• July 21, 2023

Gravity and Spirituality – The Two Universal Laws Discovered by Men

It is said that Newton was sitting under an apple tree when he saw an apple fall to the ground. Before him, billions of people must have seen an apple fall to the ground, but they might have considered it too natural to pay attention to such events. However, Newton, seeing the apple fall, thought that there must be some cause for this event. He then noticed that everything falls on the Earth, since the Earth pulls everything towards it and this led him to the discovery of gravity. Later he discovered that the force due to gravity applies to each mass and gave the universal law of gravitation that is equally valid for the microworld of the atom as for the macroworld of the universe.

The simple discovery of gravity has changed the fate of man as Newton discovered many important laws simply by observing cause and effect and a new branch of knowledge called science was born which formulated the natural laws of material things based on cause and effect.

Even after the tremendous progress made by science after the discovery of gravity, no one really knows the source of gravity. While earlier scientists suspected that gravity must exist in the form of waves like electromagnetic waves, Einstein showed that gravity is due to the curvature of the space-time continuum. He also ruled out gravitational waves as he stated in his General Theory of Relativity which established that the attractive forces due to gravity are exactly the same as those due to the acceleration of bodies moving in space.

So while scientists aren’t sure what causes gravity, they know it exists and can be measured and defined.

The Universal Law of Spirituality

Many thousands of years before Newton, men discovered another universal law of nature whose source is not yet fully known to man.

This law is called “spirituality.”

This law was revealed by Jesus in one of his first sermons.

It’s written. “Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4)

What comes out of the mouth of God is spirituality since it is believed in Christianity that the Holy Spirit represents the Trinity of God. Therefore, God is the source of spirituality just as the mass of the particle is the source of gravity. For thousands of years, people believed in God even though no one had seen God because they could see the effect and the effect is always due to a cause.

Although a true understanding of God still eludes man, yet men have come to realize the omnipresence of a force that draws all people and indeed all creatures to one another. The existence of love, compassion, justice, sympathy, empathy establishes the presence of God that is present in every creature in the universe as Jesus said that the kingdom of God is within you.

manifestations of spirituality

It is the greatest truth in the world that we feel pain when we see pain in others as if the person is connected to us through some invisible cord. This feeling is so natural that when we see such pain even in movies or even in fiction, we cannot stop our tears. Even when an animal is slaughtered before our eyes, we tend to close our eyes because we cannot escape the pain of an animal. The feeling of pain is real, as if the same pain induced us and not the other being.

Similar is the concept of justice. Anytime we see injustice against any individual, we just can’t stand it. It is a well-known fact that whenever a powerful man humiliates a weak man, the people resist such injustice and support the weak man. The only exception is when we are not independent since we are ourselves the executioner of the executioner is the one we love.

This law of love for the other is so common that people often call it humanism or humanism and extend the meaning of humanity even beyond human beings. Therefore, even the killing of innocent animals is often called “inhumane.” Because; man’s most natural desire is to become “human” by showing love and kindness to all creatures.

And this law of humanity is the same as the laws of spirituality extended in the domain of the human race.

The attractive force of spirituality

Just as every material object is attracted to another material and the force is proportional to the mass of the object, every human being is attracted to a more spiritual person. A person who is more spiritual attracts other people with a stronger force, just as the heavy mass of the earth attracts every matter towards it with a greater force.

Buddha explained this law of nature in the following words

“Even those who, due to their bad karma, have been born in a low degree, when they are virtuous men, they feel reverence for him.” (The Gospel of Buddha: XXV 15)

It further explains this universality of the law.

“This truth (Spirituality) is not only for hermits; it concerns all human beings, priests and laymen alike. There is no distinction between the monk who has taken the vows and the man of the world who lives with his family.” (The Gospel of Buddha: XXV 28)

The causes of evil

It is quite natural to question the universal law of spirituality on the grounds that if it is natural for man to be spiritual, why is there so much hate and evil in the world? This truth was symbolically explained in the Bible when Adam and Eve ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil against God’s will.

The cause of all the evils in the world lies in the improper knowledge of good and evil in the world. Men defined good and labeled everything that was opposite to their concept of Good as Evil. Instead of understanding that good and evil are complementary to each other and two sides of the same coin, they sought to make a world that only has goodness as they define it. This attempt was as foolish as believing that a world with only light (day) would be better than the world that has both light (day) and darkness (night).

Actually, the night is as important as the day.

It can be easily seen that the cause of all the hatred and injustice in this world is due to our lack of understanding of good and evil. For example, religious leaders defined people who followed other religions as evil and all gods except their own God as false.

The concept of nationalism taught man that it was man’s duty to fight for his nation and to defeat (the people of) other nations. The concept of imperialism gave some chosen people the right to rule other people. The concept of racism made people of some races superior to others for no valid reason. The followers of communism became enemies of democracy and freedom.

Behind every evil is a man-made concept of good and evil, for one man’s good is often another man’s evil. This has caused all the wars and conflicts in the world as the man devoid of spirituality does not find a common truth in all ideologies and considers it his duty to fight for his ideology and defeat the other ideologies.

However, love, justice, humanity, compassion have always survived as spirituality is eternal and the most universal law in the universe.

The truth of spirituality
Spirituality is the greatest truth in the world. However, it is impossible to define that spirituality is a matter of self-realization. A person automatically becomes spiritual once he breaks man-made laws and seeks to discover the universal laws that exist in every religion and philosophy. This stage of man is often called Enlightenment, since the light of truth emerges from within due to knowledge of the truth directly from experience.

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