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NMT (No-Me Teaching) new series 45

NMT (No-Me Teaching) new series 45:

This time, after excerpting the Ramana Maharshi disciple, Master Nome in the text below we continue to preface a return to the series: Fine-Tuned Universe series, we examine, not the Future or Past of the Universe, but back again to Fine-Tuning as such.

Some more selected verses from the Ramana Maharshi disciple Master Nome:

In Self-Realization, all notions about the Absolute & the Self are relinquished. Notions about the Absolute are such as that it is separate from oneself, or objective, & that it is always-present. Notions about the Self are such as that it is endowed with Form, minuteness, that it is changeful, material, embodied, defined by thought, in Time, or endowed with Individuality. For Knowledge, the superimposition of the jiva–hood (concept of individuality) is removed from Atman (the Self) & Isvara–hood (idea of the Lord God) is removed from Brahman (the Absolute). Upon removal of such superimposition, r Ignorance, one realizes the Identity, as declared in the Upanishad, Tat tvam asi (Thou art That). If the Self remains undefined, it is only Brahman, & That alone. Therefore, one should know the Self.

Some of Master Nome’s earliest aphorisms about the unreality of a World:

There has never been a single objective thing. (1.3)

The World is unreal.  (1.16)

All that is objective is illusion. Illusion is that which is not. (1.34)

All things change. that which is not a thing is immutable. (1.63)

There is no World (any objective thing), & there is no one to experience or know it. (1.94)

It is you who say that anything is real. the object does not declare its own reality. to known the Reality, know yourself. (2.54)

Any object of experience has no more existence separate from the Self than printed letters from a page of paper, or waves from water. (3.24)

It is better to say the World in you than you are in the World. (3.42)

An unreal body performs unreal actions in an unreal World. (3.50)

Do not be afraid to let go of a World that does not really exist. (3.57)

Know the World to be unreal and yourself as not a character in it, & the dream is over. (2.93)

Regard all manifestation as an hallucination or as a daydream lasting but a moment. (3.30)

Regard all thought as an empty echo and the World as a dream. (3.67)

Ego, manifestation, form and ignorance: these are like an optical illusion, a mirage, a dream without substance, the life-history of a fictional character. (3.96)

The conception of space requires misidentification with the body.  The conception of time requires misidentification with thought.     The Self is neither the body nor thought. It is spaceless and timeless. (1.37 )

As space is endless, clear, formless, embracing all, bound by none, all-pervading, ungraspable, & has no within or without, so it is with the Self. (1.61)

The World, time, space, life, death, objective things, the mind, ignorance, bondage, & an experiencer of these are just concepts. Concepts are unreal. Absolute Being alone is. (2.55)

Fine-Tuned Universe series 25:

[In the unreal reflection called the “Universe”, a product of an unreal Mind, even there, Infinite Intelligence is evident and inspiring.]

Nick Bostrom further extends this LP (Life Permitting issue by multiplying our single data-point by an (even larger) finite number of other earthlike planets in the Universe with intelligent life. To consider 1st a weakly informative scenario, he conceives of widespread telepathic ability (which some actually attribute to plants*[1] on a cosmic level). Putting out the “call” we hear back, just as SETI might by more conventional radio waves: “yes intelligent life has evolved here.” The quality of that new information would improve if we could count the Number of planets so responding, or ever able to respond. But once more we are only hearing from the “winners” and not from perfectly earthlike planets in vast numbers who may be without Intelligent Life.

On the other hand again, if all telepathic or radio respondents specifically affirm somehow that that their planets are actually earthlike, & none of a larger sample replied affirming other planet-types, then more again is learned. With increasing numbers involved in the latter versions, we could begin to Probabilistically rule out intelligent life evolving on non-earthlike planets.

LP Epistemically Illuminated Regions:

When the Philosopher examines Anthropic Principles he may specify some conceptual boundaries, or at least some terminology not always included in a Physicist’s discussion. For one thing, the Philosopher seeks to determine in each case an Epistemically illuminated region within the possible or conceivable range of some parameter value. For instance, to take a simple example, Temperature. How hot, or how cold must it be. to rule out the possibility of Life as we known it (which does admit some extremes) & in what narrower range Intelligent Life (being of necessarily greater complexity however it is configured)? In fact, an Intelligent LifePermitting range is usually the only one of immediate interest (evolution of simpler forms could hold promise for the Future, should conditions, like Temperature, also change over Time so as to enter the narrower Intelligent LifePermitting range). But since the former, more immediate & narrow case of Intelligent LifePermitting is a big enough conundrum to bite off & chew for now, Intelligent LifePermitting is actually the default sense in which LifePermitting or LP is generally meant.

