this means is that on the deepest level of existence all life and all the phenomenal universe comes from the same source. This
is the ocean of Enlightenment, the common Ground, The
ultimate reality which is the Law itself. By chanting Nam Myoho
Renge Kyo to the Dai Gohonzon we gain access to this ocean.
By practicing this Buddhism and through faith
we access the ninth consciousness, the place and nexus of living vitality, creativity,
passion and love as it is the
consciousness (which takes us beyond the limits of time and linear/emotional
polarized thinking) wherein "solutions" are not only buried in our
past but are emerging from our present and future states of consciousness. We are,
as far as our own awareness reflects, part of a conscious universe that expands
into many dimensions not immediately visible to our normal holographic senses
but visible non the less.
Our basic challenge is that we must become
aware of this system of reality that turns out to be so magnificent that our
attempts to define it, while noble in their intent, dissolve in the beauty of
what is real.
may safely anticipate that a major change in worldview - from consciousness as
merely an impotent by-product of complex matter to consciousness as both
fundamental and causal throughout evolution - will be accompanied by profound, even
revolutionary, societal changes - Willis Harman Founder of The Institue of Noetic Studies
is a gulf between truth and reality; they are not the same thing.
and falsehood are certainly part of reality, but they are not part of truth.
• Truth includes all that
is; it is one. Reality is conditioned and multiple.
• Truth is beyond reality;
it comprehends reality, but not vice versa. Reality is everything; truth is no-thingness.
• We need truth, but our
minds are occupied with reality. We seek security in reality, but authentic
security comes only in complete nothingness, that is, only in truth.
• The seed of truth is a
mystery that thought cannot encompass; it is beyond reality.
These issues may be addressable in
terms of our "beyond quantum theory" ideas, if we
identify observers with something
of the nature of an organism or cooperating group. As
Rosen (1991, 1999) has noted, in the
biological realm we may have to think in terms of
causes and effects rather than
states and their dynamics. Stapp's ideas fit well
into such a
picture, the observer, who is
outside quantum mechanics, being one of the causes of effects
within this descriptive domain.
The conclusion then is that Stapp's observers fall
ability of quantum mechanics to characterise, but not in any way essentially beyond our
ability to understand them and
describe them in alternative ways. Science needs to try to
understand the observer, and to
respond vigorously to "the challenge of consciousness
and Rubik 1992)
quantum theory: a realist psycho-biological interpretation of reality'
Brian D. Josephson
Cavendish Laboratory, Madingley Road, Cambridge
CB3 0HE, UK
Fritjof Capra in his book the Tao
of Physics (Capra 1983), concerned with the deep parallels
that appear to
exist between patterns found in objective reality as revealed by modern science, and
patterns found in deeper personal experiences as revealed by meditation or mystical experience
and reported by the mystics suggests that we need to
deal with patterns rather than with linear forms such as for example words.