Dr. Steven Hawking says “There is no GOD, There is no Heaven and this grand beauty and intelligence all around us has evolved from nothing.”

May be so, I wish he had probed a little bit deeper in the mystery of nothingness. I also wish Dr. Hawking were able to experience the JOY from DEEP Within. The heaven is within us not anywhere out there.

To properly address the big questions of life and existence, one must know his true nature. Why is so? For me, the answer is not because all the saints from all around the world have said so. It is also not because most of the religions around the world say so. I believe it because the science of quantum physics implies the observer is at the root of all forms of reality. If the truth behind the subjective nature of this observer is not understood, the meaning and the nature of reality will at best be misunderstood.

So how does one know that they have known their true nature? The “Joy from deep within” is at the root of this reality. If you have not experienced “the Joy from Deep Within”, you have not met your true self. Let us say, if you have realized your true self-and actually experienced that deep joy from within your inner being, then you already know what heaven is. You will not say that heaven does not exist.

Once you understand your true nature and meaning, you become qualified to address the meaning, nature and existence of GOD. The GOD is best understood in the framework of experiential reality. It is also a subjective reality. If one needs to approach it with logic one needs to trek the “Road to Digital Divine” to really understand “what is the meaning of divinity”. And it is essential that the framework includes the informational nature of being, quantum information and computation. It is in this incredible dance of bit, byte and quantum bits where the true meaning of divinity or one might say digital divinity can be understood.

I think Dr. Hawking is lost in decipherin?g the nature of reality-simply put, it is not limited to material or energetic reality.

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Joy and Happiness

Thank you for the privilege to talk about my favorite topic, “JOY” or “JOY FROM DEEP WITHIN”. It is also the title of my second book in the series of books, Informational Nature of Being. We are all incurable seekers of bliss or joy. Our minds are circuited to be happy. At least that is what our modern scientific studies contend. How many of you believe that? May be with exception of a some most us to be happy and keep that feeling of joy most of the time. What has gone wrong?

Many studies divulge religious or spiritual people are happier. Many studies show married people are happier. Many of us feel that childhood is the stage of most happiness. Many of us think that we could be happier if we could be more rich or good looking-handsome, beautiful, or successful or smart.

One thing is clear that feeling joy is important to all of us. Why is that so? You would think the answer should be clear and precise, but it is not. I will get back to this later but let me ask you, “Who is it that needs to be happy?” Of course, since we are talking about “our” happiness, you may claim that it is your self or “I” that needs to be happy. So “Who is this self or I that needs to be happy?

You may allege, “I or me” with your name, titles, education, place in the society with certain face, body, the one I can see in the mirror. Great! Then that voice inside you may say, “I think I know that this is not all I am, maybe there is more to myself than my physical self.”
Who is doing the thinking? Who is it that is doing the act of understanding or doubting? Maybe there is a little “I” within my physical whole that I cannot see in the mirror. Is this the one which needs to be happy? Has science found any such entity called inner I?

Where does this inner “I” reside? Could it be any organ in my body or a cell or a molecule or may be an atom that is part of my being? Or perhaps a combination of many atoms or molecules or cells or maybe organs that represent this inner “I”? I can tell you that in spite of of incredible efforts, the science still has not been able to find that physical material entity called “inner self”. So what is the true nature of this self? The new science of quantum information, on the other hand, has a lot to say about this entity. In this new model, as I described in the first books of this series, Road to Digital Divine, our universe emerges as one informational entity or a grand cosmic mind or digital divine where all entities are reducible to entangled quantum or binary bits that are instantaneously connected to one another.

And not only the inner self but also the physical self that we see in the mirror are all informational entities and are all digitally or informationally connected to this grand entity. So what does that mean? It means that laws of information rather than the laws of classical physics govern the act and nature of this entity. Accordingly, the informational self has two basic natures.

First, it leads to tendencies of “I, mine, or my.” It arises when self computes in binary mode. It gives rise to ego. We know ego well. It is well recognizable human personality character in our modern societies. Here my self-interests become more important than others interests.

Second, “us, ours, and we” emphasizes the nature of this self that is for others. It arises from self computing in quantum mode. All sense of love, empathy, oneness or unity consciousness arises from this basics. I describe this as our quantum self. It acts for the benefit of community rather than self. It gives rise to saint like nature in humans.

With two selves of different nature in one body, humans have learnt the meaning of the word “suffering”. Which of the self is my true nature? The knowledge of this truth is not trivial, and in fact, it is nothing short of enlightenment. Once accepted mentally and experientially, it has potential to fill us with the incredible joy emanating from deep within.

Transcript of a talk given by Dr. H. Gupta in Los Angeles, CA
Hemant Gupta graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), completing his Masters and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering with specialization in Polymer Science. Gupta subsequently finished executive MBA course from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has been Vice-President of Research and Development at a major corporation for the past ten years and in various leadership roles for the past twenty years. His writings address fundamental questions of existence and reflect his search for meaning spanning past 30 years. For example, does GOD exist? What is the nature of the silence? What is the meaning of Life? What is the true nature of the self? How one can discover one’s True Self? What is Digital Divine and what is Divine Meaning? How can one feel the supreme Joy? Can Joy and Happiness provide ultimate meaning to our Lives? How does modern living contribute to causing stress and stress related ailments such as depression, anxiety and high blood pressure just to name a few? How can one realize relief from the pain caused by stress responses in our body? How can one lead harmonious, emotionally fulfilling and meaningful life by knowing one’s true Quantum self? For More Information please visit www.joyfromdeepwithin.com or http://www.feelthejoy.info


Informational Nature of Being

Today I would wish to invite you to join me on the “Road to digital divine”; it is the title of my first book in the series of books entitled “Informational Nature of Being”. It is implanted in the computational nature of mind and matter.

