Life Goes On

...without me

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."
--Robert Frost US Poet (1874 - 1963)

Sage words coming from a thoughtful poet known for his 'telling last line.'

The intimacy one senses in Frost's poems derives from his ability to encapsulate profound Truths about our world in a language accessible to the rest of us.

Consider the last lines from some of his poems:

  1. Desert Places..."I have it in me so much nearer home To scare myself with my own desert places."
  2. Hyla Brook..."We love the things we love for what they are."
  3. Nothing Gold Can Stay..."So dawn goes down to day, Nothing gold can stay."
  4. Revelation..."So all who hide too well away Must speak and tell us where they are."
  5. The Road Not Taken ..."And that has made all the difference. "
Such keen observations could only be so well articulated by someone living very much in their present moment. Unlike some of us who are always looking back over what has happened or counting the days to see what will happen next--a sure recipe to miss what is going on right now.
A good ferinstance would be considering the simple case of 2 numbers; say, 9 and 118. Not particularly exciting numbers, and certaintly no readily discernable way to win the lottery, but here we are on September 16, 2010 thinking about them.
The Sign 9:118 given by these 2 numbers is found in Chapter 9 of the Quran, entitled Repentence.
Surah 9 Tawba (Repentence)وَعَلَى الثَّلاَثَةِ الَّذِينَ خُلِّفُواْ
حَتَّى إِذَا ضَاقَتْ عَلَيْهِمُ الأَرْضُ بِمَا رَحُبَتْ
وَضَاقَتْ عَلَيْهِمْ أَنفُسُهُمْ وَظَنُّواْ
أَن لاَّ مَلْجَأَ مِنَ اللّهِ إِلاَّ إِلَيْهِ
ثُمَّ تَابَ عَلَيْهِمْ لِيَتُوبُواْ
إِنَّ اللّهَ هُوَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيمُ 9:118
We could try to find special relationships between the numbers 9 and 118 by using simple arithmetic operations and trigonometric functions; treat them as coordinates to find a location on earth or the celestial sphere; or convert them to different forms such as binary, hex or complex. Or, we can choose to look at this pair of numbers in terms of a common relationship we know they share today, in 2010 CE.
As of 2010, the Periodic Table contains 118 chemical elements whose discoveries have been confirmed. Ninety-four are found naturally on Earth, and the rest have been produced artificially in particle accelerators.
The'Periodic Table' is referred to as such since the elements are arranged according to their chemical properties which occur 'periodically' when these elements are grouped depending on the number of valence electrons and the total number of electron shells.
The 'periods' comprise the horizontal rows of the table, of which there are 9. (The wide table incorporates the lanthenides and actenides (f-block) and the extended version adds the 8th and 9th periods, incorporating the f-block and adding the theoretical g-block.)
So, in today's parlance the numbers 9 and 118 are associated with the Periodic Table as we know it at present having 118 confirmed elements and 9 periods.
Sign 9:118, Reaveled over 1400 years ago, relates the story about 3 Believers who were 'left behind' or stayed behind rather than join in a battle with the Prophet for reasons that were not immediately known to be valid. And it basically refers to their experience of feeling that their world (the Earth) felt constraining to them (they felt hemmed in) regardless of its expanse until they came to realize that there is really no place of sanctuary for them except in turning to God; a hard-won lesson in knowing that it is God who Causes or Teaches us Repentence as a Mercy from Him.
Well, what does this all have to do with today and the Periodic Table of the Elements?
Sign 9:118 appears to have everything to do with atoms and their finer parts and their motions: as given here in a nutshell--or a quantum well, as the case may be.
وَعَلَى الثَّلاَثَةِ الَّذِينَ خُلِّفُواْ
And (regarding, about) the the curvature/fundamental/effervescent of the Three that succeed/descendants that displace/supersede/in the wake of/subsequent to/as a result
حَتَّى إِذَا ضَاقَتْ عَلَيْهِمُ الأَرْضُ بِمَا رَحُبَتْ
even/if (while/as long as) tightens/bottlenecks/limits/narrows/strait=narrow channel connecting two larger bodies to them the Earth/ground/third planet from the Sun/ on them matter concerning/Earth/ground Including/with its capaciousness/spaciousness/vastness
{In terms of physics (or matter) properties, such as phase changes, are associated with the Three universality classes; relevant, irrelevant or marginal. And these properties depend on parameters, or ‘curvatures’ , as a second derivative of the energy, that are of direct physical importance. This statement is based on the first line of Sign 9:118 as it states that the subject is about or 'pertaining' to the 'fundamental' + 'curvature' + 'effervescent ==liveliness which is related to 'energy'' of the '3 descendents' or 'three derivatives' that 'result' or 'succeed/supplant/take place' from the following conditions in the next line(s): 'while' or 'even' as it seems to them that they have a limitation or a 'bottleneck' described as a 'narrow/strait' of the 'earth' which would imply their 'ground state' or the 'ground' itself appears to be a limitation or a narrow channel connecting two larger bodies (much like a quantum well) despite or 'including' all its 'capaciousness' or ability to' hold/store a vast amount'.}

Note: Things to keep in mind: “The curvature distributions
may find direct applications in the discription of fluctuations of
magnetic (such as diamagnetic susceptibility) or temperature (ie. heat capacity) properties in mesoscopic quantum systems or random media.” (Zakrzewski & Delande, 1993); in terms of
chemistry efferescense is the result of the chemical reaction occurring
in the liquid which causes gas bubbles to escape, typically seen in carbonated
soft drinks; and the historical name for the f atomic subshell is 'fundamental'.