Then, an Epistemically illuminated region in terms of LP further specifies the limits of our knowledge & imagination, especially if we admit Silicon-based, Boron-based, Nitrogen-based, & other conceivable but not necessarily feasible modes of Life, along with Carbon-based variations now familiar. Strong arguments tend to rule out all but Carbon-based or C-based Life reaching the complexity of LP as in Intelligent LifePermitting. But these are all issues in setting the confines of an Epistemically illuminated region within the range of a given Parameter. One practical detail concerns LP Physical Constants that we are already aware of. For familiar C-based Intelligent Life, just what do we observe as some finite local region around actual value of Constant that is observed? Do we see a finite region of possible variance, & finite regions of actual & tolerable variance already observed? For instance, if we see as LP the Celsius Temperatures between 50 to + 50 hypothetically, we might also imagine a wider  possible range of say 55 to + 60. All numbers being purely hypothetical values, those were chosen for simplicity.

Robin Collins, (theistic) Philosopher, divides Anthropic Principles into 3 broad categories &and rules on their viability after considerable philosophical & scientific argument, these being:

(1)  Intelligent Design Argument, be it Theistic, some more abstract Deist principle of Nature, etc., or attributable to aliens, Future time-travelers, or VR and such Design (for short & to distinguish from less rigorous religious-political uses of the same term) That Argument is defensible on its own terms (one cannot simply unilaterally declare a Physicalist Universe & dismiss dissent although that is the norm rather than the exception throughout Philosophy & Science).

(2)  Ensemble Argument, of a kazillion universes (as isolated regions of 1 Infinite or virtually so) Universe, or as a Multi-Verse. Universes “bubbling off” an M-brane & other exotic bootstrapping appear in some models. Cosmogenesis deriving Quantum Fluctuations, Quantum Many-Worlds, or a serial sequence of alternating Big-Bangs & Crunches echoing across essentially beginningless & endless Time. Any such Ensemble Argument is defensible, however fantastic, because any Long Odds will come home to roost eventually if you bet endlessly. Our 13.7 Billion year Universe may be old enough to support Cosmic & Biological Evolution, or not. But the number of bets taken in any of these Ensemble Arguments render Cosmic & Biological Evolution trivial by comparison, to say the least. If a Cray Super-Computer should attempt to electronically “write”, in conventional decimal form, the number of Eons needed to count the KazillionUniverses in such an Ensemble, the poor machine could not even scratch out a beginning in a Universe-life-so-far of 13.7 Billion years for instance. The numbers of Universes discussed are so fantastic that it may well be hubris to take this projection in stride. And yet the same decry any admission of Deity, Consciousness, or even Mind as so far, far more fantastic as to be rejected out of hand. But so again is it throughout Philosophy & Science, with the typical “proof” being: just look at how dumb  &  inconsistent are the Fundamentalist Christians. Is that a complete Argument ?

             (3)  Brute Chance Argument, being the off-handed dismissal of both Design  & Ensemble Arguments as needless hypotheses. Something had to happen, & the way things came out is the way things came out, period, Long Odds be damned. These adherents just have to include some great customers for the convenience-store Lottery ticket sales. Robin Collins for one, goes at length to rule Brute Chance or Brute Fact as he calls it. He later argues at length against Ensembles, an arduous effort we will only touch base with here. If his narrowing the field of 3 categories to the 1 category of Design should hold water, then one last rhetorical questions remains. What’s more fantastic, aliens, Deist-Theist-Consciousness based Design alternatives, Time-travelers, or Future VR Sim  programmers?

Secret Life of Plants   from earlier studies, speculations, and claims over recent centuries by Jagdish Chandra Bose, George Washington Carver, and Corentin Louis Kervran, a skeptical retired detective, Grover Cleveland Backster (Cleve Baxter as it is sometimes misspelled) had turned amateur “botanist” when applying his Polygraph equipment to Plants in a small Lab he ran in the suspicious locale of Times Square (ala Nikolai Tesla, the “mad scientist” before him) and like Tesla (not associated with plants but only with Times Square), Jagdish Chandra Bose, George Washington Carver, and Corentin Louis Kervran, Baxter was “buried” in cynical criticism and laughter. Soviet Scientists did considerably more of this same research, and Japanese research institutes did much more. All of the foregoing named (except Tesla) claimed unassailable evidence that Plants, at some distance, telepathically responded to Human emotions and even thoughts, in their own electrical  “emotional” responses, as if responding to the tome (the “vibes”) of those Human emotions and thoughts without necessarily dissecting detailed meaning. Most recent “advances” in this area have Archeologists , ascribing to a few diverse ancient cultures the use of certain Plants to telepathically communicate with “other star systems” and perhaps “other galaxies.” All of this is left without comment for the reader’s perusal if interested, with the disclaimer of any other judgment or opinion here. We have bigger fish to fry here and try (sometimes unsuccessfully) out of controversial, incredible topics without direct relevance. Picking other battles and moving on we will try to side-step ESP. Parapsychology. UFO’s, Conspiracy theories, and politics in general. The taint of the Plant story likely deprived (along with the same racism that greeted Carver) Jagdish Chandra Bose from a Nobel Prize for his other eminent work. Let’s go one further and dare ourselves to just look at Soviet and US Parapsychology research supporting very unpopular hypotheses that Human thoughts and emotions can, at a distance, affect Petri-dish Cells, Ice crystals, and Minerals. (???)

