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The primal word

In every major religious philosophy there is reference to a primordial sound, which marked the beginning of the universe. A primal hum, which the universe seems to pulsate with. The findings in astrophysics also seem to agree with the idea of the "Big Bang" which set in motion the creation of the universe. The Upanishads have even gone one step further in clearly defining this primordial word as Om. Though the two simple English letters do not fully do justice to the manner and depths from which it should be pronounced, still it is a close enough approximation. It is interesting to note that the first word a baby utters ('Ma', 'Amma', 'Mama', etc.) seem to be derived from this primal sound. Also the word for Mother, the origin of Man, in most of the major languages has within it the common sound 'Ma'.

So much for the sound of Om, which is probably the only sound that Man can create which has a deep humming quality. But what about the structure? Why did it come to be graphically represented in the original Sanskrit the way it was represented; that is ? There had to be an elementally simple explanation to this.

Let us go back to the complex plane that was explained earlier. Now, how would those sages of yore, those wise men of antiquity, have explained the tangible and intangible aspects of the universe, of reality?

Using the same complex plane described earlier! But, how would they have graphically represented it? What tools would they have used? Brush strokes on parchment? Maybe. Or crude stick drawings on a canvas of sand? Possibly.

Shown below is the same complex plane drawn crudely as if using brush strokes/stick-on-sand superimposed over the neat "text-book" complex plane we all know.

Now, in this complex plane of the universe, how would the ideal man in an ideal environment be denoted? Couldn't he be wonderfully represented by the point of positive tangible physical health and intangible mental health surrounded and supported by a positive environment represented by the crescent beneath.

In the strictest sense Man would not be a point in this plane, rather a smear, a set of points, an n-dimensional matrix of values in both the real and imaginary components. Considering the Indian hand's penchant for cursive writing and the vagaries of time, could it not be possible that this beautiful representation of Man in the grand scheme of things has slowly evolved into the of today?

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