The Postulates 11 – 15

Reference: Course on the Universe

When we apply the method of SUBJECT CLEARING to the general knowledge we inevitably end up with the following postulates. 

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POSTULATE # 11: The space is more than the awareness of the visible material forms and the distances between them. The space, in general, describes the extents of energy and matter. [1]

COROLLARY: Matter is the visible form of condensed energy. Energy, otherwise, is invisible.

We look at the space beyond our planet and consider it to be “empty” except where clouds, stars, planets, etc., appear. But, in reality, space is always filled with invisible energy where it is not filled with matter. We may say that space exists only as extents of energy (matter is condensed energy), and that there is no space in the absence of energy.

In Euclidean geometry, the character of space is assumed to be uniformly rigid, because it is mainly concerned with the shape and volume of material objects. But space has a variable character depending on what is filling it. Einstein touched upon this varying character of space but only in mathematical terms. He did not provide a scientific explanation for space.

We perceive matter to be defined by a sharp boundary, but there is continuation of space from matter to surrounding energy. This is not visible to us. Similarly, changes in condensation of energy in space are not visible to us.

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POSTULATE # 12: The time is more than the awareness of change and motion. Time actually describes the duration of the invisible energy and the visible matter. [2]

COROLLARY: Infinite duration at a location in space defines absolute rest. Lesser durations imply motion.

A “moving object” is continually changing its location in space. In doing so it endures at each location for a moment. A slow moving object endures longer at a location than a fast moving object. The duration of massive objects, like heavenly bodies, is quite high because they are very hard to push away from their locations. The duration of massless light, on the other hand, is negligible as obvious from the “speed of light.” Therefore, there is a direct relationship between duration (time) and mass (inertia) in an absolute sense.

Also, the higher is the duration, the slower is the innate motion. Such innate motions of energy and matter are absolute in nature. For example, the “speed of light” is absolute and not relative. On the other hand, the speed of Earth around the Sun is relative. The absolute motions of the earth and the sun are more or less inversely proportional to their durations, and, therefore, inversely proportional to their masses.

The duration of matter forms a very narrow band in which we observe all the motion of matter. Similarly, the duration of electromagnetic energy forms another narrow band in which motion varies per the frequency of energy. The two bands is so far apart in magnitude that from the reference point of the “matter band” the constant of ‘speed of light’ is applied to the whole electromagnetic band of energy because any differences due to difference in frequencies cannot be perceived. For the same reason, the differences in the speed of matter cannot be perceived from the reference point of the “electromagnetic band”, and all matter appears to be at standstill.

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POSTULATE # 13: The cause-effect is a dimension of the universe that describes the direction in which evolution is taking place. [3]

COROLLARY: There is nothing outside the universe that could have caused or created the universe.

If there is a God, it would be an aspect that is integrated into the universe (see POSTULATE # 1). The interminable sequences of cause and effect could be circular with no beginning or end; but none of the cause can lie outside the universe. There is no such thing as “Uncaused Cause.” Therefore, cause-effect should be looked upon as a dimension of the universe. Cause-effect is not a simple duality like hot-cold. It is represented by a continuous scale like the temperature scale.

Cause and effect describe the two ends of the scale of evolution. This scale extends to infinity in either direction. Each point on the scale is the cause of the next point to the right. There is no absolute cause or effect. Thus, cause-effect simply describes the nature of this universe. 

Cause is always connected with its effect by some route, even when that route is a long drawn one. This is represented in the Vedic theory of Karma. On a cosmic scale, karma is 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. If that cycle is hindered then all kind of repercussions result from it. Again those repercussions force the movement of that cycle toward its completion.

When there is an unwanted condition, one must trace it back to its cause before one can resolve it fully. When one avoids doing this, the unwanted condition can become very complicated. It may take many lifetimes to resolve all unwanted conditions and achieve enlightenment, but this a problem of energy and not of any particular identity.

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POSTULATE # 14: The universal impulse-energy field of Akasha evolves as the spiritual-physical dimension of the universe.

COROLLARY: Neither physical is the product of spiritual, nor spiritual is the product of physical, because the two aspects lie on the same dimension.

The human body represents the physical dimension, and the self-awareness seems to represent the spiritual dimension; but these are not two separate dimensions. Both of these aspects have evolved from the universal impulse-energy field of Akasha. One cannot say that self-awareness has created the universe.

