Hindu Philosophy and Physics of Consciousness-Dr SS Mantha


Theism maintains that God exists in real terms, that he created everything and sustains everything, and that he is present everywhere, through a certain level of consciousness while atheism is not unbelief in the eyes of the people. gods or a denial of the gods but a lack of belief in gods. Rather than debating theism or atheism, Hindu philosophy dwells on Dwaita and Adwaita thoughts. While Atman or “soul” and Brahman or “unlimited” are two distinct and not interchangeable entities in Dwaita, Adwaita refers to Brahman alone as the ultimate reality.

“Brahmanandavalli”, the second chapter of “Taittiriya Upanishad”, describes “Brahman” as existence, knowledge and infinity. Unlimited in everything and everything. Physics and mathematics focus mainly on three entities. Space, Time and Matter. However, all of this has its limits. If we can transcend these limits, we realize “the unlimited” or “Brahman”. How do we do that? Look beyond a sense of proportion defined by space and we will beat infinity. Look beyond the events defined in time and we will overcome the time constraints. Life is not just a “surge” from the belly to the tomb (1935 – 2010). The meaning of existence is omnipresent. It’s a logical truism. Everything we learn and unlearn, our existence, the vastness, results in knowledge and there can be no knowledge without awareness. Come to think of it, there. Have we ever solved a problem from the same level of consciousness that created it? To know what consciousness is is to know the truth.

Hindu philosophy is multidimensional. There are as many schools that say yes to the truth in the Vedic postulations as there are those that say no. There are those who show us what we want to see and there are those who show us the mirror.

Are God and Religion Related? In Vedanta, God is Brahman. This means that he understands everything. Religion can therefore only be a search for self-knowledge, a search for God within or a search for consciousness. An agnostic theist believes in God but not in religion. An agnostic atheist believes that the existence of God itself is uncertain. These are intellectual arguments at best. The only reality is that all human beings experience consciousness.

Six great Orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy which have stood the test of time are “Nyaya”, “Vaisheshika”, “Samkhya”, “Yoga”, “Mimamsa” and “Vedanta”. Nyaya school teaches us the precepts of the Law that govern us and our environment. The Vaisheshikha school espouses atomism or that all material objects in the world are made up of small parts which can be divided and subdivided into even smaller ones, similar to what is taught in atomic physics. “Samkhya” is “number” and comes from “Purusha” and “Prakriti”. It explains creation in a way where the implicit becomes explicit and there is no production or destruction. “Purusha” is pure consciousness, and prakriti is nature. It is the law of conservation of mass. The school of yoga teaches us that the mind, body and spirit are one and cannot be separated. It is the law of conservation of energy. The Mimamsa school teaches us “reflection” or “critical inquiry” and therefore the contemplation of consciousness. It is the philosophy of physics or quantum mechanics. Vedanta is “the finality of the Vedas”. It reflects the ideas that emerge from all other doctrines contained in the Upanishads, especially knowledge and liberation. It is the culmination of all the sciences which end in a truth, the truth of consciousness.

Modern technology is akin to the metaphysics of Vedanta. All of them relate our existence to the ultimate truth. If there is a thesis, there must be an anti-thesis. The Orthodox must coexist with the Heterodox. If we believe in the existence of God and godliness, then we must. This is why schools like Jain, Buddhist, Ajivika, Ajnana and Charvaka have evolved and show us the other side of the truth. However, they all take us on a journey of consciousness and the dimensions associated with it before becoming one with “prakriti”. Is it a subtlety of the physical and metaphysical worlds? Metaphysics studies the fundamental principles that explain “all that is,” while physics explains the same in its materialistic form.

Does consciousness or awareness of ourselves and the environment around us prove that God exists? So what must be the thesis for God not to exist? A level of consciousness of the mind precedes, and a level succeeds, the level in which we are still. Such levels of consciousness may have the answers we seek. Sigmund Freud, an Austrian neurologist, describes that the preconscious state will have all that can be brought into the conscious mind while the unconscious is a collection of our feelings, thoughts, drives and memories that are outside of our consciousness. Although he uses it to treat mental illness or mental distress, through dialogue with his patients he creates insight into it.

Christianity believes in one God and relates him to the consciousness and spiritual awakening that are unique to individuals. The Vedas and the Geetha tell us that the higher consciousness is the consciousness of God or the part of the human mind which is able to transcend animal instincts. It makes us aware of being aware. We sometimes go into a trance or a state of “flow”; A runner experiences euphoria. We all lucid dreaming. We sometimes have an experience outside the body. Sometimes it’s a near-death and sometimes a mystical experience. However, no theory says exactly how?

Is it a capacity for introspection? Is this the God we live in? Or is it vague and difficult to explain? The famous cognitive scientist and philosopher David Chalmers in an article published in 1995 titled “Confronting the Problem of Consciousness,” said: “There is nothing we know more intimately than conscious experience, but there is nothing we know more intimately than conscious experience. there is nothing more difficult to explain ”. However, according to medical science, precise locations of brain activity during various conscious and unconscious experiences are now accessible through functional MRIs and PET scans that allow neuroscientists to observe in real time which specifics of the brain are active. when certain tasks are performed. Researchers say that human consciousness emerges at the interface between three components of animal behavior: communication, play and the use of tools. Science tells us that proprioception or kinesthesia is the sense triggered by the organs of the spinal cord, through which we perceive the position and movement of our body, including our sense of balance and poise, a sense that depend on the notion of force. Yoga is this experiential journey.

Often we have subjective conscious experiences or ‘qualia consciousness’. Don’t we appreciate the beauty of sunsets, paintings and music, but on the other hand, do we also feel pain, distress and sadness? Although this world is entirely physical, are there any physical facts that cannot be grasped even by complete theories of the physical sciences? ‘Chandogya’ Upanishad, however, provides some guidance.

Whatever the arguments, the Vedanta School of Philosophy and modern physics deal with human consciousness and inhabit the human mind. Consciousness is the philosophy of the mind. Its interpreted dimensions are the philosophy of Religion. The Taittiriya Upanishad teaches us that consciousness is the main source of life from which intelligence manifests and creates the mind, breath and body. Quantum physics corroborates this theory. Whether it is Vedanta or Physics, understand consciousness and you will, God. You will then be ‘Tat Twam Asi’ ‘you are that’. Consciousness will then manifest as ‘Aham Brahmasmi’ I am limitless.

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