What we perceive intially,when we come into contact with objects, is a jumble of various inputs conveyed to us by various organs like Eyes,Ears... This reaches the Mind as unconnected stimulii At this level,Mind just collects information , without collating them,categorising them. The next level of Mind,Buddhi collates the information,categorises them,tags them as correct or incorrect from a factual point of view and also passed value judgements like Good or Bad.
The classic example to illustrate how factors associated with consciousness are directly linked with the physical world comes from the “double slit experiment.” A paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Physics Essays by Dean Radin, PhD, explains how this experiment has been used multiple times to explore the role of consciousness in shaping the nature of physical reality. The paper showed that meditators were able to collapse quantum systems at a distance through intention alone.
All of us are aware of the Yoga system of Patanjali through his work Yoga Sutras ans he is regarded as the founder of the Yoga system of Indian Philosophy. We also have Shiva sutras which deal pretty much on the same subject. We have yet another treatise on Yoga in the form of a minor Upanishad, Yoga Kundlini Upanishad. This Upanishad is from the Krishna Yajur Veda. It has three distinct approaches o the Yoga. It deals with Chitta primarily. Patanjali describes what Yoga is in his first sutra, 'Yoga: Chitaa Vrutti Nirodha' Cessation of the modification of Chitta is Yoga. Elaborating on this sutra , the Yoga Kundalini Upanishad discusses the different methods, some are different from Patanjali's. It deals with an exposition of Hatha and Lambika Yogas. It concludes with an account of the non-qualified Brahman,that is the Nirguna Brahman. Patanjali found it necessary to have a Personal God, Ishwara for practicing Yoga. The Non-dual Brahman is , in the opinion of Patanjali, is easier to realize through the Personal God,Ishwara. Please read my posts on this. Kundalini Yoga analyses the nature of Chitta in deatil It maintains that Samskaras and Vasana( remnants of actions performed ,( both now and in the past births) and Prana, the Vital Breath constitute the causes for the existence of Chitta.
Thinking is what makes us what we are. Too much thinking brings in Misery and as a wag put it,'Life is a tragedy for those who think, but a Comedy to those who feel'. Recent study reveals that thinking is what makes us survive and make us a complicated mechanism. However stopping … Continue reading Why We Can’t Stop Thinking?
Neuroscientists at the University of California Berkeley put electrodes inside the skulls of brain surgery patients to monitor information from their temporal lobe, which is involved in the processing of speech and images. As the patient listened to someone speaking, a computer program analysed how the brain processed and reproduced the words they had heard. … Continue reading Computer That Translates Thoughts into Words