The spiritual and physical aspects are actually integrated in everything living and non-living. Spirit, mind and body are aspects of a single system, even when they are dealt with separately.  In Abrahamic religions the physical world is thought to be the product of God; but God is the product of self-awareness. In Scientology, MEST is thought to be the product of THETA; but THETA and MEST evolve together in this universe.

It is thought that the soul survives the death of the body; but the truth is that, upon death, both body and soul disintegrate into atoms and monads, which get recycled into new bodies and souls. Neither the same soul, nor the same body regenerates after death.

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POSTULATE # 15: All dualities in human experience may be expanded as the dimensions of awareness.

COROLLARY: A dimension may be represented by a scale that extends to infinity in either direction.

“Continuous and Discrete” is a very fundamental duality of energy. Electromagnetic (EM) waves of low frequency were dealt by Maxwell as if they formed a continuum. But, as Einstein showed, these EM waves gradually become quantized at increasing frequencies. This means that the EM waves increasingly exhibit discrete particle-like properties similar to the atoms in a volume of gas. This was the discovery that won Einstein the Nobel Prize.

“Static and dynamic” is another interesting duality. Static is related to some potential state. As this potential state starts to manifest, we start to observe increasingly kinetic (dynamic) states as in a pendulum. In Scientology, we have THETA-MEST theory where THETA-MEST is more like the spiritual-physical dimension. But Scientology, superimposes the idea of static-dynamic on THETA-MEST. THETA is seen as static and MEST as dynamic; but both THETA and MEST can be static or dynamic. Superimposing static-dynamic on THETA-MEST is a serious flaw.

“Good-bad” is a duality seen in Christian morality in black and white terms. But “good-bad” as a dimension allows one to understand the degrees of goodness and badness in any individual. This leads to much better moral judgment about ta person. Similarly treating other dualities, such as, “right-wrong,” “life-death,”“true-false,” etc., as dimensions leads to much better understanding.

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[1] SCIENTOLOGY FACTOR # 5. Thus there is space created, for the definition of space is: viewpoint of dimension. And the purpose of a dimension point is space and a point of view.

[2] SCIENTOLOGY FACTOR # 21. From this comes a consistency of viewpoint of the interaction of dimension points and this, regulated, is TIME.

[3] SCIENTOLOGY FACTOR # 1. Before the beginning was a Cause and the entire purpose of the Cause was the creation of effect.

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  • vinaire  On December 25, 2020 at 1:41 PM

    The earlier version is available here:
    https://vinaire.me/2020/04/13/the-postulates-11-15/

  • Chris Thompson  On March 1, 2021 at 4:59 PM

    SPACE


    Vinaire’s Postulate 11 is about space.


    It is unreasonable to discuss space without discussing gravity. It is also unreasonable to discuss gravity without also discussing mass-objects. Invisible space is “filled” with gravity which is intimately derived (in some way) from mass objects. Time somehow derives from space and is inextricably bonded to space in a condition, process, or dimension (take your pick) that we call spacetime. It seems reasonable to apply the Commutative Law of Mathematics to spacetime, ergo timespace. I do not know if that statement will become pertinent.


    Lagrange Points


    For the purpose of discussion, I won’t call gravity an energy or a force. I will give it a placeholder and call it a tension, because that tension is measurable. The following graphic describes certain locations in space that are gravitationally neutral. These locations of gravitational and centrifugal equilibrium are called Lagrange Points. The equilibrium is a balance of gravitational tensions and centrifugal forces.


    Vinaire writes, “He (Einstein) did not provide a scientific explanation for space.” It seems that no one has yet provided us such an explanation for space. The problem with human abstraction is that we can hardly abstract a thing that is outside our scope of sensation without first creating a sensory tool for detecting it, and then secondly, converting that perception back into the spectrum of our sensation in order to see, touch, hear, taste, etc., it. Space does not reveal itself in this way and yet it exists within the universe of ubiquitous gravity and mass objects. Indeed, mass objects are composed mostly of space.

    • vinaire  On March 2, 2021 at 2:42 PM

      I believe that space is there because energy is there (space describes the extents of energy). If there is no energy, there won’t be any space. Mass is condensed energy. The space also describes the extents of material objects. Material objects have the property of inertia. Inertia comes into play as resistance when attempt is made to accelerate the object. So, there is an interesting relationship between inertia and acceleration.

