Understanding Consciousness Part 2

The basis of innovation is this consciousness. All creations happen in this space. You may not understand or define consciousness, but to innovate you must know that it exists.

This is a continuation of my previous post.

My thoughts here are again haphazard, I have put down whatever has come in my mind randomly.

Consciousness cannot be defined or understood. But you will surely know that it is there. There is enough evidence that it is there.

Humans are always in a dilemma. I am not talking about the small dilemmas of day to day life. And for a dilemma there has to be “two” and these two things are “Mind” and “Consciousness”. There is a major dilemma and all small dilemmas are branches of the major dilemma that is – Humans are stuck between – “Mind” and “No-Mind”. There is a dilemma because you do not know what it is, but it is there.  If it was only the mind, only “Objects” then there would have been no dilemma. Or it was only the consciousness, only   “space” even then there would have been no dilemma. But the truth is that, humans are somewhere between – Objects and Space. And for a dilemma there has to be “two” and these two things are “Mind” and “Consciousness”.

Humans are indecisive. What gives rise to this indecisiveness? Indecisiveness means the inability for humans to make a decision. When you have have to make a decision? When there are more than one options available. 

You are indecisive because you have imagined the two or more options available. You have seen it in your mind. To imagine, you need space. All these imaginations are happening in your consciousness.

You hear the inner talk with the help of your inner years, you see the imaginations with your inner eyes. There is an inner world. Development of your inner eyes and ears is developing awareness. This is developing of your the “Knower”. The more aware you are of the inner world, the more you know, because, you have to get out of the mind and see the mind from the hill top. You need a space to stand. The place where you will stand and watch is your consciousness.

Consciousness is the place where this inner argument happens. There has to be space somewhere for this inner argument to happen. Something should move from here to there and then again back here. Something is moving. There is space required for this movement.

For someone like the Buddha, this space is as big as the universe, it is unending. The inner argument becomes so small that it has no existence. His consciousness becomes a part of “Creation” or “Existence”. A Buddha is no longer driven by his mind or thoughts or inner voice. He becomes one with existence. He becomes a part of “universal” intelligence, which is the only intelligence.

You must have noticed that we are always in a hurry. We walk hurriedly, we talk hurriedly, we work hurriedly and are always try to finish what we are doing. This is because we are more in our inner worlds and we try to avoid the outer. If we walk fast or drive fast, we will skip the external, we are not allowing the external to come in, or the “new” to come in. What it is that is blocking the “new”? There must be something, but where is it? The internal world is blocking the external “new” from entering your “space” or Consciousness. The internal is stationed in your Consciousness. It is another world, as big as the world outside. 

The space where the internal is stationed is your consciousness.

In my post, “Ego -The Greatest Obstacle to Creativity and Innovation”, I have written that the mind of a new born baby is Blank. It is not actually the mind that is blank. The mind can never be blank. 

Mind is nothing but a “all-jumbled-up” collection of thoughts, imaginations, inner voice and all our learning. How can it be blank?

Mind is generally thought of as a box where our thoughts lives. There is no box. A box means that there is a boundary. A box means there is a limitation. It is actually the thoughts, dreams and imagination floating in Consciousness. 

These thoughts and dreams become your mind and the rest is free space. This free space is consciousness.

But we are only aware of these thoughts, dreams and Imaginations, but not the space where these thoughts live. The whole space is open and unending. You will never be able to see the end, if you want. This space is the place for countless possibilities.

This space also tells us that humans are “Infinite”. Human beings are boundless. Humans have all the abilities to absorb all the good and the bad in the space. Once you are aware of this space, you become that space and all the opposites (Good, bad, right and wrong) become a part of this space. You take everything on your side, you take everything with you.

A new born baby’s mind is pure consciousness. As it takes in more and more information from the senses, the mind forms with time. And the baby when grows up and becomes a man. He is only aware of these thoughts and Imaginations, lives in the thoughts and imaginations being completely unaware of the place where these thoughts live. He is unaware that this space is not his mind and this space is available to him. This space is unexplored. 

The ability of Consciousness to absorb everything, without a program” is what differentiates humans from robots and Pure Intelligence from “artificial intelligence”. 

Consciousness contains the universal intelligence or if the universe is considered limited, it is the intelligence of the space that contains the universe and beyond. It is the only intelligence. It is the intelligence that makes everything happens.

Humans can learn without being programmed. The consciousness is “Space” and contains everything. May be it is the only “program” that governs everything in this universe. It is the only intelligence.

It is like vacuum and takes in whatever it encounters, and still has endless capacity. 

Robot cannot learn without a program. The basis of artificial intelligence is a computer program. The program is a product of human mind. Something old, something of the past. The robot is not a robot unless it is programmed. 

The basis of humans is consciousness – “space”, beyond the mind. The mind with all its knowledge is a part of consciousness. The mind is human, consciousness is divine

The basis of an artificially intelligent robot is Program, it is a product of the mind. And the mind is a part of consciousness. So a robot no matter how powerful it is, it will always be inferior to intelligence. 

The robot has not come out of the universal intelligence, which is the only intelligence. It has not come out without human intervention. Robots did not exist before humans exists. And that is why it is artificial. It is artificial but not intelligent. It can never be.

The mind is human, consciousness is divine. Artificial intelligence is a part of the mind. To understand better – The mind is a subset of Consciousness, and artificial intelligence is a part of the mind. 

It goes one way like – Consciousness >>Mind>>Artificial Intelligence.  Anything that is of the mind is not consciousness, it is “matter”, it is an “object”, and consciousness is neither matter nor object. Artificial Intelligence  is confined to the mind. Since it is of the mind, it stays within the mind and  completely unaware of “no-mind”. It can be either mind or consciousness or in other words, Object or space. Space cannot be object and object cannot be space.  When a person is Enlightened, the consciousness becomes pure. He does away with the mind, or matter or objects and surrenders to the universal intelligence. This is what happened to Gautama, the Buddha. He became divine. But what happens when you clear the mind of the robot? It stops. It becomes dead. A robot or Artificial intelligence remains in the mind, in the objects, in the programming. Once you remove that, it dies.

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