What would you need towalk this road? You will need two fundamental tools.

First is the mental understanding. It is an understanding that will take you from your current perceptual reality where you see yourself as separate from everything else to a reality that leads to your understanding of oneness or unity consciousness. Second is the experiential understanding, i.e. a know-how that allows you to feel or experience that deep oneness that exists at the root of all.

Before I elaborate, let me begin with a quote:

The universe is made of bits. Every molecule, atom, and elementary particle registers bits of information. Every interaction between those pieces of the universe processes that information by altering those bits. That is, the universe computes, and because the universe is governed by the laws of quantum mechanics, it computes in an intrinsically quantum-mechanical fashion; its bits are quantum bits. The history of the universe is, in effect, a huge and ongoing quantum computation. The universe is a quantum computer.

-Programming the Universe – Seth LLoyd

Dr. Seth LLoyad is Professor of quantum mechanical engineering at MIT and a pioneer in the field of quantum computing. What is the meaning of digital? The word “Digital” means discreet or not continuous. Digital vs. analog signal. In this framework we mean digital information. Like BIT, the smallest element of binary information. Yes, the binary logic. Yes we are all very familiar with this logic. For example, an electrical switch, it can be either in on position or off position. Either yes or no. 0 or 1. Our computers are programmed with this logic. Giant internet is another example of a system operating on binary logic. All MP3 players, iphones, smart PDAs all are thinkable because of advancements in this logic.

Can you imagine a switch that can be on and off both at the same time? It will challenge your sensibilities. You may not be able to think of an answer immediately.
When I shared this with my wife Seema during a casual evening walk, she said “What kind of science fiction is this?” Except it is not the science fiction. It is a science fact. All quantum entities follow this logic. They stay in both on or off positions until they are observed. Once they are observed they adopt one of the two on or off position.
So what? I am not a quantum entity. I am large classical object that follows binary logic, you may claim. Not quite. You are made up of trillions of cells. Each of these cells are made up of molecules which in turn are made up of atoms and eventually quantum entities. So I am firmly rooted in quantum information just as these tiny quantum entities.

Can you believe that everything that you see around you, including yourself can be explained as elaborate programs comprising of yes/no? Ultimately, every thing in our universe is made from complex programs of these binary and quantum switches. It implies that information is at the root of all matter and energy. Not the other way round.

Accordingly, our universe is an informational entity and so are we and every thing that surrounds us. What it implies is that all laws of physics, chemistry and biology are all special case of laws of information leading to computational nature of matter and mind.

Okay, I am an information entity, so how does it influence me? Well, if every thing is ultimately berried in quantum information, then the smallest component of quantum information that makes us all is quantum BIT. Quantum bit is not only at the root of all sciences but it is also at the root of all religions and spirituality and even all mighty GOD or one may say Digital divine.

It combines elements of infinite or supreme logic with infinite or supreme oneness or love. This quality of quantum computation has remarkable likenesses to the dimensions of spirituality. So-called mystics may now believe that finally there is an expression of science, which supports what they have always believed in.

It reminds me of a quote from Maharajji, a spiritual master of our times:

Every one knows that there are many drops in the ocean,
But very few know that there is ocean in each drop.
I want you to be the one who know that there is ocean in the drop.

The QUBIT is the drop, it makes the Ocean, and Every QUBIT contains the OCEAN in its being!!

As we take this road to Digital Divine, at the least, the abyss between the scientific and spiritual wisdom is narrowing, in a meaningful way.

Transcript of a talk given by Dr. H. Gupta in Los Angeles, CA
Hemant Gupta graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), completing his Masters and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering with specialization in Polymer Science. Gupta subsequently finished executive MBA course from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has been Vice-President of Research and Development at a major corporation for the past ten years and in various leadership roles for the past twenty years. His writings address fundamental questions of existence and reflect his search for meaning spanning past 30 years. For example, does GOD exist? What is the nature of the silence? What is the meaning of Life? What is the true nature of the self? How one can discover one’s True Self? What is Digital Divine and what is Divine Meaning? How can one feel the supreme Joy? Can Joy and Happiness provide ultimate meaning to our Lives? How does modern living contribute to causing stress and stress related ailments such as depression, anxiety and high blood pressure just to name a few? How can one realize relief from the pain caused by stress responses in our body? How can one lead harmonious, emotionally fulfilling and meaningful life by knowing one’s true Quantum self? For More Information please visit www.joyfromdeepwithin.com or www.drhemantgupta.com


Feel the JOY

Perspective, My View of Self and Whole

A perspective connected to my view of who I am and how I see myself to be connected to all that surrounds me is the most notable mark of human existence. It affects all of our lives. It provides us meaning or may be the meaning of meaning. Is there something I can remake about my perspective that can intensely affect my pleasure meter? The answer is yes. One can become blissful in an instant by effectively changing one’s perspective and understanding toward one’s life, existence, reality, and eternal truth.

It is my perspective of the attributes of my true self and the nature of its perceived reality. To most, the nature of reality as understood by our collective conscience still rests on our perceptual beliefs, conventional deterministic ideas based on Newtonian physics, which has deeply penetrated every single aspects of modern human soul and psyche. The legacy of this science is the proposal and reinforcement of self as distinct and separate entity. I am me and you are “you,” and we are all separate. We have believed in such proposal for many generations as our senses reinforce such understanding. The science of physics has undergone extraordinary development. The newer findings are radical in nature and are nonintuitive. They present a variant picture of the reality that we belong to and offer a new image of ourselves. The new image is such that “I” is not so isolated from the rest. In fact, the rest is entangled with the “I” in a manner that cannot be easily separated. This view presents a different model of behavior. For example, hurting others may mean that you are hurting yourself. Stealing, giving, all have new meanings. Helping others is like helping us, and therefore, it feels so good as well.

