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Vedic Knowledge and Quantum Mechanics.
The study of materialistic Quantum Mechanics takes many years but even then one’s knowledge of physical reality is incomplete. Materialistic science contains incomplete knowledge of matter and spirit.
However, the Vedas explain all, making the knowledge they give complete by combined material and spiritual understanding. For example, they described the material energy as being composed of the smallest particles, paramanu’s. Because of the interplay of the qualities (called the modes or gunas,) of these particles, the desires of the souls and the Supersoul the material world becomes manifested.
Enquist and McDonald (2006) estimated the numbers of all the protons in the universe to be 2×10^78.
Particles need a designer and creator to become the objects which form together this material world.
Hence there is a creator of this world. So God exists.
In this essay we will briefly describe the Vedic teaching (gathered from the Vedas the timeless wisdom of India and its followers) and Quantum Mechanics (QM) from materialistic scientific sources and the similarities and divergences.
The first question is what is QM? QM is a theory developed to attempt to describe mechanics or workings of the different quanta of matter and its energies. It deals with the behavior these particles on the atomic and subatomic scale. It attempts to describe and account for the constituents of molecules and atoms such as — electrons, protons, neutrons, energetic particles such as photons, and other more esoteric particles such as quarks, gluons etc.
NOTE: in the purport to Srimad Bhagavatam 3.11.1 Srila Prabhupada states, that science has not yet found the ultimate smallest indivisible particle called paramanu (“the atom”). Gautama Muni’s definition of the atom is similar to Srimad Bhagavatam’s: param va truteh – the “atom” is that which is not capable of being divided.
During their research work, some scientists studied the Vedic Sankhya – the analytical study of matter and Vaisesika – the atomic theory because they recognized similarities with QM. For example, Physics Nobel Laureate Eugene Wigner said: “… the basic philosophical ideas of the Bhagavad Gita on existence are virtually identical with those which quantum mechanics lead me to.” Werner Heisenberg who published the theory of quantum mechanics in 1925 and was Phisics Nobel Laureate (1932) stated, “After the conversations about Indian philosophy, some of the ideas of Quantum Physics that had seemed so crazy suddenly made much more sense”.
QM theory includes the existence of many dimensions. The also Vedas also explain that there are unlimited number of higher dimensions in addition to the four dimensions known to our conditioned senses. (These are length, breadth, height and duration of time).
In the Vedic sources, Banasura used 1,000 arms to work 500 bows to shoot 2,000 arrows at a time at Krishna. In this case, we are dealing with a materially embodied being liv ing on the earth. One might wonder how 500 material arms could be mounted on one shoulder without interfering with one another. If this is possible, how could they aim 500 bows in the same direction at once? Did the bows pass through each other? In the book ‘Vedic Cosmography and Astronomy” Sadaputa Prabhu explains that this phenomena was possible because of Banasura’s body existed in the higher dimensional space. The whole battle was in a more subtle reality.