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What does it mean to be "Aware"?

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Wed, 24 Jun 2009 #31
Thumb_readytoloadup_correction Krishnan Srinivasan Denmark 322 posts in this forum Offline

Why? is there an innate built-in-insecurity that prompts all this search/speculation or is it just another "becoming" mechanism of the thinking.

Life is like the tamarind fruit bound in its shell

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Wed, 24 Jun 2009 #32
Thumb_deleted_user_med Dappling Light India 31 posts in this forum ACCOUNT DELETED

max greene wrote:
That's all a human is--a living physical organism.

I beg to differ.

There is a certain beauty associated with conditioning.

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Thu, 25 Jun 2009 #33
Thumb_original_avatar max greene United States 23 posts in this forum Offline

A living physical organism with a brain/mind. That's all I see. I've heard a lot of things about a lot more, but a living thing with a wonderful brain, a brain able to inquire and to question, should be enough to keep us busy.

That's our problem: we always want more. And, we are afraid to die, so we want immortality in some way. We want something beyond the physical.

max

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Tue, 30 Jun 2009 #34
Thumb_new_pics Toni Lorenzo United States 3 posts in this forum Offline

max greene wrote:
I'm a little suspicious of "consciousness." Isn't consciousness thought?

Consciousness is the container. All that is in consciousness is what is tainted, corrupt and derived from thought.

There is nothing so powerful as the truth, and nothing so strange. ? Daniel Webster (1782-1852)

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Tue, 30 Jun 2009 #35
Thumb_new_pics Toni Lorenzo United States 3 posts in this forum Offline

max greene wrote:
What is it to be aware?

To be aware means to be choiceless in all of your senses.

There is nothing so powerful as the truth, and nothing so strange. ? Daniel Webster (1782-1852)

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Tue, 30 Jun 2009 #36
Thumb_original_avatar max greene United States 23 posts in this forum Offline

Toni Lorenzo wrote:

max greene wrote:
What is it to be aware?

To be aware means to be choiceless in all of your senses.


I would say that's right. You sense something--no screen, no interfeence, no blocking thought, no preference--and that sensing is awareness.

It seems to me that this awareness is also observation, and intelligence. If something is observed fully, that observation is the understanding of it.

max

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