Q: Swamiji, would it be correct to visualize the three dimensions of an object (length, breadth, depth) as three axes – like X, Y and Z axes? And what is the relationship of these physical dimensions to the dimension of Time?
Yes, you are correct. But you think that all these dimensions (length, breadth, depth) are interconnected, because you have never perceived any of them separately. But they are separate. Where the X, Y and Z axes touch – that is Time. If you just pull out that ‘pin’ of Time, these three lines can be independent wherever you want.
Q. Why are we not able to perceive these dimensions separately, while You can do that?
Your mind keeps jumping so rapidly from one dimension to the other that it creates the illusion that they are interdependent. It is the same as how your eyes perceive the three leaves of a rotating fan as continuous with one another. For example, when you see the length of this mic before me, you will not remember its depth. When you see the depth of this mic, you will not remember its breadth. It takes only a micro-millisecond to jump from one to the other– but the jumping is still there. When you jump from depth to breadth, breadth to length, length to space, space to time, time to depth – that is called Time.
Q: Am I right in saying that length and breadth are visual, while depth is physical?
No. All the three dimensions are the same. For the sake of utility, you are giving each a name. I can just call them D1, D2, D3.
Q. Are all three dimensions necessary for our senses to perceive an object?
For you, it is necessary, since that is what you believe. If I remove any one of these dimensions, you can still see the object, but you will not be able to touch or feel it. If I remove any two dimensions, you can touch and feel it, but you will not be able to see it. For example, the length and breadth of this mic can be left here, and the depth alone can be teleported to some other place. Then, if you put your hand here (Paramahamsa Nithyananda moves His hand across the mic), it will cross the mic, but your hand will not be obstructed; it will not hit anything. But at the other point, to which the depth alone has been teleported, if you put your hand there, you will hit something, but nothing will be seen.
Q: Can you drive an object to another dimensions?
Yes, that is what I do during teleportation.
Changing the three dimensions by applying force is mechanical engineering. Changing the three dimensions by dismantling them is teleportation.
When I pull the ‘time’ pin out, the object disappears from your view. When I pull the ‘space’ pin out, it goes to the space I want. Then I put back the ‘space’ pin first, and then the ‘time’ pin – and the object reappears before your eyes at the destination.
(His Holiness Paramahamsa Nithyananda smilingly ends the session, perhaps after witnessing the shocked expressions on the faces in His audience!)
courtesy Avatara Shastra