The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism, by Fritjof Capra and published in 1975, is a remarkable work which reveals the fact that subatomic physics has mystical connotations. To quote Dr. Capra, "Physicists do not need mysticism and mystics do not need physics, but humanity needs both." Since then this message has gained timeless importance.
With Max Planck's formulation of the quantum theory, modern physics has moved closer to certain remarkably comparable conclusions that the Eastern mystics arrived at more than 2500 years ago: everything in this Universe is linked together, without involving any wholly independent parts, and that goes for the human consciousness too, which is also not independent of the Universe, in turn. By reaching into a state of consciousness that is profoundly meditative, Eastern mystics of ancient times have intuitively felt that the unified fullness of reality, referred to as Tao in Taoism, Dhamma in Buddhism, and Brahman in Hinduism, can leave behind every other conscious thought as well as language from one's mind.
To those ancient mystics, language brings to the fore the illusion of independence and separateness which is by the way the characteristic of Western philosophy and science too, as culminated in Newtonian physics. The accepted Western outlook of separateness is basically a reflection of the anthropocentric and patriarchal views of Christianity.
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