Month: June 2024

  • The Impact of Compassion on Human Existence Reflected in Light’s Nature


    Light emission fascinates me as a metaphor for the impact of our actions, teachings, and expressions of compassion in the world. Light, whether emitting in all directions from a point source or focused into a coherent beam like a laser, is the essence of the duality of quantum mechanics and wave-particle duality. There is an important analogy here for human interaction and influence.

    Understanding Light Emission: Quantum Mechanics and Wave-Particle Duality

    Light behaves both as a wave and as a particle, exhibiting properties that depend on the observational context. Light can spread spherically from a point source when considered as a wave, similar to ripples spreading across a pond. This wave-like behavior enables light to be emitted in all directions simultaneously, suggesting a form of omnipresence in the same way in which the sun’s light travels infinitely throughout space in all directions or a candle in a dark room. This