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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.

Can Consciousness exist without time?


Can consciousness exist without time?  – My answer in Quora From the viewpoint of Advaita Vedanta (and I believe also zen and Dzogchen), time is not just something elusive, but ultimately unreal – only an idea or concept. The same … Continue reading

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Is everything said just an opinion? 


Is everything said just an opinion?  Mostly yes, except for mathematics, which is not theory-dependent. If you are appalled on reading this, wait a second. 1) All scientific statements are theory-dependent and subject to further developments in the empirical sciences. … Continue reading

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The three non-existing princes


A young boy asked his nanny to tell him a story, and the nanny told him the following story to which the boy listened with great attention: Once upon a time in a city which did not exist, there were … Continue reading

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Is a single neuron conscious? A short discussion.


Posted on April 22, 2019 by amartingarcia   M. Advaita Vedanta’s perspective is better seen from the top down rather than from the bottom up. Consciousness or awareness can be considered (there is a consensus on this) as a ‘fundamental ‘property’ of (or … Continue reading

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Three Q&A-s


How can we consciously realize the consciousness concept? First, consciousness is beyond concepts – language, which is dualist, allows talking of it as if separate from the subject, thus conceptually. But consciousness is a prime reality, the foundation of everything … Continue reading

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Three questions & answers


Three Q/A from QUORA (on brain, philosophy, QM, NDE, consciousness) How does the brain understand philosophy? M. The brain… understanding philosophy? My reply to this is similar to the one I gave recently to another question and which was based … Continue reading

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Two answers in Quora: 1)Consciousness; 2)The spiritual path


https://www.quora.com/What-do-you-consider-the-most-apt-definition-of-consciousness/answer/Alberto-Mart%C3%ADn-2?__nsrc__=4&__snid3__=3630072118  (been repeated here? – 98 upvotes) re  consciousness   https://www.quora.com/How-can-the-heart-soul-be-unhardened/answer/Alberto-Mart%C3%ADn-2  (spiritual path only way)  

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