With advancements in science of quantum physics, thetask of observer has become central to grasping the nature of our true reality. We will start our journey by addressing this profound issue. Human observer and the means or machinery to observe are critical to make sense of the observed universe. Is it the true nature of our reality? Our senses confirm that we are separate from the rest. Nevertheless, the connectedness at the quantum level as one defies this description of reality. How do limitations of our senses influence our view of the true nature of us and the reality we observe and interpret? Can one address the nature of unconscious matter or “I” less matter, conscious matter or matter with “I,” such as us or maybe life in general and arrive at the possibility of all to be intimately connected to nonlocal or grand cosmic mind? What kind of perspective leads us to unity consciousness as implied by science of quantum mechanics? Does the quantum nature of universe turn our image of reality upside down?

SELF or SIMPLY INFORMATIONAL SELF

As I described in Road to Digital Divine, the first book of this series, our modern understanding of our universe is rooted in science of information and computation rather than the old laws planted on classical materialism. The new broader laws of information are superseding old classical laws of matter and energy. Our universe emerges as one informational entity or a grand cosmic mind or digital divine where all entities are reducible to entangled quantum bits that are instantaneously united to one another. It is as if our universe is a grand living entity made up of digital information bits or quantum bits, the informational atoms of this new universe. It implies that we are all informational entities as well and are all digitally or informationally connected to this grand entity. The consciousness from this perch will be viewed as intelligence that separates us from this grand informational whole.

A simplified informational image of “I” or myself emerges. It arises by the interaction of three minds. First, the cosmic mind, which contains all that is material and immaterial connected though local and non local interactions. Second the emotional mind, which is my physical body. It is contained in the cosmic mind. Third the rational mind, which resides in my emotional mind. In other words, “I” or self is an informational entity, comprising of the systems of devices guided by two local minds or intelligences, viz. rational and emotional but implanted in grand quantum information distribution system or the cosmic mind.

My self, with the benefit of these three minds converts randomness into information allowing me to operate as an informational entity and make sense of my world. What is its true nature? Is there a connection of this informational “I” or self to the inner “I” we talked about earlier? Does knowing our true nature make a difference in our emotional state of being?
The answer to both these questions is “Yes”. We will find that our happiness very much rests on our understanding of the true nature of “I” or self which is eventually rooted in broader laws of information.

The informational self has two basic natures arising from its roots in laws of information. First, “I, mine, or my,” emanating from the significance on binary computation leading to evolution of egoic entity, a widely recognizable human personality trait in modern societies. I, my, and mine signify the focus of self on self-interests or goals to benefit ourselves rather than others. Second, “us, ours, and we” emphasizes the nature of this self that is for others. I propose that this nature of self arises from the elementary nature of the quantum BIT itself leading to altruistic behavior found wide spread in the animal kingdom. Therefore, the self that arises from this emphasis is what I have described as our quantum self. It acts for the benefit of community rather than the individual self. It gives rise to saint like nature in humans. It will lead to a very different community than the community full of egoic entities. Which community will ultimately prevail? Which of these two extreme tendencies of self will survive? Which of the self is my true nature? The knowledge of this truth is not trivial, and in fact, it is nothing short of enlightenment. Once known mentally and experientially, it has potential to fill us with the incredible joy emanating from deep within.

An excerpt from the book Joy From Deep Within, Nature of Quantum Self
Hemant Gupta graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), completing his Masters and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering with specialization in Polymer Science. Gupta subsequently finished executive MBA course from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has been Vice-President of Research and Development at a major corporation for the past ten years and in various leadership roles for the past twenty years. His writings address fundamental questions of existence and reflect his search for meaning spanning past 30 years. For example, does GOD exist? What is the nature of the silence? What is the meaning of Life? What is the true nature of the self? How one can discover one’s True Self? What is Digital Divine and what is Divine Meaning? How can one feel the supreme Joy? Can Joy and Happiness provide ultimate meaning to our Lives? How does modern living contribute to causing stress and stress related ailments such as depression, anxiety and high blood pressure just to name a few? How can one realize relief from the pain caused by stress responses in our body? How can one lead harmonious, emotionally fulfilling and meaningful life by knowing one’s true Quantum self? For More Information please visit www.joyfromdeepwithin.com or http://www.feelthejoy.info


Dual Nature of My True Self

Seema and I have been married for twenty years. Just like most marriages, our marriage has been an educational exercise in getting to know each other. I was born in a small city in India called Aligarh in 1960. Most of my childhood was spent in Delhi in a typical Indian middle-class family. My father, who retired as a professor of business management in an influential university in India was then a lecturer in a college in Delhi. With my mother not working, five children, my father had to work hard to just simply bring money to fulfill our basic needs. My mother came from a wealthy family. She could not see her children being deprived of basic wants. She always felt that she could work and support the family with added income. However, times were such that my father felt the role of a wife was in the home, not outside working and bringing the bacon. In fact, women working outside were a social taboo in the Indian society of those times. My mother was one of the exceptional women of her times. She was educated and brilliant. She was a debate champion and distinction holder throughout college years, in times when most Indian women did not get any college education. My father was also exceptional in studies and topped throughout his college education. My parents married through an incredible alignment of fate. In
a typical Indian arranged marriage style, both went through many potential suitors and eventually ended with each other through divine intervention. In India, all matches are made in heaven. There appears to be a deeper truth behind that saying. We grew up in a household where our mother and father constantly argued about finances, and my mother constantly wished to work to raise our living standards. My father held the line throughout, and my mother never worked. She died in 2005 leaving incredible impact on my eventual personality. I grew up with incredulous need of not be financially mediocre.