      Mass and acceleration determine force according to Newton. But mass and acceleration seems to be related with inertia as well. It seems that inertia is another form of force—almost like “potential force”. But this is a concept that is not recognized by science.

      At the same time inertia seems to have an inverse relationship with gravity. [See https://vinaire.me/2020/07/01/gravity-inertia/ ]. Gravity is recognized as force. This again supports the concept of inertia being a potential of force.

      Inertia seems to put the limit of velocity ‘c’. Just like a shock wave occurs when the motion in air crosses the speed of sound, something similar might occur when the motion in the interstellar space crosses the speed of light. How is that phenomena related to gravity?

      This is an interesting question to investigate.
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      • Chris Thompson  On March 6, 2021 at 5:14 PM

        Vinay:  “I believe that space is there because energy is there (space describes the extents of energy). If there is no energy, there won’t be any space.”
        Chris:  . . . and by syllogism, mass is condensed energy, therefore mass is condensed space.

        And yet, can that be correct?  The syllogism that I’ve written seems to be logically correct and yet is it not circular?  By that I mean, if mass is both condensed energy and condensed space, isn’t that backward from the original premise that, “. . . space is there because energy . . . (space describes the extents of energy.)”?  Therefore, can space describe the extent of energy as you wrote?   And if it does, then how can matter contain so much energy waiting to be set in motion?

        I believe that there is something fundamentally wrong with our human abstraction of spacetime.  How things seem at our macro human scale seems to be an abstraction that does not correspond to the way things really are at the quantum level.  

        • vinaire  On March 7, 2021 at 7:25 AM

          Chris: “. . . and by syllogism, mass is condensed energy, therefore mass is condensed space.”

          Vinay: Yes, mass is condensed energy, and space describes the extent of mass. When we are dealing with space, we are dealing with the extents of energy or mass.

          Mass is not condensed space. We erroneously deal with space in the units that apply to mass. Let’s say there is 1 m^3 of solid. That is the extents of that solid. When that solid is not there, we do not have 1 m^3 of empty space. That space is empty of matter, but it is not empty of energy, and the characteristics of that energy are different from the characteristics of matter. We need to get the volume of that energy which is equivalent to 1 m^3 of matter to get the equivalent space.

        • vinaire  On March 7, 2021 at 7:40 AM

          1 m^3 of matter-space is equivalent to about 1836 m^3 of electron-space and about 10^15 m^3 of energy-space.

      • Chris Thompson  On March 7, 2021 at 3:05 PM

        Vinay: “Gravity is recognized as force.”

        Chris: I admit to being utterly confused by what a force is and what a force is not. Check out this link to “gravity is not a force.”

  • Chris Thompson  On March 7, 2021 at 11:30 AM

    Vinay: “When that solid is not there, we do not have 1 m^3 of empty space.”

    Chris: Correct. Because we have already given that space is not empty. But when the condensed energy-solid is not there, there remains 1 m^3 space containing energy.

    Maybe Hubbard’s acronym of MEST is a better word or more complete word for spacetime? Matter cannot be divorced from energy. Likewise, spacetime cannot be divorced from its two conditions of space and time. Can then energy and matter be divorced from space and time?

    Now that you’ve linked energy and space as the extent of energy, can these two be divorced? Have I reiterated your thoughts as you meant?

    • vinaire  On March 7, 2021 at 12:30 PM

      Space-time depend on energy-matter in the following way:

      (1) Energy is the basic substance of this universe.
      (2) Matter is condensed energy.
      (3) Space is the extent of energy (matter).
      (4) Time is the duration of energy (matter).
      (5) The characteristics of space-time depend on the characteristics of energy (matter).
      (6) Absence of energy (matter) means absence of space and time.

      Chris: “… But when the condensed energy-solid is not there, there remains 1 m^3 space containing energy.”

      1 m^3 of space has no meaning without the matter or energy. There is simply no space or time out there. See (6) above.

      The characteristics of space depends on what it contains at any moment. There is no such thing as absolutely empty space. 1 m^3 of energy filled space is very different in its characteristics from 1 m^3 of matter filled space.

      Energy is more basic than space and time. Of course, energy is more basic than matter. Energy is the basic substance of this universe. See POSTULATE # 2.

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