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Bhur Bhuvah Suvah – Super Abstractions

The Super-Abstractions in Veda – “Om Bhur Bhuvah Suvah” What does the mantra “Om Bhur Bhuva Suvaha” (ॐ भू र्भुवः सुवः) really represent? Let us understand this through an example in Physics, namely, the position vector. Space is a fundamental quantity in physics. Consequently, we cannot define it via other quantities. On the other hand, it can be understood in relation to measures such as Distance and Direction. For example, a scientist uses “position vectors” to refer to relate two distant objects in Space. The Vedas present this idea a bit differently. This is because the Cosmos is not inert according to the Vedas but is conscious. Direction or Dik, in the model of a conscious cosmos. is measurable only because there are three fundamental principles. What are these? भूरग्नयेपृथिव्यैस्वाहा भुवोवायवेऽन्तरिक्षाय स्वाहासुवरादित्याय दिवेस्वाहा भुर्भुवस्सुवश्चन्द्रमसेदिग्भ्यः स्वाहानमोदेवेभ्यः स्वधा पितृभ्योभूर्भुवःसुवरग्न ओम् Mahanarayana Upanishad 4.1 Dik or direction (one of the two measures in a position vector) carries a meaning in the context of an observer not otherwise.

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