Lord Krishna And Sir Isaac Newton: Two sides Of The Same Coin


The art of blogging is all about coming up with attention grabbing headlines and it’s a challenge in itself to come up with a headline out of the blue. That’s the fun part of blogging as I discovered so far. I would say a blogger is a person who is looking up for a black cat in a dark room which is not there or a more common place view as being a “jobless barber out there with his razor to shave a cat’s mane” Oh Well at least the cat has something to thank the barber for. Pun aside it was not supposed to be about cats in the first place.

We have a lot to thank the APPLE not the company found by Steve Jobs but the RED delicious apple for our understanding of Physics. On that day if the apple had decided to stay put and had clung to its branches Sir Isaac Newton rest assured would have been lost to the world of Physics and not had his life changing visions leading to his famous book “Philosophaie Naturalis Principia Mathematica” containing his famous Newton’s Laws of Motion. His Contribution to Physics so immense that he is immortalized in the famous verses of a poet of the medieval era .Nature and Nature’s Laws lay hid in Night

God Said “Let Newton be” and all was Light

Another Poet of a different era came up with these famous lines to sing praise for another famous man Lord Krishna.

O My King, My father, Nothing delights me more

Than Singing the Praises of Krishna

If thou art wrath,

Then keep thy kingdom and the place,

For if God is angry where can I dwell ?

Lord Krishna meant many things to many people. He played many a role with ease and distinction from a naughty kid to a myriad lover but more importantly a astute politician with a lead role in Mahabharata as a Man who stood for his conviction to fight for a just cause for the victory of Good over Evil. His defining moment came as he delivered the classic Bhagvad Gita on on the battlefield of Kurukshetra to Arjuna reminding him his divine duty to fight for the cause of Good over Evil. So Exalted was his status he is considered an Avatar of God.

Isaac Newton and Lord Krishna lived in different era’s and their teachings are for perpetual human consumption through the ages. For the Casual their teachings don’t evoke thoughts of an underlying unifying theme but for the Curious exploring the vocabulary of Lord Krishna’s Bhagvad Gita and Newton’s famous book Philosophaie Naturalis Principia Mathematica the words Action , Inaction, Reaction , Inertia , Force, Acceleration, Bhakthi, Jnana, Karma, Desire all buzz in with an accentuated focus. On a deeper look and courtesy of a highly erudite literature available ” A Parallel Between Bhagwad Gita Slokas and Newtons Law’s of Motion” the slokas of Bhagvad Gita and Newton’s Laws of Motion seem to unravel the same concepts albeit to different audiences. The article gracefully interweaves the principles highlighted in the two great books and succinctly draws parallels as how

An Action with no desire with the intention of the greater good of humanity central to tenets of Bhagvad Gita resonates with Newton’s First Law of continued motion of an object with no external force.

A desire for Spiritual Knowledge and the Incredible thirst to realize GOD serves as the key acceleration and the force necessary to kick start ones Spiritual Progress is in Consonance with Newton’s Second Law of Motion.

The Universal Newton’s Third Law of Motion has its equivalent in the Law of Karma as the saying goes what goes around comes around.

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RS is a deep thinker. His hobby is to analyze and reanalyze. Out of a passion to analyze he started this blog

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