The Scientific Approach to Buddhist Study - Cosmology (VIII)
Time has Weight ( II )
Sun-Don Lee (Leader of the
Among various expressions involving time that we've heard of since we were little, other than "time is money", the most frequently used for describing the swiftness of time is "time flies like arrows."
In recent years we have been feeling as though time is not enough, haven't we? It seems that time really goes by faster and faster. Can this be an illusion that comes along with oneˇ¦s older age? Besides being a function of senses, can this feeling reveal a phenomenon that actually happens?
As a Forshang disciple, our belief is that with the Buddha nature being absolute, time being derived from it and having weight, then the interaction between time and other gravities may effect changes on time. Then, time getting faster or slower is certainly something that really happens. Does time get faster at present? Why does it get faster? Master Sun-Don Lee has recently given the following profound instructions on this phenomenon.
Time gets faster
Since the end of 1992 till the beginning of 1993, time has sped up. Up to the present, it has gotten 1.3 to 1.4 times faster than before. In ten more years, it will get twice as fast. Donˇ¦t you think that time goes by so fast every day now? In my recent meditations, I noticed that. In humanˇ¦s way of measuring time (such as with the watch), this phenomenon cannot be detected. However, the energy field of spiritual body can detect the speed change of time. Then why is it faster? After further studies, the reason was finally found. The measurement of time in the solar system that includes our Earth is based on the light speed. This time unit may vary with the movement of the entire solar system. The Sun is a fixed star only in relation to the Earth. The Sun itself is in motion, leading the entire solar system to orbit around the Milky Way. If the revolution speed gets faster, then the time in the entire solar system also gets faster.
The orbiting speed of the solar system can be affected by the gravity of a tremendous galaxy near the course of its orbit. In general, the gravitational pull against the speed direction slows down the motion, and time gets relatively slower. On the other hand, however, it is also probable that the angle of contingence in the course of its orbit is just right that the gravitational pull from this galaxy causes a powerful rebound, resulting in faster speed and time. (Throwing a stone at the water surface of a pond can also cause a rebound if the angle of contingence is right.) Then, it is found that from the end of 1992 till the beginning of 1993, the angle of contingence in the course of its revolution happens to be just right that the resulted rebound makes time faster. Therefore, the 24 hours of a day may have already gone before you even realize that. Time has become so much faster and faster that it almost flies. This is the first phenomenon.
Then, the second impact of a faster time is that the karmic retribution speeds up, meaning that the cause being the effect simultaneously becomes more apparent.
The third impact of a faster time is that the unity of practice and form gets higher. Due to faster time, space is also condensed. What we call the unity of time and space also becomes more apparent. A greater unity or harmony can be noticed in our everyday life. For example, if you fell and were injured, or cut, some of the people around you may also fall and be injured or cut. If one person loses money in the stock market, everybody else loses money in the stock market. If you pay attention to news in the papers, most often things that just happened in the past one or two days may very well happen repeatedly in similar situations. In general, energy of the same kind (such as karmic force) tends to aggregate and repeat itself.
Therefore, cultivation becomes very important for the benefits it brings. As time gets faster, the ten great characters revolve faster and the energy is created faster. Also, due to the unity of time and space, the harmony becomes greater. As for a Forshang disciple, because of his correct understanding of his internal and external Dharma realms and the greater discipline, concentration, wisdom and harmony in him, he would be more harmonious, coordinated, and accordant with various energies in the external Dharma realms and phenomena. In a deeper sense, the more a Forshang discipleˇ¦s internal Dharma realm is filled with glory, perfection, goodness and harmony, the faster he will be lifted out of his group to become a leader of his kind since the cause and effect, as the sifter, does the sifting faster as time gets faster. In the next ten years, time will get twice as fast, and the sifting will also get faster and faster. At that time, you will see why we need to practice Forshang doctrine.
(Excerpted from Master Leeˇ¦s instruction in 10/03/01 mental doctrine class in Taipei)
The Cosmic Perspective on Time in the World of Four Dimensions
Suppose the time of the entire galaxy gets faster, all the physical states of this galaxy imperceptibly follow the change. Therefore, to examine whether the time of the solar system gets faster, perhaps we would only find out when we have stepped out of the solar system. As for the measurement, there are some methods that could be employed, such as the Doppler red shift, etc. An idea might be to measure the light speed again. However, not much change would be detected if general methods applied in the solar system were to be employed again. That is because, as we said, we follow the motion of the entire force field, being accordant with the motion. Now here is the disturbing problem: how to prove this! Once this phenomenon is proven, we would have a major breakthrough in physics.
