Early Buddhism, Quantum Physics, and Relativity(DVD,CD)


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The 20th century stated with two groundbreaking scientific revolutions: quantum mechanics and relativity. Quantum mechanics state that elementary systems only have rea ldefinite local properties if and when observed by a conscious observer. This squares well with early Buddhism's idea of Emptiness(Sunnata) and emphasis on Experience as the sole reality. Special relativity introduced length-contraction and time-dilation similar to Buddhism's concept of seeing all states as conditional relations (Patthana) between mind and its object, thus also renouncing the naive idea of local reality existing independent of the observing mind. Join Buddhist monk and scientist Bhante Samahita for a discussion on the convergence of Buddhism quantum physics and relativity.