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commented on June 30, 2012
There has been little response to the topic An Interesting Overview, possibly because many view quantum physics as cumbersome. This topic contains sections of the two video transcripts that do not require an understanding of physics.
If you wish to view the two videos after reading this, the links are provided below:
Through a bit of research, it was learned that the voice in Comment #3 of the first video is that of Deepak Chopra. His comment follows:
“Matter seems like a good place to begin. The solidity of the world seems totally indisputable; fixed things that we can see and touch, our physical bodies, appear reassuredly solid, but since Einstein, modern physics has assured us that this solidity is a mirage.”
Comment #5 supports Deepak Chopra’s statement, but may be unclear, so an explanation is provided after the comment.
“This self contained system [material reality] is a hologram, what I call the super hologram.”
To say that material reality is a hologram is the same as saying that material reality is an illusion or mirage. Think of the holodeck in the Star Trek series. The holodeck was a chamber in which ship members could enter and experience a reality that appeared very real, but in fact it was an illusion; a hologram created by the ships computer.
Comment #8 expands upon Deepak Chopra’s statement. The transcript is condensed for the sake of brevity, but contains the essential communication.
Comment #8. “Quantum physics confirms what ancient masters revealed, that matter does not exist. Belief that the substance of the universe is matter, leads to what I call a fear embodied dichotomy, as people in their quiet desperation, attempt to accumulate as many material possessions and riches as possible. In fact, the substance of the universe is consciousness; therefore, human behavior is an important consideration.”
Dean Radin appears in the second video. A portion of Dean’s statement follows:
“When we look deeply enough into the nature of matter, everything we know about the everyday world dissolves; there are no objects anymore, there are only relationships. There’s no locality anymore there’s no time anymore. The more you look at something in detail, what we think of as solid matter, the less and less solid it begins to look.”
Another speaker in the second video is Robert Anton Wilson, a respected author whose numerous books are listed in an Amazon search of his name. His statement follows:
“Out of millions and millions of globs of energy and light, photons and electrons that make up this imaginary three dimensional solid world, which doesn’t exist at all, according to relativity or quantum mechanics….” another speaker seems to interrupt describing discoveries in quantum physics that support Wilson’s statement.
In addition to the cutting edge of science many spiritual traditions support that the material world is illusion such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Theosophy, Christian and Jewish mysticism and Sufism, the mystical branch of Islam.
There are numerous writings of individuals who I consider to be mystics that support this view. A sample of their words follows:
“It is very necessary that a man should be appraised early in life that it is a masquerade in which he finds himself for otherwise, there are many things which he will fail to understand.” [Schopenhauer]
“The distinction between past, present and future is only an illusion, even if a stubborn one.” [Einstein]
“To identify with a physical body [materialism] there is the bondage of physical existence. There is bondage through identification”. [Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, The founder of Transcendental Meditation]
“Nothing is more hidden from us than the illusion which lives with us day by day, and our greatest illusion is to believe that we are what we think ourselves to be.” [Amiel]
Are you willing to accept that the material world which our sensory experience provides is an illusion? If you cannot accept it, why can’t you accept it?
If you accept that the material world is an illusion, does this increase your appreciation of the spiritual domain?