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 !


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?