Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Mind & Happiness 154

Thus far the MindBrain process is very clear-cut & simple to understand.  But then something mysterious  happens.  Our Mind, which is a form of Consciousness that interfaces with our Brain, then somehow interprets all this electro-chemical activity by forming images within itself that we believe to correspond to the shape, color & size of external objects, & to their relative distance from our Body.  But all we actually know when we see something is the image that our Mind has formed within itself.

Our belief that such images correspond to actual external objects, & all our scientific explanations of the supposed process by which Light from those objects stimulates our Mind to form such Umages, are also only Images or thoughts that our Mind has formed within itself.  The same applies to all the Images of Sound, Smell, Taste, & Touch that our Mind forms within itself,
supposedly in response to external stimuli.

Therefore all that we know of the external World is actually only the Images or Thoughts that our Mind is constantly forming within itself.  Do we not have to accept, therefore, that the World that we think we perceive outside our self may in fact be nothing other than thoughts that our Mind has formed within itself, just as the Worlds that we see in our Dreams are ?  Even if we are not ready to accept the fact that the World may actually be nothing but our own Thoughts, must we not at least accept the fact that the World as we know it & as we ever can know it, is indeed nothing but  thoughts ? [ala George Berkekey etc.]

Of all the thoughts that are formed in our Mind, the 1st is the thought "I".  Our Mind 1st forms itself as the thought "I", & only then does it form other thoughts.  Without an "I" to think or know them, no other thoughts could be formed.

All the other thoughts that are formed in our Mind are constantly coming & going, rising & then subsiding, but the thought "I" persists so long as our Mind itself persists.  Thus the thought "I" is the root of all other thoughts, & is the one Essential thought without which there would be no such thing as "Mind" & no such action as "thinking".

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

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"There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth."

  the "no creation" school of Gaudapada, Shankara, Ramana, Nome  Ajata Vada

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice, see:  www.ajatavada.com/

[A brief note of explanation  the other Blog noted below is entitled "Non-Duality & Science", & so the more Science oriented pages (from what I like to think of as a "comic book") have been posted there, while other chapters have been posted here. Science is a mental discipline that attracts some worthy admirers & participators.  Some of these, too few, are good prospects for the ancient teaching introduced here in many ways.  Otherwise certain Science topics like the Anthropic Principle, reinforce the general Theism which is a good idea in this materialistic age. A few other topics in Science, such as the Copenhagen II  Max Born  Von Neumann  Wigner model of Quantum Mechanics, are worthy entries to the extent that they introduce Consciousness into the physical Sciences. All that aside, the real topic here is the pinnacle as Advaita Vedanta, Non-Duality  that pinnacle being Ajata Vada, NoCreation. The great Teachers of the same include Sri Shankara & Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Both would support Theism in general & adaptations of Vedanta, such as Vishishtadvaita Vedanta  Qualified Non-Duality, for those not making headway in Ajata Vada, their present course of growth might be better served with a temporary involvement in Qualified Non-Duality. The scientist who perhaps best expresses the influence of Qualified Non-Duality in Science, for instance, would be the quintessential "NewAge" Quantum Physicist, Amit Goswami. And so to that source, & the Quantum Activism he currently advocates [with a 1course  degree program], along with more than a half-dozen good books & former participation in the controversial What the Bleep movie, to him I extend enthusiastic endorsement, for that Qualified Non-Duality described in the context of Science.  I do not stand so much "with him", as much as nearby saluting his good work. Again, as here, the goal is inserting Consciousness into Science & "saving the World."]

also:  Most of this material will be long searchable via "John Stiga" etc, on the "Wayback Machine" Internet Archive.

Also related to these topics, there are now 8 Kindle books on "Amazon.com", reference-able by the author "John Stiga", each indicated as noncopyrighted, publicdomain, & priced at the minimum $0.99 each.

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