The Logic of God

Golden pendulum swinging

Golden pendulum swinging

Reference: The Logic of Non-Duality

According to the reference above, duality appears when we focus only on the extreme states of a varying characteristic. So, when we look at the idea of a spiritual entity called God having created a physical universe, we may ask, “Is that just looking at the extremes and not considering the gradients in between?”

Are God and Physical Universe the extreme states of some continuously varying characteristic?

We look at God as infinite cause, the effect of that is the physical universe. God and physical universe are essentially Cause and Effect. The continuously varying gradient from cause to effect shall consist of cause-effect elements, each contributing to the overall change in a consistent manner. We may compare this to the domino effect, but the time between successive “falling of dominoes” shall be infinitely small indeed. We can say that from cause to effect there is a continuously varying change.

The fundamental unit of cause and effect is CHANGE.

When we look at the two extreme ends of a scale of change as Cause and Effect with an infinite gap between them, we see them as infinite. So we call them an invisible God and a visible universe.

This change is occurring in a myriad of ways. It is visible in the changing of the seasons, in the blowing of wind, in temperature fluctuating, and birds chirping. It is visible throughout this wonderful universe. Everything in this universe seems to be participating in a cosmic dance of change.

The scale that lies between the Creator God and the created Universe is the scale of change, and that change is still going on in the infinite number of dimensions that make up this universe.

We see a continuously changing universe, but we do not see the source of that change. We do not know how the universe was in the beginning, or how it is going to end up. We don’t even know if the universe has a beginning or an end.

The universe appears to be a disturbance arising from some undisturbed state. It is now trying to return to that undisturbed state. But in that attempt at restoration, it tends to overshoot the undisturbed state and then tries to restore itself again. It seems to be a cosmic oscillation much like a swinging pendulum.  The harmonic motion of a pendulum occurs under the constant pull of gravity. This means that there is a constant all-pervading influence, which is driving the change in the universe.

We may refer to that fundamental attribute, which lies in the background of this universe, as God; but it is not so concrete that it is comparable to the image of man.

The concept of BRAHMA in Hinduism is this infinitely abstract cosmic influence that underlies the continuous change.

There is a kind of inevitability associated with the cosmic oscillations. This shows up in the laws of this universe, such as, “conservation of mass and energy”. But it is more like “conservation of cosmic oscillations”. The idea of INERTIA points to this inevitable oscillatory movement. And from this inevitability also comes the idea of KARMA.

Karma is essentially a very complex cycle of action that is moving forward towards its completion in slow motion. There is a sense of inevitability associated with it. Any hindrance to that cycle results in all kind of repercussions. But these repercussions once again force that complex cycle toward its completion.

So karma and inertia are closely related to each other. Karma is simply a more complex view of inertia.

The logic of God consists of complex ideas, such as, Change, Brahma, Karma and Inertia.

This essay describes these ideas in detail.


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