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“It is not just do do do. It is not just be be be. It is do be do be do.”
Amit Goswami
“For most of us, creative motivation requires a crisis—either externally, like a threat to our physical survival, or an internal crisis of intense suffering.”
Amit Goswami, Quantum Creativity: Think Quantum, Be Creative
“F. Scott Fitzgerald said, “The test of first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposite ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.”
Amit Goswami, Quantum Creativity: Think Quantum, Be Creative
“Naturally we project that the moon is always there in space-time, even when we are not looking. Quantum physics says no. When we are not looking, the moon’s possibility wave spreads, albeit by a minuscule amount. When we look, the wave collapses instantly; thus the wave could not be in space-time. It makes more sense to adapt an idealist metaphysic assumption: There is no object in space-time without a conscious subject looking at it.”
Amit Goswami, The Self-Aware Universe
“All the world of experience, including matter, is the material manifestation of transcendent forms of consciousness.”
Amit Goswami, Physics of the Soul: The Quantum Book of Living, Dying, Reincarnation, and Immortality
“Consciousness is the agency that collapses the wave of a quantum object, which exists in potentia, making it an immanent particle in the world of manifestation.”
Amit Goswami, The Self-Aware Universe
“the fundamental process of Nature lies outside space-time but generates events that can be located in space-time.”
Amit Goswami, The Self-Aware Universe
“You will write … if you will write without thinking of the result in terms of a result, but think of the writing in terms of discovery, which is to say that creation must take place between the pen and the paper, not before in a thought or afterwards in a recasting.”
Amit Goswami, Quantum Creativity: Think Quantum, Be Creative
“When Van Gogh painted The Starry Night as a swirling mass of cosmic energy, he may have been painting what he saw with neurotic eyes, but he was also painting what he saw with transcendent eyes. The first gave his painting mere form, the second gave it formless, universal emotion that connects directly to the viewer.”
Amit Goswami, Quantum Creativity: Waking Up to Our Creative Potential
“The new paradigm posits instead a monism based on the primacy of consciousness-that consciousness (variously called Spirit, God, Godhead, Ain Sof, Tao, Brahman, etc., in popular and spiritual traditions), not matter, is the ground of all being; it is a monism based on a consciousness that is unitive and transcendent but one that becomes many in sentient beings such as us. We are that consciousness. All the world of experience, including matter, is the material manifestation of transcendent forms of consciousness.”
Amit Goswami, Physics of the Soul: The Quantum Book of Living, Dying, Reincarnation, and Immortality
“Once we accept quantum nonlocality as an established physical aspect of the world in which we live, it becomes easier within science to conceive of a transcendent domain outside the manifest physical domain of space-time.”
Amit Goswami, The Self-Aware Universe
“wheel of karma”
Amit Goswami, Physics of the Soul: The Quantum Book of Living, Dying, Reincarnation, and Immortality
“Consciousness is the true reality, and matter is an epiphenomenon bordering on trivial.”
Amit Goswami, God Is Not Dead: What Quantum Physics Tells Us about Our Origins and How We Should Live
“With nonlocal connection, we are forced to conceptualize a domain of reality outside space-time because a nonlocal connection cannot happen in space-time.”
Amit Goswami, The Self-Aware Universe
“Quantum physics presents a new and exciting worldview that challenges old concepts, such as deterministic trajectories of motion and causal continuity. If initial conditions do not forever determine an object’s motion, if instead, every time we observe, there is a new beginning, then the world is creative at the base level.”
Amit Goswami, The Self-Aware Universe
“You want to know of Death? Well, I shall save my breath. When you know Life, why then, We'll talk of Death again. Confucius”
Amit Goswami, Physics of the Soul: The Quantum Book of Living, Dying, Reincarnation, and Immortality
“The world is not determined by initial conditions, once and for all. Every event of measurement is potentially creative and may open new possibilities.”
Amit Goswami, The Self-Aware Universe
“Moreover, it seems absurd that an epiphenomenon of matter can affect matter: If consciousness is an epiphenomenon, how can it collapse the spread-out wave of a quantum object to a localized particle when it takes a quantum measurement?”
Amit Goswami, The Self-Aware Universe
“If any field needs integration, it is medicine. If any field needs an integrative paradigm that can make sense out of all the different models of healing, it is medicine. The weaknesses of the conventional medical model have been clear for some time. Its procedures are too invasive and have too many harmful side effects. There is no conventional medical model for the treatment of most chronic and degenerative diseases (germ theory and genetic predisposition are not adequate explanations for most conditions in this category). Last, but not least, conventional medicine is expensive. In contrast, there are so many”
Amit Goswami, The Quantum Doctor: A Quantum Physicist Explains the Healing Power of Integral Medicine
“Somewhere along the line I also recognized that spiritual growth is “inner” creativity, as contrasted to creativity in the arts and the sciences, which is “outer” creativity.”
Amit Goswami, Quantum Creativity: Think Quantum, Be Creative
“A map is not the territory and is not as interesting as the territory.”
Amit Goswami, Quantum Creativity: Waking Up to Our Creative Potential
“The evidence for God is within us, but to see it we have to be subtle. To live it, we have to grow.”
Amit Goswami, God Is Not Dead: What Quantum Physics Tells Us about Our Origins and How We Should Live
“THE ANTITHESIS OF MATERIAL REALISM is monistic idealism. In this philosophy, consciousness, not matter, is fundamental. Both the world of matter and the world of mental phenomena, such as thought, are determined by consciousness.”
Amit Goswami, The Self-Aware Universe
“There was once a Cossack who saw a rabbi walking through the town square nearly every day at about the same time. One day he asked curiously: “Where are you going, rabbi?” The rabbi answered: “I am not sure.” “You pass this way every day at this time. Surely, you know where you’re going.” When the rabbi insisted that he did not know, the Cossack became irritated, then suspicious, and finally took the rabbi to jail. Just as he was locking the cell, the rabbi faced him and said gently: “You see, I didn’t know.” Before the Cossack interrupted him, the rabbi knew where he was going, but afterward, he no longer knew. The interruption (we can call it a measurement) offered new possibilities. This is the message of quantum mechanics. The world is not determined by initial conditions, once and for all. Every event of measurement is potentially creative and may open new possibilities.”
Amit Goswami, The Self-Aware Universe


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