The eleven names of Rudra correspond to eleven forces that are in nature and those that make up the cosmic space as we perceive it.
I had blogged about how the name ‘Tripurantakaya’ and the Puranic story associated with it could map to pre-Big-Bang stage of evolution, where in the force of dark matter (which I call as Shiva, which means one that weaves itself everywhere) influences the matter, starts the process of Agni (which means transfer of energy) in matter in three stages and triggers the evolution.
Three modes of Life (Gunas) and a Mode of Death (Nir-Guna)
In the Universe from microcosm to the macrocosm, everything is run by the three Gunas (Sattwa, Rajas and Tamas) of Prakrti
Corresponding to three Gunas, there are three modes of transfer of Energy in everything, everywhere in this Universe. These are called Agni, that facilitate the process of Life. This is called ‘Trika-Agni’.
Corresponding to the ‘Nir-Guna’, there is a fourth mode of transfer of Energy that facilitate the process of Death and is called Kala.
Let’s look at how the Trika-Agni Kala manifests itself in different domains in this Universe, well corroborated by modern Science.
Agni means transfer of energy for the purpose of Life. Based on the three Gunas, there are three types of transfer of energy. There are three types of transfer of energy. The same three types manifest in different domains in different ways.
The three modes of mediation of energy are
I. Energy mediated with a physical movement, but there is no mass impact/transfer.
II. Energy mediated by a physical movement and there is a mass impact/transfer.
III. Energy mediated with no physical movement and there is no mass impact/transfer.
These three modes of mediation of Energy is called Agni. The Agni in its three modes facilitates the evolution of universe and biological life.
The same three modes of mediation of energy manifests itself as ‘transfer’ of energy, ‘binding’ of sub-atomic particles and ‘bonding’ of elements in several domains. Apart from these three, there is a fourth mediation of energy.
These three modes of mediation of energy that manifests itself in different domains is called ‘Trika-Agni”, where trika means three-fold.
Kala means the transfer of energy for the purpose of death or decay. This is the fourth mode of mediation of energy.
IV. Energy mediated with no physical movement, but there is mass impact/transfer and this is called KALA.
Kala is nothing but process of death and decay wherein mass gets converted to energy over a period by continuous dis-integration. The Kala manifests as radio-active decay in sub-atomic particles, state-change in atomic particles and the process of death at biological compounds level.
Like life is a process to evolve the vehicle of the ‘self’ consciousness from Supreme consciousness, death is a process to get that ‘Self’ consciousness back to supreme consciousness.
Three modes of Agni and Kala in ‘forces’
Apart from all these is the Higgs field that provide mass to some of these Guage Bosons.
The force-fields (Guage Bosons) are supposed ‘not’ to have a mass unlike Quarks and leptons (the Fermions) which are recognized mass carriers. But the force-fields carry a mass due to the impact of Higgs field.
Electro-Magnetic Interaction Mediation – Agni I
The Electro-magnetic force mediated by Photons moves, but has zero rest mass. It is one type of agni which is with motion impact, but no mass impact/transfer. Gravitation is also another example of such a transfer in which there is motion impact, but no mass impact.
Weak Interaction Mediation – Agni II
The W+, W- and Z bosons do not have mass on their own. But they ‘invade’ Higgs in such a way (or vice versa) that they get a rest mass. They are second type of agni which is with motion impact as well as mass impact.
Strong Interaction Mediation – Agni III
The strong force that binds quarks into Baryons (Protons and Nuetrons) is with no mass impact and no motion impact. They are the third type of agni which has no motion and no mass impact.
Mass Mediation – Kala
The Higgs Boson that transfers mass, but no movement is the KALA in the Big Bang time.
Three modes of Agni and Kala in Atomic particles
Conduction – Agni I
The energy transfer that happens due to elastic collisions (physical contact) between atomic particles is conduction. In conduction energy is transferred by physical movement, butmass is not transferred and no mass impact.
Convection – Agni II
The energy transfer that happens due to collisions(physical contact) as well as ‘mass’ transfer is convection. In convection energy is transferred by physical movement and some mass is also transferred and hence mass impact.
Radiation – Agni III
The energy transfer that happens due to movements of particles through a medium or its absence is radiation. In radiation, energy is transferred without physical movement andwithout mass transfer and no mass impact.
Evaporation – Kala
The energy transfer that happens due to movements of particles through a medium is evaporation. In evaporation/sublimation, energy is transferred without physical movement (but there is state change) and with mass transfer or mass impact.
Three modes of Agni and Kala in Life-giving compounds
Covalent Bonds – Agni I
The energy transfer that happens in Covalent bonds formed by electrons that arephysically moved to share with multiple atoms (movement impact), without actually getting transferred to other atoms, which means no transfer of mass or no mass impact.
Ionic Bonds – Agni II
The energy transfer that happens in Ionic bonds involves physical movement of electrons or protons (movement impact) and there is a transfer of mass or mass impact. Another one in this is metallic bonds where electrons move over and also effect a transfer of mass to other atoms.
Hydrogen Bonds – Agni III
The energy transfer that happens in Hydrogen bonds is formed by atoms that do not physically share (no movement impact) electrons or protons and does not involve any mass transfer or no mass impact.
Van der waals forces – Kala
There are a set of forces that are currently called Van der waals forces, which are an accumulation of several inter-molecular forces that are attractive as well as repulsive. These forces do not involve any physical movement, but effect mass transfer or have mass impact.
These forces are the ones that cause the death of biological life-giving compounds.
Mapping Agni and Kala to three Gunas and Karma
The three Gunas (Sattwa, Rajas, Tamas) were the cause of properties of matter. The three modes of Agni are the manifestation of three Gunas in Sankhya philosophy.
Sattwa Guna manifests as the energy transfer mediated with movement impact, but no mass impact. (Sattwa is Light and Buoyant). This corresponds to Electro-magnetic interaction, Conduction and Covalent Bonds
Rajasa Guna manifests as the energy transfer mediated with movement impact and mass impact. (Rajasa is charged and moving). This corresponds to Weak Interaction, Convection and Ionic Bonds.
Tamasa Guna manifests as the energy transfer mediated with no movement impact and no mass impact (Tamasa is inert). This corresponds to Strong Interaction, Radiation and Hydrogen Bonds.
The fourth mode of energy transfer, the Kala is a manifestation of the absence of any Guna. Absence of any Gunas correspond to dis-integraiton, decay and death. This corresponds to Higgs Boson, Evaporation and Van-der-waals forces.
Trikagni-Kala and Kala-agni Rudra
Rudra is addressed as ‘Trika-Agni-Kalaya’ or the one that causes the three modes of energy transfer for life and energy transfer for death.
Rudra is more specifically addressed as ‘Kala-Agni-Rudraya’ which means one who manifests as the ‘Vibrations’ of the three modes of transfer of energy for Life (Agni) and one mode of transfer of energy for Death (Kala).
The examples given for Trikagni-Kala are only few examples. Trika-agni-kala can be found in several dimensions.
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