Multiplicity is only apparent, in truth, there is only one mind.

— Erwin Schrodinger

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Quantum physics thus reveals a basic oneness of the universe.

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There is no kind of framework within which we can find consciousness in the plural; this is simply something we construct because of the temporal plurality of individuals, but it is a false construction... The only solution to this conflict insofar as any is available to us at all lies in the ancient wisdom of the Upanishad.

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The world is a construct of our sensations, perceptions, memories.

It is convenient to regard it as existing objectively on its own. But it certainly does not become manifest by its mere existence.

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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.

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Nature has no reverence towards life.

Nature treats life as though it were the most valueless thing in the world.... Nature does not act by purposes.

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The multiplicity is only apparent. This is the doctrine of the Upanishads. And not of the Upanishads only. The mystical experience of the union with God regularly leads to this view, unless strong prejudices stand in the way.

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Vedanta teaches that consciousness is singular, all happenings are played out in one universal consciousness and there is no multiplicity of selves.

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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...

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The great revelation of the quantum theory was that features of discreteness were discovered in the Book of Nature, in a context in which anything other than continuity seemed to be absurd according to the views held until then.

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[A living organism] ... feeds upon negative entropy ... Thus the device by which an organism maintains itself stationary at a fairly high level of orderliness (= fairly low level of entropy) really consists in continually sucking orderliness from its environment.

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The verbal interpretation, on the other hand, i.

e. the metaphysics of quantum physics, is on far less solid ground. In fact, in more than forty years physicists have not been able to provide a clear metaphysical model.

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The essential feature of statistics is a prudent and systematic ignoring of details.

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About Erwin Schrodinger

Quotes 60 sayings
Nationality Austrian
Profession Scientist
Birthday August 12, 1887

For a solitary animal egoism is a virtue that tends to preserve and improve the species: in any kind of community it becomes a destructive vice.

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The mathematical framework of quantum theory has passed countless successful tests and is now universally accepted as a consistent and accurate description of all atomic phenomena.

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The organism feeds on negative entropy.

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A careful analysis of the process of observation in atomic physics has shown that the subatomic particles have no meaning as isolated entities, but can only be understood as interconnections between the preparation of an experiment and the subsequent measurement.

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An animal that embarks on forming states without greatly restricting egoism will perish.

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The stages of human development are to strive for: (1) Besitz [Possession] (2) Wissen [Knowledge] (3) Können [Ability] (4) Sein [Being].

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Science cannot tell us a word about why music delights us, of why and how an old song can move us to tears.

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In Darwin's theory, you just have to substitute 'mutations' for his 'slight accidental variations' (just as quantum theory substitutes 'quantum jump' for 'continuous transfer of energy'). In all other respects little change was necessary in Darwin's theory...

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It seems plain and self-evident, yet it needs to be said: the isolated knowledge obtained by a group of specialists in a narrow field has in itself no value whatsoever, but only in its synthesis with all the rest of knowledge and only inasmuch as it really contributes in this synthesis toward answering the demand, "Who are we?"

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Entanglement is not one but rather the characteristic trait of quantum mechanics.

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Whence come I and whither go I? That is the great unfathomable question.

Science has no answer to it.

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If all this damned quantum jumping were really here to stay, I should be sorry, I should be sorry I ever got involved with quantum theory.

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The world is given to me only once, not one existing and one perceived.

Subject and object are only one.

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The sensation of colour cannot be accounted for by the physicist's objective picture of light-waves.

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I don't like it, and I'm sorry I ever had anything to do with it.

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If you cannot - in the long run - tell everyone what you have been doing, your doing has been worthless.

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If we are going t stick to this damned quantum-jumping, then I regret that I ever had anything to do with quantum theory.

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Matter and energy seem granular in structure, and so does “life”, but not so mind.

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The plurality that we perceive is only an appearance;

it is not real. Vedantic philosophy... has sought to clarify it by a number of analogies, one of the most attractive being the many-faceted crystal which, while showing hundreds of little pictures of what is in reality a single existent object, does not really multiply that object.

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I belong to those theoreticians who know by direct observation what it means to make a measurement. Methinks it were better if there were more of them.

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The self is not so much linked to its ancestors, it is not so much the product, and merely the product, of all that, but rather, in the strictest sense of the word, the same thing as all that: the strict, direct continuation of it, just as the self aged fifty is the continuation of the self aged forty.

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Consciousness cannot be accounted for in physical terms.

For consciousness is absolutely fundamental. It cannot be accounted for in terms of anything else.

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Consciousness is a singular for which there is no plural.

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No self is of itself alone.

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I insist upon the view that 'all is waves'.

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[Plato] was the first to envisage the idea of timeless existence and to emphasize it-against reason-as a reality, more [real] than our actual experience.

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If a man never contradicts himself, the reason must be that he virtually never says anything at all.

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No self is of itself alone. It has a long chain of intellectual ancestors. The "I" is chained to ancestry by many factors ... This is not mere allegory, but an eternal memory.

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The task is not to see what has never been seen before, but to think what has never been thought before about what you see everyday.

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The present is the only thing that has no end.

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Thus you can throw yourself flat on the ground, stretched out upon Mother Earth, with certain conviction that you are one with her and she with you...

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For eternally and always there is only now, one and the same now;

the present is the only thing that has no end.

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Our perceiving self is nowhere to be found in the world-picture, because it itself is the world-picture.

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This life of yours which you are living is not merely a piece of this entire existence, but in a certain sense the whole... Thus you can throw yourself flat on the ground, stretched out upon mother earth, with the certain conviction that you are one with her and she with you.

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We must not wait for things to come, believing that they are decided by irrescindable destiny. If we want it, we must do something about it.

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Every man's world picture is and always remains a construct of his mind and cannot be proved to have any other existence.

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Consciousness is a singular of which the plural is unknown.

There is only one thing and that which seems to be a plurality is merely a series of different aspects of this one thing, produced by a deception, the Indian maya, as in a gallery of mirrors.

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