Sometimes when cruising The Evil Right Wing Boards I find an anonymous person who dispenses some interesting tidbit on Hindu or Indic civilization. It always surprises me! Here are 2 examples:
What we call ‘reality’ is holographic in nature, so we are in fact smaller versions of the whole (which you can call ‘God’, if you want). Every part of the whole contains the whole and, to be more accurate, IS the whole. And just as a drop of water contains the same qualities as an entire ocean of water, we likewise contain all that exists within us – but merely on a smaller scale.
“To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour.” – William Blake
Not only did our ancestors know about the holographic nature of ‘reality’, but there is also scientific evidence for the holographic nature of ‘reality’.
“That is whole, this is whole.
From that wholeness, this wholeness comes.
Add the whole to the whole and the whole still remains.
Remove the whole from the whole and the whole still remains.
The whole remains the whole.” – Isha Upanishad
“Know the world is a mirror from head to foot,
In every atom a hundred blazing suns.
If you cleave the heart of one drop of water,
A hundred pure oceans emerge from it.
If you examine closely each grain of sand,
A thousand Adams may be seen in it.
In its members a gnat is like an elephant;
In its qualities a drop of rain is like the Nile.
The heart of a barley-corn equals a hundred harvests,
A world dwells in the heart of a millet seed.
In the wing of a gnat is the ocean of life,
In the pupil of the eye a heaven;
What though the grain of the heart be small,
It is a station for the Lord of both worlds to dwell therein.” – Mahmud Shabstari
Also this, which appears to be an excerpt from the Srimad Bhagvatam:
deśa-kālādi-bhāvānāṁ vastūnāṁ mama sattama
guṇa-doṣau vidhīyete niyamārthaṁ hi karmaṇām
>in order to restrict materialistic activities, I have established that which is proper and improper among all material things, including time, space and all physical objects.
aham evāsam evāgre nānyad yat sad-asat param
paścād ahaṁ yad etac ca yo ’vaśiṣyeta so ’smy aham
>it is I, the Personality of Godhead, who was existing before the creation, when there was nothing but Myself. Nor was there the material nature, the cause of this creation. That which you see now is also I, the Personality of Godhead, and after annihilation what remains will also be I, the Personality of Godhead.
jñānaṁ viveko nigamas tapaś ca pratyakṣam aitihyam athānumānam
ādyantayor asya yad eva kevalaṁ kālaś ca hetuś ca tad eva madhye
>Real spiritual knowledge is based on the discrimination of spirit from matter, and it is cultivated by scriptural evidence, austerity, direct perception, reception of the Purāṇas’ historical narrations, and logical inference. The Absolute Truth, which alone was present before the creation of the universe and which alone will remain after its destruction, is also the time factor and the ultimate cause. Even in the middle stage of this creation’s existence, the Absolute Truth alone is the actual reality.
na yāvad etan mana ātma-liṅgaṁ saṁsāra-tāpāvapanaṁ janasya
yac chokamohāmayarāgalobha vairānubandhaṁ mamatāṁ vidhatte
The soul’s designation, the mind, is the cause of all tribulations in the material world. As long as this fact is unknown to the conditioned living entity, he has to accept the miserable condition of the material body and wander within this universe in different positions. Because the mind is affected by disease, lamentation, illusion, attachment, greed and enmity, it creates bondage and a false sense of intimacy within this material world.