Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Misplaced enthusiasm

Posted on: January 6, 2009

Re: A Talk with Sri Aurobindo—Noted down by Pavitra
by RY Deshpande on Mon 05 Jan 2009 05:58 PM IST |  Profile |  Permanent Link
In physics particles of interaction are called bosons. It is in that sense these come under the description of Vayu–they are not themselves Vayu, they could be seen as manifestation of Vayu.

But for me there is a greater mystery, rather a puzzle, in physics. In it we have two types of particles: bosons as particles of interaction; fermions as particles of matter. Now if these are entirely two different entities, then how do they get changed from one into another? We have the process of annihilation and creation of particles in which fermions disappear and turn into bosons, and bosons become fermions.

And yet there is the push towards unification which sees both these types belonging to one single entity, from which bosons and fermions come out.

Pursuit is good, but there is so much of haziness that we may not be really able to talk anything with any degree of conviction.


Re: A Talk with Sri Aurobindo—Noted down by Pavitra

by RY Deshpande on Tue 06 Jan 2009 05:16 PM IST |  Profile |  Permanent Link
Particle physics, or for that matter physics on the whole, gives only a description, a formula, a prescription, a kind of operational detail, and hardly the knowledge of the material world. We have the famous matter-energy E-equals-mcsquare but what actually is the process behind this, their interchangeability, of one going into another—that we do not know. We have the description of fermions and bosons and one may reduce them to the description of the field theory, but that does not give any knowledge about them. If the granularity of matter has truth in it then physics must admit it in its understanding. It cannot be turned into the wizardry of wave-particle duality which is nothing but recognition of our inability to see the materiality of matter. In fact the fundamental, the central question is: what is it that constitutes the materiality of matter? Particles have spin,—all right; but there is a distinction also: fermions have half-integral multiples of spin and bosons integral-multiples including zero. Isn’t it a strange magic then that they can get converted into each other? A lot is hidden behind it from us. Take the familiar example: water is made of oxygen and hydrogen. But it has the properties of neither of them. Wherefrom have these new properties come in that combination, or how they disappear in their disassociation? We do not really know anything about it.

The Sankhya physics belongs to the domain of relatively subtle matter and it is our misplaced enthusiasm to connect it with our understanding of matter via modern physics. The particle of light, photon, for instance, is too heavy, too massive, too weighty to be linked up with the Sankhya description. You try to hold it in your palm and you feel its weight pressing it down. So the question is: how are the Sankhya elements describing its matter can give rise to our thick gross heavy inertial matter? What is the chemistry of this transition? We do not know that.

Narad had that knowledge and he could employ it when he took on a gross or sthūla form to enter into King Aswapati’s palace to deliver the Word of Fate. Can that knowledge be acquired? Can that come in our purview? Should it? Or is it too occult to become common-place knowledge? If this is the real difficulty of Sankhya materialization, then what about the arrival of the causal body, the body for the Gnostic beings? That is what the Mother was engaged with…


The Theory of Proto-Atoms 
Weblog:  Mirror of Tomorrow
Excerpt:  In the opening passage of the Book of Fate in Savitri, we have a complete description of the proto-atoms constituting our material world. The beginning of the objective universe starts from the Akash-element viewed as the etheric sea and goes down belo…


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Tusar N. Mohapatra

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