What is the seventh principle of the rules of creation?

Deepak Chopra
Alternative & Complementary Medicine
7. Knowledge takes in more and more of the world.

7. The direction of life is from duality to unity.

According to a commonly held idea, ancient cultures saw a unified creation, while we moderns look on a fragmented and divided world. The decline of faith has been blamed for this, as has the absence of myth, traditions, and social bonding. But I believe the opposite is true: The ancient way of understanding could barely explain a sliver of all the phenomena in Nature, while physics today is on the verge of a "theory of everything." The eminent physicist John Wheeler makes a crucial point when he says that before Einstein, human beings thought that they were looking at Nature "out there," as if through a plate glass window, trying to figure out what external reality was doing. Thanks to Einstein, we realize that weare embedded in Nature; the observer changes reality by the very act of observation. Therefore, despite a widespread feeling of psychological alienation (the result of technology's out stripping our ability to keep meaning alive), the duality of man and Nature is shrinking with each successive generation.

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