The above themes & 1600 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through:  

www.jpstiga.com/

http://jstiga.wixsite.com/nonduality/

or with Caps-sensitive:

http://sdrv.ms.YPOgkX/

Duplicates (but with graphics) have been available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality – new & final version” with link:

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[But from now on, they will be different & still usually daily.]

NMT (No-Me Teaching) new series 44

NMT (No-Me Teaching) new series 44:

This time, after excerpting the Ramana Maharshi disciple, Master Nome in the text below we continue to preface a return to the series: Fine-Tuned Universe series, we examine, not the Future, but now the Past of the Universe.

Some more selected verses from the Ramana Maharshi disciple Master Nome:

There is no delusion or modification in eternally, changeless Self.  Possibilities of delusion or modification, have been already been negated by Inquiry, or reduced to an infinite regression. But the Self alone is Infinite, & Causality is not real. One cannot actually recall when this root of Ego, the root of Maya, began, was created or was born. Though there is knowledge of perpetual Existence, which is of the Self alone. For never was there a time when you were not, & never will there be a time when you will cease to be. Thus, the Self is ever the Unborn – neither coming from another state or thing, nor giving birth to any state or thing – & the Ego is unborn since the Ego never comes to be. This may also be regarded as the final significance of the Maharshi’s Inquiry as to “Whence am I ?” graciously given to show the method of tracing inwardly from where the identity of “I” derives, as well as “Who am I ?”

How can there be the Ego’s effect (delusion), as the supposed cause itself has never come to be ? The Ego is an assumption. But who assumes this assumption ? No one. Who knows the Knowledge of the Self ? The Ego “I” cannot know the Self, since the Self alone is capable of knowing. The “I” is inert & the “known” is a mere notion, a vacuous imagining, & an assumption that is non-existent. There is no Ego to be ignorant, or to be bound. There is no Ego to attempt to know the Self, or to return to the Self, or to unite with the Self. The Self is what you are, & it is innately Ego-less.

Fine-Tuned Universe 44:

[In the unreal reflection called the “Universe”, a product of an unreal Mind, even there, Infinite Intelligence is evident and inspiring.]

At 1st blush, Anthropic thinking can begin with an inference derived from our own presence, establishing 100% Probability of intelligent life [I] on this planet earth [E]. With the single data-point of our own Presence, we might speculate about the Probability [I] of intelligent life elsewhere in the Universe [U] of earthlike planets. Thus, loosely speaking, & loosely symbolizing, we might doodle to ourselves:

[I][E]   ==>  [I][U]

[Earth’s intelligent life on  SUGGESTS  intelligence elsewhere]

Granted that the Number of earthlike planets is quite large, the Probability about which we speculated, [I][U] depends of course on the fraction of earthlike planets that will have evolved intelligent life, a fraction we have no way to meaningfully estimate. So if we qualify the loose symbology above into 2 alternative forms, one with the conclusion of High-Probability of [I] elsewhere, hi[I][U]; & the other with the conclusion of Low-Probability of [I] elsewhere, lo[I][U]:

(a)       [I][E]   ==>  hi[I][U]

(b)       [I][E]   ==>  lo[I][U]

Since each Speculation, both (a) & (b) is on the face of it as likely as the other, the single data-point of our Presence does not allow us to choose between the 2 Speculations. On the other hand, we might have effectively “zeroed-down” that “lo”to vanishingly small, which is to effectively to cast a Contra-Positive of the original generic Hypothesis:

n [I][U]   ==>  n[I][E]

But that Conclusion is contradicted by the simple fact of our being here so such a Contra-Positive could NOT hold True. Converting this back to the original again, which must be equivalent, suggests that:

[I][E]   ==>  [I][U]

is similarly False. But our statements concern Truths rather than Falsehoods, & loosely at that, & yet even this reasoning is suggestive of the disconnect between our single data-point & any Universal conclusion. [Contra-Positives can be less intuitive, like double-negatives, but they can clarify some vague issues. Our Presence suggesting Life elsewhere “sounds” reasonable. But if we check the Contra-Positive we see that no failure to find Life elsewhere will ever convince US that We do not exist. Therefore, we best be cautious about using our Presence to imply Life elsewhere any further than that it “could happen.” Further examination then must focus on whether necessary conditions in the Universe are hard to come by, & how hard,]

The above themes & 1600 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through:  

www.jpstiga.com/

http://jstiga.wixsite.com/nonduality/

or with Caps-sensitive:

http://sdrv.ms.YPOgkX/

Duplicates (but with graphics) have been available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality – new & final version” with link:

http://being-as-consciousness.blogspot.com/

[But from now on, they will be different & still usually daily.]

NMT (No-Me Teaching) new series 43

NMT (No-Me Teaching) new series 43:

This time, after excerpting the Ramana Maharshi disciple, Master Nome in the text below we continue to preface a return to the series: Fine-Tuned Universe series, we examine, not the Future, but now the Past of the Universe.

