The Greatest Misconception in Human History
The greatest overlooked and most Misunderstood Message in Human History.
I guess its worst then two fish in water, swimming, asking each other, “where is this water your talk about? we can’t see it or feel it, or sense it, we don’t believe it exists”. The fish are always looking in the wrong place, other fish think the existence of any water is an illusion, some are killing and dissecting other fish looking for the water, others want to believe in it but don’t see it, and can’t find it.
So, to Understand consider the following, even if it is oversimplified.
I am aware of my Thoughts (T)
I am aware of my Sensations (S)
I am aware of my Perceptions (P)
Call these experiences TSP, they are what gives the experience of the common waking world.
What is the common element in all these experiences?
It is Awareness!
But furthermore, before I am Aware of TSP, I am also aware of my own Awareness!
Awareness’s primary experience is to be and know itself.
How do I know that I am?
The “I” that I am is aware that “I” am.
My being is an aware being.The “I” is Pure Awareness it is Self-Aware, it is self-luminous, it illuminates itself, and It knows itself by itself, through itself, in itself, as itself.
Awareness is your primary experience that you cannot deny.
We overlook it because it has no objective quality. We are immersed in the world of objects, and our attention to TSP veils us completely, and worst still some of us believe we are just TSP.
This is the Great Misconception, or the Pre/Current Egoistic stage of Human Evolution.
Your body/mind at birth, during your lifetime, and after death is never Aware (obviously after death it is in ashes or decayed, so it cannot be Aware). No object is Aware.
Its “I” pure awareness that is aware independent of mind/body and TSP.
The implications of this take a long time to verberate and understand. It may even cause stress, annoyance, disbelief or even fear. Some will give cynical materialist reactions, like its only chemicals in the brain. Others give complete ignorance to the subject, ignoring it, or maybe silence for some. Some give a “woo woo” response if there is one.
Basically, Our Awareness does not need to take the shape of the body/mind (TSP) to know it itself, and Pure Awareness is refracted through body/mind to give us our conscious experience, our common waking experience.
The constant element in every experience
The constant element in every experience, is the experience of Being Aware of Being Aware. We are made of Awareness, and this Awareness is primordial, it predates us and post-dates us and the universe is made of it. There is only Awareness, the knowing of our experience, “The I AM”.
Understanding and feeling its nature and presence is the challenge.
Searching the literature and taking a comprehensive world view we see its been around since 2600 years ago, from the experience of Buddha, to the experiences of Jesus Christ , to experiences of every single Saint and Sage, Christian and not Christian throughout history and to Philosophers, Meta-Physicists, to Psychologist, to Clairvoyants, to NDE’s, to Science from to Quantum Physics, Einstein’s Special and General Relativity, to the “Hard Problem of science, leading to the “Consciousness Only Model of Reality”, together with all experiments, all our experiences, anecdotal or not, to only mention a few things, the tip of the iceberg, the puzzle is still in complete, undeniably, Awareness is primordial, and the Direct Path to Self-Realization and Love, is becoming clearer as blue sky.
Not necessarily through a religious angle, as the original messages seem to have evolved like “Chinese Whispers” to new meanings unrecognizable from the source. These evolved religious teachings some say are polluted with human ego, dogma, blind belief, and ritual.
Whereas the Direct Path I believe comes, instead from our own experience , from logic, from science, from experiment, from observation and most importantly from Meditation.
What is the “Hard Problem of Science” ?
When you look out into deep space, deep time and deep structure, you don’t find consciousness at all. (Remember the two fish metaphor above?)
Consciousness is a huge problem for science. And yet it is the one thing that none of us can deny.
We are conscious; we have experiences.
David Chalmers, philosophy professor at the University of Arizona, in Tucson, calls this the “hard problem” of science. Others may call it “The Hard Problem of Consciousness”
What is the “Consciousness Only Model of Reality” ?
The current world paradigm is slowly shifting away from Physicalism (Materialism), currently passing through the pantheist stage, (Pantheism) undoubtedly still a form of Materialism, but a step in the right direction, and ultimately its concluding to us that the model of reality known as the “Consciousness Only Model” (Non-Dualism/Idealism) is the most desirable model of reality.
Materialism: Consciousness and the Awareness is proposed to be local, brain produced, hence chemical reactions only, and evolves when matter and information evolve into more complex brains.
Pantheism: Proposes that all mater is conscious, the universe is conscious, and less complex matter like atoms if you like is basically proto-type conscious, and hence minimally conscious, the building blocks of higher consciousness.
Idealism/Non-Dualism: Proposes that reality is totally mental. That there is only one Consciousness coming about from one Pure Absolute Awareness. This is favored model of reality as it brings the observer as central and makes sense of a lot of Quantum Theories stranger than fiction concepts, such as Entanglement, “Spooky Action at Distance” supported by experiment. It further supported by lots experience, anecdotal evidence, philosophy in history, just to mention a few things.
Some quotes throughout history that give us a hint!
𝐁𝐮𝐝𝐝𝐡𝐚 – 𝟐𝟔𝟎𝟎𝐁𝐂
“Deluded people don’t realize that their own awareness is the Buddha. They keep searching outside.”
𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 – 𝟑𝟑𝐀𝐃
“The Kingdom of God is within You” and “I and the Father are one”
𝐑𝐮𝐦𝐢 – 𝟏𝟐𝟔𝟎
“Although you appear in earthly form Your essence is pure Consciousness. You are the fearless guardian of Divine Light.”
𝐈𝐦𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐞𝐥 𝐊𝐚𝐧𝐭 – 𝟏𝟕𝟗𝟎
“Space, time and matter are the framework within which the mind is constrained to construct its experience of reality.
𝐑𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐚 𝐌𝐚𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢 – 𝟏𝟗𝟒𝟎
“Who am I? Not the body, because it is decaying; not the mind, because the brain will decay with the body; not the personality, nor the emotions, for these also will vanish with death.”
𝐁𝐚𝐛𝐚 𝐌𝐮𝐤𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚 – 𝟏𝟗𝟕𝟎
“Earth, Moon, stars and Sun revolve inside me”
“Your goal is not to battle with the mind, but to witness the mind.”
𝐄𝐜𝐤𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐓𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞 – 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟐
Was Jesus the son of God? Yes. But so are you? You just haven’t realized it yet.
𝐑𝐮𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐭 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐚 – 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟓
“It’s the light of awareness that renders or illuminates all experience knowable! And this ‘knowing’ is our self, aware presence. In other words, all that is ever experienced is our self-knowing itself, awareness aware of awareness.”,