than eternity in the world to come.
And better a single moment of inner peace
In the world to come than eternity in this world.
A single moment of awakening in this world
is eternity in the world to come.
The inner peace of the world to come
is living in this world with full attention.
The two are one, flip sides of a coin
forever tumbling and never caught.”
~Rabbi Jacob, Pirke Avot 4:22
“The new physics presents prima facie evidence that our human thoughts are linked to nature by nonlocal connections: what a person chooses to do in one region seems immediately to effect what is true elsewhere in the universe. This nonlocal aspect can be understood by conceiving the universe to be not a collection of tiny bits of matter, but rather a growing compendium of ‘bits of information. . . .’
And, I believe that most quantum physicists will also agree that our conscious thoughts ought eventually to be understood within science and that when properly understood, our thoughts will be seen to DO something, they will be efficacious.”
-- Henry P. Stapp, a leading theorist in quantum physics at University of California, Berkeley