We have a popular sloka of Anjaneya thus,
जितेन्द्रियं बुद्धिमतां वरिष्ठ ।
श्रीरामदूतं शरणं प्रपद्ये ।
Jite[a-I]ndriyam Buddhi-Mataam Varissttha |
Shriiraama-Duutam Sharannam Prapadye |
(I take Refuge in Sri Hanuman)
1: Who is Swift as Mind and Fast as Wind,
2: Who is the Master of the Senses and Honoured for His Excellent Intelligence, Learning and Wisdom,
3: Who is Son of the Wind God and Chief among the Monkeys,
4: To that Messenger of Sri Rama, I take Refuge.
Sanskrit Dictionary gives the following meaning.
|मनोजव||manojava||adj.||swift as thought|
|मनोजव||manojava||m.||speed or swiftness of thought|
Vedas have determined the Speed of Light accurately.
Please read my post on this.
Such being the case the reference to ‘Speed more than Mind’ is intriguing.
Reason is that Vedic people have studied Gravity and have treatise on this.
I searched and found the following answer.
Seven flickering tongues of the fire(light/energy).
Those are Kaali (black one), Karaali (terrific one), Manojava (swift as the mind), Sulohita (the deep red), Sudhumravarna (the smoke-coloured), Sphulligini (sparkling) and the Viswa-Rupi or the Viswaruchi (having all forms).
Whoever performs his Karmas (Agnihotra etc.), when these flames are shining and in proper time, then these oblations lead him through the rays of the sun to where the one lord of the Deva dwells.
Chapter II Mundaka Upanishad.
1. This is That, the Truth of things: works which the sages beheld in the Mantras [=The inspired verses of the Veda] were in the Treta [=The second of the four ages] manifoldly extended. Works do ye perform religiously with one passion for the Truth; this is your road to the heaven of good deeds.
2. When the fire of the sacrifice is kindled and the flame sways and quivers, then between the double pourings of butter cast therein with faith thy offerings.
3. For he whose altar-fires are empty of the new-moon offering and the full-moon offering and the offering of the rains and the offering of the first fruits, or unfed, or fed without right ritual, or without guests or without the dues to the Vishwa-Devas, destroys his hope of all the seven worlds.
4. Kali, the black, Karali, the terrible, Manojava, thought-swift, Sulohita, blood-red, Sudhumravarna, smoke-hued, Sphulingini, scattering sparks, Vishwaruchi, the all-beautiful, these are the seven swaying tongues of the fire.
5. He who in these when they are blazing bright performs the rites, in their due season, him his fires of sacrifice take and they lead him, these rays of the sun, there where the Overlord of the Gods is the Inhabitant on high.
6. “Come with us”, “Come with us”, they cry to him, these luminous fires of sacrifice and they bear him by the rays of the sun speaking to him pleasant words of sweetness, doing him homage, “This is your holy world of Brahman and the heaven of your righteousness.”
The properties described for Manojava are same as for Tachyon, which travels faster than light and its speed is equal to that of human mind.
In modern science, Tachyon, (pron.: /ˈtæki.ɒn/) (term in use since 1967) is a hypothetical faster-than-light particle.
In the 1967 paper that coined the term, Gerald Feinberg proposed that tachyonic particles could be quanta of a quantum field with negative squared mass.”
Gravity does affect the time.
That is the reason why satellites are adjusted
The difference on a GPS satellite can be quite significant and hence the clocks on these satellites are constantly readjusted.
A black hole has enormous gravitational pull, strong enough to even hold the light in it, and nothing can escape a black hole. Escape velocity from the weak earth’s gravity is about 7 miles per second. Light travels at about 186282 miles per second. Even this velocity is not enough to get light out of the gravitational pull of a black hole. The only thing we know that is capable of travelling faster than light, is a quantum particle called Tachyon. Even this has been described in the Mandukya Upanishad as Manojava. The characteristics of both objects and particles are uncannily similar. Varahamihira described what could only be a gravitational force when he said, that there must be a force that keeps object stuck on the surface of the earth.
A tachyon /ˈtæki.ɒn/ or tachyonic particle is a hypothetical particle that always moves faster than light. The word comes from theGreek: ταχύ or tachy /ˈtɑːxi/, meaning “swift, quick, fast, rapid”, and was coined in 1967 by Gerald Feinberg. The complementary particle types are called luxon (always moving at the speed of light) and bradyon (always moving slower than light), which both exist. The possibility of particles moving faster than light was first proposed by Bilaniuk, Deshpande, and George Sudarshan in 1962, although the term they used for it was “meta-particle.