Is true love a mystical experience?

Published on 13-01-2016

Let’s see what Erwin Schrodinger, Nobel prize-winning and pioneer quantum physicist, has to say:

In Christian terminology to say: ‘Hence I am God Almighty’ sounds both blasphemous and lunatic. But this insight is not new. The earliest records date back more than 2,500 years ago. From the early great Upanishads the recognition ATHMAN = 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.

Again, the mystics of many centuries, independently, yet in perfect harmony with each other have described, each of them, the unique experience of his or her life in terms that can be condensed in the phrase: DEUS FACTUS SUM (I have become God.

To Western ideology the thought has remained a stranger, in spite of Schopenhauer and others who stood for it. In spite of those true lovers who, as they look into each other’s eyes, become aware that their thought and their joy are numerically One – not merely similar or identical; but they, as a rule, are emotionally too busy to indulge in clear thinking, in which respect they very much resemble the mystics.