Some more selected verses from the Ramana Maharshi disciple Master Nome:

The Existence of the Self is Absolute & immutable. If the Ego were ever the Existence, as part of it or sharing in the Absolute Existence in any way whatsoever, Existence would be changeful & transitory, & would cease to exist. Being is always Ego-less & Existence has no Ego whatsoever. Where is the Ego ? The Ego is not in the World, which is unreal. The Ego is not in the Body, which is unreal & not the Self. The Ego is not in the Senses, which are unreal & not the Self. The Ego is not in Thought, which is unreal & not the Self. The Ego is not in Thought, which is unreal & not the Self. The Ego is not in the flawless, unmodified, perfect Self. The Ego is never actually experienced by itself & is not actually experienced in any of those factors like the World, Body, Senses, Thought, or Self. The Ego dwells nowhere. The Ego is not a thing in itself & does not reside anywhere. The Ego is not inherent in anything. The remaining possibility is that the Ego’s supposed existence is an effect produced by something else. The Ego is not produced by the World, the Body, the Senses, the Prana (vital energy), of the Mind. Those produce phenomena, sensations; physical subtle, & mental experiences; & thoughts. The World, the Body, the Senses, the Prana, & the Mind appear after the Ego is differentiated. And so they cannot produce the Ego since an Effect does not produce a Cause. The Ego is not produced by the Self, which is the Absolute. The Absolute Self does not produce or create at all, but ever just is. That the Ego is said to rise from the “origin”, of “substrate”, of the Self is expedient teaching intended to guide those desirous of Liberation to the Origin, the one Substrate, in order to realize its Ego-less nature. Such instruction should not be interpreted as the Ego “really” being born, or the Self actually giving birth to the Ego. The Ego cannot be self-produced, for to imagine so would be to suppose its pre-existence, which is absurd. That would lead to the consequent question as to what caused the “pre-existent” Ego. This, in turn, would lead either to the delusion regarding the effects causing the “cause”

Past of the Universe 1:

The GU Grand Unification Epoch is taken to have occurred just after the impenetrable, undefined. &  unknowable 1st interval of 10–43  sec, the “Planck” Epoch.  During the Planck Epoch, a virtually infinitely hot & dense proto=Universe “cools” to a mere 1032 or Hundred Nonillion degrees,

During the GU Grand Unification Epoch, it remains too hot for the 4 fundamental Forces [Gravity, Strong & Weak Nuclear, Electro-Magnetic] to be distinguished [hence “unified”]. The Temperature does drop to a “chilly” 1022  Ten Sextillion degrees, prior to re-heating [by thermalized negative Gravity & the Inflaton Field decaying into Particles].

Temperature cools back down after the Chaotic Expansion [60 orders of magnitude to a “grain of sand”], from 10–36  or 10–35 sec out to 10–32 sec . That cooling induced “phase transitions [like steam condensing] which breaks the symmetry of the GUT Grand Unified Theory or the Grand Unified Super-Force, breaking out Gravity from of the Unified 4 Forces.

Further cooling from NonChaotic Expansion Epoch [to 4 inches across or 1090  (x) the primeval Planck Volume]  cooling has dropped the Temperature to 1028 or Ten Octillion degrees.

During the succeeding Electro–Weak Epoch from 10–32  to 10–12 sec, the Unified Gauge Forces split off Strong Nuclear Force, by which Gluon Bosons bind larger Baryons like Protons & Neutrons.

Resembling later Dark Energy, this early negative Gravity produces the limited smoothness of Space, leading to galaxies neither too small, nor too big. There did remain a slight fluctuation in the Density Distribution of Matter, without which Galaxies, Stars, & Planets would never have coalesced.

The successive non-Chaotic, Chaotic, non-Chaotic Inflations cooled out hot & dense relic early particles like Magnetic Monopoles, Gravitinos, Axions, & other “hedgehogs”, cosmic Strings, & Brane Domain walls. The Electro-Weak Force [later to separate as Weak & Electro-Magnetic Forces] also breaks out during this Electro-Weak Epoch, ending at 10–12 sec.

Baryo-genesis [making Protons & Neutrons etc. ] has begun at the 1st femto-second, 10–15 sec, with the official Quark Epoch starting at that 10–12 sec. Combinations of 3 quark Leptons make up Protons & Neutrons, etc. The Hadron Epoch per se starts at a micro-second, 10–6 sec when all Quarks were forever trapped within Hadrons [Protons & Neutrons].

Hadrons are made up of specific combinations of Red, Green, & Blue Quarks, either Up or Down. The virtually empty Hadron has each of the 3 Quarks making up about 1/3  of the Mass, & Hadrons of course make up all but a small fraction of a % of all Atoms & thus all Atomic Matter.

