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PostSubject: Peter Russell talk on Consciousness and The Light   Fri May 15, 2015 9:27 am

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-primacy-of-consciousness/

This is a great introduction to Consciousness theory, linked in with Quantum theory. Peter Russell has a cool website that expands on this talk, well worth checking out.
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PostSubject: Re: Peter Russell talk on Consciousness and The Light   Fri May 15, 2015 9:44 am

Some notes I made on the nature of Consciousness late last night, feel free to debunk/discuss:

The body is something consciousness uses to collect information and to have new experiences with, to gather memories, knowledge, and to create things to give rise to progress so it too can continue progressing through all its future incarnations.

Firstly you are split from the ultimate consciousness, a tiny blob of separated consciousness, then upon incarnating you split yourself into two, one half staying in 4d as your Higher Self, the second part incarnates.

When the split in two occurs, the consciousness bound for the material plane of 3d brings with it nothing from 4d, none of its memories. It can only reconnect in three ways - dream, hypnosis and the body dying.

Consciousness is at the base of all matter, it is 4d and it uses a logarithmic coding involving Light to project out all the 3d images we see as the universe. It creates the stage for itself to experience it. The universe is like a growing skin atop consciousness. 

Paradoxically, it isn’t guaranteed full control over the players on its own stage. Only the players who understand how to truly connect with the consciousness, with higher awareness, can be helped by it to obtain the life goals and progression points they are working towards. It helps by giving clues and providing chance situations for progress. We commonly refer to this as coincidence, or synchronicity.
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PostSubject: Re: Peter Russell talk on Consciousness and The Light   Fri May 22, 2015 12:55 am

http://www.adishakti.org/forum/the_light_buddhism_12-21-2006.htm

The Light - Buddhism
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Buddhist schools and texts that refer to a Divine Light do so in reference to a cosmic, God-like Buddha.

"God Almighty (Brahman) resides within all humans as Light, a fact that is supported by all scriptures. Thus we can meditate on Him within and that long search for the Creator is at last over, ending within ourselves. That is why Jesus kept telling the ignorant masses two millennia ago that the Kingdom of God is within.

A few months ago i asked my daughter Lalita what is that Light above Shri Mataji in her Sahasrara (Kingdom of God). She replied 'God!'

i remained silent for a long time to absorb the immensity of that single word answer."

jagbir 



The Brilliance

The experience under investigation is described quite plainly in certain Zen texts. After a series of Zen exercises, one disciple found that he was"'stonished that unnoticeably the Zen hall and myself were radiant in an absolute light.' All this time he experienced an unspeakable feeling of happiness."1 Another Zen text describes the experience poetically, hinting that the inward self, fully realized, reaches cosmic proportions: 

The mind mirror illumines all ingenuously. 
Its penetrating, limitless rays reach 
everywhere in the universe. 
Without exception everything is reflected 
in this mirror 
The whole universe is a gem of light 
beyond the terms of in and out.2 


Zen and like-minded schools of Buddhism do not recognize the concept of God as such, so the examples above are attempts to describe pure experience. However, most other Buddhist schools and texts that refer to a Divine Light do so in reference to a cosmic, God-like Buddha. The Dammapada, dating as far back as the 6th century BC, tells us that"the sun shines by day, the moon shines by night; continually, day and night, does the luminous Buddha shine."3 Other texts tell us that"the brilliance of Buddha's light is measureless."4 Buddha," the Great Enlightened," is"brilliant... highly bright."5 The"Enlightened Teacher Buddha"has"illuminated all nations with the bright light of the doctrine... thinking in the brightness."6 Buddha, the"World Honoured One," is"Light Brightness."7 In a very famous passage from the Lotus Sutra, written around the 3rd century CE, we read that

The Buddha emitted a light from 
between his eyebrows, 
manifesting signs that are rarely seen. 
This light illumined the eastern direction, 
eighteen thousand Buddha lands... 
One could see how these Buddha lands 
adorned with numerous jewels, 
shone with hues of lapis lazuli and crystals, 
was due to the illumination of Buddha's light.8 


The brilliance of the Buddha's light is often said to be indescribable. In the Sutra of the Contemplation on the Buddha of Immeasurable Life, written in various versions between the 5th and 13th centuries CE, we read that"no words can fully describe [the brilliance] of this light."That having been said, the author(s) go on to say that"the Buddha of Immeasurable Life is a billion times as [bright as] the jambunada gold of the Yama heavens."Further, 

