Spatial Relations

In modern culture, we measure much of space and time with systems derived from astrology. The 12 hour clock (solar zodiac/ ascendant), the week of 7 days (Saturnday, Sunday, Moonday, Marsday, etc – planets in the Vedic sequence), the lunar zodiac of a month (more altered over time), the 12 months of the year (solar zodiac again), 360 degrees used in a compass and in longitude and latitude (30 degrees x 12 signs), and so forth.

Even though some of the naming has drifted, the model remains more or less the same.

We also use a 3D model for placement in space (X, Y, Z). Buckminster Fuller proposed a 4D model based on the tetrahedron instead of the cube. But we may forget these are just a way of modeling space.

Nature itself is more efficient. In the space created by self-aware consciousness, it needs only a vector and a ratio.

The vector or line in a specific direction is called dik in Sanskrit, direction. In math, vectors are usually drawn like long arrows on a 3D graph. Drop the graph and the arrow-head and you have a simple line in a specific direction. The line itself is known as a sutra or thread.

That thread also has a large ratio that defines the length of the line at a given point in time. Not a simple distance like 55 light-years as that is always locally relative. The ratio places it within the context of space as a whole.

With just a line direction and ratio, it defines the point in space where the line stops and is expressed. The ratio shifts as the object moves in space and time.

Life forms like ourselves have a sutra that comes in the top of the head and gives us the energy structure (chakras, etc) for life. The sutra that places us in space comes in perpendicular. The 2 meet at the heart.

But creation doesn’t happen one thing at a time. It’s all happening simultaneously, so all the vectors of all objects (and life forms) are expressed simultaneously. That’s why it’s easier for humans to put lines in a box to define space. Infinity doesn’t work very well in equations – in the math or the mind.
Davidya

PS – another word for direction? Intention.

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3 Responses to Spatial Relations

  1. Another word for direction — intention.

    This is just great. This I definitely relate to, Davidya. Because intention helps us to make sense out of the many nested infinities in life so that we can make them manageable.

    Thanks for this wonderful perspective. 🙂

  2. Davidya says:

    Ran into a reference to the days of the week. In English some of the days are based on the Norse names for the “wanderers” – the planets/ gods.

    Tiw’s Day, Woten’s Day, Thor’s Day, Freya’s Day. They correspond to the same planets as in jyotish:
    Mars, Mercury, Jupiter & Venus.

    And interestingly, there is a geometric relationship to the sequence. If you place the ‘planets’ around a heptagon (7) in the order of speed and then draw a heptagram (star), you get the sequence of the days of the week.

    The planets of our solar system have all kinds of fascinating ratios of size and orbit to each other. Eclipses appear as they do, for example, because the moon is positioned at the point where it’s the same size to us as the sun. It orbits at the same speed as it’s rotation, so the same side is always facing us. And so forth.

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