Did Quantum Physics come from the Vedas?

BY The Krishna Path
Did Quantum Physics come from the Vedas?
The convergence of Spirituality and Science

Quantum physics explains the nature and behaviour of matter and energy on the atomic and subatomic level, and began with a number of different scientific discoveries from the the 1838 discovery of cathode rays, to the quantum hypothesis and photoelectric effect. The term quantum mechanics was coined in the early 1920’s by a group of physicists at the University of Gottingen.

In the 1920’s quantum mechanics was created by the three great minds: Werner Heisenberg, Niels Bohr and Erwin Schrödinger, who all read from and greatly respected the Vedas, the ancient Indian sanskrit texts on spirituality. They elaborated upon these ancient books of wisdom in their own language and with modern mathematical formulas in order to try to understand the ideas that are to be found throughout the Vedas, referred to in the ancient Sanskrit as “Brahman,” “Paramatma,” “Akasha” and “Atman.” As Schrödinger said, “some blood transfusion from the East to the West to save Western science from spiritual anaemia.”

Erwin Schrödinger studied the Vedas extensivelyErwin Schrödinger studied the Vedas extensively

Turning to the Vedas for Answers

The famous Danish physicist and Nobel Prize winner, Niels Bohr was a follower of the Vedas. He said, “I go into the Upanishads to ask questions.” Both Bohr and Schrödinger were avid readers of the Vedic texts and observed that their experiments in quantum physics were consistent with what they had read in the Vedas.


Niels Bohr got the ball rolling around 1900 by explaining why atoms emit and absorb electromagnetic radiation only at certain frequencies. Then, in the 1920’s Erwin Schrödinger, an Austrian-Irish physicist who won the Nobel prize, came up with his famous wave equation that predicts how the Quantum Mechanical wave function changes with time. Wave functions are used in Quantum Mechanics to determine how particles move and interact with time.

In the 1920’s, Werner Heisenberg formulated his famous uncertainty principal, which states that when a physicist attempts to observe a subatomic particle, the experimental apparatus inevitably alters the subatomic particle’s trajectory. This is because they are trying to observe something that is of the same scale as the photons they are using to observe it.

Werner Heisenberg QuoteWerner Heisenberg Quote

To be more specific, to observe something that is subatomic in size, one must use a device that projects photons at the particle being observed. This is because the reception of photons by our retina is what we call vision. Basically, to observe something, we must bounce photons off it. The problem is that the photons disturb the subatomic particles because they are of the same size. Thus, there is no way to observe subatomic particles without altering their trajectories.

Bohr, Heisenberg and Schrödinger regularly read Vedic texts. Heisenberg stated, “Quantum theory will not look ridiculous to people who have read Vedanta.” Vedanta is the conclusion of Vedic thought.

Furthermore, Fritjof Capra, when interviewed by Renee Weber in the book The Holographic Paradigm (page 217–218), stated that Schrödinger, in speaking about Heisenberg, has said: “I had several discussions with Heisenberg. I lived in England then [circa 1972], and I visited him several times in Munich and showed him the whole manuscript chapter by chapter.

vedasDid Ancient Vedic teachers have an inherent understanding of quantum theory?

He was very interested and very open, and he told me something that I think is not known publicly because he never published it. He said that he was well aware of these parallels. While he was working on quantum theory he went to India to lecture and was a guest of Tagore. He talked a lot with Tagore about Indian philosophy. Heisenberg told me that these talks had helped him a lot with his work in physics, because they showed him that all these new ideas in quantum physics were in fact not all that crazy. He realized there was, in fact, a whole culture that subscribed to very similar ideas. Heisenberg said that this was a great help for him. Niels Bohr had a similar experience when he went to China.”

“This life of yours which you are living is not merely a piece of this entire existence, but in a certain sense the whole; only this whole is not so constituted that it can be surveyed in one single glance. This, as we know, is what the Brahmins [wise men or priests in the Vedic tradition] express in that sacred, mystic formula which is yet really so simple and so clear; tat tvam asi, this is you. Or, again, in such words as “I am in the east and the west, I am above and below, I am this entire world.” – Schrödinger

The Vedic understanding of universal onenessThe Vedic understanding of universal oneness

‘The Only Solution Lies in the Upanishad’

Schrödinger, in speaking of a universe in which particles are represented by wave functions, said, “The unity and continuity of Vedanta are reflected in the unity and continuity of wave mechanics. This is entirely consistent with the Vedanta concept of All in One.”

