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

I’m happy to say that these four books have taught me a lot about the “Absolute”. I think they illuminate science, philosophy, and spirituality. Modern physicists are continuously searching for the “Theory of Everything,” and these works have helped me comprehend.

Each of the books mentioned here, explores different aspects of the relationship between science, philosophy, and spirituality.

The Tao of Physics by Fritjof Capra is a pioneering work that draws parallels between Eastern mysticism, particularly Taoism, and modern physics. It suggests that both perspectives converge on a fundamental understanding of reality.

A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking is a seminal work that aims to make complex scientific concepts accessible to a broader audience. It primarily deals with the nature of the universe, its origins, and fundamental concepts in physics, such as black holes and the Big Bang.

The God Equation by Michio Kaku delves into the quest for a “Theory of Everything” in modern physics, which would unify all fundamental forces in the universe. It explores concepts like string theory and the potential implications of such a theory.

Modern Physics and Vedanta by Swami Jitatmananda bridges the gap between ancient Indian philosophy (Vedanta) and modern physics. It attempts to show the similarities in the understanding of reality between these seemingly disparate traditions.

Adding the Ten Principal Upanishads to your reading list is an excellent suggestion. These ancient texts form the core philosophical teachings of Vedanta and provide profound insights into the nature of reality, consciousness, and the self. The Upanishad emphasizes the idea that every individual’s birth is part of a larger cosmic process, and the universe is the ultimate parent of all beings. 

There are fascinating parallels between the concepts in quantum physics, cosmology, and the Panchagni Vidya regarding non-duality:

  1. Non-Duality and Quantum Physics:
    • In quantum physics, the principle of non-duality is echoed in phenomena like entanglement, where particles become correlated and act as a single system regardless of distance. This challenges the notion of separate, independent entities.
    • The uncertainty principle also highlights the inherent interconnectedness, suggesting that attributes like position and momentum cannot be simultaneously precisely known.
  2. Cosmology and Non-Duality:
    • Cosmology, particularly theories like the Big Bang, indicates that the entire universe emerged from an initial singularity—a state of undivided oneness. This aligns with the idea of non-duality, where all phenomena originate from a singular source.
  3. Panchagni Vidya and Modern Science:
    • The Panchagni Vidya, with its teaching of interconnectedness and non-duality, offers a philosophical perspective that resonates with the findings of modern science.
    • The metaphor of the five fires illustrates the interdependence of various elements, reflecting the interplay of forces in the cosmos.
  4. Implications for Understanding Reality:
    • These similarities suggest a converging understanding of reality across different disciplines. The recognition of non-duality implies a fundamental unity underlying the diverse manifestations of the universe.
  5. Bridge Between Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science:
    • The convergence of these concepts showcases the potential for ancient philosophical wisdom, like that found in the Upanishads, to align with and even complement modern scientific insights.

Beyond the Brain: Exploring Universal Connectedness through Human Consciousness

Welcome to the Realm of Connected Consciousness:

Here we will discuss the Boundless Potential of Universal Interconnectedness:

Let us first understand ” Non-Local Consciousness:

Non- Local consciousness is a profound concept rooted in ancient Hindu philosophy, specifically in Vedanta. The word ” Chaitanya” (Absolute Nature of Brahman)This is often referred to Awareness which is again Universal and interconnected consciousness. According to Vedanta, “Brahman” is described as the ultimate reality or the absolute consciousness that underlies and pervades everything in the Universe. According to this belief, our individual consciousness is not limited to the boundaries of our physical bodies, but rather extends beyond and connected with Cosmic Consciousness, which permeates the entire Universe. Even beyond time and space. This interconnectedness suggests that we are all interconnected beings, part of the whole Universe(s). As such our thoughts and actions have far reaching effects beyond what we may perceive on this Earth. 

There is one type of meditation known as “All-Absorbent Meditation” which refers to a practice of meditation that involves focusing the mind on the ultimate reality and experiencing a state of pure consciousness in which the individual self merges with the Universal Self.

This is a research-based topic.

