"Can consciousness be transmitted from one to another?"

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"Can consciousness be transmitted from one to another?"

Is the guru the catalyst, for one to realize, one's state of consciousness.
What really happens in the presence of a guru?
What about Guru's grace?
And intuition, which is nothing more than tapping into the universal consciousness?

I came across this beautifully described revelation by Anita Moorjani, after her NDE :

Why do I suddenly understand all this? I wanted to know. Who’s giving me this information? Is it God? Krishna? Buddha? Jesus? And then I was overwhelmed with the realization that God isn’t a being, but a state of being . . . and I was now that state of being!"

— Excerpt from Dying To Be Me by Anita Moorjani

And another beautiful post on the above topic of

"Can consciousness be transmitted from one to another?"

by my friend Peter Baker :

His view :

"Nope. - Agreed, people are expressions of it, not carriers of it.

Nothing is ever transmitted from silence – things simply fall into it.
Things dissolve into silence – into nothing.
This is the nothing that IS.

All appearances are appearances of presence
but presence cannot be known by any appearance."

Presence will never come to you – but you will come to presence."

So how does this work...???
All insights welcome.



mariposa's picture

The problem of language

What you ask above lies in the problem of language, or more precisely, the too much importance we start giving language without noticing. From having a sentence that tries to describe a reality, the sentence becomes the center, the reality, and now we try to understand the specifics of the sentence in order to understand reality as if the sentence and the reality it tries to describe are one.

That what happens for example with "Presence will never come to you – but you will come to presence". You try to put one unified literal meaning to "come" in order to put that sentence in a box as if by putting it in some box, everything will be understood based on that sentence.

The solution is to remember that these are only words and that they do not represent reality but in some rare cases point to reality (and in most cases just distort reality) and so in order to perceive where these words point to, you must use your heart, your imagination, your instincts, not your rational brain. It's like understanding a poem.

PS. you will see that most problems we have with logic and understanding are simply based on problems of language, not of essence.

mariposa | Wed, 08/14/2013 - 05:33
mariposa's picture

Can be transmitted and cannot

So having said that, it all depends what meaning of the word "transmitted" you would like to adopt. if it means "sharing" for you then the answer is yes, you can. if it means "taking it out and placing it in someone else instead then the answer is probably no.

But of course, it's not the answer to that question that is important but the awareness and understanding that the answer is depended on a game a words and so is of no importance.

mariposa | Wed, 08/14/2013 - 05:38
Quantum's picture

Beautiful

"Why do I suddenly understand all this? I wanted to know. Who’s giving me this information? Is it God? Krishna? Buddha? Jesus? And then I was overwhelmed with the realization that God isn’t a being, but a state of being . . . and I was now that state of being!"

— Excerpt from Dying To Be Me by Anita Moorjani

So beautiful. Beyond words. It says so much. Even better experienced.

I can feel your hearbeat.

Namaste.

Quantum | Sun, 08/18/2013 - 19:32