INTRODUCTORY SPEECH ON PHYSICS AND METAPHYSICS
a student of science I am inclined to physics and I have come to know
that in modern physics intellectual debate and intense search are going
on, on the question of some conscious energy behind the phenomenal
world, which may be called GOD OR ONENESS. All these efforts are to
search for or to find out an ultimate truth behind this Universe.
year I read a book called Mathematical
Undecidability, Quantum Nonlocality and the Question of the Existence of
God. I must admit that I did
not really understand the book well due to lack of my knowledge in
higher physics and higher mathematics. However, I did like some parts of
some articles, and please let me quote a few lines from them.
of the authors, Physicist Dr. Paul Pliska, whom I personally know, wrote
in his article Nonlocality
and the Principle of Free Experimentation,
In today’s physics, in which quantum mechanics plays a decisive role,
there is room for the human free will. This is an astonishing although
natural connection between physics and metaphysics.”
final remarks in this book, Dr. Alfred Driessen and Dr. Antoine Suarez
should bear in mind that science is not the only access to reality. The
rich world of human feelings and thoughts as expressed, for example, in
literature, art, humanities and also in conversations in daily life,
provides alternative routes to reality in all its dimensions.
also wrote, “Man with his intellectual effort is able to know the
existence of an unobservable reality, which he already encounters deep
in his heart.”
classical physicists looked to the outer world to find the reality
behind all phenomena. Modern
to the search for mysteries of
the Universe as well as human consciousness.
Indian Vedic Philosophers looked inside themselves to find the truth
underlying the phenomenal world and they realized that the Self or the
Atma is the only ultimate reality, which is conscious in nature. All
other reality, i.e. all phenomenal reality is only relative or
is fascinating is that thousands of years ago what the Vedic thinkers
searched and realized in their own way, now it appears that modern
research on quantum mechanics
is approaching to a similar goal.
great poet, the Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath
this oneness beautifully in one of his poems,
shadow, as particles, my body
with endless night,
came to rest at the altar of the stars.
amazed, I stared upwards with hands clasped and said,
you have removed Your rays; show now your loveliest, kindliest form
I may see the Person who dwells in me as in you.”
(Translated by William Radice)
copied the last two sentences from the Isa Upanisad)
a person inclined to physics, I would fervently desire that physics and
spirituality walk hand in hand, compliment each other’s intelligence.
us bring harmony to the extrospective nature by being introspective.
is ever ready to extend her introspective hand to find together the
reality, the oneness, the truth.