This discussion is on the concept of “Universal connectedness through human consciousness outside the brain”. While traditionally considered localized within the confines of the brain, emerging evidence and theoretical frameworks propose the existence of a broader, non-localized consciousness that extends beyond individual boundaries. By examining various studies from the fields of neuroscience, parapsychology, and quantum physics, this article is presented before you to explore the potential for interconnectedness among human consciousness. 

Here, I will recommend reading of two research-based documents on “Nol-Local Consciousness”. Readers will have a comprehensive overview of this enigmatic topic.

1) “The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena” by Dean Radin. In this groundbreaking work, parapsychologist Dean Radin presents empirical evidence and studies that supports the existence of Non-Local Consciousness.

2) “Entangled Minds: Extrasensory Experiences in a Quantum Reality” by Dean Radin. In this follow up work, writer goes deeper into the connection between Quantum physics and Non-Local Consciousness. Role of entanglement has been explored to explain the interconnectedness, we are discussing about.

Key Words:


Human consciousness has long been regarded as a product of neural activity occurring exclusively within the brain. However, recent research and theoretical developments challenge this notion, suggesting that consciousness might transcend individual minds and exhibit interconnectedness on a universal scale. This topic aims to investigate the possibility of universal connectedness through human consciousness outside the brain by analysing empirical studies, theoretical frameworks, and philosophical perspectives.

Interconnectedness: let’s know:

In the perspective of Vedanta, interconnectedness refers to the fundamental oneness that underlies all of existence. According to Vedantic philosophy, there is a profound interconnectedness between all living beings and the entire universe, transcending apparent boundaries and divisions.

“यस्मिन्सर्वाणि भूतानि आत्मैवाभूद् विजानतः। तत्र को मॊहः कः शॊक एकत्वमनुपश्यतः॥”

The shloka says: “When a person realizes the Self (Atman) in all beings and all beings in the Self, what delusion and sorrow can ever be there for the seer?”

This shloka emphasizes the profound truth that when one truly understands the interconnectedness of all beings and recognizes the oneness that exists, they transcend the illusions of delusion and sorrow. The awareness of interconnectedness leads to a deep sense of unity, compassion, and harmony with the entire cosmos.

Non-Local Consciousness and Parapsychological Phenomena:

Parapsychological phenomena, such as telepathy, precognition, and remote viewing, challenge conventional notions of consciousness confined to the brain. This section examines studies and evidence related to parapsychological phenomena, investigating the potential link between these phenomena and the existence of non-local consciousness.

Example of Parapsychological phenomena: Remote Viewing.

Remote viewing is a fascinating parapsychological phenomenon where individuals claim to perceive distant or unseen objects, locations, or events using extrasensory perception. It suggests the potential for consciousness to transcend physical boundaries and access information beyond the conventional senses.

Quantum Physics and Consciousness:

Quantum physics offers intriguing insights into the nature of reality, suggesting a fundamental interconnectedness of all things at a quantum level. This section explores the intersection of quantum physics and consciousness, discussing theories such as quantum entanglement and the role of consciousness in the collapse of the wave function.

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Consciousness and the Nature of Reality:

The interconnectedness of consciousness beyond the brain raises profound questions about the nature of reality. This section delves into philosophical perspectives, including idealism and panpsychism, which propose that consciousness is not a product of matter but a fundamental aspect of reality itself.

Upanishads teaches on the interconnectedness of consciousness. Chandogya Upanishad: Ch-6.8.7: Shloka says: ” Sarvam Khalvidam Brahma”- “All this is Brahman”- This means that all-pervading nature of Brahman, signifies the interconnectedness of everything in the Universe through supreme Consciousness.

Some notable books that explore the relationship between consciousness and the nature of reality:

