The Truth About Human Life
A reading from The Aletheon
Consciousness Is Your Only Experience
A reading from The Aletheon,
Avatar Adi Da Samraj: You imagine, from the "point of view" of the conscious mind (or of the body-mind-"self' altogether), that you are associated with all kinds of "objects" and "others", and so on.
That apparent association is an illusion. You never encounter an "object" in and of itself. Look around you. See those bodies and those "objects" in the room? You comprehend all of that through an illusion. You interpret it falsely.
In fact, you "experience" all of that as forms of Consciousness. Consciousness is your association with those appearances. Those appearances are forms of Consciousness — but you want to call them "things", as if they are separate from Consciousness.
Nothing you "experience" is separate from Consciousness. Everything you "experience" is an "experience" in Consciousness. Everything you "experience" is an "experience" of Consciousness.
You never "experience" anything separate from Consciousness. It is all in Consciousness, and, yet, you want to babble on about an "objective world".
There is no "objective world" separate from Consciousness. You have no such "experience". You have never had any such "experience". All your "experiences" are in the medium of Consciousness. The proper investigation of Reality Itself, then, is a process in Consciousness.
Modern science is based on the idea of the "objective world" and "objective reality" (or "material reality") — as if any scientist had ever "experienced" an "object" in and of itself.
All you "experience" is Consciousness and the "play" within it. What you call "objects" are in Consciousness — and you never "experience" them otherwise. And, yet, when a human being wants to do science, he or she pretends to be investigating something "outside" Consciousness. Neither scientists nor anyone else ever has such an "experience".
Have any of you ever "experienced" an "object" separate from Consciousness?
devotee: Only apparently. It seems like that at times.
Avatar Adi Da Samraj: Not if you investigate it. Any "object" that you "experience" you are "experiencing" in Consciousness, not apart from Consciousness. And any pattern that you call an "object" is an electronic construction in the mind and brain and nervous system.
It is not a "thing" — it is a pattern in Consciousness. Consciousness Is the Reality in Which you exist. There is no argument against This. This is clearly So.
Reality Itself exists in Consciousness — not separate from Consciousness. This is obviously the case. So why pretend otherwise? To pretend otherwise is to deny what, upon investigation, is entirely obvious to you.
Everything you "experience" is Consciousness, Which Is Itself a Self-Aware Field of Energy. Its modifications are what you call "objects". You never "experience" anything except as a modification of the Self-Radiant Field of Consciousness.
This is your "experience" moment to moment. Why say otherwise? Why claim otherwise?
— from "Consciousness Is Your Only Experience"
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