The multiplicity is only apparent. This is the doctrine of the Upanishads. And not of the Upanishads only. The mystical experience of the union with God regularly leads to this view, unless strong prejudices stand in the West. There is no kind of framework within which we can find consciousness in the plural; this is simply something we construct because of the temporal plurality of individuals, but it is a false construction… The only solution to this conflict insofar as any is available to us at all lies in the ancient wisdom of the Upanishad. – Erwin Schrödinger

“In 1925, the world view of physics was a model of the universe as a great machine composed of separable interacting material particles, During the next few years, Schrödinger and Heisenberg and their followers created a universe based on superimposed inseparable waves of probability amplitudes. This new view would be entirely consistent with the vedantic concept of the All in One.” (Schrödinger: Life and Thought (Meine Weltansicht), p. 173)

Unity and ContinuityUnity and Continuity

No Multiplicity of Selves

In Schrödinger’s famous essay on determinism and free will, he expressed very clearly the sense that consciousness is a unity, arguing that this “insight is not new… From the early great Upanishads the recognition Atman = Brahman (the personal self equals the omnipresent, all-comprehending eternal self) was in Indian thought considered, far from being blasphemous, to represent, the quintessence of deepest insight into the happenings of the world. The striving of all the scholars of Vedanta was, after having learnt to pronounce with their lips, really to assimilate in their minds this grandest of all thoughts.”

According to Moore on page 125 of his biographical work, A Life of Erwin Schrödinger, Schrödinger found “Vedanta teaches that consciousness is singular, all happenings are played out in one universal consciousness and there is no multiplicity of selves… The stages of human development are to strive for Possession (Artha), Knowledge (Dharma), Ability (Kama), Being (Moksha)… Nirvana is a state of pure blissful knowledge. It has nothing to do with individual. The ego or its separation is an illusion. The goal of man is to preserve his Karma and to develop it further – when man dies his karma lives and creates for itself another carrier.”

The above quote clearly demonstrates Schrödinger’s firm belief in reincarnation.

From death to life, everything is connectedFrom death to life, everything is connected

Quantum Mechanics

In 1935, Einstein Prodolsky and Rosen challenged Quantum Mechanics on the grounds that it was an incomplete formulation. They were the first authors to recognize that quantum mechanics is inherently non-local, which means it allows for instantaneous action across arbitrarily great distances. So an action in one place can instantly influence something on the other side of the universe in no time at all. This very powerful paper (The EPR paper) explaining Quantum Entanglement changed the world and alerted us to the magical implications of quantum mechanics’ metaphysical implications.

Albert Einstein regularly read the Bhagavad Gita: “When I read the Bhagavad-gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous… I maintain that the cosmic religious feeling is the strongest and noblest motive for scientific research.”

Albert Einstein on the Bhagavad GitaAlbert Einstein on the Bhagavad Gita

Physicists have not yet ascertained whether Bohr and company or Einstein and company are right.

One thing that all this materialistic research has done is open up the doors for the world to look deeper into the validity of the Vedas. For, it is stated in the Bhagavad-gita, “A mundaner 1) is sure to commit mistakes, 2) is invariably illusioned, 3) has the tendency to cheat others and 4) is limited by imperfect senses. With these four imperfections, one cannot deliver perfect information of all-pervading knowledge.”

So no matter how many experiments we conduct, we can never come to the absolute truth using imperfect instruments of perception, even if we have a super brain like Einstein or Schrödinger. For our very minds, thoughts and power of intelligence only work on the platform of time and space and are rendered defective from being subject to the four defects that the Bhagavad-gita mentions.