I am fourth of five children in my family. I have two older sisters and one older brother. Just like my parents, I turned out to be the one good at studies. For some reason, I was naturally inclined toward science and mathematics. I studied most of time and got admission in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, a prestigious institution for engineering education. I came to United States in 1982 for graduate work at University of Southern California (USC). Lure to penetrate the glitter of material wealth could not be greater anywhere but here. This land of opportunity is such an incredible engine for wealth creation that everything else such as skin color, accent takes a backseat. Money is like divine here. What creates wealth is almost always more important than what does not.
I engaged myself in that pursuit like most others. I was in a rat race.

Rat race is an amazing race. Winning is more valuable than anything else. Winning promises material rewards. These could be significantly greater than bare financial security. For example, Bill gates, once the richest man on earth created wealth that would be enough to feed many generations of Gates to come. Rational mind is the hallmark of the rat race. Apparent determinism, certainty, and result orientation are the essential ingredients of this race. Every rat, in the end, is for himself. Power struggle, fear, and anxiety are common and prevailing emotions. I was in that mode. I was determined to do well, for myself. I sought my benefit in everything I came across. I judged everything with that standard. I was not trusting. My body showed signs of fatigue from severe negative emotions; unhappiness was rooted in my psyche. This new for me was different from what I grew up with. As a child, I recalled I was trusting, social, respectful, and simple; unlike what I had become. My child was still alive in me. It was battling for what it thought was right. The kindness, love, empathy, friendship, freedom, selflessness, and truthfulness were uncompromising traits. These were not the hallmarks of winning a rat race. Not much made sense. My inner conflict was at paramount. I was in search of meaning of this existence, meaning of myself. Being a science person, I thought I will find answers in science, but decades of search in the scientific literature could not take me all the way to my true reality, my true self. This awakening came later from subjective experience of my inner self in the deep state of meditation.

Seema came to United States in 1989. Her concept of herself was rooted in her heart. She listened to messages that surfaced from her heart and gave them superiority over mind. She always cared more for others than herself. I did not recognize her goodness right away. In fact, we struggled for consensus for many years. As I struggled to get answers that would transcend me beyond the powerful paradigm of the rat race, using science and spirituality mainly through many of the self-help books, it was becoming clear to me that myself had two distinct natures, both very real. One catered for my own self-interest, and the other was selfless or catered for others interest. What could lead to such opposite nature of self-residing in one body? My search led me to an answer, from a surprising source. The answer came from the fundamental nature of quantum computing. A new science of information processing that has a potential to combine all science, mysticism, and religion. It provided a clue to explain the dual nature of self.

An excerpt from the book “Joy From Deep Within”, Nature of Quantum Self
Hemant Gupta graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), completing his Masters and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering with specialization in Polymer Science. Gupta subsequently finished executive MBA course from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has been Vice-President of Research and Development at a major corporation for the past ten years and in various leadership roles for the past twenty years. His writings address fundamental questions of existence and reflect his search for meaning spanning past 30 years. For example, does GOD exist? What is the nature of the silence? What is the meaning of Life? What is the true nature of the self? How one can discover one’s True Self? What is Digital Divine and what is Divine Meaning? How can one feel the supreme Joy? Can Joy and Happiness provide ultimate meaning to our Lives? How does modern living contribute to causing stress and stress related ailments such as depression, anxiety and high blood pressure just to name a few? How can one realize relief from the pain caused by stress responses in our body? How can one lead harmonious, emotionally fulfilling and meaningful life by knowing one’s true Quantum self? For More Information please visit www.joyfromdeepwithin.com
or
http://www.theself.us


The Self – A Tale of Three Minds

Computationally Astute Informational Self

At the deepest informational level, living cell is composed of trillions of quantum variables, qubits. At the physical level, the quantum information stored in these quantum switches or qubits combine in the form of atoms, informational molecules, and other nano structures. Living cells form tissues, organs, and eventually organized as life-forms including the human body. Therefore, the life forms such as humans are large macroscopic structures, which are buried deep in internal quantum features. From a top-down perspective and as a macroscopic body, humans would be closer to a classical computing or binary processing. At the root level, these structures are computationally astute to take advantage of both binary and quantum mode of information processing.

From a bottom-up perspective and as a quantum inner body, we would be closer to quantum processing. From this perspective, we form a seamless oneness with everything else in the universe. From the top-down view, derived from binary computation, we form a perspective of being separate from the rest. The consciousness is the interface of these two perspectives. On one side of consciousness, there is this grand oneness, whereas, on the other side, the separation with the rest.

Myself is fundamentally an informational entity whose fundamental aspect of being is the ability to know and act per guidance of a mind influenced by these two perspectives. Many programs drive my conscious self. These programs live in my mind that finally guides myself. My mind directs all the actions of bits and qubits through these programs to cause various experiences of self. Everything that myself does, therefore, can eventually be described by a series of interconnected tiny quantum of action or the qubit or programs governed by the interaction of one or more aspects of my minds.

“C’mon, Papa, we are not like computers with programs running inside of us,” my eleven-year-old son Monish exclaimed as he heard of my newfound wisdom.

“Maybe not the kind that we know and are used to, but we compute incessantly and information is also at the root of our being.” I was not sure if it consoled him.

Most of us do not see ourselves from this consideration. Our image of ourselves is mostly based of perceptual reality of our senses, consistent with laws of classical physics. We see ourselves as large solid three-dimensional physical beings where energy breaths life into our material body, separate from everyone else. Our top-down view based on binary computation makes us conscious of this separation.

The separation leads to incompleteness, the product of which is desire. The most elementary desire, common to all life, is of food, or a source of energy. Life is like a toy that operates on batteries. Food is the battery that all variety of life needs. Safety is another desire that is innate and results from preservation of the form. The separation need takes on a wide variety of forms to be complete. The self has evolved to have a free will to pursue the fulfillment of the needs and desires. Humans along with a few other life-forms have evolved a capability that enables a rational mode of processing information using our rational mind. It is physically contained in and informationally synchronized with the emotional mind.

