Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Master Puppy Speaks

Ask Master Puppy:

Q: Master Puppy, What is the meaning of the universe?

MP: The meaning of the universe is to essentially explore infinite expressions of reality. We’re all sparks of the divine consciousness, acting out a grand play. Basically, it’s for the fun of doing it.

Q: Sparks! So, we’re all going to go up in a conflagration of flames any minute now?

MP: Yeah, we’re in a constant conflagration of existence. That’s why there are so many different answers to the first question that you asked. It’s all a matter of your point of view. It’s only really limited by the subjectivity of your individual experience. There may be limits that we’ve agreed to when coming into a human body: but we don’t really know what those limits are because many of us have witnessed miraculous events.

Q: What’s one of the more exciting things about the universe today in your experience?

MP: That more and more people are waking up to the essential truth of infinite possibilities. The worlds of science and spirituality may come back together again.Back in the Renaissance there was this split where the scientific world began to consider all of religion superstition, and the religious world could see the heretical nature of where science was going. Really great and really horrible things have come about as the result of this split.

I don’t know if the religious world has recognized the self-reinforcing quality of belief (the more you believe it, the more you see it, the more you see it, the more you believe.) And that can lead you down a pretty narrow rabbit hole. Worse yet, I don’t know if the average scientist realizes that he’s part of that dynamic as well.

For example, does a scientist understand that the tools he uses to measure empirical reality have all been created under precepts about empirical reality? You measure a yardstick with another yardstick and come up with 36 inches. Well congratulations, Sparky. Every tool we have for measuring had to be concieved of before it was produced. We get so caught up in the measuring that we forget where it began.

Take the speed of light for example: in essence we measure that by timing it as it travels over a distance. And from our subjective, static point of view, light travels at about 186,282.397 miles per second in a vaccuum. From our relatively motionless point of view, with our timing devices, that’s correct. But if you’re a photon, that figure is completely wrong.

From the subjective point of view of a photon traveling at the speed of light, the hands of the clock are moving at a much slower rate because of time dilation relative to velocity. If you’re a photon, quite possibly the hands of the clock have stopped completely. And while time is dilating in relation to velocity, space is contracting. What then, is the actual speed of light? Depends on your point of view.

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