Verification of the Mystical Experience

1994

"The distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion." Albert Einstein I. WHAT DOES THE MYSTICAL EXPERIENCE "TEACH"? The mystical experience primarily "teaches" that consciousness is infinite in space and eternal in time. This infinite consciousness has been called God, Brahman, Buddha mind, nirvana, cosmic consciousness, etc. During the mystical experience consciousness appears to instantaneously span the entirety of space and time, consequently it appears that all distances across space and time equal zero. This "zero" space-time is the formless "void" spoken of by Eastern mystics. So the primary lesson of the mystical experience is that distances across space and time equal zero. From this lesson arises the theory that space and time are "illusions." II. HOW DO WE PROVE THE MYSTICAL EXPERIENCE? To prove that the mystical experience is valid we must prove that all distances across space and time equal zero. Sound impossible? Not quite: to prove that all distances equal zero we must simply establish that the process of the measurement of space and time is * symmetrical.* If the process of the measurement of space and time is symmetrical, the equal but opposite components of this measurement, expressed as equal but opposite numbers, will neutralize one another so that the sum equals zero. III. SYMMETRY OF MEASUREMENT Distance across space and time is measured by * motion * from point (a) to point (b) in either space or time. The motion of this measurement is described mathematically by a sequential progression from zero: 0 1 2 3 4 -->. Each number marks a unit of space or time across which motion has occurred. The nature of the motion of measurement is * relative.* As Albert Einstein said, "Every motion must be considered only as a relative motion." Relative motion is * symmetrical.* Describing the symmetry of motion, Einstein observed that as you fall down to the Earth (-), it is equally true that the Earth rises up to you (+). Thus, the event of your falling = {(+) + (-)} = symmetry. Motion through space is mechanically equivalent to motion through time: as you move from second (1) toward second (2) --> (+), it is simultaneously true that second (2) moves symmetrically toward you <-- (-). The flow of time is symmetrical: this moment is passing by into the past. Your forward motion into the future (-->) *is* the backward motion (<--) of this moment into the past. Thus time flow = {(<--) + (-->)}. As measurement is motion, and as motion is symmetrical, all measurements are symmetrical. (For graphics, animations, and info about the symmetry of nonuniform motion, e-mail: igoddard@cap.gwu.edu.) All measurement is motion Motion is symmetrical Thus: all measurement is symmetrical As the motion of all measurements of space and time is symmetrical, the mathematical description of all measurements is symmetrical progressions from zero: [-- 3 2 1 0 1 2 3 --] the structure of all measurements Every measurement of one unit of space or time is composed of *two symmetrical states of motion.* These symmetrical states of motion, being equal but opposite, are described mathematically by the equal but opposite numbers 1 and -1. As two equal but opposite numbers are derived from every measurement of one unit of space or time, the complete calculation of every measurement of one unit of space or time = {(1) + (-1)} = 0. All measurements are symmetrical Symmetry = 0 Thus: all measurements = 0 Traditional measurement theory describes only * half * of the symmetry of measurement and then erroneously assumes the complete calculation of a measurement to be nonzero. If the nature of X is (+) & (-), then X = {(+) + (-)}. As the nature of motion is (+) & (-), and as measurement = motion, measurement = {(+) + (-)}. IV. CONCLUSION What was required to be proven -- that the measurement of space and time is symmetrical and thus equals zero -- has been proven. By proving that all measurements of space and time equal zero, all measurements of all physical phenomena must also equal zero, for space and time are the basis of all physical measurements. That the experience of space and time *seems* to contradict an absolute zero sum is a consequence of misunderstanding what "zero" means and does not alter the logical proof which dictates that space and time equal zero. As all measurements of space and time must equal zero due to the symmetry of relative motion, logic clearly dictates that the claim arising from the mystical experience -- that all distances across space and time equal zero -- is true. Unless it can be shown that relative motion is not symmetrical, logic dictates that the mystical experience must be the experience of the truth. ------------------------------- * APPENDIX * I. EXACTLY WHAT IS BEING DONE HERE? It is already an established fact that relative motion is symmetrical. What I am doing here that is new -- to the best of my knowledge -- is: (1) observe that all measurements = symmetrical motion, then (2) add the symmetrical components of this motion, expressed as equal but opposite integers, to reach a sum, and (3) apply this sum to all measurements. That's all -- it's very simple and logical. This logical process is know as * symmetrics,* which is a function of * neutral mechanics.* To disprove symmetrics one must simply show that one of its three simple functions is flawed. II. THE COUNTER-ARGUMENTS 1. The absolute value of 1 and -1 is 2. Indeed, there are two numeric components, 1 and -1, the absolute value of each being 1, hence we can say 1+1=2. But this does not alter the fact that these two numerical components are equal but opposite, and thus that (1+(-1))=0. 2. Nonuniform motion is asymmetrical and thus non-zero. Rotational motion is nonuniform and symmetrical.* The differences between two objects one in uniform and the other in nonuniform motion are differences of force and time. In and of themselves, each of these factors is symmetrical. If the force I feel is symmetrical, i.e., equal but opposite in nature, its sum is zero. If I feel a force and you feel no force, the net sum is still zero, and thus symmetrical. 3. You cannot add the symmetrical components of relative motion. If this were so we could not call relative motion "symmetrical." Yet we can and we do. By doing so we are inherently adding the equal but opposite components of relative to motion to reach a sum, that sum is "symmetry" and symmetry is zero. These points and counter points are greatly condensed. For complete version, or to post a new argument against the logical verification, e-mail: igoddard@cap.gwu.edu. Those who have raised these counterarguments have conceded that they are not effective arguments against symmetrics (the process of adding the symmetrical components of motion). Currently there is no effective argument against symmetrics and the logical verification. * For free graphics and computer animations that teach neutral mechanics, e-mail: igoddard@cap.gwu.edu. "A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with the idea from the beginning." Max Plank Nobel physicist __________ Copyright 1994 Ian Goddard. You are * free to copy * and distributed this material without permission so long as full credit is given to the author: Ian Williams Goddard. Neutral Mechanics Research Center, 11913 Renwood Lane, Rockville, MD 20852. (301) 881-7328. igoddrad@cap.gwu.edu.