Got used to hearing these things? I did, and for a good reason. Good not only because science is advancing but because it’s advancing towards admitting that there is more to reality than it knows it today. Definitely progress. After discovering the so-called God particle, the celebrated LHC is now set to find something potentially bizarre; a particle that doesn’t follow what we know as physics.
To help with the research, scientists at CERN have released some 300 TB of high quality LHC data that, if analysed with sufficient computer processing power and enough time at hand, promises to deliver an experience of its kind showing what happens when particles smash together at incomprehensible energies.
“The world’s most powerful proton smasher is preparing for its biggest run yet which scientists hope will uncover new particles that could dramatically change our understanding of the Universe. “We are exploring truly fundamental issues, and that’s why …” – Large Hadron Collider set to resume search for the ‘totally unthinkable’ – Raw Story
“CERN has even provided a free download of modelling software based on CernVM, its own in-house software, so that students can more easily analyse the LHC data. CERN scientists hope making their data publicly available will potentially lead to new…” – CERN just dropped 300 TB of Large Hadron Collider data free online – ScienceAlert
Never mind before the mission to find what is labeled as “unthinkable” begins, an apparently insignificant living entity, a weasel, happened to shut down the gigantic particle smasher worth 4.75 billion US dollars. While some may consider this an insult to today’s technology, more specifically to CERN’s towering reputation for undefiable discipline and commendable accuracy, there is nothing to get angry at the weasel as the act didn’t seem intentional nor conspiratorial. What really matters is the power of life as against matter. In other words, how a conscious being can effortlessly render a gigantic machine defunct.
On April 30th, one of the world’s most complex and expensive scientific instruments, the Swiss-based $4.75 billion particle smasher Large Hadron Collider (LHC), was shut down by a weasel that chewed through the wiring. – Weasel Shuts Down the Large Hadron Collider – Big Think (blog)
On the other hand, it is also a fact that without a conscious touch, no machines, even the so-called robots, can move. This is because matter, by nature, is inert. The concept that the innumerable planets and galaxies in the universe move about so meticulously on their own is naive at its best.
Back to the main subject, earlier this year, scientists had said that data gathered last December by researchers at the LHC suggested there is a particle six times heavier than the Higgs Bosson particle; a particle that does not fit into the Standard model of Particle Physics. What this means is, researchers could be very close to finding a fifth, previously unknown, fundamental force.
“Professor John Ellis, theoretical physicist at Kings College London told the Mail Online in an interview: ‘it would be something completely beyond the Standard Model, and the tip of an iceberg of a large new set of particles if it exists.’ Two of the detectors, ATLAS and CMS, were used to look for new physics and did so by counting ‘particle decays’ that ended up in TWO photons. Researchers believe that this is a good way to push the limits of physics beyond the known because photons are easy to detect and scientists know exactly what to expect in terms of results of background events. According to reports by the daily mail: ‘They both separately saw photons with a combined energy of 750 GeV.’” (Source | Ancient Code)
The weight of about 750 GeV corresponds to around six times heavier than the Higgs Boson, and almost 800 times heavier than the proton. The difference, however, between the Higgs Boson particle and the yet-to-be-found one is, Higgs Boson particle was predicted by standard models, but the new particle, if it exists, has not been predicted by the standard model. This opens up a new and unexplored world for physicists to learn from, and expands the possibilities of discovering a set of previously unknown particles, which, in turn, could change everything we know about physics. This, indeed, is exciting.
As of today, scientists believe that everything in the known universe is made from the most basic building blocks, or “fundamental particles”, which are supposedly governed by four main forces: gravity, electromagnetic, weak nuclear and strong nuclear.
Now, compare this with what Lord Krishna says in Bhagavad Gita (7.4):
bhūmir āpo ’nalo vāyuḥ khaṁ mano buddhir eva ca
ahaṅkāra itīyaṁ me bhinnā prakṛtir aṣṭadhā
TRANSLATION: Earth, water, ﬁre, air, ether, mind, intelligence and false ego – all together these eight constitute My separated material energies.
That is total eight fundamental elements which include five gross and three subtle elements. In addition to this, there are other elements governing or affecting the actions of all living and non-living entities throughout the cosmic creation. They are; five working senses– legs, hands, voice, genital and anus, five knowledge acquiring senses – eyes, ears, nose, tongue and skin, and five objects of senses – form, taste, smell, touch and sound.
Then there is prakriti, or the material mode of nature, and on top of all, there is Paramatma or the super soul, who is a plenary expansion of the Supreme Lord, and is situated in every atom- andantarastha paramanu chayantarastham. It is the super soul who keeps all living and non-living particles -in other words, the innumerable souls and atoms- connected with the Supreme Lord, or God. It is similar to having trillions and zillions of work stations connected to local servers which, in turn, are connected to a chain of cloud servers or a super server operated by expert engineers (suggested read Ma Durga – Going beyond myths). The most crucial part of this network, and the network architecture of our day-to-day experience is, there are living beings who not only create, operate and monitor the network but also troubleshoot and dismantle it as and when needed.
