The Concept of Bindu

The Golden binduh cracks the whip of lightening at the ‘edge of the visible universe’, dyauh,[7] and using the inter-space as the womb creates the earth’s sufferance i.e. gives birth to the ātmic life.

(3) Naisadh-CaritaNaiśadh Caritā 1.21

löman is the hair on the body of men and animals, kötibhi is the instrumental-plural of köti or the tip of a point ; here meaning ‘through collecting the tips of the hairs’ roam literally means the ‘soft hair’, kūp means a ‘dark well’; roamkūpö therefore means ‘the skin-pore’ ; miśāh means ‘the blinking of an eye’ and agh is the suffix for impure or sinful ; …therefore this shlöka says :-

How do you cup all the hairs on a person’s body, thereby making their tips form an unbroken line, and then to be able to count this discreteness ?

Its not that this ‘moving universe’ or jagat has been created, in the sinful, blinking of an eye, growing hair-like from the skin-pore ; then how does it emanate – from the disturbance or ruination of the void of binduh?

This last shlöka is brilliant in its metaphors and invokes the idea of infinities without any math! It resonates with the old Greek dilemma – probably best expressed by Euclid (330 – 275 BC) when he tried to answer the question – “How many points are there in a ‘line segment’ ?” Now, a line is a ‘line’; it is continuous and how can we talk about it as ‘discrete’ points ? As we have seen above the eastern philosophy treats both the ‘point’ and the ‘continuous line’ belonging to the realm of brahma, the unknown. Euclid, however, dismisses this and in the very first definition of Elements defines a ‘point’ as – that which has no part [8]. And this is the beginning of geometry. Truly speaking, this was the start of Linear mathematics that has been built meticulously on such idealistic definitions and principles. Over the centuries, as various paradoxes emerged the western mind began looking at what they call Non – linear mathematics. As we will see, the practical Universe also lends itself more favourably to the latter approach. On the other hand, the eastern mindset first looked at the Universe and its rhythms and then built a language Prākrit (Sanskrit’s mother language), based on these resonances called shrutīs.
◊◊ F. Doestovsky explains this succinctly in “The Brothers Karamazov” while explaining his idea of God to his brother Alyosha, “as stupidly as he could” goes directly to the truth of things because “while intelligence wriggles and hides itself…. stupidity is honest and straightforward”. He first expresses his dilemma – “Yet there have been and still are geometricians and philosophers, and even some of the most distinguished, who doubt whether the whole universe, or to speak more widely, the whole of being, was only created in Euclid’s geometry; they even dare to dream that two parallel lines, which according to Euclid can never meet on earth, may meet somewhere in infinity. I have come to the conclusion that, since I can’t understand even that, I can’t expect to understand about God”. And then he concludes – “I believe in the underlying order and the meaning of life; I believe in the eternal harmony in which they say we shall one day be blended. I believe in the Word to Which the universe is striving, and which Itself was ‘with God,’ and Which Itself is God and so on, and so on, to infinity”…….. “Let me make it plain. I believe like a child that suffering will be healed and made up for, that all the humiliating absurdity of human contradictions will vanish like a pitiful mirage, like the despicable fabrication of the impotent and infinitely small Euclidian mind of man, that in the world’s finale, at the moment of eternal harmony, something so precious will come to pass that it will suffice for all hearts, for the comforting of all resentments, for the atonement of all crimes of humanity, ….”