Author’s Note

There are many attempts to explain the existence of the universe. Even the observable universe around us is filled with unknowns and numerous unexplainable phenomena.  Quantum physics attempts to explain it with physical particles such as The Higgs Boson particle and the Higgs field. There is an attempt to explain it using string theory. Yet, none of these theories can be replicated to show the formation of an universe nor do these have an explanation as to the why a specific path is followed by this universe to reach this current state. Chemistry attempts to explain the various reactions between atoms and molecules and form newer and newer materials. Yet, none of these materials formed nor the reactions have an explanation of the why the reactions occur. Mathematics is considered to be an universal language, yet, its constructs are too simple to represent any of the complexity in the universe and its operation. Wolfram puts this succinctly in his book “A new kind of science” and proposes a computation universe.  It should also be realized that each and every theory is just trying to find an explanation for the existence of the observable universe around us, ignoring the fact that it is potentially possible that there is an invisible universe which reveals itself as we find newer ways to observe it. We need to first and foremost be able to abstract this universe as we observe it to be just a representation of something else underneath that is projected as this world around us by our descriptive thoughts. Then and only then can we find an explanation that is inclusive of everything that the universe is.

As far as we search for the origin of just these appearances of descriptive thoughts, we will only dabble with physics, chemistry, mathematics and computations. It should though be recognized that Wolfram introduces a very good concept. Simple things recurse to form complex worlds. But this without the correct transformation remains simply a recognizable pattern. How does this recognizable pattern go on to become this complex appearance of reality that we observe around us is up in the air.

The ancient Sanskrit literature has a very in-depth explanation of how this reality around us works and how it has come to be this. It just needs the correct context around which to translate these texts to understand it. This book is an attempt to bring out the algorithm that is described in these books to explain the existence of this reality around us.

For a long time I wondered what would be the best way to explain the algorithm of the universe as seen by the ancients and explained in the Sanskrit literature. I could explain it by using translation of the Sanskrit verses in a certain order. But I found that they do not take the reader into the journey that is necessary to understand and form the correct thoughts to understand the working of and creation of this reality around us. I thought I would write it as a description of astrology i.e., jyothiSha which, if we look at from the ancient view, is actually a science that tells us how to control the distribution of seeking which drives the formation of this reality around us and hence this reality itself. But, I find that the term has been highly mangled with all sorts of meaning associated with it. The mangling varies from predicting the future events in the form of astrology to getting naïve believers to fear the very meaning of certain terminologies that are used in this science. I find, even if there was a very beautiful science explained it becomes very difficult to break these pre-conceived perceptions and get the reader to read objectively to understand what is being said.

So, finally, I have decided the best way is to use the computers that we have created and the AI that we are trying to write as the best way to describe it because this was my primary driver to want to understand the Sanskrit literature and to debug the working of the universe. The underlying curiosity to understand of why and how the AI that we write does not even seem to be a “fake imitation” of the working of the universe around us. The underlying curiosity to understand how this reality around me is so completely immersive while the virtual reality that is created does not even come near this immersive experience that we have with reality. The curiosity to understand if it is even possible for us to create a hardware and software that comes even little bit close to the kind of intelligence, knowledge and beauty in the algorithm of this reality around us. This has been my driver to decode and understand the Sanskrit literature. So, I find that is the best way to describe it also. Hence this book is oriented towards this.

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The algorithm of the Universe (A new perspective to cognitive AI)

There are many attempts to explain the existence of the universe. Even the observable universe around us is filled with unknowns and numerous unexplainable phenomena, let alone the unobservable universe. Each and every theory proposed is just trying to find an explanation for the existence of the observable universe around us, ignoring the fact that… Read More

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