“The object of thought becomes progressively clearer with an accumulation of different perspectives on it.”
Recently I wanted to study and think about the wisdom of pursuing the understanding of the nature of the universe,
Consciousness and existence under the aegis of quantum physics’ cutting edge,
has originally experiential realizations, eventually resulting in organized religion
Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Shamanism, and accounts of the life and teachings of Jesus have all signposted my journey. However, while the realizations and subsequent teachings these systems contain may fundamentally hold a universal truth (the original experiential realizations) they are inherently expressed within the metaphors, language and ultimately the culture within which they arose.
The Zero-Point Field
A physicist by the name of Ervin Laszlo (who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 and 2005) considers the zero-point field to be the fundamental underlying basis for reality. Laszlo sees the zero-point field as the basis for the entire realm of manifest phenomena, including mass, energy, and information. The zero-point field stores information and according to Laszlo may very well be accessible by human consciousness non-sensorially in the form of intuitions, images, archetypes and the seemingly anomalous contents of altered-state experiences.
Laszlo writes about the zero-point field:
“There the almost infinitely varied things and forms of the manifest world are united in an essential oneness at a deeper level. At the fundamental level of reality the forms of existing things dissolve into formlessness, living organisms exist in a state of pure potentiality, and dynamic functions condense into static stillness. All attributes of the manifest world merge into a state beyond attributes. Time, space and causality are transcended in a state of pure being: the state of Brahman. Absolute reality is the reality of Brahman; the manifest world enjoys but a derived, secondary reality – mistaking it for the real is the illusion of maya.”