Richard G. Petty, MD

The Holographic Universe

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“Classical science has always viewed the state of a system as a whole as merely the result of interaction of its parts. However, the quantum potential stood this view on its ear and indicated that the behavior of parts is actually organized by the whole.”  

–Michael Talbot (American Writer, Intellectual and Proponent of the Holographic Model of Reality, 1953-1992)   

“The Holographic Universe: The Revolutionary Theory of Reality” (Michael Talbot)

The Ultimate Realm

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“If you touch the phenomenal realm deeply, you touch the ultimate realm which is the realm of no birth and no death. The ultimate is nirvana, it is God, and it is available to us twenty-four hours a day.”       

–Thich Nhat Hanh (Vietnamese Buddhist Monk, 1926-)

“Going Home: Jesus and Buddha as Brothers” (Thich Nhat Hanh)

Understanding Matter

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“The contemporary understanding of material is very different now from the way it used to be. If we consider what matter really is, we now understand it as much more of a mathematical thing… But I think that matter itself is now much more of a mental substance…”        

–Roger Penrose (English Mathematician, Theoretical Physicist and Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, 1931-)

Faith, Reason and Reality

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“I will be mindful of the first principle of our great period, never to rely on and let myself be disconcerted by reason, always to know that faith is stronger than so-called reality.”

–Hermann Hesse (German-born Swiss Novelist, Poet and, in 1946, Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, 1877-1962)   

“The Journey to the East” (Hermann Hesse)



“It is false to speak of realization. What is there to realize? The real is as it is always. We are not creating anything new or achieving something which we did not have before. The illustration given in books is this. We dig a well and create a huge pit. The space in the pit or well has not been created by us. We have just removed the earth which was filling the space there. The space was there then and is also there now. Similarly we have simply to throw out all the age-long samskaras [innate tendencies], which are inside us. When all of them have been given up, the Self will shine alone.”          

–Ramana Maharshi
 (Indian Hindu Mystic and Spiritual Teacher, 1879-1950)

A Shadow of Reality

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“Once you realize that the person is merely a shadow of the reality, but not the reality itself, you cease to fret and worry. You agree to be guided from within and life becomes a journey into the unknown….. If you just try to keep quiet, all will come – the work, the strength for work, the right motive. Must you know everything beforehand? Don’t be anxious about your future – be quiet now and all will fall into place.”       

–Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (Indian Spiritual Teacher and Exponent of Jnana Yoga and Advaita Doctrine, 1897-1981)   

The Constantly Explosive Dance

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“Reality [is] one constantly explosive dance of divine energy, love, and bliss, interconnected in all of its events and particulars.”   

–Andrew Harvey (Indian-born English Philosopher, 1952-)

“The Essential Gay Mystics” (Andrew Harvey)

Reflecting Infinity


“An image of the infinite and eternal appears in the variety of all things.”    

–Emanuel Swedenborg (Swedish Scientist, Mystic and Philosopher, 1688-1772)

A Compendium of the Theological Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg Samuel M. Warren   

The Eight Forces of Creation


“Eight forces sustain creation:

Movement and Stillness,

Solidification and fluidity,

Extension and contraction,

Unification and division.”      

–Morihei Ueshiba (Japanese Martial Artist and Founder of Aikido, 1883-1969)   

“The Art of Peace” (Morihei Ueshiba)

Entering Into Reality


“As gold purified in the furnace, rids itself of dross and reaches the quality of its own self, so the mind ridding itself of the dross of substance, force and darkness, through meditation, enters into reality.”     

–Shankara (a.k.a. Adi Shankaracharya, Indian Sage, Spiritual Teacher and Author of the Crest-Jewel of Discrimination, Dates Uncertain, but c.A.D. 686-718 or 788-821)

The Crest Jewel of Wisdom

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