One way of expressing the aim of buddhist meditation practice may be to say that is is about overcoming the extremes of clinging to existence or to non-existence:
“Form is emptiness – emptiness is form – form and emptiness are inseperable”
An article just published in the scientific journal Science made me smile …
It reports about an experiment, carried out by scientists at the University of Oxford, where they show that the principle of quantum entanglement – previously only established on the quantum level – also holds on the macroscopic level, for objects visible to the bare eye.
Diamond crystals have been placed in the entangled quantum state – previously described by Albert Einstein as “spooky action at a distance”.
One of the authors of the research paper summarises:
“Neither the statement ‘this diamond is vibrating’ nor ‘this diamond is not vibrating’ is true.”
So: not “either or” but “both and” ? – I don’t understand much about (quantum) physics, but from my naive perspective this looks quite amazing.