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Unifying Vedanta and Quantum Physics

Exploring the Parallels between Vedanta and Quantum Physics:


Vedanta is an old Indian philosophical system, and the discussion of its similarities to Quantum Physics, a cutting-edge part of current science, is fascinating. This meeting of two seemingly separate worlds provides a link between them, shedding light on the interconnection of all things and the nature of reality and awareness.

An Investigation:

This investigation promises a journey to the centre of both ancient wisdom and modern science, from the non-duality proposed by Vedanta and quantum physics to the deep implications of the observer effect.

Let’s go out on a journey to find common ground between Vedanta and Quantum Physics.

In this investigation, we set out on an exciting adventure to learn more about the connections among Vedanta, quantum physics. Deep insights into reality, consciousness, and the unity of all things can be found at the intersection of ancient philosophy and cutting-edge science.

Exploring the Absolute: A Journey through Science, Philosophy, and Ancient Wisdom.

Let us look into the following connections:

Non-Duality and Interconnectedness:

Vedanta: Vedanta, a core philosophy of Hinduism, asserts the concept of Advaita or non-duality. It posits that the ultimate reality (Brahman) is without attributes and distinctions [Nirguna Brahma ~ Pure Consciousness], and that the apparent multiplicity of the world is an illusion (Maya) [Ishwara = Nirguna Brahma + Maya].

Concerning Vedanta –Nirguna Brahma:

Nirguna Brahma is Pure Consciousness.

The formless, attribute less aspect of Brahman is known as Nirguna Brahma. It transcends all attributes, qualities, and traits. It is seen as the ultimate, transcendent reality that permeates and transcends the material universe.

Concerning Quantum Physics:

The notion of a unified field or the quantum vacuum, in particular, may be connected to this idea through the principles of quantum physics. There is a concept in quantum physics about an underlying field or energy state that gives rise to all forces and particles. This domain is regarded as basic and lacking any particular characteristics. The origin of all particles and waves is this source. Quantum mechanics challenges the classical notion of separate and distinct objects. It introduces the concept of entanglement, where particles become correlated in ways that suggest an underlying unity beyond space and time. The study of cosmology is the key to clear comprehension.

Quantum physics may be used to investigate the idea of Saguna Brahma, especially when examining it via the prisms of wave-particle duality, the observer effect, and the more general concepts of awareness generating reality and mind affecting matter.

Brahma Satya Jagat Mithya“:

To connect the Advaita Vedanta notion of “Brahma Satya Jagat Mithya” to quantum reality, we might think of Nirguna Brahma as analogous to the wave nature of particles and Saguna Brahma as analogous to their particle-like behaviour.

According to Hindu philosophy Advaita Vedanta, “Brahma Satya Jagat Mithya” is deep. The phrase means “Brahman is real, the world is unreal.” Advaita Vedanta teaches that Brahman is unchanging, infinite, and attribute-free (Nirguna Brahma), while the experienced world is illusory.

Quantum Reality and “Brahma Satya Jagat Mithya”:

The Wave Nature of Nirguna Brahma:

According to Advaita Vedanta, Nirguna Brahma stands for the formless, attribute less, and absolute reality. Equally, the wave-particle duality postulates in quantum physics that subatomic particles behave both like waves and like particles. That’s because, like Nirguna Brahma, they’re formless and unbounded before being observed.

Particle Nature and Saguna Brahma:

Saguna Brahma, on the other hand, stands for the divine aspect with qualities and can be equated with the world of appearances or the world that has come into being. Similarly, in quantum physics, particles collapse into definite states when detected or measured, behaving like particles. In Saguna Brahma, this corresponds to the visible, manifest universe.