My physical body is my emotional mind and is eventually rooted in the cosmic mind at the quantum level. The emotional mind provides the information network involving the molecules of information and emotion that facilitates communication from nonlocal regime to the self. In other words, the inputs from the cosmic mind are mediated to the living entity through the emotional mind. The emotional mind also links information circuits that allows the decisions from rational mind to reach all part of the physical body. So what I call as myself is interplay of these three minds. Which mind I use is a matter of what I feel is important and where I put my attention.

The nature of myself reveals a tale of three minds-emotional, rational, and cosmic minds-that work in concert, resulting in the experience of the self. Therefore, even though I am physically limited, I am unlimited from informational perspective as myself linked to the cosmic mind spans the whole universe. Each of the three minds contributes differently to the nature of myself by altering the computational mode of this informational entity. Since the nature of the three different minds is decidedly different, their influence results in different nature of the self. Two of these natures of the self are recognizable and present in all of us. First is centered on myself being separate from others, and the second one result from myself as one with others. If you recall from earlier discussions, these are exactly the two basic tendencies that make the cosmic mind or the whole. So from this point of view, self is made in the conception of the whole.

Each living cell in my body is a self in its own right. It has made a commitment to support my being. My desires are mandated on my cells through a top-down network of informational commands. My cells obey to fulfill these wishes. Many times, my self-interests will put extra strain on my cells. My cell’s functionality depends on it being healthy. Just like I feel tired or sick when my system is overused or abused, each of my cells feel the same through network of informational signals that flow throughout my emotional and rational brain. Each of my cells is also rooted in the cosmic mind and receives signals from that mind in the form of waves of guidance. If signals from rational mind and the cosmic mind do not match, my cells are often in conflict. Which proteins sensors and gears would need to move and in which direction? The conflict leads to internal pain or suffering. Since the programming of our modern, rational mind is often at odds with the functionality of the cosmic mind, this suffering has become a normal feature of our existence.

When rational mind is in a state of surrender, our decisions are made through the cosmic mind. This leads to ease of conflict within and thus a sense of peace or calm spreads throughout the body. The rational mind also can make decisions that can benefit the community or others. In this case, the rational mind works in concert with the cosmic mind as they coconspire to create the reality. Therefore, whether myself operates in a state of surrender to the cosmic mind or works in concert with it, the resultant processor is quantum in nature. I would call it our “quantum self.” It is also our bottom-up perspective.

After its origin from quantum information processing, it appears that life has been evolving toward this binary mode of information processing. Our free will allows a choice between the queues from the grand cosmic mind and the rational mind. Through intentionality, we can choose one or the other. When we choose the rational mind over the cosmic mind, we act with our rational mind. This leads to second of the two essential natures of our self. The information processor dominating this nature is binary. I will call this as our binary self. There is a strong temptation for the rational mind to make decisions so that they benefit the self only. This mode of action leads to development of egoic entity, which is highly prevalent in our modern societies.

A Case of Mean Bacteria

Robert Austin of Princeton has been studying the social behavior of bacteria in order to help understand the social dynamics of other organisms, including humans. He has intriguing results about selfish and altruistic individuals and the social dynamics between the two.

Austin and his collaborators have found a single gene that controls bacteria “selfishness.” If it is off, bacteria slow down their metabolism and reproduction rate when they sense their environment has been depleted of nutrients. This prevents them from entirely destroying their living space. However, if this gene is turned on the bacteria go right on eating until nothing is left. They even develop the ability to feed off other dead bacteria.

Interestingly, the gene is off by default when bacteria are found in the wild. However, if one puts these in a petridish, and cut off their food supply, the selfish mutants emerge in matter of only days. These mutants ravage all the remaining food, including each other, and then starve.

The experiment shows: first, the selfish bacteria win, and then everyone loses. This is a circumstances where selfish seem to have the advantage over the self-restraining altruists, but if everyone is selfish, then everyone is worse off. These results, however, could not be reproduced in the wild where selfish bacteria would not arise. The bacteria in the wild exercise restraint, so there must be something different going on in the wild than in the petri-dish. This is a fascinating example where a simple organism like bacteria is informationally able to change the nature of its “self” from quantum to binary depending on the influence of environment.

Modern human device contain both binary, egoic or selfish, and quantum or altruistic self in one body. The result is a conflict or internal unrest that is the prime cause of suffering in modern humans.

An excerpt from the book “Joy From Deep Within”, Nature of Quantum Self
Hemant Gupta graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), completing his Masters and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering with specialization in Polymer Science. Gupta subsequently finished executive MBA course from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has been Vice-President of Research and Development at a major corporation for the past ten years and in various leadership roles for the past twenty years. His writings address fundamental questions of existence and reflect his search for meaning spanning past 30 years. For example, does GOD exist? What is the nature of the silence? What is the meaning of Life? What is the true nature of the self? How one can discover one’s True Self? What is Digital Divine and what is Divine Meaning? How can one feel the supreme Joy? Can Joy and Happiness provide ultimate meaning to our Lives? How does modern living contribute to causing stress and stress related ailments such as depression, anxiety and high blood pressure just to name a few? How can one realize relief from the pain caused by stress responses in our body? How can one lead harmonious, emotionally fulfilling and meaningful life by knowing one’s true Quantum self? For More Information please visit www.joyfromdeepwithin.com
or
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Stress Relief and Joy

