In the third article in this series, we talked about active consciousness and subconsciousness, distinguishing between functions that are carried out by us through these states of consciousness. This is a good way to understand consciousness at a basic level. However, just as physics has evolved from Newtonian to Relativity to Quantum theories, our understanding of consciousness needs to go deeper. The generalizations that we adopted earlier will need to be left behind.
We now look at consciousness from the lens of an ancient Indian scripture called the Mandukya Upanishad. It is of unknown authorship and an unknown timeline but was passed on through generations, initially by memorizing, and later through written text.
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