Your brain does not generate experience. Why is this important?

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  1. Veena Srinivasaperumal

    Respected sir, Thank you.

  2. train Music

    I look forward to your talks everyday ! Thank you !

  3. Reverend Eslam


    CONSCIOUSNESS means “that which knows” or “the state of being aware”, from the Latin prefix “con” (with), the stem “scire” (to know) and the suffix “osus” (characterized by).
    Higher species of animal life have sufficient cognitive ability to know themselves and their environment, at least to a measurable degree.

    HOWEVER, in recent years, the term has been used in esoteric spiritual circles (usually capitalised) to refer to a far more Universal Consciousness, due to the fact that the English language doesn’t include a single word denoting the universal Ground of Being (for instance “Brahman”, “Tao”, in other tongues).

    The Tao which can be expressed in language is not the REAL Tao. All concepts are, by nature, relative, and at most can merely point to the Absolute.
    That explains why some branches of theology use the apophatic method of pointing to The Infinite (“neti neti”, [not this, not that], in Sanskrit). Also known in Latin as “via negativa” or “via negationis” theology, this philosophical approach to discovering the essential nature of The Tao, gradually negates each description about Ultimate Reality but not Reality Itself.

    The brain is merely a conduit or TRANSDUCER of Universal Consciousness, explaining why the more intelligent the animal, the more it can understand its own existence (or at least be aware of more of its environment – just see how amazingly-complex dolphin behaviour can be, compared with other aquatic species), and the reason why it is asserted that a truly enlightened human must possess a far higher level of intelligence than the average person. The brain is the equivalent of computer hardware, whilst consciousness is akin to the software programme, using deoxyribonucleic acid as the memory chip. A person who is comatosed has lost any semblance of individual consciousness, yet is being kept alive by the presence of Universal Consciousness (here, the word “coma” is not to be taken by its etymological definition of “deep sleep”).

    So, then, one could complain: “That’s not fair – why can only a genius be enlightened?”
    The answer is: first of all, as stated above, every species of animal has its own level of intelligence on a wide-ranging scale. Therefore, a pig or a dog could (if possible) ask: “That’s unfair – why can only a human being be enlightened?”
    Secondly, it is INDEED a fact that life is unfair, because there is no “tit for tat” law of action and reaction, even if many supposedly-great religious preceptors have stated so. They said so because they were preaching to wicked miscreants who refused to quit their evil ways, and needed to be chastized in a forceful manner. It’s not possible to speak gentle words to a rabid dog to prevent it from biting you.

    There is evidence of consciousness being a universal field in SAVANT SYNDROME, a condition in which someone with significant mental disabilities demonstrate certain abilities far in excess of the norm, such as superhuman rapid mathematical calculation, mind-reading, blind-seeing, or astounding musical aptitude. Such behaviour suggests that there is a universal field (possibly in holographic form) from which one can access information. Even simple artistic inspiration could be attributed to this phenomenon. The great British singer-songwriter, Sir James Paul McCartney, one day woke with the complete tune of the song “Yesterday” in his mind, after hearing it in a dream. American composer, Paul Simon, had a similar experience when the chorus for his sublime masterpiece “Bridge Over Troubled Water” simply popped into his head.

    Three states of being are experienced by humans: the waking state (“jāgrata”, in Sanskrit), dreaming (“svapna”, in Sanskrit), and deep-sleep (“suṣupti”, in Sanskrit). Beyond these three temporal states is the fourth ‘state’ (“turīya” or “caturīya”, in Sanskrit). That is the unconditioned, eternal ‘state’, which underlies the other three. So, in actual fact, the fourth state is not a state but the Unconditioned Ground of Being (or to put it simply, YOU, the real self/Self).

    Perhaps the main purpose of dreams is so that we can understand that the waking state is practically identical to the dream state, and thereby come to see the ILLUSION of this ephemeral world. If someone were to ask your dream character if the dream was real, you would say, “yes, of course this is real!” Similarly, if someone were to ask your waking state character if this world was real, you would respond in a similar manner. The Ultimate Reality (“Brahman”, in Sanskrit) alone is real – real in the sense that it is the never-mutable ground of being. Reality is clearly seen by those self-realized persons who have experienced spiritual awakenings, yet only intellectually understood by those who have merely studied spiritual topics (that is, practiced one of the four systems of religion described in Chapter 16).

    “If you remain as you are now, you are in the wakeful state. This is abolished in the dream state.
    The dream state disappears, when you are in deep sleep. The three states come and go, but you are always there.
    Your real state, that of Consciousness itself, continues to exist always and forever and it is the only Reality.”
    ”It is fallacious to think that there is an individual self, which functions through the body and the mind.
    The ‘me’ as an individual self, is merely a mental modification, and there is no such thing as a mind, apart from thought.
    When the source of thought is probed continuously as it arises, it is revealed, that there is no such thing as mind, or an individual behind it.”
    Ramesh Balsekar,
    Indian Spiritual Teacher.

