Ancient physicist Kanada

As the founder of “Vaisheshik Darshan”- one of six principal philosophies of India – Acharya Kanad was a genius in philosophy. He was the pioneer expounder of realism, law of causation and the atomic theory. He has classified all the objects of creation into nine elements, namely: earth, water, light, wind, ether, time, space, mind and soul.

He says, “Every object of creation is made of atoms which in turn connect with each other to form molecules.”

His statement ushered in the Atomic Theory {Conception of Anu (Atom)} for the first time ever in the world, nearly 2500 years before John Dalton. Kanad has also described the dimension and motion of atoms and their chemical reactions with each other. Compared to the world’s other scientists, Kanad and other Indian scientists were the global masters of this field.

Atomic theory is an ancient science. The earliest record of it can be found in Vedic texts from india which are many thousands of years old.

Legend has it that the Vedic civilisation was highly advanced. The sages that oversaw its development, through their mystic insight and deep meditation, discovered the ancient symbols of spirituality: Aumkara and Swastika. They also discovered many scientific principles that they applied to develop a highly advanced technology. They gave the atom its sanskrit name “Anu”.

While the technical achievements of this ancient civilization have been forgotten the archetypal symbols of spirituality have maintained their eminence in our consciousness. Now, thanks to advances in modern atomic theory, the atomic basis of these divine symbols can be appreciated.

Western theories of the atom took shape in the 18th and 19th century. At the beginning of the 19th century, John Dalton theorized that an atom was an indivisible particle of an element. However, after the electron was discovered in 1897, and then the proton several years later, the atom model was revised. In 1909, Ernest Rutherford showed that atoms were mostly empty space, revising the model of an atom to a tight positive nucleus containing the protons and neutrons with electrons around it; by 1913, Danish physicist Neils Bohr envisioned a planetary arrangement in which the electrons orbited the nucleus at different energy levels.

The current way of describing an electron is a model called the charge cloud model/quantum mechanical model/orbital model. This model based on the idea of Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, which states that we do not know the precise location or the velocity of any given electron. The model uses indistinct and overlapping “probability clouds” to approximate the position of an electron.

Where a cloud is dense, the probability of finding an electron in that vicinity is low. In this model, each electron energy level is denoted by numbers that take concentric shells as suggested by the Bohr model because there are overlaps in the ordering of the energy levels.

In the case of the carbon atom the electrons occupy four tear drop shaped clouds in a tetrahedron-like arrangement. These clouds represent the areas in which the electrons spend most of their time. They move so rapidly in this zone that they form a cloud rather than a specific flight path

Recently a number of researchers have suggested that within these clouds exist specific zones that the electrons favor. These zones form a spiral around the surface of each of the tear drop shaped clouds.

This new development came into the attention of a great Indian saint and mystic. Disciples were encouraged to develop the principle as it related to the carbon atom.In deep meditation one of those disciples, who was a chemist,spontaneously realized the true significance of this theory:

The electron’s high probability zone formed spiral standing waves around the carbon atom’s nucleus. When this configuration was viewed from certain angles the physicist was surprised to find that the spirals formed recognizable symbols.

In the first view a 3–dimensional Aumkara could be seen. From a different angle that Aumkara became a flat, 2-dimensional Swastika. The Swastika, he concluded, was actually 2-D representation of the 3-D aumkara.

Rotating the model to another angle shows those symbols change into the Greek Alpha and Omega. At a cosmic level the symbols of Eastern spirituality (Aumkara and Swastika) are literally and only different aspects of the same spiritual truth that is also represented by the symbols of Western spirituality (Alpha and Omega).

All people, objects and even energy itself are expressions of the same divinity that so many religions, cultures and philosophies have tried to claim exclusively as their own.

The Carbon atom, by containing within it these universal symbols, demonstrates that matter is a manifestation of the same Divine consciousness experienced by the saints and sages of all history. Matter is innately spiritual.

The Universe does not exist separately from the Universal Consciousness; it is a direct expression of it.

Living matter, which is carbon based, must have a unique role in this expression. A saint is one who lives in eternal experience of this all pervading divine purpose.

All people, objects and even energy itself are expressions of the same divinity



The Atomic Theory
The idea that matter consists of indivisible units and cannot be further divided into smaller particles was first thought of by our ancient sages thousands of years ago. Our sage scientists, however, gave this property of matter a spiritual meaning as according to them this smallest particle is pervading the entire universe. This particle cannot be destroyed by any means and retains its original form under all situations (under physical or chemical change of matter).

Since it does not change even if there is change in the form of matter composed of it; therefore, it is the soul of every living and nonliving being. They called it ATMAN, a word that has a striking similarity with the word ATOM the name given to it by modern science. Since these ideas are founded in abstract, philosophical reasoning, it was not called as so-called scientific theory. This basic idea of the atom was adopted by scientists thousands of years later because it could very accurately explain new discoveries in the field of chemistry and nuclear physics.
Some of the earliest known theories were developed in ancient India in the 6th century BC by the Indian saint Kanad.It is possible that the Rishi got his name Kanad by the term Kan meaning particle. The Nyaya and Vaisheshika thinkers developed detailed theories on how atoms combined to form compounds, which is matter, that can be seen, but not its building blocks, that is atom which cannot be seen. Our Saints believed these interactions were ultimately driven by the will of Paramatma, the ultimate particle out of which, the entire universe was born. Modern science calls this phenomena as the big bang .According to modern science , just before the big bang, the size of universe was approximately equal to the size of an electron only(that is 1/10000000000000 cms.).In spiritual terms this proves the belief of our saints that the Param Atma ia ANANT both Ways, too small to be seen and also too big to comprehend. Atoms can exist in one of two states: subtle, in which case they can fit in infinitesimally small spaces, and gross, in which case they have extension and occupy a finite space. Although atoms are made of the same basic substance, they can combine based on their eternal properties to produce any of five gross elements that are earth, water, air, space and fire. This fundamental perception of our ancient seers has been used by modern science to propound their own theories.


Atomic and molecular theories were also utilized in explanations of chemical changes caused by heat. PRASATSPADA proposed that the Tejas (heat) factor affected molecular groupings (VYUHA) thus causing chemical changes. A spiritual understanding of kinetic energy appears in the texts of Prasastapada and the Nyaya-Vaisesikas who believed that all atoms were in a state of constant flux. The concept of Parispanda was used to explain molecular and atomic motion, whether it be whirling, circling, or harmonic.

All the above laws of nature and much more were known to our ancient scholars, much before modern science.


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