Hinduism is very difficult to define. It cannot be confined to strict rules and regulations. It can be amended to suit certain needs. So it is a dynamic system. It is continually evolving. One of the beautiful feature of the system is that both animate and inanimate things are given equal status and thought to be the extension of the supreme one.
The tenet that energy is the supreme cosmic entity has been proved to be true in the scientific experiments. Einstein’s famous equation states it in beautiful short equation which tells us the energy and matter are interconvertible.
Thus the material things which we see are energy condensed into a small space. Atoms with higher atomic weight have large amounts of energy locked inside them. The sum of weights of their individual parts exceed the actual mass, a property called mass defect.
Where is that mass gone? It is there in the atom itself in the form of binding energy. This tremendous amount of the energy had been used as nuclear weapons which cause the devastation on a scale unimaginable.