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Tune In To The Infinite Wavelength -Arup Mitra

Evolution in a wider context, particularly in the framework of the Sankhya system of the Indic philosophy, implies movement towards perfection. Interestingly, it talks about the evolution of the entire universe; not just life on earth. When we say, ‘one is evolving’ what do we mean by that? It primarily refers to spiritual maturity which includes improvement in the capacity to withstand, mental poise not to overreact or to respond precisely after due assessment and the power to make decisions, which is beneficial for self and others.
In science, waves with higher frequencies have shorter wavelengths and those with lower frequencies have longer wavelengths. This principle could help us understand ourselves. How do waves originate from us? Our thoughts can travel like waves. When one is excited or agitated, we trigger waves with higher frequencies with shorter wavelengths. Composure depicts waves with lower frequencies and constitutes longer wavelengths. When we evolve, we experience mobility from a state of high frequency waves to a state of low frequency waves. Accordingly, the configuration of attributes in us changes and we tend to become more compassionate.
When wavelength tends to infinity it indicates the absence of any wave. No-thought, for example, means wave frequency tends to zero and thus the state is of the longest wavelength. The no-thought state is nirvana, implying that in nirvana, wavelength tends to infinity.
When we take vastness as a single entity it has infinite wavelength. Consciousness, for example, in absolute terms is completely stable. That vastness has no thought, no wave of any frequency. Therefore, it has the longest wavelength which is passing through us as we are a part of it. But in our mind, thoughts with high frequencies are generated continuously which are of short wavelengths. The wavelength of the vastness and those of our thought/s do not match and thus, we do not realise ordinarily what we actually are. We are a part of that vastness with maximum wavelength and no wave; yet we persist in the ocean of thoughts with waves of high frequencies of very short wavelengths. This is the biggest paradox of our existence, the biggest mystery of life.
Even while we are in the midst of turmoil of thought, we have the potential to attain the state of no-thought since we are a part of that depth which has no wave of any frequency and thus has infinite wavelength. So nirvana is present in us. It is the convergence of self with vastness which we need to realise through experience. Knowledge shows us the path. But sadhana is required to actualise it. Hence sages stressed the importance of regular practice. The more we practise, the greater becomes our mental capability to reduce thought waves of high frequency. Then we move one step forward towards the state of no-thought.
Sometimes, even without saying a word, some people are able to draw our attention simply because their wavelength is long enough to encompass us. When we come across those who are in tune with their and the vastness’s wavelengths, we refer to them as divine. And this is the basic truth which Krishna tries to convey to Arjuna in the XIth chapter of the Gita while manifesting the ‘viswarupa darshana’. Buddha remained silent on the existence of God because he had attained nirvana, a state of complete convergence of the individual wavelength with the one which is infinity.

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