What are consciousness and awareness? How do they differ?

Thoughts have mass. Infact, you can call states of consciousness as states of emotions – this entirely depends on the vibrational level –

“Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.”

— Albert Einstein. (By the way, this quote, whether written by Einstein or not, perfectly corresponds to the law of conservation of energy. That is pretty much the point the writer is making. It all comes down to energy, and levels of energetic vibration – waves. Wave frequency.)

I believe it is this phenomenon of thought that – having mass, and falling into the material world – can be calculated. Scientific endeavors such as phenomenology are inevitably leading towards a calculation of states of consciousness.

Dr. David R. Hawkins s an internationally renowned psychiatrist, physician, researcher, and pioneer in the fields of consciousness. He’s already starting to think along these lines and I find him uncannily insightful.

Awareness however – is something else entirely, and one of the best descriptions that come to mind is –

“It was a marvelous morning and you could have walked on endlessly, never feeling the steep hills. There was a perfume in the air, clear and strong. There was no one on that path, coming down or going up. You were alone with those dark pines and the rushing waters. The sky was that astonishing blue that only the mountains have. You looked at it through leaves and the straight pines. There was no one to talk to and there was no chattering of the mind. A magpie, white and black, flew by, disappearing into the woods. The path led away from the noisy stream and the silence was absolute. It wasn’t the silence after the noise; it wasn’t the silence that comes with the setting of the sun, nor that silence when the mind dies down. It wasn’t the silence of museums and churches but something totally unrelated to time and space. It wasn’t the silence that mind makes for itself. The sun was hot and the shadows were pleasant.

He only discovered recently that there was not a single thought during these long walks, in the crowded streets or on the solitary paths. Ever since he was a boy it had been like that, no thought entered his mind. He was watching and listening and nothing else. Thought with its associations never arose. There was no image-making. One day he was suddenly aware how extraordinary it was; he attempted often to think but no thought would come. On these walks, with people or without them, any movement of thought was absent. This is to be alone.”

– J Krishnamurthi.

When there is no thought happening in your mind – then WHAT do you measure? Does that mean the person is dead? 😀 THAT, is awareness.

In Gnosis, it is known as Silent Knowledge. In the Bagavad Gita, it is known as the Unborn, or Unknowable. In Toltec Shamanism, it is known as sobriety – but Toltec Shamanism is quite intricate and in-depth about that. So on, and so forth… In Christianity, it is known as the holy spirit.

In other words – your heart has no voice. It speaks to you without a voice. It is an intimate relationship that happens in secret to all of us

It is the source of the word – Spirit, uality.

It is also known as Dharma.

None of these religions are true. It is simply perennial…. :-)🙂

To penetrate the essence of any one thing illuminates the essence of all things.

Because there is only one heart. There only ever was one heart. One heart, countless minds.

This is why man feels alone – because there is only one. Only you.

“Language… has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone.”

– Paul Tillich.

Know Thyself.

Behold, for the Goddess sends you out into the pits of despair, so that you may realize her everlasting beauty. All things worth having, have tests.

“Wait on, Wait on, beloved innocent, for I am the goddess who knows your secret heart, and I will surely give you everything you want, and more.”

– Salman Rushdie.

~ by revolutionwithin on November 6, 2011.

3 Responses to “Awareness.”

  1. ‎”A human being is part of the whole called by us universe … We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. The true value of a human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive. The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things natural and spiritual as a meaningful unity. Buddhism answers this description. If there is any religion that could cope with modern scientific needs it would be Buddhism. I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the kind that we experience in ourselves. Neither can I nor would I want to conceive of an individual that survives his physical death; let feeble souls, from fear or absurd egoism, cherish such thoughts. I am satisfied with the mystery of the eternity of life and with the awareness and a glimpse of the marvelous structure of the existing world, together with the devoted striving to comprehend a portion, be it ever so tiny, of the Reason that manifests itself in nature.”

    – Albert Einstein, 1954.

  2. “I believe in intuition and inspiration. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.”

    -Albert Einstein.

  3. “Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter.”

    — Albert Einstein.

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