Ancient Science: What is “work Done” or KAra?
In physics, work is that which either object from one location to another and hence is expressed as a product of force and displacement or that which translates energy from one form to another. The point to note here is that the definition of “energy itself” is very vague or has no definition independent of work. Thus having work defined with energy just makes it circular concept as any other primary concepts defined in modern science. It also makes it disconnected from the underlying truth that has rendered itself as this around us. So, the question we need to ask ourselves is “what is Work?” and more importantly “How effective is work as we have defined it”? We talk about efficiency of work. For example the efficiency of converting solar energy into electricity. Efficiency is measured as this in this case because the final outcome is we are looking for is conversion to electricity. The question is “should this really be the parameter of efficiency calculation?” How is effectiveness of work done computed and what should it be computed against?
As I have said before in a number of blogs, when we start explaining the “beginning of reality” we need to start at that un-manifested, unordered, indeterminate truth on which reality has been created. But, now that I read these Sanskrit literature and understand the concepts given, I find, it does not matter what you want to study. If you want to truly understand and know anything at all in this reality, you have no choice but to be rooted in that indeterminate Brahman and then to define the concepts w.r.t that indeterminate Brahman. Any other way of defining is purely a conjecture and tends to become a relative concept which loses meaning the minute the reference is taken away. We need to realise: “if what we observe around us is just an appearance of something occurring in the underlying truth because of various transformations”, then, there needs to be two forms of the primary concepts. One, that which applies to that something occurring in the truth which appears to us as this and two, that which applies as a transformation of that concept and applies to the appearance of that something occurring in the truth. The concepts that we have defined is the second type, that which just varies the appearance of that which we have created around us. Definitions of energy and work done is also just this type of definition, independent of that underlying truth and hence ineffective in its impact on the underlying truth.
This is best explained in the very famous Bhagavad Gita verse which all of us interpret wrong. And if you had read my previous blogs, I have also interpreted it wrong before. I find that as I translate more and more of these Sanskrit verses, many other previously translated verses needs to be revisited and reinterpreted. The verse is:
karmanyevadhikaraste ma phaleshu kadachana
ma karma-phalahe-turbhur ma te sangostvakarmani
When translated with the actual meaning (Karma = order, kara = work and ma = bound/fettering), translates to: Always the result is bound to work invoked by the order, advancing the bound result of the order further only binds that accompanying to non-order.
This seems to tell that “work that is done to observe order in that underlying truth has a result where as advancing just that result of the work does not give more order“. This implies that while ordering the truth impacts the reality around us, changing just the reality around us does not change the underlying order. So, if space/time/matter are appearances of some underlying order of the truth, then work done to observe that order and change it results in changes to this space/time/matter. But, work done to just change this result i.e., the appearance of space/time/matter will not change that order in the underlying truth. This is said in the next verses of the Bhagavad Gita which states:
yogasthah kuru karmani sangam tyaktva dhananjaya
siddhyasiddhyoh samo bhutva samatvam yoga uchyate
durena hy-avaram karma buddhi-yoga dhananjaya
buddhau sharanamanvichchha kripanah phalahetavah
Translates to: Dhananjaya, give up work of the order connected to the accompanying appearance, accomplishment and non-accomplishment are the same, rendered from homogeneous connected becomes. Thus keep afar the order connected to intelligence, by the seeking via the intelligence, the subsequent of result is obtained.
As I have said many times before, knowledge is that which is detected from the underlying truth and intelligence is that which is applied over this accumulated knowledge. Thus, this verse tells us that when we act purely using intelligence, it is then that we actually are only doing work that is “on the result of the order rather than changing the order itself.”
Hence, we need to ask ourselves “What type of work if I did here in this space/time/matter will that order of the truth change and how will it change?” Why is this important? Because this is the only way in which to control circumstances around us correctly. What do I mean correctly? I have always found that it is easy to find an action that gets me out of the current circumstance, but I have no clue as to the impact of that action in future events. In fact there are situations in which I think I have changed a certain situation to only realise later on that I have only shifted the problem to a different point in time. How then can we know what action can be done to control the circumstances such that the impact is low and the result remains as what we had intended it to be? Actually even more pertinent that this is the effectiveness of an action we do. How many times have we found how ineffective our actions are? How can we do actions that are then effective and hence live efficiently?
To understand this, we need to go really in-depth into understanding how reality works. If we read the various Sanskrit texts, it implies that there is cycle that is established. The cycle of existence. This cycle goes as this:
work is done –> change that underlying Brahman –> a disturbance of the equilibrium established in the Brahman –> forces of accumulation –> changes in the distribution of concentrations in the Brahman –> establishing the primary energy –> has the capability to detect changes in the energy –> observation of the changes continuously –> accumulation of the detected changes –> self-knowledge and remote-knowledge are formed –> accumulation into a coherent knowledge –> a directional quality of the knowledge is formed –> persistence –> distance –> an apex is formed –> apex moves –> a path is followed –> patterns in the path is recognised –> analysis and meaning to the patterns –> experiencing the meaning –> creation of this world around us –> reactive thoughts –> work done
The final “work done” due to reactive thoughts if directly translates to that work done at the start of this cycle that changes the underlying Brahman, i.e., changing the order that is observed in the underlying Brahman, then the efficiency is “1”. But, if it only affects the appearance then the efficiency is “0”. We find that most of the time we are more nearer the “0” level than nearer the “1” level. It should be understood that just as the space/time/matter that we observe around us is just a rendering of something in the underlying truth, our actions in this appearance also is just a rendering and has to transform back to that something related to that underlying truth at some level to have an effect on the truth.
But, what needs to be understood is that “work done” is also “formation and sustaining thoughts” and nothing more, since everything is just thoughts. Note, the thoughts I have talked about here is not the reactionary secondary and tertiary thoughts of the fifth dimension, but the thoughts formed by a pattern in the truth. Action that is a precipitation of a root thought should do work that changes the truth. There are many thoughts that do not precipitate as action and the efficiency of these thoughts are below “0” where energy is used to create the thoughts but nothing comes out of it.
If the transformation back of our actions had an impact on the movement of the apex then the direction of our life should change, if it had an impact on the coherence of knowledge, then our outlook to life should change allowing us to observe different things that we had not observed before and so on the effectiveness of the work done affects the path of our existence. Each of these have still an efficiency less than “1” but having different impacts of work done. But, when the action transforms to thoughts that have direct impact on the forces of accumulation or changes in the distribution of concentrations in the Brahman, then we approach thoughts formed that are closer to the root thoughts. Thus understanding how our actions based on thoughts translate to work done and at which level directly translates to how much we can control the cycle of existence and hence the circumstances around us.