Oh you ponderous and in intellectual trifle lost, knows not of my existence. Should you be conscious, will not I be in your consciousness.
The continuum from singularity – Big Bang all the way to Dark Hole all the manifest, past present and future in the whole; is consciousness.
The oriental and occidental battled different side of consciousness – one from where I came, the other how do I exist and master the world, by knowing it better.
One enriched in the quest for consciousness from Buddha, Shankara acharya to Madhva acharya; the other from Socrates, Pluto, Galileo, Aristotle, Newton, Eisenstein, Neil Bohr, Pauli, Heisenberg, Kant, Nietzsche , Rene Descartes, Stephen Hawking, David Bohm etc engaged in developing mind to know the objective reality, from classical to quantum. Finally both reaching some similar conclusion, that there was probably chance or the whim of some transcending existence – cosmos consciousness, that created energy, consciousness and matter.
Human, the sentient endowed with consciousness distinguishes from insentient who is only aware. Consciousness in human provides capacity to abstract, contemplate and deliberate actions to create better existence in the ever increasing complexity in the complex world.
Humans who have barely existed only 3 to 4 million years since the earth was supposedly created 4 billion years back, are realizing that the futility of the material progress that has caused catastrophic damage to environment and mankind, as it did not understand its consciousness better. This lack of self actualization, makes one seek oneself better – the mind from brain, the intellect of mind, the awareness and confusion from intellectualization, the pre-ponderous of ego the “I ” the self preservation narcistic mechanism and finally the spiritual and beyond all those mere, the being or soul, who is the most conscious, disjointed from I, intellect and body.
The oriental consciousness scientist emerged into two school of thoughts
One the monist said, Aham Brahmasmi – Myself transcending “I” and it follies will become the part of consciousness. Buddha did not distinguish soul from psyche. Shankaracharya, who innovated on Budha’s ideas distinguished between soul and mind.
The other dualist discussed, – main scholar Madhvacharya postulated in TatvaVada (dialogue of the differences) and Brahma Sutra (Logic-based starting point”) – , the distinguishing characteristics (The Differences – Orders) among supreme soul, common soul and mind, etc. When “I” goes, I will will join the consciousness but the discourse of the objective reality informs that I am the one merely created by the creator, so there must exist one transcending everything else.
Bohm wondered of non- causality and postulated that the ever permeating force, the implicate order
from above link
“”Bohm conceives of consciousness as more than information and the brain; rather it is information that enters into consciousness. For Bohm consciousness “involves awareness, attention, perception, acts of understanding, and perhaps yet more.” Further, Bohm parallels the activity of consciousness with that of the Implicate Order in general.
Consciousness, Bohm notes, can be “described in terms of a series of moments.” Basically, “one moment gives rise to the next, in which context that was previously implicate is now explicate while the previous explicate content has become implicate.” Consciousness is an interchange; it is a feedback process that results in a growing accumulation of understanding.”””