Thursday, 11 February 2016

Vision of Oneness

Vision of Oneness.... contd

Fritjoff Capra writes in his book, Turning Point,
Subatomic particles, then, are not 'things' but are interconnections between 'things', and these 'things' in turn, are interconnections between other 'things', and so on. In quantum theory you never end with 'things'; you always deal with interconnections. …This is how modern physics reveals the basic oneness of the universe. It shows that we cannot decompose the world into independently existing smallest units. As we penetrate into matter, nature does not show us any isolated basic blocks, but rather appears as a complicated web of relations between the various parts of a unified whole. Heisenberg expresses it, "The world thus appears as a complicated tissue of events, in which connections of different kinds alternate or overlap or combine and thereby determine the texture of the whole. …Henry Strapp, of the University of California, writes, 'An elementary particle is not an independently existing unanalyzable entity. It is, in essence, a set of relationships that reach outward to other things.' (Turning Point, pp. 69-70.)
These discoveries in quantum physics do not frighten the Hindu as that has been the core of the Vedanta.