THOUGHTS: How Amazing Is The Universe?

“Your Creation Is As Vast As YOU Are” – Guru Nanak

Imagined depiction Guru Nanak Dev Jee

If God is infinitely vast with no beginning and no end, we must conclude then, as described by Guru Nanak Dev ji above, that so too is His creation.

Astrophysicists have described the vastness of the current observable universe, and it is mind bogglingly large. Limits to human observation mean that the origins of the universe and it’s extent can still only be speculated upon. Whether this involves multiverses (multiple universes) or simply no end to the current expanse, scientists ponder that this great vastness may still only be a drop in the ocean of whats out there.

The expanse of the observable universe itself is SO immense that when contemplated, feelings of awe and jaw-dropping amazement is felt. So much so, that the God-loving Sikh attributes this wonderment in exclaiming VAH. 

There is so much that is still unknown out there – such as the fact that even of the catalogued universe, we have only detected 5% of it, as 95% of the universe we have seen appears to be an unknown and invisible force that seems to be holding everything together – aptly called dark energy and/or dark matter, since we know not what it is.

Only within the last decade or two have exo-planets (planets outside our solar system) been proven to exist. Over a 100o have been detected and it is estimated that billions actually exist around virtually every star.

This vastness of creation and the existence of exo-planets have been alluded to by Guru Nanak Dev ji numerous times in Gurbani.

Even Bhai Gurdas ji historically evidences being witness to an event of Guru Nanak Dev Ji disappearing into thin air, accompanied by the son of Pir Dastgir, a religious leader in Baghdad, and re-materializing with Karah-Parshad (a sweet pudding) from another planet/realm. This indicates not only the presence of locations outside of this Earth, but the existence of life too – an as yet undiscovered element of modern day science.

The interesting thing about this is that the above rendition of Bhai Gurdas ji denotes that not only is there intelligent life ‘out there’, but that there are also disciples of Guru Nanak who conduct divans and distribute Karah-Parshad too. A point that can really send the mind wandering in deep contemplation.

And to help bend our minds a little further, the thing that really always hits me, is that this understanding of the universe as described By Gurbani and modern-day science is then topped off by Guru Sahib when he says, Whatever is OUT THERE, is found within here…meaning that God, AND His creation can be discovered and enjoyed from within.

A contemplative and meditative mind that attempts to truly connect with the Father/Mother/Lover/Creator/God/Guru, that primal resonant vibration of the universe, that person truly can discover ALL of creation’s secretive and elusive secrets within. Hence was born the Khalsa!

 

Bhagwant Singh can be reached at bhagwant.singh@sikh24.com

23 COMMENTS

  1. There is no scientifically rigorous (peer reviewed / widely accepted) evidence that God exists. These are all fairy tales. Universe is big but God is not there. Otherwise Sikhs would not be slaves, correct? God favored the Hindus who have whole country for themselves. Muslims have many countries, every religion has own country, even the Jew has own country, Sikhs are slaves.

    • Peer reviewed widely accepted science taught us the world was flat for thousands of years. Newtonian physics was absolute until Einstein came along. Absence of proof is not proof of absence but then you wouldn’t understand how empirical science actually works. Sikhs are here to patiently teach you about your ignorance and a crowd only needs one single candle for that illumination.

      • Absence of proof not proof of absence, but proof of absence not needed. Atheism says not that God does not exist. Atheism says only that no scientifically rigorous proof that God exist. Therefore you are atheist also as you have admitted no such proof available. Where is proof of absence Hanuman and Ganesh exist above your waheguru? Science not perfect but is most reliable method available of determining truth. Science keep improving with new information you are stuck with guru granth sahib from so many years ago new textbook revision needed every year but guru granth sahib same copy for last so many years. Time to move on. Sikhs stuck in past with strange hairdo and ancient belief system, look like ISIS bowing to book. Mr. M. Singh with full respect you sound virgin need girlfriend but in Sikhism not allowed. Do you cut hair or you are Sardarji?

    • Sikhs are Slaves of GOD taking his message to all the nooks and corner of his created infinite Universes.
      It was GODS wish that we should not have a Nation and we live under his benevolent Grace in this Infinite Universe.

      • ‘It was GODS wish that we should not have a Nation’? With this statement you are declaring the Sikhs cannot be Indians! And have you forgotten the Khalsa Raj of Maharajah Ranjit Singh? The nation of the Israelites also fell with the destruction of their Temple in Jerusalem, the Jews suffered two thousand years of exile and holocausts but look at them now returned to their holy land stronger than than they have ever been in history. It is better that you who do not believe in GOD – not the plural for there are no such thing as Gods, Godessesses, Lord Rams or Krishnas etc – should refrain from trying to tell Sikhs the will of Waheguru.

    • In every country the sovereign flag of the Sikhs, the Nishaan Sahib, flies high.

      Is it conceivable that in a different country, where they have their own flag and government, that splendid Gurdwaras are made and with tall Nishaan Sahib flying proud. This is a miracle and evidence that the Khalsa belongs to God and its mission is to spread the fragrance of Guru’s Teachings across the globe.

      • No is not true. In Gurdwara Dubai UAE no Sikh flag. Gurdwara not sovereign even Golden Temple belong to Indian Government. All Sikh Gurdwara in India ruled by Sikh Gurdwara Act of Indian Government. Flag not sovereign still bound by law. Sovereign mean supreme undisputed control of territory not private landholder in foreign country. Even Catholic Vatican sovereign country but Sikh Golden Temple not sovereign.

