Mechanicss of Emotion
(Excerpts from book “Cure without Medicine”)
The Law of Causation in the Quantum Age
(Note – Another book ‘Purpose of the Universe’ Author – Swami Vijnananand) discusses validity of causal laws in sub-atomic state. Here we are dealing with the validity with grosser level)
Our conclusion so far is that disease originates from emotions. Is this conclusion in line with the general findings of science?
Scientific laws formulate a relation between cause and effect. The work of the scientist would be completed when and only when any causal chain is completed. The Law of Causality is so universally applicable as to stand a foundation of scientific knowledge of truth.
Since we are concerned with a problem related to living organisms, the laws of biology, physics and chemistry form the frame of reference. Additionally, we have also to take into consideration the general principles of science. Science accepts the notion of causation with which we begin our discussion. In this Universe, the Laws of Cause and effect rules. Every cause must necessarily have an effect.
The causality of disease has to be explained till origin.
If every effect whatsoever has a cause that precedes it, then it stands to reason that the disease must have one. That cause or causes have been very insufficiently explained by experts so far. Dr. Fidler (M.D.) clearly admits that – Experts today accept causation in theory. In practice, they behave attempting to act the opposite of what is accepted like fundamental laws such as the ‘Law of Causation’.
We feel that ‘the effect of disease’ must have ‘It’s cause in man’s desire for ease’. This certainly sounds logical and the relevancy of the proposition will become more evident when we discuss this proposition in relation to physics.
Emotions and Physics
Three fundamental issues explained are –
a) Life also presupposes inertia.
b) Any disturbance in inertia amounts to action.
c) Each event that leads to the sparking of an excitability produces action throughout the body.
Here we have to show what modern physics and its laws indicate (reveal) in our field of research in this book.
The most distinguishing quality of life (from non-life) is motion which is visible and can be readily seen. Though motion is the intrinsic property of all matter, living matter is apparently distinguishable by its motion at the very start (i.e. birth).
The branch of science that deals with motion is Mechanics. As regards Mechanics and Living matters, Mechanics should deal with all motion without bringing in any distinguishing features of its being living or non-living.
Mechanics accepts basic motion in all matter and terms it ‘Inertia’. The word ‘inertia’ is derived from the Latin and it literally means ‘Laziness’.
Inertia – Definition – The resistance of matter to any change in both its state of rest or of uniform motion in straight line is defined as inertia. Inertia is known to be one of the fundamental characteristic of the matter (That property of matter by which it intends to remain so, and when in motion, continue to be in motion in the same straight line or direction, unless acted upon by some external force).
No distinguishing between Living and Non-Living
As far as application of laws of mechanics is concerned, essentially science cannot distinguish between living and non-living. This has been asserted by eminent western scientists, Russian scientists.
Inertia of Living matter
Therefore, we necessarily have to assume that according to the concept of mechanics, inertia of living matter is the ‘normal given basic movement of life’. In case of man, even one seriously attempts to discover any motion in him then that is both basic and also subject (the self-ego related) in some measure, so far as the specific individual is concerned. That would certainly constitute basic inertia in him.
Illustration – For instance, his normal pulse in 72 beats per minute or the potential from the brain at normal rest indicate the rate of 720 electrical alpha potential per minute, this must be assumed as inertia for the particular individual. Corresponding movements in the whole metabolism should also be described as inertia, and in any case, if, for any reason whatsoever, these movements accelerate or retard, this must be called an action in mechanical terms i.e. in terms of physics.
Thus, it is crystal clear that life has within it a normal motion – which for physics is Inertia. Any acceleration or retardation therein amounts to the application of some force in the positive or negative direction. This change in motion then comes under the purview (range) of motion as studied by the science of mechanics, i.e. physics.
Emotions, Excitability and Motion
What brings about this change in inertia? What force is acting that brings about this change in motion?
Obvious answer is that – It is the property of excitability possessed by living matter. And the cause of excitability cannot be other than emotions. When ‘cause’ comes under discussions, we enter the realm of pure physics, a Newtonian thought. Cause-Effect terminology is same as Action-Reaction terminology.
Mechanics of Emotions
Human metabolism action leads us to emotion and their relation to disease. While we consider ‘action’ in human metabolism, we enter the realm of pure mechanics. Newton laid the foundation of classical mechanics in his famous Laws of Motion. The Laws of Motion are applicable to all matters (above the atomic level). The third law states ‘to every action there is an equal and opposite reaction’. This law, we claim, is applicable to emotions and disease.
While we go into the depth of origin of human action, it is seen that – No action can ever take place unless the assumption of the existence of inherent sensation and emotion in the living body is claimed. Emotions emerge from mind and they are part of mind.
Emotions are the intrinsic property of life inherent in us. When a given emotion acts, it acts on nothing but the body of the human being concerned. When an emotion puts the body into action, pushes the body without exception. In its turn the body must push back the emotion with an equal and opposite force.
Here we should note a fine point which is very relevant. The human body has the capacity to ‘store’ impact of action and reaction. By the virtue of the peculiar matter which is used to build our body, it can store the potential energy.
Example – Take a walk thrice your usual capacity to walk. The pain in the legs (reaction) will be observed next day in the form of muscular discomfort but not immediately on the same day (body stores the reaction overnight).
The reaction necessarily has to be equal and opposite. So the body acts against the emotion concerned, which initiated the first action. This reaction we call as disease (Normally the action is for some sort of desired pleasure so the reaction would be normally displeasure accompanied by some pain).
Thus emotions give different kind of pains to the body. The body concerned accumulates reaction and gives pain to the mind through emotions. Thus, in this manner, pain acts as emotion-carrier both ways.
In a simple words – Mind through emotions acts on the body for the ease and pleasure that one seeks. Body as a reaction gives disease and displeasure to mind, again reacting on emotions.
Mathematically to express
E = Emotion = Pulse variation (PV) D = Disease = Pulse variation (PV)
E = D
(Either E is unexpressed disease or D is expressed emotion)
Similarly, when we say the body hits back at the mind, it is merely a mechanical reaction. When mind (for ease, pleasure) produces PV, it acts on the body.
In effect, there are four stages – (If a straight steel wire is hit by a hammer, it may wind in a spring. After the spring winds at full capacity, further hit may unwind it by force).
- Action-Reaction – Mind turning the body into a spring.
- Body reaches a stage (limit) equal to that of spring (fully wound)
- The stroke of the pulse immediately following (even smallest) due to the spring reaction the PV is initiated from the body-end. (This state is precisely the state of disease.
- The disease is overcome when the spring is unwound.
Finally, the most important fact, readers have to bear in mind is that the process explained here and elsewhere is never so straight and simple but enormously complex in reality. Because, when we compare the body turning itself into a spring, and this spring hitting back at the mind in the state of a disease, the existence of disease itself gives rise to more emotions.
So the process of unwinding of the spring is not perfect on most occasions. Other times, smaller springs are unwound only to create a bigger spring, i.e. minor disease are suppressed to create a serious disease.
How does all this add up?
Summary – In terms of Laws of Physics –
Cause (Emotion) is undeniably linked up with Disease (Effect).
This has been proved in terms of Mathematics and Physics (Algebra).
(To be continued .. )
Vijay R. Joshi.
(To be continued .. )
Vijay R. Joshi.