- Reality from Emptiness and
- Oneness or Inter Connectivity
Let us try to understand the "Ideas of Buddhism" about "Reality" in parallel with the "Modern scientific understanding".
Reality from Emptiness:
What is Reality ?
It was said by Buddha about the Reality that, "The mind is everything. All we are is the result of what we have thought".
It was said in the "Bhagawad Gita" that "Yadh Bhavan Thadh Bhavathi", which means "What you mean by thinking, that happens".
The mind which emotes lower emotions is the root cause of all diseases. Hence with "Positive Affirmations", the mind becomes healthy and replicates the healthier vibrating physical body.
Wave/ Particle Duality:
The "Particle form" of an object, exhibit definite location within space and time. Whereas the "Wave form" of an object, can only be understood as being everywhere or one spreading throughout the entire universe.
Therefore, the matter which is made up of electrons, behave as a particle when we observe it. Same matter, behave as the wave when we do not observe it.
Imagine an apple on your hand.
Apple exist as a "Particle" in the definite location in space and time i.e; on your hand, while you are observing. But the same apple not only present on your hand but also spread out through all possible states as a "wave", when you do not observe.
Well !! The answer is "CONSCIOUSNESS".
The physical world seen by us is not actually a reality.
The true nature of reality is pure potential with infinite possibilities and infinite creativity. This true reality has no beginning as well as no ending. It does not exist in "Space and Time". Rather "Space and Time" itself exist within it. And this is what we called as consciousness.
What we experience as images, sensations, thoughts, emotions and feelings are all qualities of consciousness. This implies that the Mind takes birth because of Consciousness and its all qualities that exist is our true identity.
It is impossible to know both an electron speed/velocity and location together at the same time. As soon as electrons speed is measured, it does not have a well defined location in the space. And as soon as the electron location is measured, it does not have a well defined velocity/speed.
- Uncertainty principle
"What we observe is not the nature itself, but it is the nature exposed to our method of questioning."
- Werner Karl Heisenberg
What is Emptiness?
It was said by the Buddha that "Reality arises from the Emptiness".
Emptiness is the "Nothingness", in which all arises and returns into. It is an infinite source but a non doer.
A page of book without words, can be understood as Emptiness, where the in the page itself there is no message. But we can place an infinite variety of words, sentences and stories up on the page.
Similarly "Emptiness" can be understood as a "Field of Potential" as an "Empty Page", in which "Every Possibility" like "Infinite words, sentences on the empty page" arises from.
Then why do the things appear as solid objects?
The objects, which we consider as solids is just perception of our feeling of sensation. In fact, the feeling of solidity is a repulsion or push of other sets of atoms, like the magnets that repel to each other when the opposite similar sides are put together.
Not only our body mostly an empty space but everything we see, experience and interact with us overwhelmingly an empty space.
What actually holds everything together and makes the reality appear as a solid is the "fluctuating energy", but not anything physical.
All the matter arises from the Quantum Field which is an electromagnetic field. The particles that arises from this field, are not separate entities but different forms of the same system.
The rest size of the ocean has been just out of our perception. But it still exists as a potential from matter.
So all matter arises and returns from that field, that is a continuous spread up through all space and time. From this field not only the particles we perceive arise but also the very foundation of force through which each and every atom that holds both our cells and universe together arises.
Hence Reality arises from the Emptiness.
Oneness / Inter connectivity:
The idea of oneness in Buddhism is "Everything in the universe is intermittently connected".
The true nature of both our self and reality is the complete unification of "Oneness".
Oneness can be illustrated with a concept "Quantum Entanglement" :
When two particles interact with each other, they become entangled by developing a special connective relationship with one another.
Now when one particles exhibits something then, the other particle will reflect the same trait exactly and instantaneously. No matter how apart they are, across the room or across the entire universe.
If we now go back to the point before the
"Big Bang", in which all our space condensed into a smaller than an atom, we realize that, the matter and all the energy we experience right now has and always will be entangled or interconnected.
Quantum entanglement seems to be a point of oneness within the universe.
"We must assume the existence of a consciousness and intelligent mind behind this force . This mind is the matrix of all matter".
- Max Planck, Founder of Quantum Physics
We exist with an ocean of energy that connects all atoms, that "allows us to make work" to the atoms for the "birth of the star" throughout the universe with the field that, these atoms arise from, spread up through all space and time, and interconnected with.
The quantum field, is the web that connects all energy, matter and existence into a single system.
I am that, you are that and all this is that and that is "Oneness".
"You are not just a drop off in the ocean, you are a mighty ocean in the drop".
Actually there is nothing in the world. Everything is there in your mind. When your mind is beautiful, it reflects back the same beautiful world to you. If it is horrible then reflects back the same.
"Beautiful Mind creates the Beautiful World"
You will become the master of your mind, through which you can understand the beauty of life and create miracles, rather than feeling like an alien on this earth.
This is nothing but Enlightenment.