We will attempt to explore the concept of time in science and in non-duality and see if there is a holistic approach that encompasses both of these points of view . We will start by examining some of the most well known equations in physics - but take a different approach and try to understand the qualitative , not quantitative , content of the equations in trying to determine the true meaning of time. No math required! We will then explore the concept and meaning of time in the non-dual advaita tradition. Then we attempt to show the consistency between the real meaning of scientific equations and the advaita philosophy and that both are just different ways of expressing the same universal truth. Finally, we will speculate on whether each of us actually goes beyond the edge of time, experientially and daily.
Ashok Narasimhan graduated in Physics and then after doing his MBA, has been an entrepreneur all his life, as the Founder/CEO/Chairman of several billion dollar companies initially in India and then in the US. He is also an active investor including directly, through angel investment groups and as a limited partner in leading VC firms. He is also on the Boards of several private and public companies in India and the US. He is also on the Board of Trustees of non-profit / community service organizations, including the California Institute of Integral Studies.
Throughout his life, he has been deeply interested in advaita / non-duality, sparked by being fortunate enough to have been able to spend time with Nasargadatta Maharaj in Bombay in the early and late 70’s. A particular area of his interest has been to understand the overlap of the disciplines of classical physics, quantum theory and epigenetics with the advaita/ non-dual view of life and consciousness. He means to remain a student for the rest of this physical manifestation.