Note that the words “My material energies” in the above verse from Bhagavad Gita were spoken directly by Lord Krishna, who is celebrated across all Vedic literature as being the Supreme Master and Controller of all the universes and both moving and non-moving beings. In his purport, Srila Prabhupada quotes the following sloka from Narada Pancharatra, one of the Satvata-tantras, an extended part of the Vedas.
viṣṇos tu trīṇi rūpāṇi puruṣākhyāny atho viduḥ
ekaṁ tu mahataḥ sraṣṭṛ dvitīyaṁ tv aṇḍa-saṁsthitam
tṛtīyaṁ sarva-bhūta-sthaṁ tāni jñātvā vimucyate
TRANSLATION: For material creation, Lord Kṛṣṇa’s plenary expansion assumes three Viṣhṇus. The ﬁrst one, Mahā-viṣṇu, creates the total material energy, known as the mahat-tattva. The second, Garbhodaka-śāyī Viṣṇu, enters into all the universes to create diversities in each of them. The third, Kṣīrodaka-śāyī Viṣṇu, is diffused as the all-pervading Supersoul in all the universes and is known as Paramātmā. He is present even within the atoms. Anyone who knows these three Viṣṇus can be liberated from material entanglement.
“In the material energy, the principal manifestations are eight, as above mentioned. Out of these, the ﬁrst ﬁve manifestations, namely earth, water, ﬁre, air and sky, are called the ﬁve gigantic creations or the gross creations, within which the ﬁve sense objects are included. They are the manifestations of physical sound, touch, form, taste and smell. Material science comprises these ten items and nothing more. But the other three items, namely mind, intelligence and false ego, are neglected by the materialists. Philosophers who deal with mental activities are also not perfect in knowledge because they do not know the ultimate source, Kṛishna.” – Srila Prabhupada
No doubt, by every year scientists are getting closer to decoding the DNA of the universe and the life within but, unfortunately, the irony is that although their quest is to find the source of life, they are ignoring the very root of it, that is, the life itself. They are trying to prove that life has come from matter but that exactly is what keeps them baffled. (Related article: Modern scientists baffled again- Say the universe should have collapsed)
The reason behind this fundamental misconception is false ego, which pushes one to identify oneself with matter when, in reality, we all are parts of an eternally existing reality, that is, life, or universal consciousness, and Lord Krishna is the original source of it. Srila Prabhupada describes false ego thus:
“The false ego – “I am,” and “It is mine,” which constitute the basic principle of material existence – includes ten sense organs for material activities. Intelligence refers to the total material creation, called the mahat-tattva. Therefore from the eight separated energies of the Lord are manifest the twenty-four elements of the material world, which are the subject matter of Sāṅkhya atheistic philosophy; they are originally offshoots from Kṛṣṇa’s energies and are separated from Him, but atheistic Sāṅkhya philosophers with a poor fund of knowledge do not know Kṛṣṇa as the cause of all causes. The subject matter for discussion in the Sāṅkhya philosophy is only the manifestation of the external energy of Kṛṣṇa, as it is described in the Bhagavad-gītā.”
What is quoted above is the most basic yet the most profound secret of science. No matter how expert a mathematician may be, if his fundamentals are wrong, his derivation is bound to fetch wrong results. A great thesis based on wrong concepts is a sheer waste of time.
Whether the Large Hadron Collider finds a new anti-physics particle or not, we understand from the Vedas that such particles do and must exist. Not only anti-physics, there also exist non-matter particles. Such particles are spiritual in nature, hence beyond the scope of physics. One serious mistake scientists have been committing is, they calculate everything based only on the known physics. This blocks them from exploring better opportunities. Now, with the possibility of a new discovery which can potentially change the physics that we know of, a new world awaits for them.
If the LHC finds what is thought to be non-existent, it should help us understand that all that we see and experience is not absolute. In other words, there are more realities to life than what our limited senses can see and experience, and that the we-know-it-all attitude can prove to be suicidal so far scientific advancement is concerned. If one new unthinkable particle is found, there are all possibilities that more of them can be found in due course of time. Interestingly, Lord Krishna’s transcendental form is also described as achintya, or inconceivable.
If a particle thought to be non-existent can exist, why can’t there exist a Person, or God, who is also considered non-existent by some? Oh, that can’t be, right? The fun part is, it is Him only who helps mankind discover mind-boggling phenomena so that one day we may understand who is behind all these. It is a question of how broad-minded we can be. After all, human life is not meant for experiments; it is to experience the grace of the all merciful Supreme Lord without whose sanction there exists neither physics nor physicists.