There is a clear connection between “Brahma Satya Jagat Mithya” and the idea of quantum reality. To put it in the language of quantum physics, it means:
Brahma Satya (the reality of Brahman): This is consistent with the central concept in quantum physics that there exists a basic and real but unobservable reality (the quantum state).
The world is a dream: We live in Jagat Mithya. That’s in line with the quantum mechanical realization that our experience of the world is a product of our interactions and observations. It varies with each individual’s point of view and might shift at any time.

In Saguna Brahma, gods like as Vishnu, Shiva, or Devi are seen as individual expressions of the supreme truth. They are symbolic representations of cosmic energies, imbued with certain properties.

In wave-Particle Duality, particles such as electrons and photons behave both like waves and like particles in quantum physics. This duality implies that the basic components of reality are a spectrum of possible states rather than fixed things with well-defined features.

Observer Effect &Consciousness:

Vedanta: Vedanta emphasizes the role of the observer in the act of perception. It suggests that the individual’s consciousness is intertwined with the act of observation.

Quantum Physics: The observer effect in quantum physics highlights that the act of measurement influences the outcome of a quantum experiment. It implies that the observer plays a crucial role in determining reality.

Unity of Consciousness & Reality:

Vedanta: Vedanta teaches that ultimate reality (Brahman) and individual consciousness (Atman) are essentially one. The goal of spiritual practice is to realize this unity.

Quantum Physics: Quantum theory suggests that particles can exist in a state of superposition, where they occupy multiple states simultaneously. This has led to discussions about the fundamental nature of reality.

Beyond Space and Time:

    • Vedanta: Vedanta proposes that the ultimate reality transcends conventional notions of space and time.
    • Quantum Physics: Quantum phenomena, such as entanglement and non-locality, seem to defy our usual understanding of space and time.

The development of research from Newton through Einstein and into quantum and post-quantum physics has shed light on the road to understanding the quantum evolutionary leap. For the past seven years, I’ve been studying deeply into the newest scientific studies in physics and biology, while also focusing on a depth investigation of spiritual writings like Prasthana Traya and Prakarana Granthas. My hunger for knowledge has only been increased by the mind-blowing discoveries and analyses I have come across.

An essential tenet of this path is the idea of non-duality, which emphasizes the inseparability of all things. Its theoretical framework may be applied to a wide range of events, and it weaves invisibly into the field of cosmology.

What strikes me most is the realization that science and spirituality are not adversaries but rather, they harmonize beautifully. The profound knowledge of the East is resonating with many Western scientists, who are adding their voices to the chorus. It’s now very evident that both science and spirituality are indispensable tools in our quest to unravel the secrets of the cosmos we inhabit.

Summary: E=mc^2

Everything is Energy: Matter, in its fundamental form, is composed of energy. This is famously captured in Einstein’s equation E=mc^2, which shows the equivalence between mass and energy.

Consciousness as Energy: Consciousness is not simply a product of brain function but is a fundamental aspect of reality, akin to energy.

Beyond the Brain: Exploring Universal Connectedness through Human Consciousness

Humanity Creates through its own Consciousness: This statement implies that our consciousness is not passive, but an active and creative force in shaping our reality. In quantum physics, the act of observation or measurement plays a crucial role in determining the state or behaviour of quantum particles. This is often referred to as the observer effect. Similarly, proponents of this perspective might argue that our consciousness, through intention and focus, can influence the unfolding of events in our lives.

Holistic Understanding of Reality: This statement implies a holistic view of reality that integrates the physical, mental, and spiritual dimensions. It suggests that the boundaries between mind and matter, observer and observed, are more fluid and interconnected than traditionally assumed.


The mind and the physical world are intricately linked, and the mind actively influences the events that occur in our lives.
It suggests that consciousness is not a byproduct of brain activity but rather a basic feature of reality, on par with energy.

9 thoughts on “Unifying Vedanta and Quantum Physics”

  1. It is a fascinating journey into the intersection of ancient philosophy and modern science. Both delve into the fundamental nature of reality and the consciousness of all things. This quest and thirst for deep knowledge can deepen our understanding of existence and the universe bridging the wisdom of the ages with cutting-edge scientific discoveries. It’s an exciting exploration that you are doing Sir.

