[Advaita-l] Musings on matter
ravikiranm108 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 10 22:37:02 EDT 2017
On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 11:29 PM, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> A message shared in a WhatsApp group:
> Hari Om Divine Souls ,
> Subhodayam 🙏
> Do you know Straight lines and perfect circles don't exist in reality, all
> perfect shapes are mathematical abstractions.
> They exist on paper and computer graphics only .
> There are No Perfect Shapes in Material Reality.
> there is no perfect line or circle in the entire universe (and unless you
> count imperfect shapes that constantly change at the quantum and molecular
> level as “perfect”).
> In reality, all objects are three-dimensional objects in spacetime made of
> quanta, there are no exceptions.
> We can represent a straight line or perfect circle with mathematics (the
> basis of geometry), or we can approximate it on paper or using a computer
> (the visual part of geometry), but we can never actually create a straight
> line .
> The concept of perfect shapes is a sort of transcendent rational thing of
> both metaphysics and physics, there are no perfect shapes in material
> So is geometry a lie ?
> are we misunderstanding the universe by looking for perfect reflections of
> all our rational ideas in the material universe?
> Everything you’ve learned in school as ‘obvious’ becomes less and less
> obvious as you begin to study the universe. For example, there are no
> solids in the universe. There’s not even a suggestion of a solid. There are
> no absolute continuums. There are no surfaces.
Then, how is explained the experience of solids, surfaces, et al to all ?
Is it accepted as mere appearance ( prateethi ) or mere mode of speech ?
(based on the below scientific aspect -
In reality, all objects are three-dimensional objects in spacetime made of
quanta, there are no exceptions. )
> There are no straight lines.
> Hari Om 🙏🙏🙏
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