Sadhguru on the God Particle – Higgs Boson (Part 1)
Sadhguru speaks about the recent discovery of the God Particle or Higgs boson, saying that scientists are hoping that they can understand the whole universe, if they can understand this one particle. In the context of the yogic sciences, Sadhguru explains that the yogic systems have always insisted that the microcosm and the macrocosm are made the same way.
(Sadhguru): They found or they…they seem to have found something near to what they are referring to as god particle, you know this? It's called the Boson, which has a mass which is of a certain significance. If you try to look at the whole universe, you will not see anything. If you just look at an atom intensely enough and if the atom yields to you, then you know how the whole universe is made.
Now, they are no more talking about atom, they were talking about subatomic particles. Now they are not even talking about that. When two subatomic particles collide, not atoms, when two protons collide, something spills out of that, they want to see that. But when you say I am on the path of yoga, you don’t… you are not even interested in the tiny miniscule particle; you want to see the empty space which holds all this in place. That is their desire also but they’ve kind of given up on it. (Laughs) That’s their desire also that they want to see what is it that’s holding all this together. But they… they don’t have… they understand, they are sensible enough to understand with these two eyes, with these senses we can’t see it. The only way is to go to the nearest point and see it. The nearest point is as far away as Timbuktu. Do you understand?
Right now I do not know if you are interested in these things but you must know these things because it has a very direct relationship with yogic system. There was a time when scientists believed – they thought – let’s say if this is an atom – big enough for you to see? Okay If this is an atom proton, neutron electron are all embedded in it like these dots. They thought it was like that. Then by the time you came to high school, they wrote a different picture they wrote one central circle which contains proton, neutron and electrons are going around like planets in different formats. This you see in those pictures. But now they know it is completely wrong and we have always known it is completely wrong. That’s why text books never ever interested me. Because when I looked at it it looked dumb.
Today, suppose… suppose this (Referring to his cup’s lid) is the size of the core of the atom, the electrons are, let’s say somewhere approximately a mile away, that’s the kind of distance, you understand, within an atom. An atom is not like this. No human being has ever seen an atom, do you know this? Forget about a proton, neutron, electron. Nobody has ever witnessed an atom. Even in a super electron microscope you cannot see it. In that, there is a housing where proton, neutrons are there and the electrons are about a mile away, in comparison, in proportion I am saying. So what is the maximum substance in this? Emptiness, isn't it?
We always told you, the yogic systems always insisted that the microcosm and the macrocosm are made the same way. If you know this piece of life (Referring to oneself), you will know everything in the universe because that’s how it is made. When they say, if you know the way these Bosons behave and what they are, they are saying we will know the whole universe, the way the universe was made we will understand. But you don’t understand that you are also a bloody Boson. In the cosmic space you are just a Boson. So you are as much as a Higgs Boson in the universe. If you observe this, if you pay enough attention to this (Referring to oneself) you would know everything. But if you have not even paid attention to anything around you, paying attention to within you will be out of question.