Einstein Meets the Vedas: Parallel Sayings in Science and Spirituality

Comparing wisdom from scientists and great religious leaders.

BY: Edited by Thomas McFarlane


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The common words "space" and "time" refer to a structure of space and time that is actually an idealization and oversimplification.
Werner Heisenberg

There is nothing like an absolute time which remains as a reality apart from successive events. Time and space are derived notions, modes of reference.
K. Venkata Ramanan

What we perceive through the senses as empty space...is the ground for the existence of everything, including ourselves. The things that appear to our senses are derivative forms and their true meaning can be seen only when we consider the plenum, in which they are generated and sustained, and into which they must ultimately vanish.
David Bohm

Wherefrom do all these worlds come? They come from space. All beings arise from space, and into space they return: space is indeed their beginning, and space is their final end.
The Upanishads

Causality may be considered as a mode of perception by which we reduce our sense impressions to order.
Niels Bohr

Time, space, and causation are like the glass through which the Absolute is seen.... In the Absolute there is neither time, space, nor causation.

A theory is the more impressive the greater the simplicity of its premises is, the more different kinds of things it relates, and the more extended is its area of applicability.
Albert Einstein

As in science, so in metaphysical thought, that general and ultimate solution is likely to be the best which includes and accounts for all so that each truth of experience takes its place in the whole.
Sri Aurobindo

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