Nuclear physicist Robert Oppenheimer learned Sanskrit to study the original Bhagavad GitaNuclear physicist Robert Oppenheimer learned Sanskrit to study the original Bhagavad Gita

Since scientists like Schrödinger did not possess a direct knowledge of Sanskrit to discern first-hand what the Vedic texts actually were saying, they were forced to read various translations of these great books of wisdom, such as the Upanishads. There are persons like Robert Oppenheimer who learned Sanskrit in 1933 and read the Bhagavad-gita in the original, citing it later as one of the most influential books to shape his philosophy of life: “The Vedas are the greatest privilege of this century.”

Upon witnessing the world’s first nuclear test in 1945, he instantly quoted Bhagavad-gita chapter 11, text 32, “Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.” Vedic texts such as the Bhagavad-gita and the Upanishads were collectively considered the most influential books ever written by eminent people like Thoreau, Kant, Schopenhauer, Schrödinger, Werner Heisenberg, Tesla, Einstein etc.

Vedic texts are often considered the most important writings of all timeVedic texts are often considered the most important writings of all time

Irrespective of east or west, great minds that come in contact with the Vedic texts agree that the ultimate reality remains timeless and changeless, and is contained in the Vedic texts, such as the Bhagavad-gita and the Upanishads. 300 years before Quantum Mechanics, Sir Isaac Newton came up with Classical Mechanics which describes very basic action and reaction. Newton’s entire work in Physics and Calculus was taken wholesale from the Vedas and Kerala book of Calculus. It was simply taken from the Vedas where it was originally used for calculating rates of change in Astronomy and Astrology for many thousands of years before Newton.

Nikola Tesla

Another genius scientist was Nikola Tesla. Along with the others mentioned above, he knew that the ancient Indian Brahmans (wise men), well equipped with knowledge from the Vedas, had understandings of the intricate laws, mathematical formulas and subtle workings of the universe that far surpass anything we can even imagine today.

Tesla understood that secrets lay in the VedasTesla understood that secrets lay in the Vedas

It is uncertain how Nikola Tesla was introduced to the Vedas. Much of Tesla’s life and work has been erased from history due to this mastermind inventor and scientist wanting to make the fruits of all his work available for free to the world (google “free energy Tesla” and your mind will be truly blown away). Unfortunately for us, because he was not trying to use his genius for profiteering and exploiting others he was met with one setback after another. His grants and funding were constantly being revoked by those that control the economy and trade. Nikola Tesla originally invented many things that we all use on a daily basis but most people have never even heard of him because his name was removed from common history (just like much of the teaching of the Vedas) and he was eventually murdered.

Tesla understood the great power of Zero Point Field or Akasha or Ether: the power of space between the electrons and the nucleus. Vivekanda’s effect on Tesla was so great that he became vegetarian, celibate and started using Sanskrit words. He died with his scalar energy science in his head, because he did NOT want the US military to use it to destroy the planet. No wonder he was denied the Nobel prize and eventually killed. Knowledge is power, and there are many people that want all the power for themselves.

Tesla with Swami VivekandaTesla with Swami Vivekanda

Empowered by Krishna

Tesla wanted to give power to everyone for free! He was actually the first person to figure out how to make radio communication possible across the Atlantic ocean. But because he wanted to make this ability free for others his funding was stopped and the credit was later given to someone else that played the power game better than him.

All of Tesla’s engineering was done in his head, he never worked things out on paper or used scale models to come to a functioning final result. He was truly empowered by Krishna. Things would appear in his head and he would simply record it exactly as it came to him, similar to Beethoven.

The gift of mental power comes from God, divine being, and if we concentrate our minds on that truth, we become in tune with this great power… Our senses enable us to perceive only a minute portion of the outside world. – Nikola Tesla

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2 years ago

May allbeings be happy!

