A Course in Consciousness. This is a course in questioning and in seeing, not in believing. Question everything (but not necessarily in class)! Believe nothing! See directly!. Why are we dissatisfied with life?. We feel separate from our thoughts, feelings, and body sensations.
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This is a course in questioning and in seeing, not in believing.
Question everything (but not necessarily in class)!
The teaching of nondualityRamana Maharshi (1879-1950), Nisargadatta Maharaj (1887-1981), Ramesh Balsekar (1917-2009), Francis Lucille (1944-), Greg Goode (1943-)
• A mind is a collection of thoughts, feelings, sensations, and perceptions that is commonly thought to be separate from other minds.
Classical objects were assumed to have separate, independent existences whether or not they were being observed.
They were assumed to have definite properties, such as position, velocity, and orientation whether or not these were being observed. These properties were assumed to have no intrinsic uncertainties.Classical physicsIsaac Newton (1643-1727)
that the quantum wave is objective when every physicist knows that it is just a mathematical formula!
They are assumed to be acted on by the classical forces, such as electromagnetism and gravity.
In addition, the particles are assumed to be acted on by a quantum force, which is derived from the quantum wave.Hidden-variables interpretation (A purely objective interpretation)David Bohm (1917-1992)
The entire universe is described by a single quantum wave.
The quantum wave is assumed to exist as the only reality from the moment of the big bang.
Since there can be no observer or observation that is separate from the universe, the quantum wave never collapses.
At any moment that “I” (as part of the universe) make an observation, the wave branches to manifest the world that “I” observe with a probability given by the wave. There is no wave collapse, but there is a manifestation of “my” world.Many-worlds interpretation(Hugh Everett, 1930-1982)
The inequality depended only on experimentally measured quantities, hence it was independent of any specific theory. Any violation of the inequality would prove that reality cannot be both local and real.Bell’s theorem(John Stewart Bell, 1928-1990)
• The subject associates his/her awareness of the urge to act with his/her observations of the time on a clock. No separate muscle action is required.
− self-inquiry (lower case), and…
− Self-inquiry (upper case).
self-inquiry is the investigation of the “I”:
“I as Awareness/Presence acknowledge you as Awareness/Presence.”