During my college days i had come across in the subject structural engineering the mention of Poissons ratio ,defined as stress divided by strain . Stress is further elaborated as the " resistance to change " and strain is " the fracture point due to the resistance " . i then did not think much on this , and used this study in various problems of engineering .
Contemplating on our body and mind , i find now this law holds very much in place both for the animate and inanimate world . Our problems or stress is because we resist due ignorance and habituation to what is essentially an ever changing impersonal process . The strain or the "fracture" is resulting cycles of birth and death .
Heisenbergs principle also mentions that the more certain it is ( position of a particle ) , the more is the uncertainty . As in daily living , all kinds of feelings and emotions coming into being with the seed of uncertainty , and sooner or later passes away . The only certainty is uncertainty .
The Path of Dhamma
The path of Dhamma is no picnic . It is a strenuous march steeply up the hill . If all the comrades desert you , Walk alone ! Walk alone ! with all the Thrill !!
U S.N. Goenka