Astronomy

SESSION 5: Radhadesh, Belgium - 1988 / (905)

Thompson proposes that complex descriptions found in the Srimad-Bhagavatam that reflect upon Bhu-mandala as a cosmic earth disc, offer an enigma. Thompson draws upon his training as a professional mathematician to examine the mathematical concept of “higher dimension” as potentially offering a complement of practical analytical tools. He also considers that while the speakers of the Bhagavatam offer descriptions ordinarily inaccessible through blunt sense perception, aspects of these features are nonetheless appreciable through the cultivation of higher levels of awareness. Thompson concludes that the principle of correspondence supports the argument that esoteric qualities illustrated in Puranic literature frequently correlate with mathematically recognizable astronomical features.