What is a quantum?
The quick (‘quick’: a Christian New Testament metaphor for alive) woman’s Bible, i.e. the New Oxford Dictionary, defines the German word ‘Quantum’ correctly as: ‘A discrete quantity of …..’
Translated into everyday English, ‘quantum’ means: a unit, a whole, i.e. a discrete because decided entity, a digit and so on; a fact (consequently, per’fect/done in itself).
In German, quantum is a metaphor for Ein’heit ≈ Ganz’heit, meaning one’ness ≈ complete’ness, interpreted in the religious domain as meaning (the quality of) God, Allah, Brahman, the ONE, and so on.
What the German physicist, Planck, concluded, not by observing the relative state of the goods available in his local supermarket but from his own radiation experiments and Einstein’s Black Body Radiation Theory was that the ground of all becoming was discrete, i.e. composed of individual units (German, ‘Quanten’), from which he concluded that everyday (in his world, physics) phenomena happen as on-going (actually as discretely dis-continuous) relative, i.e. related) interactions (i.e. analogue functions) of non-relative (hence absolute, because discrete, thus random) units ≈ quanta.
Planck chose the symbol h symbolised his quantum, and calculated an actual value for it. He did it with maths, which, as Göedel would later prove, and as the Buddha had already proven a couple of millennia before, is incomplete, hence uncertain.
Einstein symbolised his constant (hence quantum) with a c. Consequently, in everyday (supermarket) terms Einstein’s famous formula should read:
e ≈ mq2
whereby q2 represents (the nuclear effect of) the collision of two random quanta (or constants).*
A quantum is defined as: a whole or unit, i.e. as a complete entity. In relativity (hence series (i.e. analogue) of interacting quanta) terms, a quantum happens as ended (i.e. digitised) analogue or (observer (i.e. interactor) superimposed) process. The Buddha attained sammasambodhi, per’fect completion when he quantised (i.e. compressed or con’densed) his problem to a simple (@ min.entropy) solution.
Each unit presents for contact with another unit @ random, i.e. as completely different, therefore as unpredictable, i.e. @ max. uncertainty. That has to be so since ‘only random events carry instruction’, or, ‘Only difference makes (real) difference.’ In other words, quanta collide (wholly, completely perfectly) in a relativity vacuum, thereby producing an effect (or affect) unit or discrete moment (or quantum) of absolute realness.
Though random quantum interaction is uncertain, unpredictable (so Heisenberg), quantum interaction, when it does happen, is always perfect, complete and therefore absolutely certain (though it can’t be identified). Identification (i.e. position belongs to the realm of the relative). Hence the reason why digital communication has eliminated analogue communication.
The reason the Old Buddha got so confused, and suffered accordingly, was that he experienced himself as existing in a relative, therefore dependent, analogue, therefore fuzzy world (often described as a stream, to wit, an unending process) where, obviously, no appearance as such (i.e. as an incomplete whole) had, could have an abiding core (i.e. an inherent real substance or atta/self). Only quanta (i.e. of any size or shape) are wholly self-owned (hence have a true self/atta). Prior to contact (i.e. sammasambodhi), they ‘wait’ as non-identifiable potentials (such as the Nirguna Brahman). The radical pluralism of at least one Buddhist sect indicates that at least some of his followers were on the right track.
The New Buddha is a quantist. He understands and operates out of a (and THE) quantum ground, consequently experiences – but can’t cognise – only abiding, albeit random (hence absolutely free (i.e. delivered)) substances (i.e. attas or selves, i.e. as 1st causes), their interactions (or relativities, hence dependent effects, produced by a stream of discrete interactions, to wit, identity traces) being non-abiding.
A visit to your local supermarket and a bit of discrete observation will confirm the above. At first fleeting (i.e. non-discrete, because it actively scans) impression the supermarket (content) appears as an analogue. Discrete, i.e. quantised observation (as happens in perfect samadhi), however, reveals that its entire content together with staff, customers and their transaction means, i.e. money is quantised (i.e. unitised). Only as such can real transaction happen.
* … Had Einstein not been such a fanatic relativist and so firmly believed that his Jewish God ‘Does not play dice’, he might not have been blinded by Nemesis and observed that in his equation he had already unified relativity and quantum (absoluteness) theory. For, the e ≈ m part represents the relative (or analogue effects stream) and the c2 (i.e. as c x c) represents the quantum (or absolute unit) as once-off (hence quantised) effect that triggers the relative (stream) triggered by the collision of two c’s (or quanta).
In short, e ≈ m (relativity theory) c2 , better h2 or q2 (quantum theory)