Just like you and most, I have struggled with bringing and sustaining feeling joy and happiness within myself. As I approach fifty years of my life, I find myself to be writing this book about happiness and joy, an activity that is perhaps theleast compatible with my training and education. The only qualifications I have to embark on such adventure is that for the last few decades core of my being has been unhappy and dissatisfied. Some of this, perhaps, led to some serious medical conditions such as allergies or hives. I steadily took medications to control the symptoms, felt miserable most of the time, especially in the mornings. I went about my daily work routine throughout this period, sometimes hiding signs of allergic reactions and most of the time sadness, living inside the core of my being with a smile that could fool anyone. My doctors had no remedy for this unhappiness; they were glad to give me antihistamines for life to control my allergy symptoms. In theory, there was no real reason for this state of my unhappiness. I am and have been blessed: a beautiful and loving wife with a good heart, two wonderful boys, a good job, great father, brother, sister, friends, and I could go on and on. Today, I feel joyous from within myself and have been symptom free of chronic allergies for many years. It is not the medication which did it. Although, I must yield the medicines did help relieve symptoms to a degree. In fact, I had to give up medication to heal myself from within. What caused me to be in that poor emotional state and for that long? What turned this around? The most notable change has come from altering my own perspective. It has made an incredible difference in my emotional well-being. In short, my perspective as a whole starting with who I am to how I connect to others around me and how I see the world around me has undergone a deep change. This book is about this change. As I look around, I find my old paradigm widely shared among many from all walks of our society. For most, it leads to conflict and confusion in the form of stress with a wide range of symptoms. Simple unhappiness to diseases such as cancer, heart attacks, diabetes, hypertension, and one can go on are results of stress caused by inculcating such a paradigm. It will be my hope that this book makes a comparable difference in your perspective and inspires a happier change in your life. All my life I have been a hard-core man of science. I always looked to science to find answers. Even though my current perspective is not rooted entirely in science, science has been the route to get there. To my readers with little or no scientific background, I have tried to make this message appear as little scientific as my abilities have allowed me to do so. Unfortunately, my inabilities may have rendered moments where I could not explain difficult scientific concepts simply for all to grasp. I offer my sincere apologies to my readers for my subjection. I do recommend readings to clarify these ideas further.

An excerpt from the book Joy From Deep Within, Nature of Quantum Self

Hemant Gupta graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), completing his Masters and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering with specialization in Polymer Science. Gupta subsequently finished executive MBA course from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has been Vice-President of Research and Development at a major corporation for the past ten years and in various leadership roles for the past twenty years. His writings address fundamental questions of existence and reflect his search for meaning spanning past 30 years. For example, does GOD exist? What is the nature of the silence? What is the meaning of Life? What is the true nature of the self? How one can discover one’s True Self? What is Digital Divine and what is Divine Meaning? How can one feel the supreme Joy? Can Joy and Happiness provide ultimate meaning to our Lives? How does modern living contribute to causing stress and stress related ailments such as depression, anxiety and high blood pressure just to name a few? How can one realize relief from the pain caused by stress responses in our body? How can one lead harmonious, emotionally fulfilling and meaningful life by knowing one’s true Quantum self? For More Information please visit
www.joyfromdeepwithin.com
or
www.drhemantgupta.com


Stress Relief and Joy

Just like you and most, I have struggled with bringing and keeping feeling joy and happiness within myself. As I approach fifty years of my life, I find myself to be writing this book about happiness and joy, an activity that is perhaps theslightest compatible with my training and education. The only qualifications I have to embark on such adventure is that for the last few decades core of my being has been unhappy and dissatisfied. Some of this, perhaps, led to some serious medical conditions such as allergies or hives. I continually took medications to control the symptoms, felt miserable most of the time, especially in the mornings. I went about my regular work routine throughout this period, sometimes hiding signs of allergic reactions and most of the time sadness, living inside the core of my being with a smile that could fool anyone. My doctors had no remedy for this unhappiness; they were glad to give me antihistamines for life to control my allergy symptoms. In theory, there was no real reason for this state of my unhappiness. I am and have been blessed: a beautiful and loving wife with a good heart, two wonderful boys, a good job, great father, brother, sister, friends, and I could go on and on. Today, I feel joyous from within myself and have been symptom free of chronic allergies for many years. It is not the medication which did it. Although, I must accept the medicines did help relieve symptoms to a degree. In fact, I had to give up medication to heal myself from within. What caused me to be in that poor emotional state and for that long? What turned this around? The most notable change has come from altering my own perspective. It has made an incredible difference in my emotional well-being. In short, my perspective as a whole starting with who I am to how I associate to others around me and how I see the world around me has undergone a deep change. This book is about this change. As I look around, I find my old paradigm widely shared among many from all walks of our society. For most, it leads to conflict and confusion in the form of stress with a wide range of symptoms. Simple unhappiness to diseases such as cancer, heart attacks, diabetes, hypertension, and one can go on are results of stress caused by inculcating such a paradigm. It will be my hope that this book makes a similar difference in your perspective and inspires a happier change in your life. All my life I have been a hard-core man of science. I always looked to science to find answers. Even though my current perspective is not rooted entirely in science, science has been the route to get there. To my readers with little or no scientific background, I have tried to make this message appear as little scientific as my abilities have warranted me to do so. Unfortunately, my inabilities may have rendered moments where I could not explain difficult scientific concepts simply for all to grasp. I offer my sincere apologies to my readers for my subjection. I do recommend readings to clarify these ideas further.

