“I am the Self seated in the hearts of all beings”
-Gita,Chapter 10, verse 20:
________________________________________________________________ In a universe of oneness, death is impossible Bell’s Theorem suggests that conscious human activity influences the behavior of subatomic particles in actual laboratory experiments.
The implication that human consciousness is a factor in determining the features of the ‘real’ world is affirmed by the quantum physicist H.S.Stapp. Stapp contends that Bell’s Theorem is the most important result in the history of science, and that it demonstrates the effect of human consciousness at the level of Macrocosm. The impact of our consciousness lies both in the direction of the very small and the very large (microcosm and macrocosm).
The principle of oneness is revealed through Bell’s Theorem and through the connectivity in the ‘Biodance’. In essence it says that through the unbelievable richness of contact that every human has with the universe at large and with every other human being, our concept of death is wrong. In a universe of oneness, death is impossible. The richness of connectivity renders personal extinction impossible, because personal extinction is possible only in a universe of personal isolation. We do not live in such a universe.
The failure to feel the universal oneness that envelopes us all perpetuates the greatest illusion of modern man: the inevitability of personal extinction. This illusion can be countered by an appreciation of the quality of oneness in the universe so well described by modern science.
The usual tradition of equating death with an ensuing nothingness can be abandoned, for there is no reason to believe that human death severs the quality of oneness in the universe. If we participate in this universal quality before our death, our survival after death is demanded. The oneness principle endures and we endure with it.
The theorems of Godel and John.S.Bell do much to affirm the experiences of the great Rishis of the Upanishads.
Our greatest spiritual achievement may lie in total integration of the spiritual and the physical – in realizing that the spiritual and the physical are not two aspects of ourselves but one. Perhaps the ultimate spiritual goal is to transcend nothing, but to realize the oneness of our own being, which is implied by Godel and Bell.
The view of ourselves as independent objects that are isolated from the universe we inhabit is erroneous. We cannot distance ourselves from the universe because of our oneness with it.