The Nature of the Universe

Reference: The Universe and Physical Elements

The one thing you can say with certainty about the universe is that it is cyclic. The moon goes around the earth. The earth goes around the sun. The sun is on cyclic course within the galaxy; and so on. The universe, essentially, consists of cycles within cycles ad infinitum.

According to the ancient Vedas, the universe has neither a beginning, nor an end. According to Physics, the total energy is conserved. Such observations are confirmations of the ultimate cyclic nature of the universe. 

The verse 7:6 of The Bhagavad Gita states,

“Know that all beings have evolved from this twofold Prakrti (the insentient and the sentient nature) and I am the origin (source) of the entire creation and again it dissolves in Me.”

The universe, therefore, manifests and unmanifests itself in a cyclical fashion.

This is a universe of change. It is changing continuously without stopping. Its behavior is analogous to the motion of a pendulum that keeps on swinging under the influence of gravity.

Using the analogy of the pendulum, the extreme states of the universe may be called static and kinetic. The state of static corresponds to some maximum potential, like the one which exists at either end of the swing of the pendulum. The state of kinetic corresponds to some maximum dynamic, like the one which exists at the middle of the swing of the pendulum in either direction.

As the state of static is reached at the end of a swing, it is disturbed immediately with the start of the next swing. So the state of static may exist only momentarily for the Universe. At that point the Universe shall consist of the maximum potential that is about to express itself in infinity of ways. Science looks at it as the point just before Big Bang.

The Big Bang model in physics seems to explain the manifesting of the kinetic state of the universe from some potential state we know nothing about. The universe manifests as pure energy that, very soon, starts to condense into the form of galaxies, stars and planets 

In the state of static there is no matter, energy, space, time, or even awareness. There is only a potential for all these things. We do not know what causes this potential. It may be some Cosmic influence, similar to gravity that keeps a pendulum swinging.

But neither science nor religion has any clue about the Cosmic influence, which keeps this universe eternally changing in a cyclic fashion.

The Scientology Factor # 1 states, 

“Before the beginning was a Cause and the entire purpose of the Cause was the creation of effect.” 

The cause of the universe is its pervious cycle. There is no primary Cause external to the universe.

The Scientology Factor # 2 states, 

In the beginning and forever is the decision and the decision is TO BE.” 

The “forever” is the duration of the cycle of the universe. There will be other cycles with their relative “forevers.”

In short, the universe is cyclic. It has neither a beginning nor an end. It also has no external cause.



  1. Universe: Static to Kinetic
  2. The Factors 1 – 5


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  • vinaire  On September 5, 2022 at 5:48 PM

    The Theory of Cyclic Universe means that any “creation” is, essentially, a type of change only.


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