But each Quark in size can be contrasted to a single Atom. The number of Atoms in my thumb is about the number of tennis balls I could crammed into a hollow, carved-out Earth, 20,000 km around. As tiny as each Atom must then be, a Quark compared to an Atom would have that Atom be an empty Solar System, 200 Billion km around just counting out to Pluto.  This represents the extremely empty Hadron. As to how empty the Quark [made of Strings ?] itself could be described we cannot say.

At about 10–4 sec the Universe was continuing to expand more slowly, as it does today, except that this slower Expansion appears to be accelerating indefinitely at this point in time. Addition of Space which comprises the Inflation & “slower” Expansion prior to & then after Inflation. This is not the same as the velocity of motion within that Space. And yet that “slower” expansion continued “faster” than the Speed of Light. So that in a sense, much of the Universe will ever be receding beyond our possible knowledge. Meanwhile, by the Age of 1 sec, Temperature had cooled down a Quadrillion times to a “frosty” 1013 degrees [Ten-Trillion].

From a hundredth of a Second to a full Second, Matter–Energy was an Ionized Plasma where Matter & Radiation were inseparable. But Radiation was so dense (a Hundred Billion kg/cm3) that no Light was visible, since each Photon interacted immediately. The formation of Matter from Energy is made possible by Photons materializing into Baryons & Anti-Baryons with their subsequent annihilations transforming them into pure Energy. Because of these Photon & Matter collisions & annihilations, Matter was unable to remain viable for more than a few nanoseconds before a bombardment of Electrons would scatter these Photons.

Known as the “Epoch of Last Scattering”, the Temperature had now dropped to that mere 1013 degrees, [Ten-Trillion]. Strong Nuclear, Weak Nuclear, & Electro-Magnetic interactions now able to exert their Forces.  Odd Neutrons begin to decay to Protons, Electrons, & Neutrinos on a massive scale. This freed up additional Protons & also free Electrons that could combine with other particles.

After one second, the Universe had cooled further by a factor of a Thousand to 1010 degrees K [Ten-Billion]. Photons no longer had the energy to disrupt the creation of matter or transform energy into matter. Nucleo-synthesis became possible. The Universe diameter now approached a Quintillion meters 1018 m or a Quadrillion km. Before that 1st second, Neutrinos had cooled down and were not interacting with other particles, even though they had played a role in Proton-Neutron conversions that did occur later, and still do occur today in extreme nuclear fusion reactions. Neutrinos also play important roles in higher element synthesis aspects of Super-novae. The prior Proton-Neutron mass-conversions had occurred by hot-Weak-force processes that simple “froze out” at that torpid 1010 degrees K [Ten-Billion].

The above themes & 1600 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through:  

www.jpstiga.com/

http://jstiga.wixsite.com/nonduality/

or with Caps-sensitive:

http://sdrv.ms.YPOgkX/

Duplicates (but with graphics) have been available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality – new & final version” with link:

http://being-as-consciousness.blogspot.com/

[But from now on, they will be different & still usually daily.]

Essay outside of the NMT (No-Me Teaching) series 6

Essay outside of the NMT (No-Me Teaching) series 6:

Vedanta’s analogy for 3 daily States of Mind.

We find another powerful Analogy, which we can call the “Coin”, at the beginning or the Mandukya Upanishad.  A gross physical analog with which to look at the waking and sleep states this Vedanta text employs an analogy of a particular coin to illustrate states of Reality and their relationship.

The actual coin, or actually the series of coins had somewhat of a bullseye design. For a more clear explanation, we us U.S. coins for example. If the smallest coin where a dime, for instance, then the very special quarter in this series would have a dime “imbedded” in its center.  It is as if the dime were retained & another fifteen cents worth of silver were placed around it.

The half-dollar of the series incorporates the quarter with the dime imbedded.

Finally, another fifty cents worth of silver is placed around the compound half-dollar & the last in the series would be a large silver dollar piece containing the compound silver half-dollar itself.

Some such coin had existed in India, fashioned in this “bullseye” concentric manner, whatever the actual denominations might have been.  The point of Analogy was to equate the entire composite silver dollar with the Reality of Consciousness.

The composite coins were chosen to illustrate how a larger category remains as the Background for the included region superimposed on it.  The dollar coin of Consciousness remains in the middle where the half dollar has been superimposed.  The Consciousness dollar Substrate still remains the ultimate Background even in the middle of the half-dollar where, in turn, the quarter is superimposed on the half-dollar which remains as its intermediate background.

Finally, in the same manner, the superimposed dime has the quarter for its immediate Background, with the half-dollar as the Background behind both of those.  Consciousness again is the ultimate silver dollar Background.

This composite is specifically a very hierarchical & inclusive one. Within that silver-dollar Consciousness-Reality, the half-dollar piece represents the state of primal Ego Ignorance, as yet bereft of any thought & yet still permeated by Consciousness which is its all-Background,support, & substance.

This half-dollar piece represents the  Deep Sleep State & also any moment of simple Ego superimposed upon pure Consciousness.

The quarter, in turn, represents any imaginary thought process within the half-dollar of Individuality, Ego, or Mind.

