Friday, February 01, 2008


The world is given to me only once, not one existing and one perceived. Subject and object are only one. The barrier between them cannot be said to have broken down as a result of recent experience in the physical sciences, for this barrier does not exist.
There is obviously only one alternative, namely the unification of minds or consciousnesses. Their multiplicity is only apparent, in truth there is only one mind.
The material world has only been constructed at the price of taking the self, that is, mind, out of it, removing it; mind is not part of it...
Matter and energy seem granular in structure, and so does 'life', but not so mind.

Erwin Schroedinger (1887-1961) Austrian theoretical physicist, was a professor at several universities in Europe. He was awarded the Nobel prize for his work on Quantum Mechanics, in 1933. During the Hitler era he was dismissed from his position for his opposition to Nazi ideas and he fled to England. He was a keen student of Advaita Vedanta philosophy.

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