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Philosophy and Science: I am a System with Billions of Systems Embedded within Me




There are 10000 trillion cells within me. Ten times their number, there are bacteria. I am a gigantic living system, continuously aging or preparing to become the object of entropy and from there may be again to syntropy. Each cell within me is a gigantic Universe or very big system. Each bacterium is a living organism, a huge system. I am a system with billions of systems embedded within me.


Ken Wilber calls each component a Holon, a component which again is a composition or system. There simply is no indivisible piece of what we call matter, an illusion. We are all holarchies, systems within whom there are layers of sub-systems or holons. Actually when you can see everything in the invisible spectrum also, you will find only various ever changing fields of energies and you cannot find yourself or the dog, cat, table, earth, Sun or anything. Your basic concepts and the resulting understanding changes totally.

AS IT IS YOU ARE A SYSTEM OF ENERGY FLOWS AND INTERACTIONS AND TRANSFORMATIONS.THE ULTIMATE ENERGY OR FORCE BEHIND THESE TRANSFORMATIONS IS THE EVER CHANGING PATTERNS OF THOUGHT WHICH WE CALL CONSCIOUSNESS.BIRTH-DEATH CYCLE IS VOYAGE OF THE CHANGING CONSCIOUSNESS.

The idea of matter is the paralysis of consciousness in a very passing and temporary situation. It may approximately be likened to a still photograph. Ken Wilber gave a new meaning to the word kosmos which Pythagoras originally meant for cosmos.

“So I would like to reintroduce the term, Kosmos.And, as you point out the Kosmos contains the cosmos (or the physiosphere), the bios (or biosphere), psyche or nous (the noosphere),and theos (the theosphere or the divine domain).”(Ken Wilber in A brief History of Everything)

What actually is destruction? Matter gets broken into pieces, pieces into molecules, molecules into atoms, atoms into energy particles, particles into energy flows, and then into the vacuum...We also call this the entropy. But entropy is matched by syntropy, may be the many, many, many, big bangs of contactions. Now are there layers of consciousness? Do we move from one illusionary system to another illusionary system? My present consciousness is the collective symbiotic holistic operation of the trillions of cells and bacteria within me. I am a system.

“Many cosmologists have a materialistic bias and prejudice: the physical cosmos is somehow supposed to be the most real dimension, and everything else is explained with ultimate reference to this material plane. But what a brutal approach that is! It smashes the entire Kosmos against the wall of reductionism, and all the domains except the physical slowly bleed to death right in front of your eyes.”(Ken Wilber)


The reality is we live in emotions, thoughts consciousness etc only. No emotion can be measured in terms of length, breadth or height. According to Einstein we all actually are moving at the speed of light. When a body moves at the speed of light it loses its physical dimensions—the length, breadth and height and only one dimension time remains. We are in reality only in the time dimension. Can we tell a particular time without reference to an event? You cannot.It may the event on the clock or some other happening. So our consciousness and events and units of time points are synonyms. TIME IS ANOTHER NAME FOR CONSCIOUSNESS.