The Buddha of Immeasurable Life 
has eighty-four thousand features; 
each feature has eighty-four thousand 
secondary attributes; 
each secondary attribute sends forth 
eighty-four thousand rays of light; 
each ray of light shines out over 
the world of the ten quarters; 
and those sentient beings 
who are mindful of the Buddha 
are embraced [by that light], 
never to be abandoned.9 

In the 8th century texts of the Mahayana—a branch of Buddhism meaning the"Greater Vehicle"—the light of Buddha is said to be"beautiful," "extremely powerful," "incomparable," of"infinite splendour"and"infinite brilliance."10 The body of Buddha issues forth"brilliant rays," and is called the"King of Light."11 These images were applied to a mythological account of the Buddha's birth. When the newborn Buddha was first"gazed at, though of such surpassing brightness, he attracted all eyes like the moon. With the radiant splendour of his limbs, he extinguished like the sun the splendour of the lamps; with his beautiful hue as of precious gold he illumined all the quarters of space."12 

The Flower Ornament Scripture, written between 359 and 710 CE, contains an overwhelming number of references to the Buddha as a Divine Light. Most of the references are in verse. To quote just a few examples: 

The Buddha's great light of knowledge 
Illumines all lands in ten directions... 

The Buddha-body is peerless, it has no compare; 
Its light shines throughout ten directions... 

Traversing all realms of existence for countless ages, 
His light is everywhere as pure as space... 

Emanating inconceivable nets of lights, 
Everywhere purifying all conscious beings... 

All the lights in the world 
Cannot match the light of a single pore of the Buddha— 
This is how inconceivable the Buddha's light is...13 

The great ocean of worlds has no bounds; 
Its circumference of jewels 
is pure and multicolored... 

Made of masses of diamonds, 
Also raining beautiful jewels, 
Their jewel atmospheres 
are unique and different, 
Radiating pure light beautifying everywhere.14 

Buddha emanates a great light... 
That light touches all with its glow, 
Pervading the whole cosmos.15 

The Buddha sits on the site of enlightenment 
Pure and clear is his great radiant light, 
Like a thousand suns emerging 
Illumining all over space... 

Illuminating the world 
With light that has no end. 

Behold the Buddha's body 
With webs of light so pure... 
Filling the ten directions.16 

I see the great pure light 
Of Buddha's ocean of worlds 
Calmly realizing enlightenment 
Pervading the whole cosmos. 

The Buddha's body emanates great light 
With physical forms boundless and totally pure, 
Filling all lands like clouds... 

From each hair pore appear clouds of light 
Filling all space, emitting great sound: 
All dark places are illumined, 
Causing the pains of hells to disappear.17 

One light illumines boundlessly 
Filling all lands in the ten directions, 
Causing all worlds 
to gain great brightness...18 

The scripture goes on to say that the"Buddha is a boundless treasury of light."A great assembly"all saw the Buddha's body emit a hundred trillion infinities of inconceivable great lights."19 

Many other Buddhist texts also identify the Buddha as a super- brilliant being of light. In the Lotus Blossom of the Fine Dharma, we find that the"Buddha's radiance none shall be able to succeed."20 The Buddha's body is said to be of a"wonderful brightness."21 The"brilliance of a trillion suns, moons and pearls" are"outshone by the pure lights emanating from the mouth of Sakyamuni Buddha."22 Similarly, 

The lights of the World-Honoured One 
Illuminate all the countless Buddha-lands 
Throughout the ten directions. 
The brilliance of the sun, [and] the moon... 
Cannot bear comparison 
With the brilliance of the Tathagata (Buddha).23 


Very interesting in the context of near-death experiences is the Tibetan Book of the Dead, written sometime in the 8th century CE. After we die, we are told, we can expect to encounter the"Clear Light of Reality."When we do, we are advised to"try to abide in that state."The"radiance of the Clear Light of Pure Reality" is"naturally void... the All-Good."24 The Tibetan text tells us that"in that state... being experienced by thee," 

in an unbearable intensity, 
Voidness and Brightness inseparable,— 
The Voidness bright by nature 
and the Brightness by nature void... 
The Brightness [is] inseparable 
from the Voidness.25 


Further, we are told that 

Thine own consciousness, 
shining, void and inseparable 
from the Great Body of Radiance, 
hath no birth, nor death, 
and is the Immutable Light 
— Amitabha Buddha... 

