I was on Vacation for 5 days in my Sweet Home.
It was Sunday morning(01-07-07) around 11 AM in my home.
Went to Back seat of My Car with the "Code Name God" book in the one hand and pulling Snoopys's Ear ( Snoopy is my pet dog) on the other.
First i thought of having a glimpse of the concept but When i started reading the book i had lost the outside world and time goes on.Was reading the book continuosly as the concept was very good.
Meantime my MOM starts searching for me and thought that i would have gone to friends place.Later in the noon around 3:30 PM, when Dad came to the car to start somewhere and saw myself reading a book inside the car and Snoopy were sleeping well...he was surprised to see me there and the funniest part is Snoopy was lying on my LAP like a child and slept well.i dont want to disturb this guy as he is in sound sleep and just told DAD to start the car.
Meanwhile we had not given any updates to my MUM.DAD reached Hari uncle's Home for some discussion.Snoopy is still sleeping !!! you know when i kicked snoopys leg slowly, this guy simply turn that side and slept off again. But remember snoopy is very active guard and hears even a low decibel but our man is in vacation mood and sleeping well today.
DAD lost his patience and called me to come inside Hari uncle's home. Okeiiii..enuf reading and chumma acting/behaving like a book worm. We had good time there chatting,munching and watching TV. Snoopy wakes up finally and barked on surprise about the new place. Very Good Morning Snoopy Sir:-) . Snoopy got down and sat in between my legs and watched our conversations.
Meanwhile MOM pinged me to my mobile and scolded me nicely on came to know that i was lost inside the CAR :-)
and Here Goes...
"Code Name God" is a must read book for all the Readers...But you should read certain sections of the book more than once to understand. The book is not all about science and its connection with spirituality. Mani begins on a rather philosophical note.
Mani Bhaumic is the inventor of the LASER technology . He was born in a village in Bengal when the independence movement was at its peak. His father was a school teacher and freedom fighter. He lived in abject poverty and was close to starvation and death many times in his childhood. He talks about how he was influenced by his father, grandmother, fellow freedom fighters and Gandhi. He says “Gandhi exhausted an entire empire by sheer force of his goodness”. During the famine in Bengal, his grandmother starved to death by giving her portion of the food to him.
He rose from such a background to become a great scientist and multi-millionaire. He also gives an honest account of how he indulged in his wealth.
This book describes Bhaumic 's spiritual journey, his discovery of god. He tries to explain god using Physics and how he does it, is simply mind blowing. He also proves that he is first a scientist and then a spiritualist.
Here are few amazing facts from the book...
The book essentially divides into three parts.
First, where Mani'schildhood life soaked in poverty and hunger.
Second, where the author moves to the US as a researcher and becomes a millionaire in the process.
Third, where the extreme richness leaves him contemplating on the more profound aspects of life and uses science to find answers to them.
We are treated to a wide array of scientific facts based primarily on the Quantum Physics theories that try to explain the spiritual aspect of One Source - the concept of One God!
Take a block of mud and arrange it into three different shapes - a triangle, a square and a circle. Now, even though we have three distinct matter that exhibit different attributes, the source of each of them is the same - a grain of sand. They are different, yet they are formed of the same source. Similarly, the world is formed by an energy particle called quark from which the universe sprang. This energy is all pervading and the order that underlies and enfolds all orders. And it is this One Source which we call by the Code Name: God.
Now, if you can understand that paragraph, you would understand what is behind all the complex jargon and complicated inferences that Mani uses to explain the science-part. Despite the author's valiant attempts to simplify the mind-boggling interconnections of quantum theory, a lot of it still continues to whoosh over my head. You cannot "locate" something that presents itselfin a form you do not expect to see, even if it is right before your eyes.
But it was also not sensible to hope that such riddles about universe, nature and spirituality which have baffled the human intellect since time immemorial would get answered within the span of a 200 odd page book.
Having said that, riddles need not be solved to be enjoyed. And that's why I enjoyed reading the book.