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Is there life on other planets?
Posted by: SikhYouth (IP Logged)
Date: February 15, 2010 01:02AM

It was Giordano Bruno of Italy who first claimed in 1572 that there were millions of other planets that have life on them. In our own times scientist Chris Chyba has stated that there is a great possibility of life on Europa. The belief about life in space rests on the argument that if conditions are right for life to exist on our earth, there may be other such planets in the universe with similar conditions.

Many people in various countries have reported unidentified flying objects (UFOs) with alarmingly unpredictable regularity. Some people even claim face-to-face rapport with aliens. Crop circles have mysteriously appeared overnight at many places in the world especially in Britain and Canada. Scientists dismiss such claims as mistaken observations or dreams.

An alien craft is reported to have crashed at Roswell in New Mexico (4 July, 1947) and it is reported that post-mortem was performed on its occupants. The state Government is silent about it. Fossilized microbial worm-like life was detected in 1989 in a 4.5 billion-year-old rock from Mars known as ALH 84009

The Sikh View

The Sikh Gurus have not directly mentioned anything about the certainty of life on other planets but there are references, which can only be construed as having relevance to life on other planets. For example, we hear that there are only 8,400,000 forms of life on earth and also Sikhism tells us that the limit of God’s creation is beyond human comprehension. The Guru says, “O Lord, You have embellished the creation with beauty creating the beings of various kinds, you infused your power into them. No one knows your limits.” (AGGS 1094)

The Guru ji also states

“God has established his stocks and stores in many worlds. He has replenished them once and for all so that the supplies never run out.” (AGGS. 7 )

“I see none as great a giver as you. O Great Giver; You give in charity to the beings of all the continents, worlds, solar systems, nether regions and universes.” (AGGS. 549 )

Regarding these other worlds he says, “Having created the creation, He watches over it. By His glance of Grace, He bestows happiness. There are planets, solar systems and galaxies. If one speaks of them, there is no limit, no end. There are worlds upon worlds of His Creation. As He commands, so they exist. He watches over all, and contemplating the creation, He rejoices. O Nanak, to describe this is as hard as steel.” (AGGS. 8 )

Obviously Sikh Gurus believed that there was life on other planets, otherwise the above lines of the Guru would have no meaning and he would not have said, “Many solar systems, many galaxies. Many forms, colours and celestial realms. Many gardens, many fruits and roots. He Himself is mind, and He Himself is matter. Many ages, days and nights. Many apocalypses, many creations. Many beings are in His home. The Lord is perfectly pervading all places.” (AGGS. 1236 )

There are copious references to life on other planets in the hagiographic literature of Sikhism (Janam Sakhis).

Sir James Jeans writes, “There are millions of stars in the sky each similar to our sun, and each doubtlessly surrounded, like our sun, by a family of planets on which life may be kept in being by the light and heat received from its sun (Sir James Jeans Our mysterious Universe P. 8 )

Scientists are waiting for the time when they receive a definite signal from the outer space to prove that we are not the only inheritors of this Universe.

Source: [sikhyouth.com]

 





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