Consciousness

07/13/2010 § Leave a comment

Conscious Definition
con·scious·ness

the state of being awake and aware of what is going on around you
the set of opinions, feelings, and beliefs of a group
awareness of or sensitivity to a particular issue

1. awareness of surroundings: the state of being awake and aware of what is going on around you
2. somebody’s mind: somebody’s mind and thoughts
3. shared feelings and beliefs: the set of opinions, feelings, and beliefs of a group
4. awareness of particular issue: awareness of or sensitivity to a particular issue

derivation: [Late 16th century. < Latin conscius“knowing” < scire “know”]

“Consciousness is always Self-consciousness. If you are conscious of anything you are essentially conscious of yourself. Unselfconscious existence is a contradiction in terms. It is no existence at all. It is merely attributed existence, whereas true Existence, the sat, is not an attribute, it is the Substance itself. It is the vastu.

Reality is therefore known as sat-chit, Being-Consciousness, and never merely the one to the exclusion of the other. The world neither exists by itself, nor is it conscious of its existence. How can you say that such a world is real?

And what is the nature of the world? It is perpetual change, a continuous, interminable flux. A dependent, unselfconscious, ever-changing world cannot be real.” Sri Raman Maharshi

“In studying the history of the human mind one is impressed again and again by the fact that the growth of the mind is the widening of the range of consciousness, and that each step forward has been a most painful and laborious achievement.” ~ Carl Jung

“Consciousness grows independent of the ordinary senses.  You see without assistance from the eyes, over distances beyond the visual horizon.  There are moments when existence appears independent even of the mind.  The importance of physical desire and immediate surroundings is submerged in the apprehension of universal values.”
~ Charles A. Lindbergh  (The Spirit of St. Louis)

“You left me boundaries of pain
Capacious as the sea,
Between eternity and time,
Your consciousness and me.”
~ Emily Dickinson (Bequest)

 

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