First of all, we conclude that time has weight, or mass, and also that time has both particle and wave properties. Time is also the light speed; therefore, in order to measure the light speed, I would probably consider the half life of the radioactive element for measurement. Out of the ten great characters, the great "time" revolves internally, having an "energy", which, very extraordinarily, is formless. Even more extraordinarily, it causes change to a "form", that is, it turns a "form" into a "practice". The most powerful thing about time is its "energy strike", which turns the great "form" into the great "practice" (Figure I)!
Figure I. the great energy of time strikes a great form, causing the great practice.
For example, if the prediction of a "form"
eventually causes the "energy", then in case of the
prediction of a number, it will finally transform into the different
states of energy levels. Then this number, which is originally the
number as a "form", changes into a "practice", being
this "energy" thus rendered (Figure II).
Figure II. The prediction of a form transforms eventually into the different states of energy levels (the great energy). In the meantime, the change of the predicted number as a form is the great practice.
A real life example is the prediction of the stock
market. How do you predict the stock market price, up or
down? If you predict that a price will go up, or go down, then it
is a prediction of the number as a "form". However, when
your prediction turns out to be right, your energy has increased, and in
the meantime, the stock value as a number has become a
"practice" (Figure III).
Figure III. If your prediction of a stock price turns out to be right, your energy has increased.
From the overall perspective, what is it about time? As a matter of fact, it can strike a "form" with its energy to cause it to transform completely into a "practice". This process is shown on the left side of Figure IV; however, in Figure II and III, it is the opposite. Therefore, we can also examine from the right side of Figure IV. Suppose there is an "energy", being the great energy of time, this "energy" can be transformed into its own "practice" (Path x). Therefore, basically, we are expressing time with numbers nowadays. So, we express time as a "form" with numbers and we go back to this point of time as a form (Path y). The numerical value of this point of time as a form is changeable. We now go back to examine the left side of Figure IV (Figure I). Since time can originally make changes on "form", after the form is changed, such a state of "energy" becomes a "practice" (Practice A).
Figure IV. To examine from the left side, the great energy of time itself can strike time itself to cause the practice of time (Practice A). To examine from the right side, the prediction of the numerical values of time as a form causes different great energies and the corresponding great practices as well (Practice B).
From Figure III or the right side of Figure
we consider the predicted "form" and the "energy"
thus derived. Then, the numerical value of time as a form is our
hours and minutes, Okay. If we can predict the time to a
particular hour and minute the same way we predict stock market, causing
different "energies" out of the selected (predicted)
"form", the predicted hours and minutes become the
"practice" (see Path P and Q), which is "Practice B"
in Figure IV.
Therefore, these two practices can be joined, with "Practice
A" being equivalent to "Practice B".
Finally we can make the conclusion from Figure
V that these two "practices" are joined, with "Practice
A" being equivalent to "Practice B". We now ask for
the corresponding form of each practice. This goes this way (Path
y), and that goes that way (Path z). When joined in this time as a form,
it becomes the fixed time that we know in the three-dimensional
space. What we are talking about is the cosmic perspective on time
in the world of four dimensions, the first grade materials in that
This is what they teach about time in the very beginning in a world of
four dimensions. However, to humans, these concepts are still
beyond comprehension. They teach from the very beginning why we
can jump from this point of time into other points of time as we
wish. This is what they teach on the subject of physics in their
first grade of the elementary school.
That is to say, if these two are the same, with
"Practice" A being "Practice B", and these two can
finally be united, then what is the main point of this? Time
Figure V. At present, time that humans recognize in the three-dimensional space is the union of the practice (Practice A) derived from the energy of time hitting the form of time, and the energy and the practice (Practice B) derived from the predicted number as the form of time. If the path is reversed, and the energy from which Practice B is derived is great enough (the energy that causes Practice B and Path x), the penetration of time becomes possible.
So, what is the real state of time? Any moment
of time exists in any "form". That is the way it
is. Therefore, from any number as a form of time, we can go to any
moment of time of this number. In fact, if we want to study things
in the four-dimensional space, say, the life forms in the
four-dimensional space, it would be very difficult to understand such
things from the viewpoint of the three dimensions. However, if we
approach with the concept of the four-dimensional space ˇV time having
weight, as we explained with "the ten great characters",
things would become clear! Why? Those who live in the
four-dimensional space can go back to a thousand years ago, or three
hundred years into the future. They can go back and forth in time
but it will not occur to them that they may not meet again in this
lifetime if you go your way and I go mine. Actually, they still meet
with each other from time to time! Is it that everybody goes back home
after work? If that is the case, the causation would get more
confusing. Once born, everybody runs around to different moments
of time. A mother gives birth to a child and that child goes to
some time of hundreds of years ago, how can she find the child
again? How do they keep their relationship? Then, this
theory must be involved.
