Last year, I wrote a post on the Twin Paradox in relativistic theory, followed by another post on the nature of Dark Energy and Dark Matter, which I never published. The reason I never published the latter post is that I felt that this could be developed into a full-fledged work on Vedic cosmology. I have spent the last few months writing that book, and it is now available as Mystic Universe – An Introduction to Vedic Cosmology. This is by far the longest book I have written—it is more than 550 pages. Satisfying as it is to produce a tome in a relatively short period of time, writing it would have been impossible, were it not for all the earlier books on Sāńkhya and its implications for science. Writing a book on Vedic cosmology involves not just describing in English what the Vedic texts present, but also providing an understanding of this cosmology in contrast to modern views of space and time. This post explores some of the key differences between modern and Vedic cosmology, and the reasons for this difference. This might serve as a gentle introduction to the book itself, before you begin reading a tome.
The Twin Paradox in Einstein’s Relativity Theory describes a thought experiment in which there are two identical twins, one of whom makes a journey into space in a high-speed rocket and returns home to find that the twin who remained on Earth has aged more. This post analyzes the paradox and describes a difference between Clock Time and Conscious Time. The analysis shows that if such an experiment is actually performed, the traveling twin may age more (rather than less) under certain circumstances if the age is measured according to Conscious Time even though the clock will indicate a lesser time.