Your conjecture that consciousness can be turned on or off has the theoretical sanction of Sri Aurobindo which he has dwelt upon in his famous chapter in The Life Divine:
This ingenious formulation traces back to Tantra and has resonances in Heidegger's aletheia. Inability of physics to prove things during our lifetime need not prevent us from dwelling in sound ontological shelters so painstakingly built by seers like Sri Aurobindo.
Wishing you all the best,
[On Jun 25, 2017 12:46 AM, "Vasavada, Kashyap V" wrote: Dear KSRAO,
First, scientists have not agreed on the definition of consciousness! And before they can explain it “ in simple terms to non-scientists” they have to understand it themselves!! Of course, even how life arises from atoms is not clear. That is why there are all these endless debates.
By the way I have one argument in favor of possibility that atoms or particles may have some rudimentary consciousness. Biologists now know that the difference in genes between chimpanzee and humans may be at the most one percent. But genes can be turned on or off. That is what makes us different. Similarly, perhaps consciousness can be turned on or off. Of course I cannot prove that. Otherwise I will buy a ticket to Stockholm to collect my Nobel Prize!! Best Regards, Kashyap] To view this discussion on the web visit
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Inability of physics to prove things need not prevent us from dwelling in sound ontological shelters ably built by seers like Sri Aurobindo.
Sri Aurobindo's vision and arguments written originally in English pose an invincible challenge to 3000 years of Western intellectual output
Each individual is a nation, a religion, a world, and a universe. Modernity and Democracy are mere instruments in facilitating his freedom.
As an Odia my Kalinga consciousness extends at least from Bali in Indonesia to Karnak in Egypt and so should the story of my Aryan ancestry.
While Hindutva grapples with Modernity Evolutionary dialectic of Sri Aurobindo in The Life Divine and Savitri is certainly not sitting quiet
Indian philosophy, like Astrology, Mythology, and Rituals, can be misleading. Sri Aurobindo's selection and interpretation alone is genuine.
Sri Aurobindo began writing The Synthesis of Yoga in 1914 to remove cobwebs of misconceptions of Yoga collected over the previous centuries.
Reading Sri Aurobindo creates an illusion of easy achievement of yogic powers but it is better to err on the side of caution and be patient.
Integral Yoga is a life long process in the sense that instincts and impulses peculiar to a particular age and stage of life require purity.
Right understanding of Sri Aurobindo is the best form of practicing his Yoga and diverse reading is sine qua non given Internet-based access
#FiveDreams Manifesto broadcast on 14 August 1947 is a firm indication of the political means as a practical aspect of Yoga and Spirituality
Sri Aurobindo's books has survived Alvin Toffler, Arthur Koestler, Carlos Castaneda, Fritjof Capra, Francis Fukuyama, & Samuel P Huntington.
People and society are global concerns and there is no monopoly on knowledge of any nation or religion. Sri Aurobindo favours World Union.
Many complain that women were forbidden to read the Veda but now, how many of them have read The Secret of the Veda? https://t.co/gbrrxosNgS
[Sri Aurobindo sees current crisis as part of an evolutionary movement creates conditions under which Supermind can] https://t.co/Lep6uCOlkr
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Man mera tujhko mange
Jo tumko ho pasand
Kisi raah mein kisi
Koi maane ya na maane
Ye maana meri jaan
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