2 years ago

Alburt einstein never says anything about gita in his whole life time, and we never heard him speak the word gita, why do you make false quote of him….although what Neil bohr and Erwin shchrodinjer write about quantum mechanics…everything is in mathematical format, they are not श्लोक format, you cant prove quantum with words and mantra….this require higher mathematics, in fact the whole science and technology require math…nothing is in श्लोक format, what vedas tell about? It praise about various lords in words format and lot of mantras…no math at all…which is not science at all

Somenath Chakraborti
3 years ago

But still we Indian will not prefer to learn Sanskrit from our primary school days. Western model of education which is being followed in India since colonisation by British empire has deliberately strangled Sanscrit to death. We have forgotten our hidden treasure, Vedas, Upanishads etc. while western intellects are getting teacher by reading those universal, eternal source of knowledge. We should raise our voice to our Government, the educationists to brring back Sanscrit as most revered language in our school curriculum.

3 years ago

good one .

how did east suddenly vanished n west came alive .not at all cause of we beings .thers more in depth correlation to it .u need to go into Daksh prajapati n into cycle of lok .look into manu .who n how we beings .very very complex though.he is the root of all n the present state we r in .

quantum is U .

3 years ago

GOD, as usual this indicates GENERATER, OPERATOR AND DESTROYER..is nothing but again it terms to say, karta, karma and kriya… the roots of this JUDGEMENT,is believed to be taken from SANSKRIT STOTRA SCRIPTS VEDAS AND BHAGAVAD GITA…
WHEN I WAS WORKING AT VISAKHAPATNAM, there is information contained disclose that… the present NAD… popularly known to indicate a CROSS ROAD TAKE MEANINGFUL AND CAPABILITIES OF SUPER KNOWLEDGE ON SCIENCE AND IT… right from the BRITISH INDIA GROWTH IN INDIAN POLITRICS…NEW ARMS DEPOT, NAD is existing but can’t be known to any other person…it is INFORMED THAT bad is built around 1/2kms, down to present surface ground, like this we may be having some in Hyderabad AREA COMMAND ORDERS CONNECTED TO SERVICES…in visakhapatnam,bad, underground station with sophisticated s& IT radio active, radar systems, etc , can fire, missiles with a definite target which otherwise having interlocking system pireceinto and breaks the matter of huse blocks, and if failed, divert it’s route automatically generated by prefixed machanism, take IT’S course till its destination and successfully destroy the enemies targets…2) The rumours well said that, our HONBLE president late Dr Abdul Kalam, While working as a scientist there, THEY developed a missile defence from underneath the seas, to distined target which otherwise goes upward and onward journey to the desired place and hit the ground destroy the matter…3) last, but not the least, when Pakistan war broke, LEADING TO Bangladesh formation, Pakistan submarine with 300+2 strong force almost touched base waters at visakhapatnam, V-SHAPED HARBOR, and TO the GOD ALMIGHTY BLESSINGS POURED ON INDIA, it was intercepted… the ADMIRAL AND 300+ did not SURRENDER but died on SELFDESIGned switch…if interested, this submarine can be seen in vskp Port…
Vishnu Chakra balancing act with remote control system is being developed… one should work for development and with reasearch orientation

Dr. S. H. Singh
3 years ago

You are grate Krishna; The absolute truth never dies. The western scientist have to learn a lot about the Veda’s. Thanks for sharing this kwoledge worldwide.

3 years ago

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4 years ago

Search in google for “vethathiriyam concepts” and read the postulate by Vethathiri Maharishi. He had simplified vedic knowledge for everyone to understand, including scientists.

Siewnarine Balkaran
4 years ago

No!! The two have developed independent of each other in different ‘labs’.
The Vedas later influenced QP when scientists found the intimate connections
between both.Note-worthy, The Solvay Conference 1927, highlighted the impact of mind on Reality and the profound statement in Maitrayani Upanishad:’Mind alone is the cause of bondage,and mind alone is the cause of liberation.” This, in my opinion, was the turning point i.e. when science took note of Vedic knowledge.

4 years ago

Wow!!! So many liberties taken to revise history. It would be nice if proper evidence is provided for all of the claims made.

6 years ago

I have been waiting for this. It all makes perfect sense, and somehow always has.

What I want to understand better is how it will fully release science, and our technology. What kind of an impact will it have in changing our collective lives as we know it?

marionickenig1 .
6 years ago

Wow what a great and powerful discussion. I would love to have access to book based on this article, in particular, research backing some of the claims made, particularly about Newton, would be wonderful. Great job.

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