Can Consciousness be lost?

… when final liberation has been attained, when  our little self is lost in the greater Self in us and in all, as a drop of water is lost in the sea, does it mean that all consciousness is lost? …….

How could the union with God be unconsciousnes, unless God is unconsciousness? In the image of St. Teresa, the silkworm has died and has become a beautiful butterfly. Free from its limitations, the little self forgets its limited life in the boundless ocean of life. It is not a death, but a victory over death, a rising and a resurrection.

— from Introduction to the Upanishads, by Juán Mascaró

About amartingarcia

General surgeon (retired). Studied Western philosophy at U of Toronto. Afterwards interest turned to advaita vedanta and non-duality for past 20 yrs, plus a long interlude in Sufism coinciding with that period. Now contributing in ’Advaita Vision’ with regular posts and discussions.
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