Monday, May 21, 2007

Wave or Particle Self?

In physics, complementarity is a basic principle of quantum theory referring to effects such as the wave-particle duality, in which different measurements made on a system reveal it to have either particle-like or wave-like properties.

Perhaps the self is like a beam of light; it can be considered as both a wave and a particle. From the Western point of view the self is a discrete particle, but from the Eastern, non-dual perspective it is a wave in a continuous pervasive medium from which it is inseparable.

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