an intent and mind and meaning.|
|識||Knowledge (Chinese) Identity (Japanese)|
|When vibration has a heart and intelligence, with knowledge it becomes consciousness. Energy with an Identity would be conscious and have a consciousness.|
Note: Energy is a vibrating waveform i.e. a vibration.
Our bodies are basically physical objects made out of molecules, which are made out of atoms. Atoms consist of electrons revolving around a nucleus, comprising of protons and neutrons. Over 99% of an atom is empty space, or do not contain mass. It is considered that this empty space contains a Higgs Field, an energy field that transfers mass to particles. That means over 99% of us is an energy field. The rest are particles that are in constant vibration. It would seem that without the Higgs field, the particles would not have mass, and therefore would be able to travel at the speed of light. Without mass, they or we would be pure energy, which would be light.
We, and everything around us, are made of vibrating particles. It is only natural that other vibrations coming into contact with us would affect our vibration. Sound is a vibration, and thus would have an influence on us. This could explain why many people find Mantras beneficial. MANTRA means MAN=Mind, concentration or thinking, TRAI=tool, as it is considered capable of creating transformation. Hindus believed that before creation began, there was nothingness and everything existed in a latent state of potentiality. As creation began the divine, all-encompassing consciousness took the form of the first and original vibration, the sound “OM”, and thus it symbolizes the manifestation of God in form. When the “Om” sound repeated correctly is considered to penetrate all and creates unity and harmony with mind, body and spirit and with all that exists.
The Japanese also have a word, Kototama, which combines the word koto 言 “word; speech” and tama 霊 “spirit; soul”. Kotodama proposes that sounds, which are vibrations, can affect objects, and that ritual usages of words can influence our environment, body, mind, and soul. It believes that power dwells in words and names, and that there are 50 sacred sounds which when fully explored, opens one up to the highest human capacity. M.M. Nakazono, who opening up the Komotana Institute in 1978, wrote in his book, ‘The source of the present Civilization, how ancient Japanese text revealed how god-men who perfected this practice were standing in a higher dimension, and that they tried to hide this principle from mankind. Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of aikido, used Kototama as a spiritual basis for his teachings and is quoted “Aikido is the superlative way to practice the Kototama. It is the means by which one realizes his true nature as a god and finds ultimate freedom.”
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