It is this theory that constructs the four-dimensional space. By
the way, there will be some other theory for the five-dimensional space.
The super string theory has touched a little bit of
what we just said. The super string theory, being penetrative,
finds the commonality between the smallest and the largest.
However, that super string theory is still from the perspective of the
three-dimensional space and therefore has not yet dealt with the real
In fact, the four-dimensional space is pretty much the state as just described. That is to say, if you are able to realize this in your cultivation, you will be able to break through time. This is the scientific perspective of what we call the deva eye, and the power to know past lives. It is not simply the words about breaking through the light speed, as taught in the primary class. How do you break through the light speed? We said that our brain waves and thoughts are able to make the breakthrough. The problem is how you train your thoughts to break through the light speed. Oh! Do the physical practice and mental practice, right? In fact, what is the scientific theory behind that? This is the stuff. And actually this stuff may again confirm and verify that time has gotten faster!
We will definitely find something. We will find
the number of the "form". So, that is why I said that I
would choose a radioactive element. If we take the same 10 grams
of this substance and compare its radiation data of the past and the
present, we may find the differences in its material forms. The
old data on the 10 grams of this radioactive element should still be
available; also available is its half life data, which can also be
obtained by calculation. People then would easily put aside the
old records considered very scientific before. We can actually do
the comparison again.
The Breakthrough of Time Energy Must Be Approached from the Perspective of Buddha Nature
Time, its energy, can direct the course of
events. Suppose we want a great volume of energy, or even the
energy that can exceed time, how can we achieve that? We must
approach from the very subtle viewpoint of Buddha nature (Figure IV &
Actually there might be several options in choosing a path leading to an
event. This is our way to make a choice. The choice made in
accordance with Buddhist doctrine is quite different from those made by
all beings. In the choice made in accordance with Buddhist
doctrine, we examine the "effect" first and then come back to
choose the way we go for the "present cause" based on the
"past causes" (Figure VI).
As for all beings, it happens to be the opposite way.
"Bodhisattvas fear the cause while all beings fear the
effect". That is where the difference is.
Figure VI. The choice made in accordance with Buddhist doctrine starts from the effect and traces back to the cause.
This is the way we are. Here is a "cause" and an energy. Our present energy is what we call karma. A certain kind of "present cause" brings out a certain kind of "effect". Okay, how do you apply the various supernatural powers of deva eye? It is directly related to your present energy and your present thoughts. These two united energies reveal things that will happen to you in the future! Okay, the course is reversed in our preaching. With your present energy, there might be eight kinds of "effects". Which kind is the best? Based on this "effect", we trace back to what you should do to get to this "effect" (Figure VII).
Figure VII. Based on your past causes, choose the best effect out of all the possible effects, and then trace back to find the best path. In this process, the present cause of the Forshang doctrine is established.
Then we tell you the way to get there, and how you can get there. Thus we establish that "present cause". This is why we have been teaching you to do anything we start from the "effect" and then come back to the "cause".
For example, how do we go through a maze on paper?
As for myself, no matter what happens to you or what
you ask, while you are asking a question, I only examine your present
energy to tell the subsequent possibilities and to see which one is the
best. When you finish asking that question, out of several
possibilities I will trace back to see which path is the best for you.
To examine from the perspective of the ten great characters, time plays an initiative part here. For example, sometimes the night seems so slow and endless that a second goes by like a year, especially when someone cannot fall asleep. However, sometimes a minute in a night of rendezvous is so precious that it seems to fly. Isnˇ¦t that strange? Time is the same but why is that? Actually this is because time can be initiative, and affected by our spiritual power (through cultivation). Therefore, the above-mentioned two situations have some analogy to the actual way in which "time having weight" initiates the change of a "form".
(Excerpted from Master Leeˇ¦s instruction in 10/13/2001 mental doctrine class in Taipei)
Cultivation can rapidly break through the limitations of time, space and material forms
We have previously mentioned that between the inside
and the outside of the solar system, as the light particle penetrates,
the light speed differs while time and space warp tremendously.
