You didn’t forget “it” did you ? 4

Ah, now contrary to the current popular seemingly dominant scientific model of “Reality”, I would like to remind “readers” that without the Conscious Cognitive Functioning of your Mind you would merely be like a mind-less Zombie, or perhaps, more or less resembling a Corpse eh ? 😉

The notion of an observer necessarily implies the presence of consciousness, without which no observation ever takes place … [and] … As Andrei Linde points out, the current scientific model of the material world obeying laws of physics has been so successful that we forget about our starting point — as conscious observers — and conclude that matter is the only reality and that perceptions are only helpful for describing it. But in fact, we are substituting the reality of our experience of the universe with a conceptually contrived belief in an independently existing material world. The notion of time and a physically evolving universe independent of any observer is an illusion, albeit a very persistent one

Above quoted from : B. Alan Wallace’s book “Hidden Dimensions : The Unification of Physics and Consciousness

“I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness” [ Max Planck, Father of Quantum Theory ]

“It was not possible to formulate the laws of quantum mechanics in a fully consistent way without reference to the consciousness” [ Eugene Wigner ]

“When we measure something we are forcing an undetermined, undefined world to assume an experimental value. We are not ‘measuring’ the world, we are creating it” [ Niels Bohr ]

“If quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet” [ Niels Bohr ]

4 thoughts on “You didn’t forget “it” did you ?

  1. Reply Simon Oct 24,2019 9:48 am

    Ah, I’d say that non-Dual Consciousness is that which is prior to the Bifurcation of Consciousness into Subject and Object eh ? 🤔

    Krishnamurti : “The Observer is the Observed” (3 mins)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9Ye6WbinMU

  2. Reply Simon Oct 24,2019 10:05 am

    Ah, considering how it is often stated with regards to Non-Duality that “you” are NOT the Mind, here is the well-known Bāhiya Sutta which I’d say perhaps gives some indication about how to view the apparent arising of Phenomena within Mind eh ? 😀

    “Then, Bāhiya, you should train yourself thus: In reference to the seen, there will be only the seen. In reference to the heard, only the heard. In reference to the sensed, only the sensed. In reference to the cognized, only the cognized. That is how you should train yourself. When for you there will be only the seen in reference to the seen, only the heard in reference to the heard, only the sensed in reference to the sensed, only the cognized in reference to the cognized, then, Bāhiya, there is no you in connection with that. When there is no you in connection with that, there is no you there. When there is no you there, you are neither here nor yonder nor between the two. This, just this, is the end of stress”

    Thus it’s not that our senses are misleading “us” but rather that it’s the imposition of inferred conceptual “meaning” over and above the direct non-dual “isness” of the senses that can potentially lead one away from the immediacy of the “here and now” into some kind of a mind-created conceptual domain !

  3. Reply Simon Oct 26,2019 11:56 am

    Ah, but remember no matter what words are used to describe the Theory, what’s crucial is your self-recognition of Mind Essence eh ? 😉

    What is important here is a sense of natural ongoingness or continuity. Strike a bell, and the sound will continue for some time. In the same way, by deliberate mindfulness you recognize the essence, and that recognition lasts for some time. As it is unnecessary to continually press the light switch in a lit room, likewise, you do not have to keep on striking the bell to make the sound last. When recognizing mind essence, you simply let be. Simply leave it as it is, and it will last for a short while. This is called “sustaining the continuity”.

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    In the beginning, thoughts are like snowflakes falling on the surface of a lake. The lake is a body of water. The snowflakes are also water. When they meet, they mingle indivisibly. In the recognition of mind nature, the thought has no power to stand on its own. It simply vanishes. Just as our nature is emptiness, so is the nature of the thought. The moment of recognizing the thinker as empty cognizance is like the snowflake meeting the water.

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    The thought arises; the essence is recognized; the thought dissolves. We cannot totally eliminate our thoughts right away. However, after repeatedly recognizing the essence, thoughts will gradually diminish.

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    Do not focus your attention on the expression. Rather, recognize the essence: then the expression has no power to remain anywhere. At this point, the expression simply collapses or folds back into the essence. As we become more stable in recognizing the essence free from conceptual thinking, its expression as conceptual thinking becomes increasingly baseless or unfounded. As conceptual thinking diminishes and finally vanishes, what is left to cause us to wander in samsara ? The very basis for samsaric existence is none other than conceptual thinking.

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    In the face of directly seeing emptiness, the thought cannot remain just as no object can remain in mid-air. When we do not recognize emptiness, we are carried away continuously by thoughts.

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    Buddha nature is something we already possess. It is not a product of meditation practice; nor is it something we need to accumulate or achieve. However, unless we recognize it, we gain no benefit whatsoever from possessing it. All of our thoughts come out of the buddha nature as its expression, like rays of sunlight emanate from the sun. It is not that the sun comes out of the rays. That’s why, in the beginning, you should look into mind essence until you have clearly “established the natural state.”

    Above quoted from Rainbow Painting by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

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