A few months back I saw the movie, “What the bleep do we know“. It was a very interesting movie which tried to describe the metaphysical connection between science and spirituality. I felt it even touched on a few concepts of the need for self discovery a la Vedanta. Check out the trailer on their site, it should appeal to both the rationalist and spiritualist in us.
However the point of this blog post is that, in the movie they show some of the research carried by Dr. Masuru Emoto. Dr.Emoto proves that water responds in a very physical way to the thoughts directed towards it. So, suppose if you were to think about love and compassion and impose those thoughts in a glass of water, and if you were to freeze and crystallize that water, you would get a lovely form of a snow crystal. In a similar manner, if you happen to direct anger towards water, a grotesque figure emerges when it is crystallized. The shape of crystallized water undergoes a drastic change when thoughts of prayer were directed towards it. Now if we look at the before, after photographs of water from Fujiwara dam, it is surprising that thoughts can have such a drastic effect on water.
|Fig:Water before prayer||Fig: Water after prayer|
Now, if that is surprising enough, Dr.Emoto tried another experiment. He decided to just stick labels on the water containers with words on the expressing different emotions or names. The results was pretty much the same. One label on a container said “You make me sick, I will kill you” and another label said “Thank you”. Look at the two pictures below and notice the effect of just the written word (not even spoken word or intentions) on water.
|Fig:You make me sick, I will kill you||Fig:Thank you|
Mr.Emoto decided to see what effects music has on the structuring of water. He placed distilled water between two speakers for several hours and then photographed the crystals that formed after the water was frozen.
|Fig:Heavy metal music||Fig:Tibet Sutra|
So, imagine the effect of thoughts, written word, spoken word, intentions and the music on human body, three quarters of which is water. Dr.Emoto even says that a negative tattoo has such a terrible effect that it pulls our consciousness towards our lower self. In a similar manner, written words transmit vibrations, it is possible that bandages with healing words printed on them might expedite the healing process.
This might have been the reason several sages and seers from ancient India used to carry kamandalam with water in it. Also, my conjecture would be the theertham which is given in temples carries with the essence of mantras uttered in the deities presence. This research is exciting and blurs the distinction between science and spirituality.