Wolfgang Smith [b 1930] is a nuclear physicist and mathematician who has also written on philosophy, religion, and metaphysics from the perspective of traditionalism or perennialism. As a young man, he spent two years in India and studied under Sw. Nikhilananda and also met Sri Anandamayi Ma. He took from the French philosopher René Guénon the idea of whole-s and how a (physical) whole is not just the sum of its infinitesimal parts – there is an Aristotelian substantial form inherent (in-forming) and causally related to the whole. A recent film about him (Wolfgang Smith) has recently been made: ‘The End of Quantum Mechanics’ (obviously all lay and not scientifically savvy people will not have a clue about what goes on in the discussions by several physicists in the film). Continue reading
तद् युष्मदोरस्मदि सम्प्रतिष्ठा
तस्मिन् विनष्टे अस्मदि मूल बोधात्
तद् युष्मदस्मन् मति वर्जितैका
स्थितिर् ज्वलन्ती सहजात्मनः स्यात्—१६
tad yuShmadorasmadi sampratiShThA
tasmin vinaShThe asmadi mUla bodhAt
tad yuShmadasman mati varjitaikA
sthitir jvalantI sahajAtmanaH syAt—16
tad yuShmadoH = third person and second person; asmadi sampratiShThA = depend
on first person;tasmin vinaShThe asmadi = first person eliminated; mUla bodhAt =
by knowledge of the source;tad yuShmadasman mati varjitaikA= the one division-less
without the notion of‘that’,’thou’, and ‘I’;sthitir jvalantI sahajAtmanaH syAt = the self shines
The third person and second person depend on the first person. By the knowledge of the source, the one division-less without the notion of ‘that’, ‘thou’ and ”I’, the self shines and emerges.
The words ‘you’, ‘that/he she’ etc (the third and second person) have their basis in the first person. The other becomes the second or third person only with reference to the first person.