Vedic Knowledge and Quantum Mechanics
Quantum Mechanics is a theory developed to attempt to describe mechanics or workings of the different quanta of matter and its energies. It deals with the behavior these particles on the atomic and subatomic scale. It attempts to describe and account for the constituents of molecules and atoms such as — electrons, protons, neutrons, energetic particles such as photons, and other more esoteric particles such as quarks, gluons etc.
Some interesting quotes:
“After the conversations about Indian philosophy, some of the ideas of Quantum Physics that had seemed so crazy suddenly made much more sense”.
-W. Heisenberg (German Physicist, 1901-1976)
“The Vedanta and the Sankhya hold the key to the laws of mind and thought process which are co-related to the Quantum Field, i.e. the operation and distribution of particles at atomic and molecular levels.”
-Prof. Brian David Josephson (1940 – ) Welsh physicist, the youngest Nobel Laureate
“The basic philosophical ideas of the Bhagavad Gita on existence are virtually identical with those which quantum mechanics lead me to.”
-Physics Nobel Laureate Eugene Wigner
“All of us know that there is such a thing as consciousness, simply because we have it ourselves. Hence consciousness must be a part of nature, or, more generally, of reality, which means that quite apart from the laws of physics and chemistry, as laid down in quantum theory, we must consider laws of quite a different kind.”
-Danish nuclear physicist Niels Bohr, also a Nobel laureate
“What do we mean by materialist science? Materialist science takes it as its basic axiom that everything is matter. We have literally managed to train a whole generation of students on the idea that everything is material, but this Newtonian world view that has shaped our understanding for centuries is now giving way to the revelations of quantum physics which goes beyond materialism; to show that consciousness, not matter, is the ground of all being.”
– Quantum physicist Dr. Amit Goswami, Ph.D
yathā prakāśayaty ekaḥ
kṛtsnaḿ lokam imaḿ raviḥ
kṣetraḿ kṣetrī tathā kṛtsnaḿ
– Bhagavad Gita 13.34, spoken by Lord Sri Krishna 5000 years ago
O son of Bharata, as the sun alone illuminates all this universe, so does the living entity, one within the body, illuminate the entire body by consciousness.