Mr Digvijaya Singh, the general secretary of the Congress Party, sees conspiracy everywhere. What’s more, as he puts it, “the RSS hand cannot be ruled out.” I too have started noticing how big RSS’s hands are. Remember that kid in the movie The Sixth Sense, how he whispered, “I see dead people”? I can imagine Mr Digvijaya Singh saying in a whisper, “I see the RSS hand.” Here are two instances where I see the RSS hand.
At the CERN the European Organization for Nuclear Research headquarters they have a huge Nataraja. (Hat tip: @geffbeck)
Did you know that CERN had the world’s first-ever web server? Wonder if the RSS had a hand in that. Can’t rule it out, can you Mr Diggy Singh?
Moving on, the Science and Non-Duality Conference is on October 24-29th, 2012 in San Rafael, California. Their logo is
Clearly SAND is not a secular organization. It is tainted by Hindutva. O the horror!
Seriously though, it makes sense for the Nataraja to be there at the CERN HQ. Shiva as the King of Dancers (nat=dance, raja=king) dances the universe into existence and dances it out of existence. It is a dance of creative destruction. See this for a beautiful exegesis of Tandava, the Great Cosmic Dance of Shiva as the Nataraja.
Carl Sagan’s COSMOS (the PBS TV series which inspired millions to study science) has a nice bit about the Hindu idea of the universe and on the Nataraja. Here’s a short excerpt from that.
Sagan talks about the “Day of Brahma”. (See this for a more accurate number.) Here’s Carl talking about “billions and billions”.
Hindu religion is the only one of the world’s great faiths dedicated to the idea that the cosmos itself undergoes an immense, indeed an infinite number of deaths and rebirths.
It is the only religion in which the time scales correspond, no doubt by accident, to those of modern scientific cosmology. Its cycles run from our ordinary day and night to a day and night of Brahma 8.64 billion years long. Longer than the age of the earth or the sun and about half of the time since the big bang. And there are much longer time scales still.
There is the deep and appealing notion that the universe is but the dream of the god who after a 100 Brahma years dissolves himself into a dreamless sleep and the universe dissolves with him, until after another Brahma century he recomposes himself and begins again to dream the great cosmic lotus dream. Meanwhile elsewhere there are an infinite number of other universes each with its own god dreaming the cosmic dream…
It makes me proud to think that my ancestors were bright enough to have conceived such ideas as are found in Hindu, Jain and Buddhist philosophy. Indians have much to learn about science and technology from the West but the West has even more to learn from the dharmic philosophies.
Oh, I nearly forgot. Mr Digvijaya Singh is a miserable turd whose abhorrent brown-nosing of the “minorities” is truly puke-worthy.