For ages, science and spirituality have been debating on the transition of matter from one state to another. In the West, talks and discussions by physicists like Max Planck, Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg gave birth to the quantum theory; whereas in the East, sages simply turned towards their inner consciousness to take this big leap; from one state of awareness to another, from chaos to peace. However, both scientific and spiritual theories are based on the same definition that a quantum leap is that sudden transition brought about through an exemplary shift in one’s life, by moving from one state to the other. Since this transition depends on the amount of energy applied, we call it a big move forward in one’s life. Like the theory of quantum mechanics, I see the same eternal law in Gautama Buddha’s words: ”Aes Dhammo Sanantano”– “the ultimately of life” that blissfulness is our very nature. This is the eternal, inexhaustible law: your nature is to become God. But in the journey of life, we have separated ourselves by creating and believing that we each are separate like an island. The quantum leap, therefore, is nothing but a sudden jump from this false notion of an isolated island to the vast and infinite zone of bliss or godliness. Danish physicist Niels Bohr had observed that the process of transition from one state to another is accompanied by the emission of electromagnetic radiation. Similarly in our consciousness too, this leap from mind to no-mind carries the energy of awakening that transforms our total inner being. Meditation is this single quantum leap that takes us from a chattering mind full of queries, towards a state of pure consciousness. In this state, there is no need for mind or language to experience and feel the deep silence that engulfs us. Just be yourself and all that one needs to know will be known.
The only real problem is: how to go on continuously dying to the past? How to go on remaining courageous enough to take new life every moment? People call their stagnancy safety, security. Safety and security are just rationalizations for remaining stagnant. You can remain secure and safe with the past. You can avoid the crisis; that’s what millions of people have decided. But then they remain mediocre. Man has to die each moment and has to be ready to be reborn again and again and again. Between this constant death and birth is life. Between these two is the gap which is life. Between the past and the future is life in that small interval called “present.” Between the past, the long past, and the long future, exists a gap. Only those who go on constantly dying and constantly getting reborn know that gap because they pass again and again through that gap. It is like a gate; from one side it is an entrance, from the other side it is an exit. Or it is like breathing; the same breath going inwards is called inhalation, and the same breath going outwards is called exhalation. Death is exhalation, birth is inhalation. Birth is entrance, death is exit. But it is the same life energy, the same wave.
Man is a potential god - a bodhisattva. Man is meant to become a god. Less than that won′t satisfy you, less than that is of no use. You can have all the money in the world, all the power, all the prestige possible, and still you will remain empty - unless your divinity is revealed to you, you can never be contented. The ordinary religious person is told to remain satisfied, contented, with whatsoever is the case. Satisfaction is one of their fundamental teachings. That is not the way of the true masters. The true master creates discontent in you - and such a discontent that nothing of this world can ever satisfy it. He creates such a longing in you, that unless you attain to the ultimate you will remain aflame, afire. He creates pain in your heart, he creates anguish... because life is slipping by every moment, and each moment gone is gone forever, and you have not attained to God yet, and one day is over. He creates such a deep longing in you, such pain in the heart! He creates tears in your eyes, because only through such divine discontent will you move, will you take the quantum leap, the ultimate jump into the unknown. It is only through such divine discontent that you will gather together all your energies, and you will risk, and you will go on the ultimate adventure of finding who you are.❤️