    “As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clearheaded science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about the atoms this much: There is no matter as such! All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particles of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Spirit. This Spirit is the matrix of all matter.”
    “I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.”
    Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck,
    German Theoretical Physicist.

    1. Joe Brennan.


    2. Reverend Eslam

      Joe Brennan.
      Nighty Night, Mr. TROGLODYTE! 😴

    3. Joe Brennan.

      @Reverend Eslam
      Rotate on it….you boring arsehole. …

  4. Bettina Navarro

    Eternally grateful to Dr. Chopra ❤️

  5. yotam robert

    Thank you Dr. Chopra

  6. Daniel Griffiths

    All relations break down to one relationship, the relationship of Consciousness with Consciousness. Our level of connectedness with Consciousness is a direct reflection to our level of Peace & Love. ❤️🙏

    1. Hooray Truffles

      Daniel Griffiths yes. 🙏🏻

  7. Eliane Yoga

    Great! 12 setp let s learn

    1. Reverend Eslam

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      Kindly repeat that in ENGLISH, Miss.☝️

      1. shakil

        You are a moron.

  8. Archimedeanspirals Designs and Tutoring

    This is a fascinating topic teacher. I loved thinking about the proton’s making their journey here to bring light. Such an interesting way to start off the discussion. It is still befuddling working my way to understanding myself as generator of experience. I am excited for the “steps” class that you’re creating. I had a friend ask me to and then we started a 21 day meditation challenge based on what you created. Thank you.

  9. Gerard Sanford

    I’m a minute and 48 seconds in I’m going to go ahead and comment what I was just thinking and see if I’m about to hear something eerily similar. This is a test because I wonder after he says what he says if maybe I haven’t changed my memory to match it but he says what I’m thinking right after. I might be missing what the reason is, maybe it comes like a continuation from what he said yesterday but anyway here’s what I was just thinking.
    All things come to those who wait. Confidence is the feeling we have when we are waiting for what we have asked for with the words that we have chosen for our Hearts to change the fractile of inevitability to our favor by our intention. The word that we have on our Hearts reveals the world we have chosen.
    A little earlier I was thinking, the only judgement that we can possibly feel is our own. The emotion that we feel in the present is what we are sending out by choice. We may think that it is not by choice because we have chosen previously what our reasoning for feeling it is. We decide on what it is that we will not stand for as in accept but these things are not weaknesses at all, they are simply what we have chosen for ourselves to overcome.
    If says exactly this, I will probably have, well I don’t want to say that…🤔

    1. Gerard Sanford

      Well we certainly agree on many things so I’m not sure how eerily. I guess it might be eerily.
      I’m not sure I agree about the Sun losing mass or fusing atoms. I see the Sun as functioning exactly as an atom and quantum tunneling as the Sun kicking against the firmament that contains it as all “atoms” of various sizes are contained within a single atom that might be the entire Universe but probably not. It’s a resonance of attraction that pulls the photons from the Sun. The resonance is controlled in releases at intervals by forces that allow for the music to keep time. I think the time keepers might be only orbitals such as the moon which in the body this time keeper would be represented as the breath so I guess that it is more than orbitals. I think supernovas are unique intentionally in their initial makeup that allows for particular elements to form that are required for biological life or at least to make a story for the basis of biological life. The story has to make sense in this physical reality. This may be the only reason that we are aware of supernovas, who knows if anyone is ever going to use anything that actually comes out of one and if someone did know they would be wrong because nothing actually happens anyway but a whole lot of interesting things sure do appear to. 🙏🤗🙏

    2. Gerard Sanford

      I said that about supernovas because that seems to be the primary reason science believes Suns lose mass and it seems likely to me that the other reasons were directly derived from the first reason as in the progressions given for the life of Suns of particular sizes. This happens a lot in the scientific method the premise of which has been proven to be impossible as it has been proven that nothing can be proven and the reason is because it all exists in our minds which are actually invisible.

  10. Robert Acosta

    So eloquent!!

  11. Tania Maria dos Santos

    Although I have to listen to this wonderful class endlessly to understand more and more it was enough to experience an enormous joy. Infinite appreciation. Thank you! Todah! Obrigada! Merci!
    Sending you love and gratitude.💕💕💕🙏🙏🙏

  12. M New

    God bless you too!

  13. Curtis Naumann

    thank you

  14. Anirban Banerjee

    In my experience, mind is in the whole body…we can say abstract body…genetic memory, karmic memory..etc…but those informations are not only in the brain.

  15. helenmetua

    The ads interrupt your lovely annoying….can you upload somewhere else with no ads

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  17. Sechaba Diphoko

    Just check the mike microphone your volume is low …

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