So the half-dollar is Ego, & at the same time the Deep Dreamless Sleep State, & the quarter is Mind.

There is a specific State involved there too in that the quarter also represents the Dream State & all other flights of Imagination, Day-dreaming, mental Conceptualizing, & Thought in general.

So Thought is within &nd is permeated by Ego-Mind, which in turn is contained within & permeated by Consciousness.  The Ego is more fundamental than Thought, a kind of pre-Thought.

Consciousness that remains as the Background of Ego & the Deep Sleep State.  Meanwhile, this Ego & the Deep Sleep State are the Background of all Thought.  One Non-Dual Consciousness is very much the whole story.

All along,. Ego is a momentary insubstantial disturbance in Consciousness.  Like a whirlpool or eddy current in the Ocean, it never stands as a separate thing & appears or disappears in a moment.  Not being other than “Water” at any point, like a transient Current such a thing as Ego is more a matter of definition than substance.

Not even a Thought in itself, the Ego is like the Origin point on a graph where Cartesian coordinate axes meet.  Here this meeting Point is not counted as a Point in itself.  Nevertheless,each Thought or Coordinate Point has that Reference Origin in its very definition.

A pre-Thought, like Ego is at the beginning, middle,or end of any given Thought, each a “structure” which is not yet a Thought in itself.  We might thus see the Ego as part of the middle of each Thought, as the Reference for the defining of the thought content.

Like a Quark which is more fundamental than a nucleon, an elusive sub-component, the Ego eludes direct definition. However Thought is imagined then, Consciousness lights up the Ego & any thought.

Consciousness thus remains the Background like the silver dollar in the Coin Analogy. The Ego, in turn, is Background for Thought, just like the half-dollar is the Background for the quarter.

What we call Deep Sleep just happens to be an extended period of thoughtless no-Mind.  We actually experience a smaller version of this thoughtless no-Mind between each thought.  Occasionally,  other instances of  thoughtless no-Mind appears when we are knocked unconscious, under anaesthesia, in certain periods of trance, & so on.

Ego is also seem in the fact that we come out of Deep Sleep & so on with the same Personality intact.  I even recall the pleasant quality of Deep Sleep as some thing enjoyed by me as Consciousness. ‘

Since Ego is part of every Thought, so is Deep Sleep the same Background evident as the temporal “space” between Thoughts.

Dream itself is but Thought.  All the sights, sounds, touch, smell & taste; all the objects, people, places, & times are all made of evanescent Thought that vanishes, in total, at the moment we awake.

When we do awake, we add in those vivid Thoughts we know as Perceptions.  We consider these Perceptions to be “direct experience”, which is really a joke for we do not remain steady in the so-called “direct experience” of immediate Perception.

We often consider & think of things other than our immediate surroundings. We spend far more time Day-dreaming about the Future, or some other Fantasy.

Our biased memories of the Past are effectively Dreams as well.  In fact, all conceptual Thought is like the Dream State interspersed within the Waking State Perception.

If we set Perception aside to typify the Waking State, then all other Thought is essentially the Dream State Background shining through. Gaps between Thoughts.

Again the Deep Sleep State is behind that, & Consciousness is the ultimate Background behind it all.

Consciousness, on turn, illumines all Thought.  Then again the Waking State is just one particularly vivid & more-consistent Dream state.

Perception too appears in the Dream, at its own level.  So there is really not much of a distinction.  What is so special about the Waking State, which is the dime in the center, is that it is the most derivative .  It is a Waking State of perceived Objects, performed Actions & accrued karma, Birth & Death.

The real special quality of the Waking State lies in the conscious quality that allows the pursuit of Self-Knowledge in the Waking State by intentional Self-inquiry.

The “Coin” scheme situates the Waking State as but one Dream among many..  Perception is placed among other Thoughts & Concepts.  By the same token,  we set that same Waking State aside for this special reason of. the pursuit of Self-Knowledge in the Waking State by intentional Self-inquiry.  At the same time, Concept & Imagination, & the entire Dream State is situated within the Ego-Mind, while Egoity is only an insignificant disturbance within Consciousness.

The above themes & 1600 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through:  

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Essay outside of the NMT (No-Me Teaching) series 4

Essay outside of the NMT (No-Me Teaching) series 4:

“CINEMA”

The later history of Quantum physics is marked by resistance to fulfilling the potential of its own revelations. The dullness of mistaken self-identification is at play as well, Specifically, most assumed Consciousness to be multiple & limited to the many separate, physical brains. So “Consciousness-created reality” in the Copenhagen Convention on Quantum Mechanics became muddled in confusion.  Here essentially is the Quantum physicist who has posited “Consciousness-created reality” inside his own Brain & those of other people.

But if Consciousness is formless, where & how does one construct a boundary ?  ESP, mass attitudes, herd instincts, & other phenomena hint at an interconnectedness of Minds. In fact, [looking ahead to a higher view that follows] no formless principle is bounded, for the boundary would constitute a form. No separation exists within Consciousness, or between Consciousness & Existence & Happiness & Love.