An excerpt from the book Joy From Deep Within, Nature of Quantum Self

Hemant Gupta graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), completing his Masters and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering with specialization in Polymer Science. Gupta subsequently finished executive MBA course from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has been Vice-President of Research and Development at a major corporation for the past ten years and in various leadership roles for the past twenty years. His writings address fundamental questions of existence and reflect his search for meaning spanning past 30 years. For example, does GOD exist? What is the nature of the silence? What is the meaning of Life? What is the true nature of the self? How one can discover one’s True Self? What is Digital Divine and what is Divine Meaning? How can one feel the supreme Joy? Can Joy and Happiness provide ultimate meaning to our Lives? How does modern living contribute to causing stress and stress related ailments such as depression, anxiety and high blood pressure just to name a few? How can one realize relief from the pain caused by stress responses in our body? How can one lead harmonious, emotionally fulfilling and meaningful life by knowing one’s true Quantum self? For More Information please visit
www.joyfromdeepwithin.com
or
www.drhemantgupta.com


Digital Divine

Humans have intuitively felt the computational nature of our existence sincevery old times. Scientific methods involving theory, control experimentation, observation, and analysis evolved from that belief. Newtonian physics almost came to a conclusion that universe, including us, are a part of a physical, mechanical device that works with complete determinism, reductionism obeying mathematical theories underlying the Newtonian physics. This was a different universe that spiritual and religious belief led to, where a holistic and empathetic universe with divine, unconditional love was the prime principles of universal existence.

An even deeper computational nature of existence has evolved from the advances in modern science. Latest scientific studies have shown that this deeper computational dimension lies at the foundation of our existence and goes well beyond what Newtonian physics could realize. It is the dimension of digital divine. Later I will explain the relevance of this emerging dimension with our ever-growing understanding of a quantum world and evolving principles of quantum physics. From this perspective, the universe still appears to be a machine, but a different machine than Newtonian physicists suspected. A quantum universal information-processing system that is holistic, empathetic, and exudes promise of unconditional love, just as spiritual wisdom projected. Same to be true for life including human beings, which can be noticed as quantum information-processing entities, linked with universal quantum information processor, connected to one another using local as well as nonlocal quantum communication channels. At the east, the gap between the scientific and spiritual wisdom is narrowing in a meaningful way.

I have always been an ardent advocate of systems view of the universe. A repeated theme that you will encounter will be that the universe is one system, and all in it are interactive subsystems. Over a period, we have developed vocabulary such as matter, mass, particle, waves, energy, silence, machine, and devices to describe this one system, our universe. I will start with a general discussion on the devices of nature operating between silence and energetic states. A deeper discussion on the nature of silence and energy will reveal a computational nature of universe and its devices. From this point of view, the silence will appear, not as profound emptiness, but more like grand fullness or an incredible inkpad on which energy, the ink of creation, has written the equations of universe. We will explore Newtonian determinism with quantum uncertainty and general nature of quantum entities leading to atomic, subatomic, and molecular entities to further our hold of these fascinating devices of nature. We would learn to recognize the visible universe as the interactive collection of quantum mechanical, computational devices operating between silence and energetic states. More importantly, we will develop a model of our universe as a giant quantum computing system where a quantum bit or qubit is the smallest unit for processing quantum information, and the universe itself is a grand quantum information-processing and distribution system. This computational system can also be described as a cosmic mind, just to emphasize its similarities with the human mind. How does life appear through a process of self-assembly, from this quantum distribution system, and masters a binary information generation and distribution system, leading to modern humans and human society? I will address how the quantum and binary information switches need intelligence or mind to make cooperative decisions.

Today, we are forced to appraise our reality based on at least three levels of existence. First, is the physical level. It is the physical universe that we see, touch, or feel. I have portrayed this physical universe as myriad of interactive systems or one may say the system of devices. From this view, humans are one such device of the physical universe. The second reality is mental reality, which is an inheritance of a conscious observer that is able and desirous to make sense out of this existence. The mental reality leads us to another reality, which may be the most absolute reality of the three. It is the mathematical or informational reality. I would refer to this reality as computational reality stemming from its likeness to computers or more precisely computational algorithms. There is another, fourth level of reality, which may be even more critical to access true reality. It is experiential level. It relies on subjective experience of an observer or observer-based reality.

With advances in quantum physics, the observer has become central to experiencing and creating any sense of reality. Our senses affirm that we are separate from the rest. Nevertheless, the connectedness at the quantum level as one defies this description of reality. How do limitations of our senses affect our view of the true nature of reality? What kind of perspective leads us to unity consciousness as suggested by quantum nature of our universe? Does this nature of universe turn our concept of reality upside down? What is the true nature of reality? As it will become clear that much of human sufferings root from an old perspective of separation-based binary thinking, inculcated deep in our psyche, especially reinforced during the evolution of materialism or an era when Newtonian deterministic belief reigned supreme. A newer mode of human thinking, rooted in quantum nature of our being, will revolutionize the way humans look at their world, their challenges, and their joy. Once understood well, the world will never be the same and collective human sufferings will steadily disappear. In order to accomplish this, we must take that road to understand the new form of divinity or better yet digital divine.

An excerpt from the book Road to Digital Divine, Computational Nature of Mind and Matter
Author’s Box
Hemant Gupta graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), completing his Masters and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering with specialization in Polymer Science. Gupta subsequently finished executive MBA course from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has been Vice-President of Research and Development at a major corporation for the past ten years and in various leadership roles for the past twenty years. His writings address fundamental questions of existence and reflect his search for meaning spanning past 30 years. For example, does GOD exist? What is the nature of the silence? What is the meaning of Life? What is the true nature of the self? How one can discover one’s True Self? What is Digital Divine and what is Divine Meaning? How can one feel the supreme Joy? Can Joy and Happiness provide ultimate meaning to our Lives? How does modern living contribute to causing stress and stress related ailments such as depression, anxiety and high blood pressure just to name a few? How can one realize relief from the pain caused by stress responses in our body? How can one lead harmonious, emotionally fulfilling and meaningful life by knowing one’s true Quantum self? For More Information please visit www.joyfromdeepwithin.com or http://www.divinemeaning.info


Joy and Happiness

There is so much info on this idea and so many who have taken on toreveal so much, yet most of us struggle with being and staying happy. In fact, most of us cannot even imagine our existence where our being is bubbling with emotions of joy and happiness, emanating from our core, for any significant time. Achieving limitless happiness has been the holy grail of human achievement. The principal promise of religion, spirituality, innovation, education, hard work, or play is achieving immediate or some future state of happiness for self or others. We see all around us people with a wide diversity of perspectives. Many studies reveal religious or spiritual people are happier. Many studies show married people are happier. Many of us believe that childhood is the stage of most happiness. We often wonder if others are happier than we are, especially if we see someone with qualities such as material richness or good looks-handsome, beautiful, or successful or smart; our mind wonders the possibility that they ought be happy or at least happier than we must. Most of us can never know for sure how others feel, but in general form our impression that cycles of being happy and unhappy are universal and spare no one. Most of us instinctively deal with these cycles and respond in almost universal way. We try to eliminate or mitigate episodes leading to unhappiness and amplify the states of being happy. We do this to the best of our capacities and expertise; some of us are better able to save joy in comparison to others.