  1. “The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena” by Dean Radin
  2. “The Nature of Consciousness: Essays on the Unity of Mind and Matter” edited by Rupert Spira
  3. “Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe” by Robert Lanza and Bob Berman
  4. “The User Illusion: Cutting Consciousness Down to Size” by Tor Nørretranders
  5. “The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos” by Brian Greene
  6. “The Quantum World: Quantum Physics for Everyone” by Kenneth W. Ford
  7. “The Physics of Consciousness: The Quantum Mind and the Meaning of Life” by Evan Harris Walker
  8. “The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism” by Fritjof Capra
  9. “The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality” by Dalai Lama
  10. “The Mind’s I: Fantasies and Reflections on Self and Soul” edited by Douglas R. Hofstadter and Daniel C. Dennett.
  11. “The Quantum Mind and Healing: How to Listen and Respond to Your Body’s Symptoms” by Arnold Mindell
  12. “The Self-Aware Universe: How Consciousness Creates the Material World” by Amit Goswami
  13. “Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness” by Bruce Rosenblum and Fred Kuttner
  14. “The Holographic Universe: The Revolutionary Theory of Reality” by Michael Talbot
  15. “The Physics of Consciousness: The Quantum Mind and the Meaning of Life” by Evan Harris Walker
  16. “Quantum Physics of Consciousness: The Quest for a Theory of Everything” by Graham Smetham
  17. “Mind and the Quantum: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness” by David Bohm and Basil Hiley
  18. “The Quantum Theory of Consciousness: Toward a Theory of Everything” by Gerhard Grössing
  19. “Consciousness and the Universe: Quantum Physics, Evolution, Brain & Mind” by Roger Penrose and Stuart Hameroff
  20. “Quantum Mechanics and Consciousness: The Quest for a Common Conceptual Foundation” edited by Michael Silberstein, Mark W. Schlosshauer, and William McQueen.
  21. Evolve your Brain: The Science of Changing your Mind: By Joe Dispenza: 
  22. THE BIOLOGY OF BELIEF: 10th Anniversary Edition: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles: Lipton Bruce H.
  23. THE DIVINE MATRIX: Bridging Time, Space, Miracles, and Belief. By GREGG BRADEN
  24. Taking the Quantum Leap: The new Physics for Non-scientists: By Fred Alan Wolf
  25. You are the Universe by Deepak Chopra and Menas Kafatos.
I have had the opportunity to engage with a wide array of books from the aforementioned list which are in bold with a colour italic.

In my past writings within “My Journey through Books series” I have expounded upon the evolution of my fascination with the study of consciousness and the pursuit of an enlightened state. 

My journey through Books 

Awareness: The Ultimate Truth

According to my studies, I would like to highlight the contributions of notable figures such as David Chalmers, the Penrose-Hameroff approach, David Bohm, John von Neumann, and the ongoing research conducted by the Heart-Math Institute.


While the traditional view of consciousness as an isolated phenomenon within the brain has prevailed for centuries, emerging research and theoretical frameworks point to a more expansive and interconnected nature of human consciousness. By examining evidence from neuroscience, parapsychology, and quantum physics, this research topic sheds light on the potential existence of universal connectedness through consciousness outside the brain. 

My journey through Books: Part-3 [ A Quantum Touch]

In this post, I will emphasize on my miraculous experiences, which I consider as chances in my favour. This was possible by the effective study and practice of activating “Power of Subconscious Mind”.

I consider those events as miracles, because I got links and guidance from unseen and invisible Power within. It is as if someone is guiding through several means, continuously, to get whatever is required in the path to progress.

As I mentioned in my previous post that the most important scientific Book helped me was:

” THE BIOLOGY OF BELIEF: 10th Anniversary Edition: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles: Lipton Bruce H.”

What Influenced me while reading the book?

Research made at Stanford University’s School of Medicine by Bruce Lipton revealed that the environment operating through the cell membrane controlled the behaviour and physiology of cells, turning genes on and off.  I was reading the book and at the same time I was watching his series of lectures at different places all over the world. Bruce mentioned in his lectures about Quantum Physics.

Quantum physics says that the world visible to us we believe, is composed of matter, which is nothing but illusion. Everything is Energy. There is no such thing as matter. as such I felt an urge to study ” Quantum Physics“. As you know that by this time, I finished the famous book The Power of your Subconscious Mind”: By Joseph Murphy

Study of Quantum Physics became a necessity for me. 

And Miracle Happened [16/12/2018]!

One fine morning, all on a sudden, one of my senior colleagues, Shri Amar Kanti Pal, came to my residence and suggested me to do ongoing physics course from IIT/KANPUR under the leadership of well-known prof H C VERMA. Immediately enrolled first course “Basics of Special Theory of Relativity “.

