What does the statement “Matter is actually a thin lace veil strewn over the inner and spiritual realms” mean?

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1.2.7.Materialists Thought They Would Reach the Secret of the Universe as Matter diminished

A large world of energy was discovered as atom, which was thought to be indivisible and unbreakable, was disintegrated, and subatomic particles were analyzed. As details were examined, rules and laws became more complex and richer. Downsizing did not cause information to be reduced and simplified, but to increase.

The materialists thought that they would reach the secret of the universe as matter diminished but they were disappointed. Stephen Hawking thought he could find a formula to explain the whole secret of the universe, but he found that as matter got smaller, it got more complicated. A large world of energy was discovered as atom, which was thought to be indivisible and unbreakable, was disintegrated, and subatomic particles were analyzed. As details were examined, rules and laws became more complex and richer. Downsizing did not cause information to be reduced and simplified, but to increase.

Badiuzzaman Said Nursi describes it as the increase of the intensity of the spirit and states the following: “Should it be ascribed only to matter and the motion of matter, and be explained by it? God forbid! Absolutely not! These innumerable distillations and flashes demonstrate that this material and manifest world is but a lace veil strewn over the inner and spirit worlds.”1

Matter is actually a thin lace veil strewn over the inner and spiritual realms.

1Nursi, B.S. Sözler, p. 642.

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