Energy and Matter concept in formation of letters:
The concept of Energy and matter is not new to us and does not start with Einstein’s days of E=mc2. Let us look at how our letters are formed from Aksharas then people would know that the concept of Energy and Matter is old as our language.
In Tamil there are two kinds of Aksharas Uyir Ezhuthu (Life / Energy letters – 12 letters) and Mei Ezhuthu (Body / Matter letters – 18 letters). Both put together it is 30 letter pack for Tamil as basic letters. Now both have to combine to give letters called “body with life” which are called uyir mei Ezhuthu. This combines to form 18*12 which is 216 letters as Uyir Mei Ezhuthu.
For example in Tamil it is க்+ அ = க. In Sanskrit it is: क़ + अ = क
So the formation of letters itself a science where Matter (Body) combines with Energy (Life) and then the living organisms (Body – life letters) are formed.
I want to ask you a Chicken & Egg question here which is very relevant to today’s scientists. Did the energy come first or is it the matter that came first? I can answer this question in 2 ways, first is obviously using language as a science.
· In the above example க்+ அ = க, க் is the body and அ is life. So as per our language sciences be it Tamil or Sanskrit the matter is formed first and then the life came and attached to it. This is very well documented in Tamil scriptures as follows:
உடம்புடன் உயிர் வந்து ஒன்றுவது இயல்பே - தொல்காப்பியம் . This is over 2500 years old which states that life comes and joins a body in language and this is nature.
மெய்யொளி உயிரொலி சிவணுதல் இயல்பே – ஐந்திறம். This is over 12000+ years old which states that same thing and adds that body is like light and life is like sound and they merge and this is siva’s nature.
· The second reference I am going to take for the same concept is our Yogic / Siddha / Ayurvedic science as to how fetus is formed in mother’s womb. As per our (medical) belief the conception of a child in a mother’s womb happens as follows:
o The first organ that is formed for the fetus is the cells of the Eyes (Single Eye). This cell starts vibrating due to its heat and multiplies as 2 eyes and then as the whole body.
o Life comes to this body at the 3rd month of conception only. This is the belief as per Ayurvedic and Siddha science.
o Instances of the third month natural abortions are very high than the later months based on the above reasons. This means that the life is not destined for that matter / life force is not sufficient enough.
o How many of you know that the size of eyes never change as you grow and stays the same from the time we were born, while all other organs undergo growth?
o Also the eyes hold a very important significance in the spiritual science which I shall address later. The eyes are the seat of Sun god and are characterized by heat and light.
Now you want to answer the Chicken and Egg analogy to the Energy and Matter conundrum based on the above 2 examples / sciences then we can conclude it is the matter which came first. We shall try to explain this based on Space science a little later.
Masculine and Feminine names based on ending letters:
I am also going to give you as to how Indians distinguished masculine from feminine names. Kanchi Maha periyava had explained this beautifully in his “Arul Vakku”. I am giving a gist of it here just to conclude this blog:
Masculine names: All the names shall end with the phonetic a, im, in , ir, aha etc. Examples are Ram, Shyam, Raman, Kannan, Kishan, Vivek, Adam. So phonetically names like Catherine is a masculine name.
Feminine names: All names ending with phonetics aa, e, I, oo etc. Examples are Radha, Ramya, Savithri, Gayathri, Uma, Rosy, Isabella etc. Same way phonetically Joshua is a feminine name.
Vishnu and lalitha sahasranamam follows this rule and hence one invokes Shakthi as lalitha and the other invokes Purusha as Vishnu.
Just to conclude this part, I think we looked at how science is an integral part of our language formation and for us science has always been about the knowledge and nature of the space and we believed that space manifested itself as the physical world. So in the next few parts we shall look at how this manifestation has happened and other interesting aspects.
I would conclude this part with a earnest request that please encourage your kids to learn their mother tongue (be it anything) – to read and write and you would not have done anything better than this to advance their spiritual growth and adding richness to their life.