I am happy to share my certificate here:

I developed immense interest [intense desire] to learn more and more on Subconscious mind, Quantum, Philosophy, life experiences, life cycle, human sufferings, etc. which are all interrelated topics. As a result, I got chance to study further and further from the courses conducted by Indian Institute of Technology. KANPUR.

Another Miracle!

The Second course, the most desired and most important was ” Basics of Quantum Mechanics” which helped me to grasp sacred Texts of Upanishads [ ADVAITA VEDANTA]: 

Initially, I found the course very interesting which started becoming tough later on but managed with rigorous studies.

Max Planck is said to be father of quantum Mechanics. see what he said:

That is why I consider these studies as chances (as miracles).

Course on Quantum mechanics was highly beneficial for me because, when I was studying ancient Indian philosophy (Advaita Vedanta), I came across so many writers, speakers, scientists who referred quantum physics, quantum biology for understanding the Reality as mentioned in Vedanta. To some extent understood what the subjects says. 
I noticed that most of the modern writers, pointed towards quantum physics for understanding the Subject/object, Observer/observed, seer/seen related topics mainly when the subject is consciousness. Advaita Vedanta focuses on consciousness, which is the cause of this Universe, not the matter. Material realism can no longer be the only ontological explanation for the Universe. Human consciousness cannot be ignored.

Classical Physics vs Quantum Physics:

Laws of classical physics [ NEWTONIAN PHYSICS] is based on matters and 3D system which affirms that there is always separation between the KNOWER & KNOWN (object). Classical physics doesn’t work in the study of subatomic particle’s behaviour and thus in the study of life science. Here matter creates Consciousness.
Whereas Quantum physics works well in the study of subatomic particles which are building blocks of this Universe and basically, its nature is waves. This quantum mechanics theory suggests abolishing absolute separation between the KNOWN & KNOWER. Here Consciousness creates matter.

In quantum theory, we have seen objects exists in more than one place at the same time as a wave.

Three distinct and major areas of Quantum theory give bewildering results.

1. Entanglement:

It is connectedness between two objects so intimate that they behave as one, instantly and forever, even if they are separated by the width of galaxies. Double slit experiment clears its spookiness. 

2. Complementarity:

As formulated by Niels Bohr, a leading founder of quantum physics, the principle holds that objects can display themselves in one way or another, but not both. In fact, the object does not have an existence in particular location with specific motion. Only the observer’s knowledge and activities cause it to come into existence in some place or with some particular animation. At an instant, an object may be either a wave or a particle, but not both.

3. Wave function collapse:

This supports that Biocentrism is wave function collapse when we try to measure an object in its subatomic level it’s wave function collapse. At the moment of observation, it takes a definite existence.

According to German physicist MAX BORN (1926), Quantum waves are “waves of probability”, not waves of material.

A wave of Probability is nothing but a likely outcome. Point to be noted here that materials are made of subatomic particles. Subatomic particles behave as wave until OBSEVER tries to measure it. And wave is intangible.
Noble physicist John Wheeler once said,” No phenomenon is real phenomenon until it is an observed phenomenon” Above statement is very important in the perspective of Vedanta and Quantum mechanics. There is more to write. May Maybe next time.

And the third course was “Advanced course on Special theory of Relativity”.

" Learning is the only thing the mind never exhaust, never fears, and never regrets" This was stated by Leonardo Da Vinci, who was well known Italian painter, draftsman, sculptor, architect and engineer (1452-1519)."

Thus, I believe very clearly, that our consciousness creates our life experiences. We no longer have to view ourselves as passive, or unable to influence our material circumstances. We are not victims of what’s happening.

My personal experiences made me understand, that our Consciousness creates reality in life as because mind sends signals to the nervous system, which controls genes and that is Epigenetics (Above genes). 

We need to rewrite our Subconscious programmes.


a) Study of Quantum physics made me believe that Thoughts create Reality!

b) I realised that there is a mechanism where Higher Intelligence works inside our body and mind, and it is connected to Universal Mind.

c) Many people have heard about placebo effect. This is a term that is frequently used in modern science to describe how conscious mind creates healing of body thinking positive.

d) All my conscious attention is focused in gaining knowledge [Brahma Vidya]. As such my energy has been invested mostly in learning and sharing. I wish to live my life in a state of love.

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