Recognizing the voidness of thine 
own intellect to be Buddhahood, 
and looking upon it as being thine 
own consciousness, is to keep thyself 
in the divine mind of the Buddha.26 


Nirvana 

There is not much doubt that supreme happiness is felt when one encounters this"Buddha-light."The Lotus Sutra asks," why from the white tuft between his eyebrows of our leader and teacher does this great light shine all around?"The same work answers that this was done in order to"adorn and purify"the world, and to fill believers with"joy and delight."27 The Book of the Dead tells us that the Clear Light is"blissful."28 A Mahayana text says that"His light, pure and immense, makes all sentient beings feel joyful in body and mind."29 

The Flower Ornament Scripture details this theme extensively. Seeing the"Pure Light... gives rise to joy."The appearance of the Buddha causes"all to give up suffering and attain peace and bliss."The exceptional joy and happiness of those who encounter the Buddha is told throughout this sutra: 

The Buddha in vast eons past 
Amassed an ocean of joy, endlessly deep; 
Therefore all who see him are glad... 

The Buddha showers the rain of truth without bound, 
Able to make the witnesses greatly rejoice; 
Supreme roots of goodness are born from this. 
Such is the realization of Exquisite Light... 

All who see or hear receive benefit, 
Causing them all to dance for joy... 

In the past Buddha cultivated an ocean of joy— 
Vast, boundless, beyond all measure; 
Therefore those who see are all delighted... 

To save all beings in all the worlds: 
This is the liberation of Blissful Happiness. 

I see the independent power of Buddha, 
His light filling the universe... 
Causing delusions to vanish and joy to abound: 
This is what's seen by Immutable Light.30 

Illumined by the Buddha's light, 
All beings are peacefully happy; 
All pains of existence cleared away, 
Their minds are full of joy... 

Everyone's paying reverent respect, 
All greatly joyful at heart... 
Gazing at the King of Truth.31 


Those people who are"doing all sorts of bad things and suffering all sorts of misery and pain"are"being hindered by this from seeing the Buddha."Therefore the enlightened should help others"attain ultimate bliss... immeasurable bliss... undying bliss, and the bliss of universal knowledge."32 This achievement ends suffering—the ultimate goal of Buddhism. The end of suffering, as one can imagine, is ultimate joy. This final liberation from pain goes hand-in-hand with the point at which we encounter the divine light: 

There is a supreme concentration 
called peace and bliss 
Which can universally save 
and liberate all sentient beings, 
Radiating a great light, inconceivable, 
Causing those who see it to all be pacified.33 


The Brilliance 
http://lovinglight.com/bbain/buddhism/brilliance.htm 

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PostSubject: Re: Peter Russell talk on Consciousness and The Light   Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:20 pm

So it is possible to travel at the speed of light, of course.

The only slight catch is your mass must be 0, or presumably, you must be travelling in 4D where our normal weighing stipulations do not apply. Here we can see how light may ultimately emanate from 4D, and how we understand the idea of a "holographic" Universe. What we perceive in 3D is the action and energy of light.
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PostSubject: Re: Peter Russell talk on Consciousness and The Light   Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:13 pm

futureshock wrote:
So it is possible to travel at the speed of light, of course.

The only slight catch is your mass must be 0, or presumably, you must be travelling in 4D where our normal weighing stipulations do not apply. Here we can see how light may ultimately emanate from 4D, and how we understand the idea of a "holographic" Universe. What we perceive in 3D is the action and energy of light.


So with those stipulations, we might have to conclude that it is physically impossible to travel at the speed of light, however consciousness is non physical and mass-less so consciousness could travel at light speed.

If spaceships of the future are to travel at light speeds and greater in order to make interstellar travel possible, then the only way I can see for them to do it would be to somehow transform the mass into light energy......then send the light energy out to the destination point, where the energy is somehow re-condensed into matter...

No easy feat. We can turn matter into energy but we can't turn energy into matter.......the day we can is the day we solve a LOT of problems..... who even knows if such a thing is even possible, here, or anywhere in the universe.....

This is what life is after all.....energy condensing into matter......

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PostSubject: Re: Peter Russell talk on Consciousness and The Light   Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:18 pm

Yeh, and I guess when we try to ponder how our consciousness could travel at light speed and not be so noticeable we realise that travelling at the speed of light as pure consciousness or in the dreamstate is instantaneous and requires no distance that can be noticed.
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