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April 29, 2018

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Awareness always is aware of something, because awareness is a mental/brain process, not a thing. Awareness really is us, not something separate from us, since without awareness we don't exist as conscious beings.

I'd agree except for the implicit given that we ("us") are
nothing more than our body's mental/brain activity. And that
any awareness exists only when we have a functioning brain.

It's the same cul de sac we smash our noses on considering
the origin of the universe. What came before the Big Bang?
How did a chance assemblage of atoms give rise to a living
breathing being that is aware in the first place? Someone
declared the probability as that of a gale blowing through
a junk yard to create a fully assembled 747.

Much of this I already posted but my immediate dissonace
with a brain-y explanation are the endless, uncanny cases
of those who are aware of a past life. I think there's
arguable evidence there's more to this than simply info
stored in the brain. One interesting study by researcher
Dr. Banerjee cites the case of a young girl in Russia who
suddenly begins to relate precise details, in Japanese no
less, of places and events occurring in Japan although she
had never been there. She was accompanied by Russian
researchers to the actual site and details of her story
were confirmed.

Even dismissing supernatural explanations, it's typical of
the many cases suggestive of a 'self' possessing awareness
outside the reach of a brain. There are literally hundreds
of similar cases. Were they all fake news? Machinations of
publicity seekers? Children coached by parents? Pure
coincidence on the order of the Big Bang?

Or looking scientifically, was a damaged/diseased brain to
blame? Did some unknown force permute the molecular reside
to create a new memory like the gale wind fabricating a 747.
Or did a long-deceased Japanese's brain particles traveling
via upper atmosphere winds make their way to Russia and waft
down targeting this particular child's brain. The Russian
Academy of Science actually did examine the girl's case and
theorized something remarkably similar.

Of course, the little girl had to be alive and well with a
brain to tell the tale. But maybe the supernaturalist has it
right: 'self' just has to use the crude instrument of brain
to communicate its awareness to the challenged.

I love Zen thinking...

"When our awareness is aware of itself, when it is undisturbed by mind, our true self emerges. This is our bliss.

Beyond all of your senses, including your mind, is the clarity of your true nature — your awareness itself. It is an infinite space of emptiness — where anything is possible. We all have it, and it is where our true self is found.

It is a place of non-judgement and discrimination. It is effortless. It is an essence of absolute and unparalleled contentment. It is not a state of being, it IS our being, and it defines love, peace and happiness in such a way that nothing else could possibly compare."

In order to untangle the confusion, we must not mingle different Terms to mean the same.

Awareness IS Consciousness. But what, or who, is aware?

Spirit is unconscious, i.e. dormant until IT descends from Anami to become aware of Consciousness in Sach Khand.

If what Charan said is correct,...”souls recognise other souls in Sach Khand”,.....then Duality must take place in Sach Khand, splitting from Non-Duality. But only Awareness occurrs there, not Consciousness.

To obtain individual Consciousness, in Duality, than spirit must descend further in to Brahmand where Universal Mind creates from.

Then, further individuiation occurs further, and deeper in to Non-Duality as individual Units of Mind, become knotted spirit/soul/mind, to become Agents of Universal Mind, and occupants of Charausi, i.e. The Wheel of 84..

Now,.....the question is,...How do we find our Way out of here?

What is here? What is there?

What has been our Mission here? Have we been successful?

If we find our Way back there, what will be our Mission there? Tp escape there, to return here?

Its a Spiritual/ Material Conundrum.

Who has the Answer to the Riddle?

Awareness is the entity that remains after stilling the mind. A simple experiment to prove stilling of mind. Hold the breath for 15 seconds, mind becomes still and awareness is experienced.
Awareness of what? Of breath held and stilling of the mind. This awareness is Shabd/Atomic energy.
Question is Why atheists hate awareness because it busts their bluff of atheism and it directly empowers common man. Busts What - "Bluff".

Jenn quoted

"When our awareness is aware of itself, when it is undisturbed by mind, our true self emerges. This is our bliss.

Beyond all of your senses, including your mind, is the clarity of your true nature — your awareness itself. It is an infinite space of emptiness — where anything is possible. We all have it, and it is where our true self is found.

It is a place of non-judgement and discrimination. It is effortless. It is an essence of absolute and unparalleled contentment. It is not a state of being, it IS our being, and it defines love, peace and happiness in such a way that nothing else could possibly compare."

So true!

It is absolutely not mundane, but ascending above mundane, there it is.

Brian, I think your references to neural sciences needs some clarification. There is no identifiable center in the brain that is the seat of consciousness.

The brain is a web of interacting stimuli that supplies its sum product as a network, as though supplied to a missing center. One that can't be located in the physical brain. The brain is like a net, but what it holds can't be found in the physical world.

When the mind is very still,it experiences different things.
The mind at rest generates more creative solutions than the mind hyper stimulated.

Less stimulation = greater awareness, greater thinking.

When next those thoughts are gently released, then there is another level of awareness, bliss.

Less sensory stimulation, less thinking, more awareness of something else, expansive, wonderful.

"But awareness isn't a thing. It is part of what the mind does,"

-- To me, it is the opposite. Brain/mind is what awareness does.

When we visit interesting place, we feel peace and joy because the thinking mind becomes still due to ambiance of a place. That is awareness.

Fuzzy Logic

The better understand
read
Patanjali : Yoga Sutras

4 aspects of the mind

Sat
Chit(ta)
Buddhi
Ahankar ( proud ) <<< is the worst

The translation of Christoffer Isherwood is excellent perhaps in ebook


777

No one has a clue what they are on about on this post lol


I am a collective of souls. I am all their hopes, all their dreams. I am both their greatest disappointment and most cherished possession. I am everyone and everything. Or at least it used to feel as if I had to be.

I am. Whatever that means. Whatever that is. I don’t know.

Once I was a daughter. Once I was a friend. Maybe even an enemy. Once I was a lover. Once I was comfort. Once I was anger. Once I was an inspiration. Once I was nothing. Once I was all. And now I am. I am less and I am more.

And who am I?

Oh, I am so many. I am everyone’s projections of feelings and dreams. I am an illusion, a mirage. I am no more than a good looking magic trick. I am smoke and mirrors. I am whatever it is they need me to be. And to me I just am. To me, I am enough, whatever it is that I am... a fool, a poetess, a simple human being.

From Beatrice Eszmer

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777
That is a nice poem.

What is attention? Is it related to awareness?

Attention is your only wealth.
You give it away moment by moment.
You can choose what to invest it in, but you spend it nevertheless.
And there is a pull date, a deadline.
It Is a limited resource.

Thanks :-)

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