Many / One

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The Relevance of Bliss
Nona Coxhead
A contemporry exploration of mystic experience

1 "What is needed is to learn afresh, to observe, and to discover for ourselves the meaning of wholeness." David Bohm, contemporary scientist

2 "The world 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." Werner Heisenberg

3 "Quantum theory reveals a 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 building blocks, but rather appears as a complicated web of relations between the various parts of a unified whole." Ken Wilber, 'The Holographic Paradigm', 1982

4 "A careful analysis of the process of observation in atomic physics shows that the subatomic particles have no meaning as isolated entities, but can only be understood as interconnections between the preparation of an experiment and the subsequent measurement. Subatomic particles are not 'things' but interconnections between things, and these 'things' are interconnections between other things, and so on. In atomic physics, you never end up with any 'things' at all; you always end up with inter-connections." Ken Wilber, 'The Holographic Paradigm' 1982

5 "The external world and his inner world are for (the Buddhist) only two sides of the same fabric, in which the threads of all forces and of all events, of all forms of consciousness and of their objects, are woven into an inseparable net of endless, mutually conditioned relations." Lama Govinda, Tibetan Buddhist

6 "What is organism (with its component organs) is no longer sharply distinguished from what lies outside the boundaries of the skin. In the holographic domain, each organism represents in some manner the universe, and each portion of the universe represents in some manner the organism within it." Karl Pribram, contemporary scientist and author

7 "In every particle, atom, molecule, cell of Matter there lives hidden and works unknown all the omniscience of the Eternal and all the omnipotence of the Infinite." Sri Aurobindo, Eastern sage

8 "We might say the truth is, perhaps, that…there is something whole and deeper whch is all folded together, as one. If that is the case, the perception of that would free the mind from fear, anxiety and unhappiness which comes from the notion of separation and danger and all that goes with it." David Bohm, interview for this book

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite