Death: The Quantum Transition

Death: The Quantum Transition


Consciousness and Quantum States:

According to the Bhagavad Gita, a soul’s level of awareness at the time of death determines its path in the afterlife. This is consistent with the Orch-OR theory, which suggests that tubulins and other components of microtubules within neurons may play a crucial role in the formation of consciousness. It is speculated that these tubulins exist in a quantum superposition state.

Transition at the Moment of Death:

Both views assume that a significant shift or transformation occurs at the time of death. The Bhagavad Gita emphasizes the significance of this moment, saying that one’s thoughts at this time determine the nature of their next life. At the moment of death, tubulins are hypothesized to go from a classical to a quantum coherence state in Orch-OR.

According to the Bhagavad Gita, one’s mental disposition might have a bearing on their afterlife. Orch-OR argues in an analogous way, speculating that the quantum processes occurring at the time of death may have consequences for the persistence of consciousness after the body dies.

Integration of Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science:

In the House of Death: Story of a Boy-Nachiketas: Part-1

In an effort to comprehend the nature of consciousness and its relationship to life and death, these viewpoints combine old philosophical insights (from the Bhagavad Gita) with current scientific ideas (from Orch-OR).

The Quantum Dance of Consciousness and Mortality:

For countless years, people of many philosophical, spiritual, and scientific persuasions have pondered and investigated the nature of death. The idea that one’s final thoughts greatly impact the hereafter is elaborated upon in the Bhagavad Gita and the Katha Upanishad, two ancient works of Hindu philosophy. Modern science backs up this notion; for instance, it is a key component of the theories of renowned anaesthesiologist Dr. Stuart Hameroff, who contends that there is a quantum link between living things and their dying hosts. The purpose of this essay is to shed light on the possible scientific foundations of life after death by exploring the confluence of various ideas.

Quantum Connection: Hameroff’s Hypothesis

Consciousness in the Universe-Orch-OR Theory

Dr. Stuart Hameroff and physicist Sir Roger Penrose have proposed a theory that suggests microtubules, important structural elements within neurons, play a significant role in the emergence of consciousness.

Based on quantum mechanical principles, this theory postulates that microtubules can exist in quantum superposition, or a condition where they have properties of numerous possible states at once. The fields of quantum biology and the study of consciousness have both taken an interest in Orchestrated Objective Reduction (Orch-OR).

Microtubules: Quantum Coherence at a Cellular Level

1996 Orchestrated Objective Reduction of Quantum Coherence in Brain Microtubules – A Model For Consciousness

Microtubules are cylindrical structures found in cells throughout the body, including neurons. They play crucial roles in cellular division, intracellular transport, and maintaining cell shape. Hameroff and Penrose’s hypothesis proposes that the quantum behavior of microtubules may be linked to the emergence of consciousness.

Quantum Superposition: A Fundamental Quantum Phenomenon

(27579) Dr. Stuart Hameroff on the Role of Microtubules in Brain Functions and Consciousness #15 – YouTube

Quantum superposition is a principle in quantum mechanics that allows particles to exist in multiple states or positions simultaneously until observed or measured. This concept is usually associated with subatomic particles, but Hameroff and Penrose suggest that microtubules, at a much larger cellular level, might also exhibit this behavior.

Orch-OR and the Transition from Life to Death

Transition at the Point of Death:

According to Orch-OR, at the moment of death, there is a transition in the quantum state of tubulins. These tubulins transition from a classical state with deterministic physical properties to a quantum coherence state. In this state, tubulins may form a widespread quantum network within the brain.

This hypothesized quantum coherence at the point of death implies a potential for a profound alteration in the fundamental nature of consciousness. It suggests that consciousness might not end suddenly but instead change, possibly creating a kind of quantum connection that goes beyond the limits of physical existence.

In this configuration, a broad quantum network may be formed, opening the door to quantum communication. This predicted quantum coherence in the brain at the time of death may have a significant impact on consciousness and the afterlife.

The Quantum Fetus: A Bridge to Life After Death

Hameroff’s hypothesis further extends to the intriguing concept of the quantum foetus. It proposes that during the quantum state of a dying individual, there exists a potential connection to a foetus in a pregnant woman’s womb. This hypothesis suggests a profound interplay between life, death, and the continuum of existence.


Death is not the final chapter in the story of life, but rather a quantum jump from one state of being to another. Through the prism of quantum physics, we can see beyond the limitations of our mortal bodies and grasp the whole scope of this transformation. It’s a gentle but powerful reminder that our whole existence and awareness are intertwined with the very fabric of the cosmos.

Quantum coherence development via transcendental meditation adds depth to this comprehension. The tiny vibrations of the quantum realm can be matched by digging into the depths of one’s own mind. We may create a resonance that is in tune with the quantum fabric of reality via the cultivation of concentrated intent and inner quiet. By engaging in these practices, we may make it through the change with ease and a stronger sense of belonging to the cosmos.

When we accept this point of view, we may confront death with a sense of surprise and amazement, since we know that the journey does not end with our physical death. Let us, therefore, cast aside our apprehension of change and instead welcome it with enthusiasm and an eagerness to learn more about the possibilities that lie ahead. The comforting realization that we are perpetual nomads in the limitless expanse of the cosmos helps us through the ups and downs of this quantum waltz of life and death.

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Arun Singha

Retired from AIRPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA as Dy. General Manager (CNS).BSc(Mathematics Honors). Age 60years. Studying ancient Indian Philosophy along with modern physics and modern Biology. Follow Dr. Bruce H Lipton, Dr. JOE DISPENJA , Gregg Braden and Swami Sarvapriyananda among others. Writing consolidated articles on Upanishads, Advaita Vedanta and other ancient Indian Texts. Wish to work for the society to help people through personal guidance, motivation. Self has work experience of 36 years in the field of Air Navigation Service at different Airports in India. Gained vast experience in handling man and machine. Would like to reach to the people to share my life experiences, how I had overcome great challenges and difficulties at different times and positions.

18 thoughts on “Death: The Quantum Transition”

  1. Thank you, Arun, for such a fascinating topic! I still think, that it will take time to discover the reality of dying and after life as it is a complex issue.


    1. Yes Joanna.
      I find lots of connections between modern science and ancient Vedantic thoughts.
      That is why I am now engaged in deep studies of this quantum world in micro and macro.
      Best regards for your reply.

  2. Thanks sir, for giving a new insight on this ocean of consciousness and debunking Orch- or theory in a simplified manner. Would love to read more such articles.

    1. Thank you so much for your comments and lovely words. Your name is not visible. Written as “someone”.
      I would be very happy to know your name, please.
      Best wishes.

  3. Hi Sir, it’s so wonderfully presented as usual. Death is a profound and inevitable transition in life. Some consider it akin to a quantum shift, a transformation that remains mysterious and holds a unique place in the human experiences. Applause for your efforts and patience to bring such excellent contents to the readers. ❤🙏🙏

    1. Thank you so much for your comments. Indeed, death is the transition of a state from one to another. Our lives are of a transient nature. Now science is working on the mystery of death. In this regard, there is an Upanishad. Katha upanishad. Very interesting story with the highest level of teaching.
      You can read my blog on it. You will definitely like it.

      Best wishes to you, Suma.
      God bless you and your family.
      Take care.

  4. Sir, Death is a taboo notion which is hard to comply due to its experiential factor and more to do with witnessing as a subject. The scientific blends are beginning to discover the elements by nitpicking what is available at their disposal in objective representation. Sadly, this do not sit well with agnostic. For example, Does seeker choose liberation or god choose seekers for liberation? Who makes the choice? In advaita, We always emphasize our effort, We emphasize Freewill, We emphasize taking responsibility for our moksa, We are one who has to choose moksa, We are one who have to work for moksa. So, Emphasis is on Our Freewill, Our Efforts, Our Responsibility. Based on my vedantic conviction orated by Swami Dayananda Saraswathi, I have to tell there is an experience of duality, gain and loss, birth and death.. but all divisions I experience is all like imaginary world which is seen in the evening sky, Gandharva nagarah.. It is always a pleasure to talk about intricate facts of relic to prod and ever presence of your posts make this possible. Thank you for the efforts. Be safe and Take care 🙏

    1. Thank you so much, Vishnupriya, for your beautiful insights on the topic.
      Your detailed comments need to be included in my next part of the post on death. You have considered many points from the perspective of our ancient philosophy.
      Thanks a lot.
      Best wishes.🙏😊
      Take care.

  5. Good afternoon, Arun.
    It is such a difficult topic for a person to think about death. But when faced with the fact of the death of a loved one, you inevitably think about what’s next.
    After my father’s death, I think more and more about how he died, what he felt, what he thought at that moment, how his soul would travel further.
    I am tormented by the question – why do some people suffer quietly, in their sleep, without suffering, while others suffer, convulse, and are in death agony. Is this connected with how a person relates to the very fact of his death, whether he accepts this situation, or with every fiber of his soul he clings to earthly life to the last. How will this near-death state affect the life of his consciousness?
    From your article we can clearly conclude that it will be reflected. But I would like to understand how it will be reflected. What worldview should one come to so that death would be a leap that would make a painless transition to another state of a person?

    Best wishes, Olga

    1. Hello Olga,
      Good evening.
      I’m truly sorry to hear about your loss, and I want to offer my deepest condolences. Losing someone is a great loss.
      Losing a father is a great loss.
      I lost my father in 1992, when I was posted to a location about 2000 km away. I could not see him any more. It’s natural to contemplate the nature of life, death, and what lies beyond, especially in the face of such a significant event.🙏

      1. Hello Olga,
        Vedanta describes death as a passage from the physical body to an immaterial realm. The Atman (soul) is thought to exist independently of the human bodily form and to be eternal.
        It is possible to make a more amicable exit by embracing the impermanence of existence and the finality of death. Realizing that one’s essential nature, or Atman, is immortal and immune to decay is foundational to this kind of peace with oneself. The practice of separating oneself from the body and strengthening one’s identification with the eternal Atman can help one develop a cool and collected attitude toward death.
        Knowing that the body is temporary and the soul is immortal can help reduce anxiety about dying. Even if there is physical pain involved, this can help the dying process become more peaceful.
        Your response is greatly appreciated.
        Warmest regards.
        Enjoy yourself immensely.

      2. Thank you very much, Arun.
        It is clear that the loss of a father is irreparable, no matter what people say.
        It was painful. Perhaps this is always the case. But many of my friends say that they fell asleep and didn’t wake up. Calm and quiet.
        So you wonder what this is connected with.

        Best regards, Olga

        1. This is called universality.
          Also called entangled.
          This universe is entangled.
          Quantum entanglement is everywhere.
          Thank you so much for sharing your feelings 😊🙏

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