وَضَاقَتْ عَلَيْهِمْ أَنفُسُهُمْ وَظَنُّواْ
and tightens/bottlenecks/limits/narrows/strait=narrow channel connecting two larger bodies to them on themselves matter/concern=disquiet/fluctuation/wavering/uncertainty/earth/ground and the feel/ imagine/picture/sense/work out a sound like a rustle/murmur (phonon)/ complain
أَن لاَّ مَلْجَأَ
there is no Harbor Burrow/small place created by digging or tunneling/earth Hideout Hideaway Sanctum==quiet place/calm or motionless place
{And they themselves (implies that something within them) cause a tightening or narrowing much like the narrow/straits they encounter from the 'ground' (like the quantum well described above); but here, the 'matter' 'fluctuates' or 'wavers' (implies dual nature, or particle/wave) in their own 'ground' state and they 'sense' or perceive a 'rustle', which can mean one of two things; they either react to a 'murmur' or sound wave or they produce it themselves, much like a phonon is thought to act. That there is no 'sanctuary' or 'harbor', a place of 'calm' or to be 'motionless' in a 'small place created by tunneling/digging'. A tertiary meaning to malja is also 'earth' or 'ground', so the idea here is that they perceive there is no way to get to a 'ground state;' and motionless would imply 'zero energy' by 'tunneling'.}
مِنَ اللّهِ إِلاَّ إِلَيْهِ
From God except In Him (to Him) to matter/instability/ebb and flow/rise and fall/fluctuate/change/oscillation/vacillation==uncertainty/wavering/of two minds/irresolute/undetermined/be hesitant
ثُمَّ تَابَ عَلَيْهِمْ لِيَتُوبُواْ
then, after He forgives/discharged/absolve/released/freed them of matter/
disquiet/disorder/unrest/chaos/disorder/disarray/so that they 'repent'= to repent== change ways or habits, adj.-grow or lie along/in the direction of the ground (mature on Earth)
{From God except in Him (to Him); where 'him' means 'matter' or 'concern', 'rise and fall' or 'ebb and flow', like a 'fluctuation/change/oscillation', again, an allusion to 'wavering' between 'two states', being 'undetermined', 'uncertain;' and further to this 'hesitant'. Then, or consequently, He 'freed them of matter/concern' or 'released' them from the 'uncertain' or 'indeterminate' state (of 'chaos', 'disorder', 'disquiet'='noise' or phonon) they are in so that they 'repent'.
In religious terms to 'repent' means to change one's ways or habits, but in real-world terms to 'repent' means to grow or lie along or in the direction of the ground. A change in 'ways' or 'direction' may mean a change in 'sign.' And that they 'li-tawbuwa' indicates that the direction in which they are 'repenting' is toward Him/God. So, in terms of 'God' being a 'Boson', it would indicate that these 'noisy' particles seek a ground (zero energy) state when in its presence or due to its presence. The mechanism by which 'God' does this is alluded to in the word 'forgives' which means to 'discharge a debt'.}

إِنَّ اللّهَ هُوَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيمُ
The (Indeed, True) God He teaches/causes 'repentence'=change in direction (sign); to grow or lie in the direction of the ground; the 'Merciful'= one who has the capacity to forgive ==cancels/neutralizes/gives the reverse order to an obligation/debt/trespass==encroachment’==
'Beneficent'/produces benefits/advantages
'Clement'/uses little force or violence/not rising steeply/gentle slope/highest status
'Pitying'/willingness to forgive/capacity to be sympathetic
'Sympathetic' as in vibrations such as musical tones that are produced in something as a result of similar vibrations at the same frequency from something else

{The nature of how this 'God' teaches or causes 'repentence' is described further in this last line of Sign 9:118; It has 'capacitance' to 'discharge a debt' or 'cancel/neutralize' by giving the 'reverse order' to a debt or trespass (where a tresspass is an 'encroachment'). This is done with very little force/energy or violence. Its profile has a very shallow/gentle slope yet it reaches the highest status/level. 'Pitying' means a 'willingness to forgive' which implies this is done in a somewhat selective manner in that it can be done at any time that it 'opts' to do so. And 'forgiveness' is the 'capacity to be sympathetic' such that either the 'God' particle sets up a resonant frequency with the 'noisy' particle or vice versa such that the 'noisy' particle reaches a 'ground' state (as described by 'repentence' above).}
So, I hope You don't Mind my having turned You into a 'Sympathetic Boson Particle', considering that You have reduced me to an erstewhile 'noisy grounded nothing.' But this does prove the the old adage still holds True: "There is no Power (Transfer) nor Force (Vitality) nor Movement (Motion/Activity) except by/from/with God (Allah). لا حول ولا قوة ولا حركة إلا بالله"
I know You catch my 'drift', for everyone else looking in I leave you with a dated reference, 'Parametric Motion of Energy Levels in Quantum Chaotic Systems I. Curvature Distributions', Zakrzewski & Delande, Physics Review E Vol. 47, Number 3, March 1993. And I'll try to catch up tomorrow since You ditched me and while I'm stranded here I'll just find a comfortable Chair by a bright Lamp in a quiet corner to settle into and read a good book.

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