On July 5, after more than three years of upgrade and maintenance work, “the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) detectors switched on all subsystems and started recording high-energy collisions at the unprecedented energy of 13.6 trillion electronvolts,” reported CERN’s web site. Just one day later, Reuters jovially declared that “Scientists working with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have discovered three subatomic particles never seen before.” Some years ago, when the LHC first observed the Higgs Boson particle, it was hailed as the discovery of the “God” particle, the link between energy and mass.
But the Higgs Boson particle did not answer all our questions, and neither will these three new particles. Expensive toys will not answer our most fundamental questions. If we want to discover the secrets of creation, we need to use a completely different method than smashing particles against each other at fantastic speeds. It may help us discover new particles, but not the force that creates them.
The force that creates all particles, and all things in nature, lies within nature itself. To discover it we need to employ a principle called “equivalence of form.” Equivalence of form means that you can detect something only if you, too, have that same something within you. It can be a force, a property, or a quality, but if you do not have it in you, you will not detect its existence outside of you.
This is how our senses work. The length of our ear canal, for example, determines the frequencies we hear. Babies are more sensitive to high pitched sounds than adults because their shorter ear canals detect shorter wavelengths, which are higher frequencies. Put differently, the frequencies that are equal in length to the length of our ear canal are the frequencies we hear. Other senses work in different ways but along the same principle of creating similarity between the outside phenomena and their detectors in our body.
Accordingly, if we want to discover the secrets of creation, we must build within us the “sensory organs” to detect them. This may sound complicated, but understanding it is quite simple. The secret of creation is balance between reality’s two extremes. We may call them positive and negative, attraction and rejection, hot and cold, life and death, winter and summer, love and hate, giving and receiving, or any other name that describes two opposites.
Sustaining life requires balance between the two forces. Without it, one force takes over and demolishes everything. For example, the moon stays at a fixed distance from Earth because there is balance between the forces pushing it from Earth and the gravitational forces that pull it toward us. If that balance were to be disrupted, the moon would either drift into space or crash into Earth.
Currently, we cannot understand life as it truly is because we are governed by only one force: reception. There is barely any giving in us, and the little there is, is powerless against the narcissistic forces dominating humanity.
As is clearly evident, we are driving humanity toward destruction or a great calamity. What is less known, however, is that we are behaving this way because of the imbalance within us between the positive and the negative. If we could balance them, we would not only restore the balance in the planetary system, we would discover much more than we can see today, much more than the LHC can discover, since our entire perception of reality will change.
At the moment, we perceive the entire world as driven by egoistic urges. It is not. It is driven by both egoistic and altruistic urges, or it would not exist, as with the example of the moon and Earth. While minerals, plants, and animals all want for themselves, as do we, nature restricts the intensity of their drives to a level that does not disrupt the balance. In other words, animals maintain the balance between positive and negative through nature’s restriction of the negative in them.
The only ones whose egoism is unlimited are humans. Therefore, we are the only ones disrupting Earth’s balance. Worse yet, because we have no genuine giving within us, we cannot detect that it exists outside of us; we have no equivalence of form with that quality in nature. In consequence, we are destroying our habitat, and we do not understand the world we live in.
The strongest telescope and the most powerful microscope will not detect what requires different properties in order to detect it. To understand reality, we do not need more powerful machines that smash particles against each other. In fact, we need not smash anything. On the contrary, we need to cultivate within us the opposite quality to smashing, the quality of building, of positivity rather than negativity. Then we will not need mammoth toys like the Large Hadron Collider, since we will discover what really keeps our world running.
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A general view of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiment is seen during a media visit at the Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in the French village of Saint-Genis-Pouilly near Geneva in Switzerland, July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy