Within this grand cosmic environment, we participate in a spiraling ladder of evolution not unlike the DNA helix. And when world shaking events occur, or big ideas come along, they effect our developmental tree of decisions, the choices we make as a species and as individuals. Then, we must grow and adapt within this magnificent web of intercausality.
One big set of ideas calling for more growth comes from an emergent ideology called Quantum Biology, an offshoot of Quantum Physics. Keep in mind though that these are formal academic words for much larger, even philosophical concepts that expand our consciousness and awareness. Now it can be said that not everybody out there is on the same page of self-awareness. There are levels. But everyone has the opportunity should they choose to keep learning and exposing themselves to new ideas. Though, it’s also said that under this vast umbrella called the universe, there’s nothing entirely new, that everything can be traced back to the same building blocks.
Quantum Physics is the study of these building blocks, the unseen forces, and with Quantum Biology their interaction and entanglement with our cellular systems. Some define these quanta as packets of light energy, or photons, infinitesimal yet cosmically important movers and balancers of everyday operations, and the elementals of all matter. (1) And having such importance, they have their own set of special behaviors, such as being able to teleport or translocate like you’d see in a science fiction movie. That science fiction is based in reality though. Have you ever noticed how the visions and fantasies that capture our imaginations the most come into being? There are lots of examples, and perhaps we have the quanta to thank as helpers.
Whatever your feelings or beliefs about the immaterial, it’s clear there is a grand design in play, from the neurons in your brain to the branches of a tree — a work of art. There are many names for the subatomic energies that help move these pieces and comprise the fabric of existence, such as the quark, proton, electron and neutrino. These particles have been observed as having dual wave and particle function, among possibly other different behaviors. Have a look at the sand dunes in the photo. The sand is excellent example of a dual function, that’s within our visual spectrum. That’s because the sand can exist as both grains, or particles, and also as a larger wave, the dune crest of which you can clearly see. There are even different types of sand grains, depending on what mineral it’s made of.
This is a suitable analogy for the many “flavors” of quantum particles that have been discovered. As the ancient Emerald Tablet stated in a phrase that has again become popular today: “As above, so below.” The forms that we see on different levels of existence have counterparts or similar structures in other levels or dimensions. The grains of sand form the larger structure of the dune, and then dune interacts with the environment as a wave, and so on. Then behind the scenes, on the fundamental level, you have those cheeky little subatomic particles.
This is a but long way of introducing the vast network or web of existence, which we see part of, and yet don’t see all of. You could say this is a quantum physics concept, or the holographic or fractal universe. However, something very similar can be traced back 3,000 years to the Mahayana school of Buddhism.² The Atharva Veda states:
“If untold buddha-lands are reduced to atoms, in one atom are untold lands, and as in one, so in each. The atoms to which these buddha-lands are reduced in an instant are unspeakable, And so are the atoms of continuous reduction moment to moment going on for untold eons; these atoms contain lands unspeakably many, and the atoms in these lands are even harder to tell of.”³
Much later on in the 70s, author Francis Cook eloquently described Indra’s Net as follows:
“Far away in the heavenly abode of the great god Indra, there is a wonderful net which has been hung by some cunning artificer in such a manner that it stretches out infinitely in all directions. In accordance with the extravagant tastes of deities, the artificer has hung a single glittering jewel in each ‘eye’ of the net, and since the net itself is infinite in dimension, the jewels are infinite in number. There hang the jewels, glittering “like” stars in the first magnitude, a wonderful sight to behold. If we now arbitrarily select one of these jewels for inspection and look closely at it, we will discover that in its polished surface there are reflected all the other jewels in the net, infinite in number. Not only that, but each of the jewels reflected in this one jewel is also reflecting all the other jewels, so that there is an infinite reflecting process occurring.”
To be continued…
1. “The future of quantum biology,” Journal Of The Royal Society, https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsif.2018.0640#d1e495
2. “Indra’s Net,” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indra%27s_net
3. Cleary. The Flower Ornament Scripture A Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra, 1993, page 891-92
4. Cook, Francis H. (1977), Hua-Yen Buddhism: The Jewel Net of Indra, Penn State Press