Consciousness - The Final Frontier
Dada Gunamuktananda | 18:33
Thank you. I must say I'm very impressed with the way Mary pronounce my name. I couldn't have said it better myself. About 25 years ago, I was in my final year of medical school. But I'd been doubting my career choice for quite some time. Then one day I went to take blood from a sweet little old lady struck an artery instead of a vein, I still don't know how I did that. And as blood spurted out all over the place, I said to myself, yep, you're definitely in the wrong profession here. So in the interest of all concerned, I dropped out and became a yogi instead.
Hence my unconventional appearance.
Well, actually, it's not the only reason for my unconventional appearance, one of many shall we say. So I'd like to share with you the yogic concept of space, our inner space, what we experience within ourselves, I'm redefining the terms a bit here, and outerspace everything outside ourselves. We live in a vast universe. To give you some idea of its size. If we took the universe to be the size of our planet earth, then our planet Earth would be about a billion, it's the size of a pinhead in comparison. The billions the size of one of those, I'm holding up the pin in case you can't see it. It's my prop. Bigger, it's the same one. It actually is the same one. A billion, it's the size of one of those. Compared to one of those.
By the way, a billions the size of a pinhead is about a million, the size of a grain of sand, or about the average size of an atom. So take your pick. In any case, the the idea is that it's really, really, really small compared to the size of the universe. So does that help put it in perspective, I think that gives us some idea of the size of our universe, an incredibly vast and complex universe, which we've been expected to believe, according to modern science, appeared out of nothing without any intention behind it.