To rectify the proper identification of the role & location of Consciousness, first consider the “TV viewer” Analogy.  The TV viewer  watches “shows” the are the stories of his Life.  He can change “channels “& make other alterations but he does not “produce” shows or “broadcast” them. His selection is limited by his karma.

The self-doubting Quantum physicist may mistake “channel” selection for “creation” by Perception-selection. They argue, perhaps, that if 2 such “creators” sit at dinner, does one create the salt, & the other the pepper ?  Einstein’s similarly doubted that “a mouse could change the Universe, just by looking at it ?”  Again, all this is mis-identification of the role & location of Consciousness.

Their “‘TV Viewer” Model is riddled with contradiction until we visualize notice that the Viewer too, & his TV are but images on a Cinema Screen, as part of a Movie about TV Viewing. The sole audience is identical with the projecting light of Consciousness. The only substance behind the empty images is the Screen of Being, which is another way of alluding to the same Non-Dual Reality. Only with this true Identification of Consciousness is the Quantum Mechanical Measurement Question answered: Consciousness creates by knowing, like the Dreamer does, merely projecting images on the Screen of Consciousness itself.

There is no “creatio ex nihilo” or any true Wave-Particle Duality. The “Wave” part is a mathematical concept that parallels the symmetric beauty of even the unreal perceptions. The Wave-function collapses into an “adjective“, not a noun.  The Quantum Mechanical Interpretation Question is similarly answered: no objective thing exists to be a particle or a wave, & so between perceived adjectives there is no noun either. The answer is then that nothing happens between Perceptions,  Consciousness remains in itself. Vedanta has utilized essentially the same Cinema Analogy for millennia, back-dated of course to earlier media such an oil painting or a theatrical play.

The above themes & 1600 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through:  

www.jpstiga.com/

http://jstiga.wixsite.com/nonduality/

or with Caps-sensitive:

http://sdrv.ms.YPOgkX/

Duplicates (but with graphics) have been available on:

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[But from now on, they will be different & still usually daily.]

NMT (No-Me Teaching) new series 41

NMT (No-Me Teaching) new series 41:

Prior to excerpting the Ramana Maharshi disciple, Master Nome in the text below we skirt around the Fine-Tuned Universe series to add further questions about the Universe.

[In the unreal reflection called the “Universe”, a product of an unreal Mind, even there, Infinite Intelligence is evident and inspiring.]

Future of an expanding Universe part IV:

Timeline:

Assuming that Dark energy continues to make the Universe expand at an accelerating rate, at some 2 Trillion yrs. from now, all galaxies outside the Local Supercluster will be red-shifted to such an extent that even gamma rays they emit will have wavelengths longer than the size of the observable universe of the time. Therefore, these galaxies will no longer be detectable in any way.

By 100 Trillion yrs. from now, on a new Degenerate Era star formation will end, leaving all stellar objects in the form of degenerate remnants. This period, known as the Degenerate Era, will last until the degenerate remnants finally decay.

Star formation ceases:

It is estimated that in 100 Trillion yrs. or less, star formation will end, whereby the least massive stars take the longest to exhaust their Hydrogen fuel. Thus, the longest living stars in the universe are low-mass Red Dwarfs, with a mass of about 8 % Solar masses.  They have a lifetime of order 10 trillion) yrs., the length of time over which star formation takes place.

Once star formation ends & the least massive Red Dwarfs exhaust their fuel, Nuclear Fusion will cease. The low-mass Red Dwarfs will cool & become White Dwarfs. The only objects remaining with more than planetary mass will be Brown Dwarfs, with mass less than 8 % solar masses, & degenerate remnants. White Dwarfs are produced by stars with initial masses between about 0.08 & 8 solar masses.  Neutron Stars & Black Holes, are produced by stars with initial masses over 8 solar masses. Most of the mass of this collection, approximately 90%, will be in the form of White Dwarfs.

In the absence of any energy source, all of these formerly luminous bodies will cool & become faint. The Universe will become extremely dark after the last star burns out. Even so, there can still be occasional light in the Universe. One of the ways the Universe can be illuminated is if 2 Carbon-Oxygen White Dwarfs with a combined mass of more than the Chandrasekhar limit of about 1.4 solar masses happen to merge.

The resulting object will then undergo runaway thermonuclear fusion, producing a Type Ia supernova & dispelling the darkness of the Degenerate Era for a few weeks. If the combined mass is not above the Chandrasekhar limit, but is larger than the minimum mass to fuse Carbon (about 0.9 solar masses), a Carbon star could be produced, with a lifetime of around 1 Million yrs.

If 2 Helium White Dwarfs with a combined mass of at least 0.3 solar masses collide, a Helium star may be produced, with a lifetime of a few 100 Million yrs.

Finally, if Brown Dwarfs collide with each other, a Red Dwarf star may be produced which can survive for 10 Trillion years.