Before we make further studies, let us take the inner world as an
example (see reference 1). The earth that we know has a solid rock
crust. Suppose in the hollow center there is still another sphere
or multiple layers, what will the sky of the inner world look like
then? As dark as rocks? No. The sky of the inner world
is brighter than our daytime. Some particle in the sun light
(particles) can penetrate the earthˇ¦s crust for tens of kilometers
deep to reach the next sphere area, of which the nearby rock material
needs only a little bit of that particular sun light particle to
brighten up the entire area. That is why the sky which people of
the inner world see is very bright as well.
From another perspective, isnˇ¦t it possible that
our solar system is also contained within another world (being wrapped
up in something like an egg shell)? Therefore, we once mentioned
in the class that it is very difficult to go out of the solar
system. Why? This is because the light speeds inside and
outside the solar system are different and the gravity warps
tremendously. You may not be able to return once you go out of the
solar system because the entire gravity and time are totally
different. If you can really come back, even within less than a
second after you leave the solar system, you will find that you come
back to the solar system at a time of five million years into the
future, or ten million years into the past. Thus, every stellar
system has its fixed state of time. Once you leave, even if you
come right back, time has already changed a great deal in its own
(Excerpted from Master Leeˇ¦s instruction in the 7th term mental doctrine class in Taipei on 5/23/2001)
Another problem is that in terms of the material
"form", there are what we call the matter, the anti-matter and
the dark matter. The anti-matter actually exists inside all the
material forms. All the anti-matters exist inside what we call the
matters. The anti-matter is not outside the matter.
Therefore, if our study stays at the material level, it would be very
difficult because you will never find the anti-matter. Even
theoretically, when matter meets anti-matter, it becomes a mass of
energy and then disappears completely; however, you simply have no way
to find the anti-matter in the outside of the matter. That is to
say, different worlds are constructed on different light speeds.
If a human goes to a world of a much slower or faster light speed, our
physical structure would not hold together but disintegrate and
decompose and be absorbed. Therefore, it is safer to go there with
the spiritual body. In a world of faster light speed, the
particles and electrons of our physical structure cannot function or
adapt and will just disintegrate completely.
This is to say that the present time is 1.4 times faster than before, affecting a change in our bodily substance. However, at this point the cultivation makes a difference. Actually when time gets faster, the greatest advantage is that we get the achievement in cultivation faster. When we say that we get the achievement in cultivation faster, that does not mean that you will achieve something easily. You still need to meditate. However, the effect you get out of a four hours meditation would equal that of a two hours meditation you did before. The advantage of having the achievement sooner in cultivation at the present time is that if your physical state can adapt to the faster time, then you can go faster into the deep harmony. This is the main point.
Thus, in the past our physical state could only keep
the same pace with the outside environment. Now the pace suddenly
gets faster. As long as you can keep up with it, your internal
harmony of body and mind also gets greater. It would be easier to
testify the preliminary spiritual body under a greater harmony. It
will get faster and faster and it is also the same in testifying the
preliminary spiritual body, of course, given that you diligently fulfill
the school principle.
As for those with no experience in cultivation, their
bodily substance gets the pressure. If you pay attention later on,
you will see some strange illnesses of unknown reason. Those
illnesses are different from cancer and will be called the 21st centuryˇ¦s
new cancer. We can definitely overcome todayˇ¦s cancer. And
that 21st centuryˇ¦s new cancer, caused by the faster time and not
backed up by any medical explanations, will occur within ten
years. You can find absolutely no reason for those strange
illnesses! Did something similar to this happen before?
There are illnesses that have prevailed from the ancient time till now,
such as the mental devils, greed, anger, and ignorance, which are
illnesses that have not been documented in the medical studies.
The illnesses of this kind will cause an
epidemic. So, we should get ready for the holy war. Our
cultivation is the beginning of preventing those strange illnesses from
occurring. In the same sense, when the energy we created in our
cultivation is powerful enough, as shown in Figure ˘˝,
we will have the opportunities to break through time and become a time
(Excerpted from Master Leeˇ¦s instruction in the 10/13/01 mental doctrine class)
1. The Scientific Approach to Buddhist Study ˇV Cosmology (5) Earthquake, Earth and Inner Earth (I) By Master Sun-Don Lee of Forshang Buddhism in the World of Forshang Magazine No.29, 5/1/2001
Picture 2/ Time getting faster results in exceptional pressures on humanbeings in both physical and mental aspects. However, cultivation increases the harmony of body and mind so that we can eventually break through the limitation of time and space.