Question by : Mahayana buddhism and tehh quantum mechanics?
I’m not a buddhist but as far as I know, the only religion that includes high level physics in their doctrine is buddhism (specifically mahayana buddhism).
Of course it doesn’t actually explain it like physics does and it’s much less specific than Q physics, but both mahayana buddhism and quantum physics seem to be just two sides of the same coin. They both try to figure out the nature of reality, but they just use different methods. Quantum physics does it by studying the behavior of the smallest particles, and buddhism does it by exploring human consciousness through deep meditation.
So the question is, do any buddhists here know more about buddhist concepts that have been proven correct with quantum physics?
I know that buddhism talks about how ‘the world is mostly empty space’ (an atom is 99.99999…% empty space), ‘everything is mirrored’ (quantum entanglement) and ‘there are parallels of material reality’ (wave-particle duality).
I’m pretty sure there’s a bunch of other concepts too, just post them here if you know (I can’t seem to find anything good with google, maybe I’m just not using the right key words when I search, I dunno).
I’m not going to become a buddhist because I don’t like the idea of a religion telling me how to live my life, but it’s just mind-blowing to know that the buddha figured all this out thousands of years before we knew about particles, let alone quantum physics.
Answer by Marble Emperor
Mahāyāna is one of the two main existing branches of Buddhism and a term for classification of Buddhist philosophies and practice. Mahāyāna Buddhism originated in India.
The Mahāyāna tradition is the larger of the two major traditions of Buddhism existing today, the other being that of the Theravāda school. According to the teachings of Mahāyāna traditions, “Mahāyāna” also refers to the path of seeking complete enlightenment for the benefit of all sentient beings, also called “Bodhisattvayāna”, or the “Bodhisattva Vehicle.”
In the course of its history, Mahāyāna Buddhism spread from India to various other Asian countries such as China, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, and Mongolia. Major traditions of Mahāyāna Buddhism today include Zen/Chán, Pure Land, Tiantai, and Nichiren, as well as the Esoteric Buddhist traditions of Shingon, Tendai and Tibetan Buddhism.
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