Sunday, September 14, 2008

Shiva's dance is the dance of subatomic matter

Via Satyamave Jayate just came to know that CERN has 2m tall Shiva Nataraj (the Lord of Dance) statue.

Nataraj statue at CERN

The parallel between Shiva's dance and the dance of subatomic particles was first discussed by Fritjof Capra in an article titled "The Dance of Shiva: The Hindu View of Matter in the Light of Modern Physics," published in Main Currents in Modern Thought in 1972. Shiva's cosmic dance then became a central metaphor in Capra's international bestseller The Tao of Physics, first published in 1975 and still in print in over 40 editions around the world.


More recently, Fritjof Capra explained that "Modern physics has shown that the rhythm of creation and destruction is not only manifest in the turn of the seasons and in the birth and death of all living creatures, but is also the very essence of inorganic matter," and that "For the modern physicists, then, Shiva's dance is the dance of subatomic matter."

It is indeed as Capra concluded: "Hundreds of years ago, Indian artists created visual images of dancing Shivas in a beautiful series of bronzes. In our time, physicists have used the most advanced technology to portray the patterns of the cosmic dance. The metaphor of the cosmic dance thus unifies ancient mythology, religious art and modern physics."


Saturday, September 13, 2008

Another serial bomb blasts

Another series of terrorist bomb blasts in one of the major city of India, and the present (weakest, and may be most stupid and disabled) PM condemns blasts and appeals for calm.

Every time there are terrorist attacks the present ruling party Congress leaders just go about condeming the attacks. They do not have any guts to say a word against the attackers - Indian Mujahideen, SIMI, and such organizations.

Condemning and just appealing for calm from citizens, who remain calm anyway is not going to solve this problem Mr Poor Chicken Hearted Cheat and Pseudo Secularist PM - hang terrorists like Afzal Guru instead of appeasing to maintain your votes.

The fact that Gujrat Police has had success against terroists there, proves that they are able, but Congress/UPA does not seem interested in working for the solution - they are against federal organization to deal with terroists and terrorism, and are also against giving authorities to states. This clearly shows that Congress/UPA, to secure votes, is down to such levels. I would say that Congress/UPA is now Anti-Nation - they themselves are good enough as terrorists (because they support them).

Swami Ramdev once mentioned that great Sanskrit philosopher poet Bhartrihari (brother of King Vikramaditya) called Politics to be a Vaishayaa (prostitute) - now I can actually see why. The bastardly acts of these politicians will bring this great country down, unless we take charge, and bring the real bastard (the corrupt, pseudo-secular, minority appeasing, and bank caring) politicians to task - and this will have to start with voting UPA out.

Acorn interesting, rather aptly, calls Shivraj Patil and Manmohan Singh mujra-hideen - who do tired old routine after mujahideen do theirs.

Prudent Indian says that zombie Shivraj Patil is more dangerous than Afzal Guru.

SWARAJ has a post, not related to terrorism, indicating that this behavior of governments is because of Communal Socialism.