Parallel universe theory being put to the test as the power of Aum is studied

Quantum mechanics, though firmly tested, is so weird and anti-intuitive that famed physicist Richard Feynman once remarked, “I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics.” Attempts to explain some of the bizarre consequences of quantum theory have led to some mind-bending ideas, such as the Copenhagen interpretation and the many-worlds interpretation.

Now there’s a new theory on the block, called the “many interacting worlds” hypothesis (MIW), and the idea is just as profound as it sounds. The theory suggests not only that parallel worlds exist, but that they interact with our world on the quantum level and are thus detectable. Though still speculative, the theory may help to finally explain some of the bizarre consequences inherent in quantum mechanics, reports RT.com.

The theory is a spinoff of the many-worlds interpretation in quantum mechanics — an idea that posits that all possible alternative histories and futures are real, each representing an actual, though parallel, world. One problem with the many-worlds interpretation, however, has been that it is fundamentally untestable, since observations can only be made in our world. Happenings in these proposed “parallel” worlds can thus only be imagined.

MIW, however, says otherwise. It suggests that parallel worlds can interact on the quantum level, and in fact that they do.
“The idea of parallel universes in quantum mechanics has been around since 1957,” explained Howard Wiseman, a physicist at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, and one of the physicists to come up with MIW. “In the well-known ‘Many-Worlds Interpretation’, each universe branches into a bunch of new universes every time a quantum measurement is made. All possibilities are therefore realised – in some universes the dinosaur-killing asteroid missed Earth. In others, Australia was colonised by the Portuguese.”

“But critics question the reality of these other universes, since they do not influence our universe at all,” he added. “On this score, our “Many Interacting Worlds” approach is completely different, as its name implies.”

Wiseman and colleagues have proposed that there exists “a universal force of repulsion between ‘nearby’ (i.e. similar) worlds, which tends to make them more dissimilar.” Quantum effects can be explained by factoring in this force, they propose.

Whether or not the math holds true will be the ultimate test for this theory. Does it or does it not properly predict quantum effects mathematically? But the theory is certain to provide plenty of fodder for the imagination.

For instance, when asked about whether their theory might entail the possibility that humans could someday interact with other worlds, Wiseman said: “It’s not part of our theory. But the idea of [human] interactions with other universes is no longer pure fantasy.”

What might your life look like if you made different choices? Maybe one day you’ll be able to look into one of these alternative worlds and find out.

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The Puzzle of Reincarnation

Many cultures down through the ages including Hindus, Buddhists, Sufis, Greek Rationalists and even some Christian and Jewish thinkers have come up with the idea of reincarnation. It has a certain obviousness about it. Yet there is one HUGE problem. That is if people do not remember past lives how can one be said to be reincarnated at all. Now, it would be one thing if we REMEMBERED our past lives and could learn lessons from them but if we do not remember them then it is no different than if we were not reincarnated at all. It is just a kind a fairy story to ease the sting of death.

Moreover, if the Eastern religions, the Dharmic religions, were true then there would have to be (a) a discrete individual soul; and, (b) some sort of divine judge who could determine who was coming back as a frog and who was coming back as a human being. If karma is mere cause and effect then how in the world would this work? If we are going to dismiss gods, magic and the supernatural how can we account for the process of transmigration of souls. That raises the question “what the hell is a soul anyway?”.

Ancient peoples had no answer for this. They simply took it as an article of faith. Buddhists were more sophisticated coming up as it were with the concept of mindstream. However, until fairly recently this was something which still smacked of the supernatural. Then in the last half century or so we have discovered that our DNA is far more than a blueprint for building bodies. In fact recent discoveries have shown that DNA contains even more storage capacity than we ever believed and only a tiny fraction of DNA is needed for coding bodies. What the hell? We know that nature is stingy. She does little without cause. Evolution demands that mutations have a useful purpose to be passed on. It is an article of faith. So why all this excess storage capacity? Even when we factor in genetic switches and modules there is still this immense storage capacity. It is as though our DNA has a petabyte of storage and the DNA we can identify fits on a flash drive.

Now we are discovering that this DNA contains coded information. How it is read, processed or utilized we do not know. Yet. One thing is clear though and that is that somehow real life experience is coded into the sequence. This then is the connection. Every strand of DNA in existence be it a man, a mouse or a virus comes from some original strand. One. One original strand and in the 3.5 billions years or so we have added to it. Sometimes by mutation. Sometimes by colonization from other organisms. Sometimes … well … we don’t know yet. We are all one creature when viewed from the vantage of four dimensional space time. All traced and connected as islands are connected under the sea.

Here then is the process divorced from any idea of the supernatural. Yet, for this very reason, even more fascinating.

Stone of the Day: Pitersite

Known as the storm stone because of its association with the element of the storm, Pitersite is pretty fresh discovery. They say it contains “keys to the kingdom of heaven.” It connects daily with spiritual awareness, reminding you that you are spiritual beings on a man-trip. Focused on a spiritual being, Pitersite has the ability to keep you grounded, but not on land, but in the ethereal body. This facilitates spiritual journey, especially with insights you need to find in this incarnation.

Stone of the Day: Idocrase

Idocrase liaise with the higher self and with the information about offers spirits in reincarnation. Psychologically, relieve the feeling of closure and constriction. It is useful for the treatment of experiences from past lives, say if you were trapped in extreme danger, or mentally or emotionally restrained, gently relaxes anger and fear dissolves, creating internal security.

How Can 12 Laws Of Karma Change Your Life

Karma is the Sanskrit word for action. It is equivalent to Newton’s law of ‘every action must have a reaction’. When we think, speak or act we initiate a force that will react accordingly. This returning force maybe modified, changed or suspended, but most people will not be able eradicate it.