    You are one among the rare and unique personalities. Common ittle brains like mine can never understand the concept and indepth knowledge of these Vedas and Quantum science πŸ˜’ it’s very vast and kinda almanac πŸ˜‡ bows for your patience to tillers and gain the universal knowledge. Well articulated and the conclusion is perfect as always. πŸ‘Œβ€πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely lines. You always inspire me and give me strength. You can understand everything. If we spend a few hours together, I will quickly explain to you everything I learned.
      Hope we will meet someday.
      This subject is enlightening one.
      Thank you.
      God bless you and your family and your friends.
      Take care.

  2. Sir, Until the proof falls from western scientific thinking many fail to comprehend the wisdom that Advaita Philosophy is capable of. When Vedanta talks about witness consciousness sakshi Chaitanyam and quantum physics talks about observer bringing things into existence, both carry same conclusion. Your statement β€œThere is a concept in quantum physics about an underlying field or energy state that gives rise to all forces and particles. The origin of all particles and waves is this source” cracked the theory which is where contemplation is needed. In my understanding the cosmic Shakti or power is a manifestation of some conscious entity known as existence (string theory). According to Big Bang, the energy in terms of space-time is manifested from infinite mass singularity at some point. Beyond singularity, the law of physics breaks because there is no space and time. So, at singularity cause-effect does not hold, which means the creator and creation are disconnected by some unknown intelligence and unknown purpose. Lot more to discover with enormous amounts of revelations that study such as this offers. Keep enlightening us and be safe.

    1. Thank you so much, Vishnupriya.
      Vishnupriya, you are really kind. To further contemplate and investigate the nature of life, awareness, and the underlying fabric of reality, your response highlights the fundamental linkages between philosophical, metaphysical, and scientific notions. I am confident in your familiarity with both related topics.
      The concept of an essential function played by a witness or observer is central to both Advaita philosophy and quantum mechanics. Both paths result in the same place.
      Quantum physics postulates the existence of a ground-level field or energy state from which all forces and particles emerge.

      Cosmic Shakti and Conscious Entity (String Theory), as you put it: Your insight, like that of string theory, provides the idea of cosmic shakti, or power, as the materialization of a conscious entity.
      The Big Bang hypothesis postulates that the source of all space-time energy was a singularity of unlimited mass. Due to the lack of space and time beyond this singularity, the standard principles of physics no longer apply.
      To the singularity, the laws of cause and effect break down, hinting at a separation between maker and made, maybe under the control of some unseen intelligence and higher purpose.
      You inspired me because there is a lot of information to be uncovered by in-depth research and reflection on these topics.
      Thanks again. If possible, please share this post in your media.
      Best wishes.
      God bless you all.

      1. Sir, The pursuit of knowledge is a noble endeavor, and it is through curiosity and exploration that we continue to expand our understanding of the universe and our place within it. I will certainly share your post in the relevant media channels, hoping to inspire others on their own quests for knowledge and enlightenment.

  3. ‘Unified perfectly’…. this article is one of those, that’s the need of the hour…when. science is moving back towards vedas and othe ancient Indian scriptures… thanks for sharing Sir.πŸ™πŸ™

    1. Malvika, many thanks. I know you understand both parallels.
      Advaita Philosophy and quantum physics emphasize the need of a witness. Both reach similar conclusions.
      Quantum physics suggests a basic field or energy state that generates all forces and particles.
      As you said, it’s important.
      Space-time energy came from an unlimited mass singularity, according to the Big Bang hypothesis. Space and time disappear beyond this singularity, breaking down traditional physics.
      At the singularity, cause and effect do not apply, suggesting a gap between creator and created, maybe guided by an unknown intelligence and purpose.
      Share this post with friends.
      Best wishes.
      Be blessed constantly.

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