Tag Archives: illusion

Consciousness and neuro-science


  https://www.quora.com/What-makes-the-hard-problem-of-consciousness-so-unexpectedly-hard (Different from above) Prof. Donald Hoffman – The Case Against Reality . A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses. Evolution has shaped us with perceptions that … Continue reading

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Conversation with ‘H’ – 5


  H. (…  if I may, I shall just add a few follow-on remarks in connection with your particular, numbered points:) I originally said:“in my opinion there is always the risk of leaning too much on concepts that are not … Continue reading

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Conversation with H – Cont.


12.3.16 In my previous comments as a preliminary reply to H – taking into consideration his   scruples on the use of language and of certain anthropomorphic-sounding expressions in particular – I accepted that much of the language in Eastern texts … Continue reading

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Conversation with H (Knower, Witness)


H. ‘… as regards the somewhat artificial distinction (ontologically speaking) that I make between awareness and consciousness, then this is something I do of my own choosing, accepting that there is an objectless state of mind that cannot correctly be … Continue reading

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Who is enlightened?


Neo-advaita’s dictum: ‘everytbody is enlightened’ is true and false at the dame time. In what sense? Continue reading

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Creation and Dissolution


Is there ever a dissolution of the universe? What is illusion and what is not illusion? Sage Vasishta answers these questions. It is all about Liberation (from ignorance) Continue reading

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All the world’s stage


You write: “Of course, if everything is like a dream (mithyA), then the sages and their scriptures are a part of that dream. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that the teachings and the scriptures are not useful for awakening from … Continue reading

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Revolt against existence


An Infinite Prison House (A Revolt Against Existence) (February 7, 2014 – From Facebook) Who is to be blamed for limitations of Body-Mind Complex [Man, generic]? Who designed this horribly incomplete life on earth, and why? Why illness, cruelty, greed … Continue reading

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One consciousness, not two or more


We are the divine consciousness that lives our lives. There are not two consciousnesses. This very ordinary consciousness, hearing these words right this moment, and understanding them, happens to be also the divine consciousness that lives all lives. There is … Continue reading

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Knots and kinks in the way of knowing the Truth


The Non-dual teaching is quite simple, straightforward and very clear. advaita says that that there is no multiplicity here. Whatever exists is all Oneness. This Oneness does not give scope for a second thing to arise within it. It is … Continue reading

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