This law of cause and effect is not a punishment, but is wholly for the sake of education or learning. 

A person may not escape the consequences of his actions, but he will suffer only if he himself has made the conditions ripe for his suffering. Ignorance of the law is no excuse whether the laws are man-made or universal. 

To stop being afraid and to start being empowered in the worlds of karma and reincarnation, here is what you need to know about karmic laws.

1. THE GREAT LAW

– “As you sow, so shall you reap”. This is also known as the “Law of Cause and Effect”.

– Whatever we put out in the Universe is what comes back to us.

– If what we want is Happiness, Peace, Love, Friendship… Then we should BE Happy, Peaceful, Loving and a True Friend.

2. THE LAW OF CREATION

– Life doesn’t just HAPPEN, it requires our participation.

– We are one with the Universe, both inside and out. – Whatever surrounds us gives us clues to our inner state.

– BE yourself, and surround yourself with what you want to have present in your Life.

3. THE LAW OF HUMILITY

– What you refuse to accept, will continue for you.

– If what we see is an enemy, or someone with a character trait that we find to be negative, then we ourselves are not focused on a higher level of existence.

4. THE LAW OF GROWTH

– “Wherever you go, there you are”.

– For us to GROW in Spirit, it is we who must change – and not the people, places or things around us.

– The only given we have in our lives is OURSELVES and that is the only factor we have control over.

– When we change who and what we are within our heart our life follows suit and changes too. THE

5. LAW OF RESPONSIBILITY

– Whenever there is something wrong in my life, there is something wrong in me.

– We mirror what surrounds us – and what surrounds us mirrors us; this is a Universal Truth.

– We must take responsibility what is in our life.

6. THE LAW OF CONNECTION

– Even if something we do seems inconsequential, it is very important that it gets done as everything in the Universe is connected.

– Each step leads to the next step, and so forth and so on.

– Someone must do the initial work to get a job done.

– Neither the first step nor the last are of greater significance,

– As they were both needed to accomplish the task.

– Past-Present-Future they are all connected…

7. THE LAW OF FOCUS

– You can not think of two things at the same time.

– When our focus is on Spiritual Values, it is impossible for us to have lower thoughts such as greed or anger.

8. THE LAW OF GIVING AND HOSPITALITY

– If you believe something to be true,then sometime in your life you will be called upon to demonstrate that particular truth.

– Here is where we put what we CLAIM that we have learned, into actual PRACTICE.

9. THE LAW OF HERE AND NOW

– Looking backward to examine what was, prevents us from being totally in the HERE AND NOW.

– Old thoughts, old patterns of behavior, old dreams…

– Prevent us from having new ones.

10. THE LAW OF CHANGE

– History repeats itself until we learn the lessons that we need to change our path.

11. THE LAW OF PATIENCE AND REWARD

– All Rewards require initial toil.

– Rewards of lasting value require patient and persistent toil.

– True joy follows doing what we’re suppose to be doing, and waiting for the reward to come in on its own time.

12. THE LAW OF SIGNIFICANCE AND INSPIRATION

– You get back from something whatever YOU have put into it.

– The true value of something is a direct result of the energy and intent that is put into it.

– Every personal contribution is also a contribution to the Whole.

– Lack luster contributions have no impact on the Whole, nor do they work to diminish it.

– Loving contributions bring life to, and inspire, the Whole.

Chinese Officials Accuse Dalai Lama Of “Betrayal” Over His Refusal To Reincarnate

The Dalai Lama’s latest remarks have infuriated the Communist Chinese officials to no end.

During a recent interview with the BBC, the Tibetan spiritual leader suggested that he might be the last to hold the esteemed title and may not have a successor.

“There is no guarantee that some stupid Dalai Lama won’t come next, who will disgrace himself or herself. That would be very sad. So, much better that a centuries-old tradition should cease at the time of a quite popular Dalai Lama,” he said.

These statements from the exiled leader raised the hackles of top Chinese officials, who insist that the decision making power over the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama resides only in the central government.

“The reincarnation of the Dalai Lama has to be endorsed by the central government, not by any other sides including the Dalai Lama himself,” said Zhu Weiqun, head of the Ethnic and Religious Affairs Committee of China.

He further added that the Dalai Lama has taken a very disrespectful attitude toward the reincarnation, citing the monk’s earlier claims that his reincarnation could be “a female, a foreigner or even a bee.”

“Religiously speaking, he has betrayed Tibetan Buddhism and the succession system of the Dalai Lama, which requires strict religious rituals,” Zhu claimed.

The Dalai Lama currently resides in India, where he fled to exile after an alleged failed uprising against Chinese rule in 1959. Since then, China terms the Nobel Peace Prize laureate a violent separatist while the Buddhist monk denies supporting the violence In Tibet, claiming that he only wants genuine autonomy for the people.

China’s National People’s Congress in Beijing discussed the issue at its annual parliamentary meeting, where the head of Tibet’s regional congress, Padma Choling, said that the Dalai Lama has to return, just as he has done for generations. As per the Buddhist traditions, each Lama reincarnates into a baby after his body dies.

Even though the Chinese leaders are referencing the traditional Buddhist values with the monk’s statement, this whole thing seems more like a battle for power, since the Dalai Lama is considered the head of the religion.

He was given the title when he was just a boy, but the events of 1959 raised some differences between China and the monk. In 1995, the Dalai Lama chose a boy in Tibet as a Panchen Lama – the second most powerful figure in Tibetan Buddhism; however, the Chinese officials disregarded the decision and chose another boy for the title, though many Tibetans consider him “fake”.

Since the Dalai Lama has expressed that the title could end with his death, signaling the Tibetans that next Lama could just be a facade if chosen by the government without his consent, which can cause future problems for the Communist Party.