One is sure that feeling joy ismeaningful to all of us. Why is that so? One would think the answer should be clear and precise, but it is not. To some, the answer appears to be clear because it “just is.” To others, if we cannot be happy again, we believe life is not worth living or, in extreme cases, consider even killing ourselves. Most of us know that chronic unhappiness leads to all variety of illnesses. Even after knowing this so clearly, most of us end in unhappy states, most of the time. Latest scientific studies have repeatedly shown that the human brain is wired for bliss. Still happiness eludes most of us. What does make us unhappy? What does keep us unhappy?

Does happiness or joy provide satisfying absolute meaning to our existence? Our journey will begin by addressing the core issue of meaning. Does meaningful existence make us happy or joyous? Or joyous existence is meaningful in itself. Thisimmediately leads to an age-old question, who decides the meaning? Philosophers have struggled with this question for decades. Or “who is it that needs to be happy or decides meaning?” Of course, since we are talking about “our” happiness or happiness of “self,” we naturally conclude that it is self or “I” that is at the root of all this inquiry. We end up querying “who am I?” Alternatively, “Who is this self?” Once we understand the true nature of “I,” we can address the happiness and meaning associated with “I.”

As weseek for the “I” that likes to be happy, we find several candidates. Of course we start with the most obvious, me with my name, titles, education, place in the society with certain face, body weight. Myself, the one I can see in the mirror. Great! Are we getting close, or it just seems that way? Then we may be awakened by that voice, “I think I know that this is not all I am, maybe there is more to myself than my physical self.” Who is doing the thinking? Who is it that is achieving the act of understanding or doubting? Maybe there is a little “I” within my physical body that I cannot see in the mirror. Is this the one which needs to be happy? Has science found any such entity called inner I? It is clear that most of us do recognize the big I or the physical I. However, in a placid and unobvious way, we all seem to recognize this other “I” or inner “I,” especially as we express ourselves in our everyday language and describe our feelings. Here is a real case of a mother who described the following:

Expression of Self

“I’m in my early thirties and the married mother of two young children. I have a good job, and my husband and I get along well. My problem lies within myself. I suffer from something I can only describe as “self-loathing.” It started as a teenager (with cutting my arms, drinking, smoking, running with the wrong people). Now I try to keep it all neatly tucked away in my psyche. I’ve been to therapists and take antidepressants, but this lingering self-hate always surfaces. My symptoms cause me to withdraw, hit myself with hangers, and say and think the most horrible thoughts about myself. Even with my accomplishments, I do not think much of myself. I’m not suicidal, but I often entertain thoughts of cutting my arms and legs or having someone else beat me until I’m black-and-blue as though I deserve punishment for being who I am. I compare myself to others nonstop and sometimes withdraw for days if I meet someone I envy. It’s awful! In addition
to antidepressants, I’ve resorted to taking the painkiller Tramadol daily as it tends to lift my mood and help with these feelings of inadequacy. I do not want to pass this on to my kids, whom I love more than anything. Why in the world won’t this stop?”

It is clear that an inner “I” exists, at least in our expression, and is intimately entangled with our concept of self. It turns out that understanding nature of this inner “I” is essential for our happiness. As I will describe later that it is the inner “I” that needs to be happy and keeps us contented and joyful. Where does this inner “I” reside? It is a question which humans have been searching for since ancient times. Could it be any organ in my body or a cell or a molecule or may be an atom that is part of my being? Or perhaps
a combination of many atoms or molecules or cells or maybe organs that represent this inner “I”? Or on the other hand, does this inner “I” exist beyond space-time, in another domain? One thing is clear, “I” that seemed so transparent at the start is not so. Between the physical “I” that I can see in mirror and the informational inner “I,” I am confused. Which is my true self? Our journey will begin, by understanding the nature of “I.” Then we can address what makes it happy and what will keep it happy.

Approaching the subject of this inner “I” has not been simple, and it has been a goal of humanity since knowledge began.

An excerpt from the book Joy From Deep Within, Nature of Quantum Self

Author’s Bio
Hemant Gupta graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), completing his Masters and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering with specialization in Polymer Science. Gupta subsequently finished executive MBA course from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has been Vice-President of Research and Development at a major corporation for the past ten years and in various leadership roles for the past twenty years. His writings address fundamental questions of existence and reflect his search for meaning spanning past 30 years. For example, does GOD exist? What is the nature of the silence? What is the meaning of Life? What is the true nature of the self? How one can discover one’s True Self? What is Digital Divine and what is Divine Meaning? How can one feel the supreme Joy? Can Joy and Happiness provide ultimate meaning to our Lives? How does modern living contribute to causing stress and stress related ailments such as depression, anxiety and high blood pressure just to name a few? How can one realize relief from the pain caused by stress responses in our body? How can one lead harmonious, emotionally fulfilling and meaningful life by knowing one’s true Quantum self? For More Information please visit www.joyfromdeepwithin.com or
http://www.feelthejoy.info


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