Recently, I hade a discussion with a person about “no existence” and “nothingness”. What is the definition of ”nothingness”? The discussion didn’t come to a conclusion, but I still would like to present this discussion to you because it is interesting.
What is nothingness? What is no existence? I mean was there any time where nothing existed? Every time anyone wants to define for example nothingness, he/she says, “nothingness is when nothing exists”. First of all, one uses two defined word to explain something which doesn’t have any definition i.e. nothingness. In this case, one uses the word “nothing” and “exists”. Here we have defined nothingness with help those two words. During the discussion I got another example, the number zero “0” was presented to me to define nothingness. This is not correct either. The number zero is also representing the lake of value. lake of something is “thing” and it can not be “nothing”.
If you think about it, you can not define nothingness without using something. To explain nothingness, we usually use, a lake of value, the lake of existence, a lake of movement lake of space and time, etc.
If we agree that nothingness by definition doesn’t exist, then all is left existence. The question is if the existence is eternal or have been created.
Let’s talk about a universal being which has created the universe and everything. Some people call him God, some others call him universe and so on. There are not really so many options to choose from. He has either have been created or have existed since the beginning of time (By the way time doesn’t exist).
If he has been created, then the entity who has created him must have been living forever otherwise if he also has been created then we have the same problem for the third one. We can go like this to eternity but somewhere we must stop. If you think about it logically, somewhere we have to stop and accept a unique entity have created everything. has he created himself from nothingness? no nothingness by definition doesn’t exist. He must have existed from the beginning.
In the article, Viva forever, where comes the feeling of wanting to live forever? I have tried to explain that humans have experience of eternity in the subconscious. Although the understanding of eternity is difficult for us, somewhere deep inside we know what eternity is.
Let’s go back to the discussion of nothingness. If one look at the binary code which I believe is a universal language, zero doesn’t exist, we do not have impulse zero, 0 is the lake of electrical impulse or energy.
For the reader who is not familiar with binary code, here is a short explanation. Binary code is base on the power of 2 i.e. 2 power of zero give us 1, 2 power of 1 gives 2. An example for a binary number which consists of 8 bits is 00000001 this is equal to 0+0+0+0+0+0+0+2^0 which is equal to 1. Which number will be in the power is based on the location of zeros or ones from right to left.
If you feel that this is complicated, don’t worry about it, just know that binary consists of zero and one.
OK let’s go away from the nerdy part and focus on the subject.
To define nothingness, we need always to use word or things which are defined i.e. the thing that exists. True nothingness doesn’t exist. Even the lake of existence is a kind of thing which exist.
Another example is day and night. The night doesn’t exist. You may think wow this is total nonsense. Of course, night exists. To clarify this, I can tell you that night is the lake of light. Night by itself doesn’t exist.
What do you think? Does all of these make sense to you?