  2. Rag ago pal you must be sleeping. Sikhs are all over the World. No body owns the universe it’s free just like you are born free to be wild. Wildlife lions 🦁 wake up and live also let Gods creation life live

  3. We need to elect a SUPER CHIEF MINISTER for PUNJAB in 2017 who will boldy lead us to places we have not gone before .
    He needs to take us on a grand voyage in this infinite Universe to different
    1) Planets
    2) Galaxies
    3) Universes

    • You have been watching too much Star Trek and started to believe it is documentary series but as I have told you many times before the Sikhs will collect money to send you and your Hinduvta brothers into space. You can even take the Badals with you and then they can be your super chief minister leading you boldly into the furthest reaches of the universe.

  4. Sympathy with with Hindus, (mispronounced word Sindu) as the Brahman has not given them the the true knowledge of God. They are worshiping the murti or animals. With the blessings of Guru & Vaheguru Khalsa was created & due to Khalsa raj every body in India is living as per their religion otherwise India would have been also a Muslim country & no Hindu was there to give such stupid statement. Hindus helped British to end Khalsa raj but again Sikhs gave sacrifices to free India, so who is slave?

    • Animal is real your waheguru is not there. Animal I see every day. Your waheguru nowhere to be seen. Many times I try to explain but Sikhs do not understand. hindus have used Sikhs to gain freedoms from British and Muslims. hindus could do themselves but why when Sikhs will do? This is why when hindus order attack on Pakistan they send Sikhs in front so shells will hit Sikhs not hindus. Sikhs are very proud of this they are good fighters, do not understand we use you. hindustan is very prosperous country how is Khalistan doing? Sikhs so busy defending hindus forgot about themselves. Please use brain that hindus are 50 times as many as Sikhs do we need help from you? No. But if you give for free we will say yes very good. In Partition we say we are weak, we need Sikh help come join us, then when Sikh join we say now we are the boss you listen to us. This is as happened. hindu hill rajas told Sikh Gurus we need help and Gurus gave, then when your Guru left Anandpur Sahib the hill rajas all came and demolished all the forts he build there. We thought first time we use you Sardarji will catch trick but Sardarjis still doing same thing today. Several months back we did attack on Pakistan cross-border raid we sent Sikhs there again and Sikhs are very proud doing bhangra about their great performance meanwhile hindus laughing at them. If Pakistan took Kashmir then Khalistan may happen but we know Sikhs will stop Pakistan so Sikhs are own slavemaster. Please Mr. Hardeep Singh with full respect, ask yourself, is hindu or Sikh smarter? You can see history before you who has done the sacrifice and who has received the benefit. Intelligence is more reward for less effort.

  5. Hindus slaves 1.000 years . Sikhs win world 1 and 2 .hindus slaverys.hindus and muslims partition sikh home land !!!!!! Hindus u go fight your own batties with muslims leaves sikhs out now pakistan will come to new delhi in one day .hindu army piss in their trousers too scared only sikhs army wins u war 1948 , 1962′ 1965′ 1971′ 1999, rebel ss13 sikh soldier.!!!!!

  6. Hindus can talk now have a country who freed u from Mughals and British I pity u u have a very small memory Sikhs don’t have a country they rule the world . Nissan sahibs all over the world the highest in Canada . U look after ur stones and cow dung worships. We are Khalsa and Khalsa rules!

  7. Hindus slaves 1.ooo years only free because of sikhs . If hindus go to war with pakistan hindus army piss in their trouser too scared to fight now leave sikhs out u hindus and muslims u have partition our homeland . We sikhs win u war 1984 1966 1971 1999 and sikhs army win the world war 1 and 2 now bye . Rebel ss13 .!!!! Rajagopal krishnan u r liar

  8. Liar rajagopal krishnan sikhs r not slaves read sikhs history one thing u have forgotten battle of 1984 sikhs warriors 250 sikhs v Hindus army 150.000 .hindus army dead soldiers 18.000 wounded soldiers 24.000 what happened to coward hindus army .the Gallant Defender book by A R Darshi

    • Mr. S sandhu, in 1984 we purchased the Sikhs themselves to attack Sikhs in Harmandar Sahib. You can see video made by CNN there is Sikh soldiers there pointing guns at Harmandar Sahib. Half were Sikhs we sent to do fighting other half were hindu as supervision. Checkpoints were manned by Sikhs. Punjab Police is done by Sikhs, we give promotions depending how many Sikhs they kill even though they themselves are Sikhs, and they do as ordered. If Sikh are not slave may I ask who won 1984 battle? Sikh may be good fighter but hindu are just too many we crush you regardless blew up your temple and many others. We blew up many dozens Sikh temples. In Delhi I have seen many times burnt down Sikh temples where cows come to leave dung there and children go to piss on ashes of your Gurdwara and leave trash in the empty lots. Sikhs one time asked can we put up sign that says Gurdwara used to be here and hindus said no. Sikhs cannot even put sign there without hindu say so. You are slaves. My father killed a Sikh in Delhi. No punishment done to him. Your innocent Sikhs 10 were in jail for 30 years did not even do crime. Your Jathedar Jagtar Singh Hawara, where is he? Is he free man? Even your Sikh big boss is chained.

  9. Please stop commenting cowards like rajagopal comment.
    Lets discuss the amazing topic of “patala patal lakh akshan akash..” i am also trying to figure how we can experience the other worlds through simran/meditation….as there is no way to travel to other worlds.

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