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Rupert Spira: The one can have no boundaries

Having nothing in itself other than itself, the one cannot have a boundary because a boundary would distinguish what it is from what it is not. If there was something that it is not, then that something would be other than the one, in which case the one would not be one.

–Rupert Spira

Rupert Spira (born March 13, 1960) is an English spiritual teacher, philosopher and author of the Direct Path based in Oxford, UK. Wikipedia


Book: “The One: How an Ancient Idea Holds the Future of Physics”

The One: How an Ancient Idea Holds the Future of Physics

Heinrich Päs

A particle physicist makes the scientific case for monism, the ancient idea about the universe that says, all is One   In The One ,   particle physicist Heinrich Päs presents a bold idea: fundamentally, everything in the universe is an aspect of one unified whole. The idea, called monism, has a rich three-thousand-year history: Plato believed that “all is one” before monism was rejected as irrational and suppressed as a heresy by the medieval Church. Nevertheless, monism persisted, inspiring Enlightenment science and Romantic poetry. Päs aims to show how monism could inspire physics today, how it could slice through the intellectual stagnation that has bogged down progress in modern physics and help the field achieve the grand theory of everything it has been chasing for decades.  Blending physics, philosophy, and the history of ideas, The One is an epic, mind-expanding journey through millennia of human thought and into the nature of reality itself.