I am a nondescript, microbial (add any other adjective you like to accentuate my diminutiveness) particle in the universe. There are many God particles around me. They gather all the “mass” around them. They gather wealth, power, good accommodation, facilities… everything that a god can ‘amass’. How can I complain? The scientists have proved that it is the law of nature for god particles to amass all the “mass”. I cannot work against the law of nature.
God particle has been discovered. Three cheers to science. When the scientist was asked to explain God particle to the British government (the layperson, that is) in 1993 when Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister, the scientist (David Miller of University College, London) compared the God particle to Mrs Thatcher. If Mrs Thatcher entered a room which had a crowd of political party workers, she would gather most of the people around her, while an anonymous person would move through the crowd unhindered, said Miller, the scientist. Mrs Thatcher would gather a lot of “mass”, in other words. The God particle is like Mrs Thatcher, it gathers the ‘masses.’ The politician is the god particle, that is.
In the world of practical affairs, the politician (in a broad meaning) is the god particle. The politician decides the destiny of people. God is the destiny maker. In the olden days, it was the priest who was the destiny maker, the god particle. The priest continues to be the god particle even today in some less ‘civilised’ places. I have seen both the politician- god and the priest- god in my life. I have suffered them both enough. I can suffer them even more because I have suffered them enough.
Where is Peter Higgs in this picture, however? Where is Satyendra Nath Bose? The scientific name of the god particle is Higgs boson, boson coming from Bose. Not even 10 percent of the people in the world would know of either of them, I’m quite sure. In all probability, 90% of the Bengalis who are proud of the Bengali intelligence wouldn’t even have heard of Satyendra Nath Bose. They might (only might) know of Rabindranath Tagore who wrote about God who cannot be found in the dark corner of a temple. [I’m referring to Tagore’s poem in Gitanjali which begins with the line “Leave this chanting and singing and telling of beads!” whose spirit may not be understood by the vast majority of the people including those who celebrate Tagore in many ways.]
Tagore spoke of a god who can be discovered in the hearts of people at a time when Albert Einstein was speaking of the Theory of Relativity. Today’s Einsteins tell us about the god particle. The particle that gathers “mass” in order to create … [Why create at all if creation gives us the kind of creatures we usually see around?]
Tagore’s god will not survive. That god resided in the hearts of people. Now god is a particle. We are all particles. That’s the advaita (non-dualism) that the Upanishads spoke of.
In the beginning was energy. God particle created ‘objects’ out of that energy by acquiring elementary particles and thus acquiring “mass.” Some particles will just pass through the world “unhindered” because they are too insignificant to acquire any “mass.” I am content to be one such undistinguished particle. The god particles occupy the offices of power and they determine the destiny of the lesser particles. Higgs and Bose can pass “unhindered” before them!
[Note: This is not a scientific view of the god particle. :)]