Sleep Equality

Consciousness is a subjective experience. Each one of us perceives this differently. Everyone’s experience is different and the way to experience consciousness is different. This is probably because each of us spend most of our time distinguishing between true consciousness and mindfulness. Because of this conflict, we consider subjective truths as absolute truth and thus the reality.

Because these realities are different for each one of us, including non-human species, there are so many subjective realities that constantly evolves and conflicts with each others. This probably is the the largest cause of different manifestation of reality that we all experience and end up considering this as the absolute truth.

There is one major interaction between consciousness and absolute reality is SELF. We have layered up our consciousness with physical and emotional realities. These layers or subjectivity creates, rather adds nuisance, in our quest to understanding the true consciousness. In this layers we get lost and end up adapting to qualities such as – fear, anger, love, hatred, ego, selfishness, ignorance, lust, and many more.

The varying degrees of these qualities give us our identities. The person in me is different than people around me is due to the balanced out equation of all these variables that add up to the layer in between my true self and my subjective self. The subjective self is always changing, always evolving and definitely not constant or predictable. We end up believing that we are beautiful/smart because we have had compliments from others and we are fed with those compliments. Similarly, a person if is being told to be stupid/ignorant, he would end up believing in such realities.

One of the most beautiful ironies of our nature is that the sleep creates equality in all of us. Its only during deep sleep that we all loose our identity. During this state, there is no ego about being poor or rich, short or tall, beautiful or ugly, male or female. This is the time where all the subjective realities are shut down, layer by layer. The whole city, state or country sleeping and falling into deep sleep the same time will at the same time be equal. They would have forgotten their race, their creed, their religions, their citizenship and many other labels that we have efficiently created.

Isnt this all very interesting? What is your identity while you are deep sleep?

Niravana !

Fool’s Paradise # 2

Starting from where I left off from my previous thought flow on Fool’s Paradise,  I realized the superior functioning of brain, chemistry inside the body, and genius design. The organic body design is at such an extreme advancement that stretches far beyond human capability to completely understand the origin and purpose of creation. Every creation has a purpose, though some creations may be purely out of innovation, but those ones have shorter life span.  The Matrix rightly explains that programs (or species) that do not have a purpose, are terminated (hence Sati – who wrote ‘rainbow’ , was to be terminated). Similarly this philosophy goes hand in hand with the organisms and species we find around us. The ones that had a purpose, either in balancing the food chain or recycling earth had survived. This concept was presented in a slightly different way by claiming – Survival of the fittest. The ones that had a purpose were more fit and being fit, could reproduce and expand their genealogy (or source code). This survival technique seems to be true not only between the species  but within the species as well.

In world of Human species, the ones with active lifestyles, skills, and challenging risk takers have shown to have done exceptionally well over the others. Hence we see Billionaires, Managers, CEOs, sportsman, warriors, engineers, farmers, artists, religious leaders, politicians and many more. One thing in common among all of these personalities is that they tend to represent a class of species that happen to be more capable in putting their bodies (brain included) to a purpose than the rest of the similar species. But in true sense every species are being challenged by nature in every way and form. What is unique about these exemplars is that they were able to adapt to these challenges and survive them.  What is more interesting to think about is what made them different over the others. If all human beings were mere carbon copy (literally) then they all should be able to carry similar abilities. For any given situation, a sample human species should then respond exactly in same way. But that is far from fact. Every species has their own logic, method, experience and physic accompanied by emotions (or lack of one) that allows them to come up with their own version of survival skill set. These skill sets differences must be the factor that defines the odds or survival. Its known that these skills can be acquired or learned. If that is true than loosing the skill set should be also true, isnt it ?

Self Discovery

This will be my journal of my thoughts, ideas, curiosities that has evolved over time in asking the most basic question quintessential since the existence of human civilization. The self-discovery is partly my musing since long. I have been asking this question for quite some time.

Over so many centuries, these questions have made the human mind push the boundaries of logic, rational and methods to approach for an answer. The seekers who went deeper and focused on these problem statements derived an answer but soon were conflicted by newer questions. The ones who succeeded or claimed to have known the answer were unable to replicate their success models. I, as a seeker, have also been inquisitive of these questions. To list them

  • Who am I
  • Where did I come from?
  • Where would I go?
  • How is Karma interacting with the I?
  • What is my purpose?
  • What are the principle properties/characteristics of the I
  • Where do thoughts generate from?
  • Mind vs Brain vs instinct
  • What is consciousness?
  • Is there free will?
  • What is the process to know the self?
  • What differentiates me with other species?

and many many more..

I see that the problem is going to be very complex to document and the reasoning will be even tougher to explain. The I in me and the I that I perceive are going to conflict and I will be limited in my journey. But isnt that all it matters?