I think you are a confused person. In your earlier posting of the article about souls, you seem not to believe in it. Now you posted this article about parallel worlds. Do you believe in this?
"Parallel worlds" is one of those ideas in the Vedas. Krishna is in different worlds, golokas , at the same time. I can't remember what it says about the jivas; if in our real identity, we are in many worlds at the same time.
There is nothing in the Vedas about parallel worlds. Whatever lokas mean, and they don't necessarily mean worlds, they are part of this world, not some parallel world. Krsna and goloka are not even mentioned in any of the Vedas. You've never even read a Veda. What on earth are you talking about?
Parallel worlds idea is a new idea from science. Einstein had the idea of a block universe, wherein time does not flow; that our past, present and future are happening at the same time though in the same universe.
What are you talking about here? Evidence for your statement?
Science always has a new model of reality.
Science arrives at new models of reality based on evidence. The authors of the Vedas and other sastras just make things up on the basis of no evidence. I'd rather entertain ideas or models that have some support in evidence, not just wide crazy guesses made by rsis who have no clue.
I am unfair to the rsis and munis here. They did the best they could with what they had to work with. My study of the Isa and other early Upanisads has taught me that they were indeed careful observers of the world and they tried the best they could to draw connections between things. They were limited to their unaided senses and to the sharpness of their minds. Still, they made some beautiful discoveries that in their worldview united the heavens, the mid-regions, and the earth. They connected the sun, with lightning, and with fire. But they did not stop there. They brought the connection right into the middle of the human being by connecting the fire of digestion with all those other fires in other spheres. The Vedas, Brahmanas, Aranyakas, and Upanisads are works of genius when viewed within their proper contexts. As long as we do not import into them ideas that go beyond the scope of these texts we can perceive their true beauty and grandeur. This is the problem I see often in reading these texts. Later traditions want to impose their own ideas, often mistaken or misunderstood, on them, use them as pillows to rest their aching doctrines or self-aggrandizing fantasies on. We have to try to free them from such appropriations as best we can, appreciate them in their own lights.
The "discovery" of the Self in these texts is certainly one of their greatest achievements, or rather, the greatest achievements of the authors of these texts. They all had authors, although it is sometimes hard to tell who the author was. Imagine the flash of brilliance that must have accompanied the event of finding for the first time and, as a result, learning to see your self in all beings. Totally counter-intuitive! And, conversely, learning to recognize all beings in one's self. This is not a small, insignificant discovery. The problem of self-hood has vexed human societies for ages, millennia . Discovering our unity with all things, that the unbridgeable gap we thought was between us and them is not there at all. We are they and they are we. Truly earth-shattering!
More on the burden of being a CV in the age of science later.
Last Edit: Feb 28, 2017 15:47:05 GMT -6 by Nitaidas