Human beings are inherently curious, so our quest to discover “what is” will never end. After the popularity of our piece on ‘The Schrödinger And Upanishads Connect‘, we bring forth the sequel on how Nikola Tesla was inspired by the Vedas, Swami Vivekananda and his theory of free energy.
Crux of the Matter
What Are The Vedas?
Included in the Sanatan Dharma or “Eternal Order’, the Vedas are ancient, religious, Hindu texts written in Sanskrit. The term “veda” means “knowledge” and thus are thought to contain the fundamental information relating to the underlying cause of and personal response to existence.
Who Was Nikola Tesla?
Serbian-American physicist and engineer, Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) made several breakthroughs in the production, transmission and application of electric power. He was the inventor of the first alternating current (AC) motor and developed AC generation technology.
How Did He See The Universe?
Nikola described the universe as a kinetic system filled with energy which could be harnessed at any location.
All perceptible matter comes from a primary substance beyond conception, filling all space, the ‘akasha’. This is acted upon by the life-giving ‘Prana’, calling into existence, in never-ending cycles all things and phenomena.Nikola Tesla, Man’s Greatest Achievement
What Is Prana?
Prana stands for the sum total of the energy that is in the universe. It is carried throughout our bodies via the Vayu (wind), which is responsible for transferring and channeling the energy. One of the eight limbs of yoga, Pranayama, is intended to expand prana.
What Is Akasha?
Akasha (sky) is a term used for space or æther in traditional Indian cosmology. It is one of the Panchamahabhuta, or “five elements” that make up the universe, i.e earth (prithvi), water (jal), fire (Agni), air (Vayu) and space (akash), with the main characteristic as Shabda (sound).
Where Did He Learn About These Terms?
As per the archive in the Nikola Tesla Museum, Tesla gained knowledge of the Vedic terms during his meetings with the learned Indian Monk, Swami Vivekananda, who is considered a key figure in the introduction of Vedanta and Yoga to the West.
So That Is How His ‘Free Energy’ System Was Envisioned?
Free energy or zero-point energy utilizes the substance that exists all around us and converts it into usable energy. Tesla proposed how this would give us a limitless source of energy. He further studied the possibility of wireless power transmission.
In one of his experiments, he used two large zinc sheets, suspended them from the auditorium ceiling and connected to a power source. Under low lighting, Tesla stepped between the sheets, holding a gas-filled tube in each hand.
The electrostatic field made the tubes glow as he told the captivated crowd how electric lights could be moved around, without being tethered to wires. He also proved he could power light bulbs from more than two miles away with a 140-foot Tesla coil in the 1890s.
Is Wardenclyffe Tower Linked To This?
Yes, it was also called the Tesla Tower that was built in New York. It was his experimental, wireless transmission station and he intended to transmit messages, telephony, and even facsimile images (reproduction of an old book) across the Atlantic to England. This was based on his theories of using the Earth to conduct the signals. The project’s primary backer, J. P. Morgan couldn’t fund additional investment from the one planned, so the project never became operational.
How Do We Use Wireless Power Now?
Wireless charging devices are being manufactured for cell phones and small electronic devices. A New Zealand-based startup, Emrod has developed a method of safely and wirelessly transmitting electric power across long distances without the use of copper wire, and is working on implementing it with their second-largest power distributor, Powerco. For reaching Tesla’s goal, we need to have a wireless network of power for anyone in the world to tap into.
- Emrod, a New Zealand based startup, developed a method of safely and wirelessly transmitting electric power across long distances without the use of copper wire. Work is under way to build a 40-meter demonstration system, although prototypes currently operate indoors at a distance of just 2 meters.
- Wardenclyffe Tower, also known as the Tesla Tower, was an early experimental wireless transmission station designed and built by Nikola Tesla in New York in 1901–1902. Tesla intended to transmit messages across the Atlantic to England and to ships at sea based on his theories of using the Earth to conduct the signals. Although, due to lack of funding, the project was abandoned in 1906.
- My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla is a book compiled and edited by Ben Johnston detailing the work of Nikola Tesla. The content was largely drawn from a series of articles that Nikola Tesla had written for Electrical Experimenter magazine in 1919, when he was 63 years old.
- Nature – Physics: The mind electric
- Wikipedia – Wardenclyffe Tower
- New Atlas – NZ to trial world-first commercial long-range, wireless power transmission
- Tesla Memorial Society Of New York – Nikola Tesla and Swami Vivekananda
- Science and Non Duality – The Influence Vedic Philosophy Had on Nikola Tesla’s Idea of Free Energy