Quantum Reality and Śūnya

  • Jayant Burde


In this paper points of commonality between quantum reality and nature of Śūnya have been discussed. Principles of Max Planck’s constant along with particle-wave duality have been analysed. The problematic issues of quantum physics have been approached through a ready solution in Buddhist theory of catuṣkoṭi. Uncertainty principle propounded by Heisenberg has been discussed in the context of theory of Śūnya. Śūnya has been explained as infinity and fullness. Parallels have also been drawn from Upaniṣads 4.


Quantum theory Max Planck Particle-wave duality Uncertainty principle Subatomic particles Quantum mechanics Catuṣkoṭi Śūnya Brahman 


  1. 1.
    Penrose R. The emperor’s new mind. New York: Penguin; 1991. p. 245.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Burde J. Ananya and nothingness. Delhi: MLBD; 2009.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Capra F. The Tao of physics. London: Flamingo; 1993. p. 89.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Ichimura S. Buddhist critical spirituality: Prajñā and Śūnyatā. Delhi: MLBD; 2001. p. 360.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jayant Burde
    • 1
  1. 1.Bombay UniversityMumbaiIndia

Personalised recommendations