Some more selected verses from the Ramana Maharshi disciple Master Nome:

This Self is referred to by the Maharshi, Ribhu, & other sages as “I–I”. That true “I–I” is the “I” in the statement “I am the Absolute.” In the Realization of the significance of the Mahavakya (great aphorism) of the Upanishad: “I am Brahman.” Adi Shankara explains, the entire notion of “I” is removed, just like the idea “a man is here”, conceived when mis-perceiving a tree stump in the darkness, is completely removed upon illumination being brought. Brahman alone is, & Brahman alone is, & Brahman alone knows Brahman. When the “I” is removed, all of “mine” is also removed since that is completely dependent upon the delusion of “I”.  The Ego is the root cause of delusion, illusion, bondage, & suffering. The Ego is the root of the Mind, the root of even the very idea of an existent Mind, & the root of all else. It is the 1st Illusion to be imagined & the last to disappear. The Ego is the cause, substance, & experiencer of all Illusion. Without the Ego, Illusion is impossible.

The above themes & 1600 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through:  

www.jpstiga.com/

http://jstiga.wixsite.com/nonduality/

or with Caps-sensitive:

http://sdrv.ms.YPOgkX/

Duplicates (but with graphics) have been available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality – new & final version” with link:

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[But from now on, they will be different & still usually daily.]

NMT (No-Me Teaching) new series 40

NMT (No-Me Teaching) new series 40:

Prior to excerpting the Ramana Maharshi disciple, Master Nome in the text below we skirt around the Fine-Tuned Universe series to add further questions about the Universe.

[In the unreal reflection called the “Universe”, a product of an unreal Mind, even there, Infinite Intelligence is evident and inspiring.]

Future of an expanding Universe part III:

Summary:

The 1st, the Primordial Era, is the time in the past just after the Big Bang when stars had not yet formed. The 2nd, the Stelliferous Era, includes the Present Day & all of the stars & galaxies we see. It is the time during which stars form from collapsing clouds of gas.

In the subsequent Degenerate Era, the stars will have burnt out, leaving all stellar-mass objects as stellar remnants, White Dwarfs, Neutron stars, & Black Holes.

In the Black Hole Era, White dwarfs, Neutron stars, & other smaller astronomical objects have been destroyed by Proton decay, leaving only Black Holes.

Finally, in the Dark Era, even Black Holes have disappeared, leaving only a dilute gas of Photons & Leptons [electrons. etc.]. The Future History assumes the continued expansion of the Universe. If the Universe begins to recontract, subsequent events in the timeline may not occur because the Big Crunch,

That Big Crunch would be the recontraction of the Universe into a hot, dense state similar to that at the Big Bang, will supervene.

Timeline  part 1:

Primordial Era  [0 – 1 Million yrs.]

Stelliferous Era [from 1 Million yrs. to 100 Trillion yrs. post Big Bang]

The observable Universe is currently 13.8 Billion yrs. old, within the Stelliferous Era. About 155 Million yrs. after the Big Bang, the first star formed.  Since then, stars have formed by the collapse of small, dense core regions in large, cold molecular clouds of Hydrogen gas. At first, this produces a proto-star, which is hot & bright because of energy generated by Gravitational contraction. After the proto-star contracts for a while, its center will become hot enough to fuse Hydrogen & a star begins.

Stars whose mass is very low will eventually exhaust all their fusible Hydrogen & then become Helium White Dwarfs.  Stars of low to medium mass will expel some of their mass as a planetary Nebula & eventually become White Dwarfs.

More massive stars will explode in a core-collapse Supernova, leaving behind Neutron stars or Black holes. In any case, although some of the star’s matter may be returned to the interstellar medium. That degenerate remnant will be left behind with mass that is not returned to the interstellar medium. Therefore, the supply of gas available for star formation is steadily being exhausted.

The Milky Way Galaxy & the Andromeda Galaxy will merge into one 3 Billion years from now,  17 Billion yrs. after the Big Bang, or in ~ 25% of the Universe’s present age.

The Andromeda Galaxy is not about 2.5 Million Light-yrs. away from our Milky Way Galaxy,  They are moving towards each other at approximately 120 kilometers per second. Approximately three Billion years from now, or 17 billion yrs. after the Big Bang, the Milky Way & the Andromeda Galaxy will collide with one another & merge into one large galaxy.

The galaxies in the Local Group, the cluster of galaxies which includes the Milky Way & the Andromeda Galaxy, are gravitationally bound to each other. It is expected that between 100 Billion & 1 Trillion yrs. from now, their orbits will decay and the entire Local Group will merge into one large galaxy.

Some more selected verses from the Ramana Maharshi disciple Master Nome:

The Mind does not bind the Self. The Mind does not define or limit the Self. The Mind does not divide the Self, & does not alter the Self. The Self is not bound by the Mind, because the Mind has no independent existence. The Self is not bound because there is nothing other than the Self, & so there is no Mind at all. The “Mind” is nowhere but in the Self, yet in the Self there is no Mind. The Self is not in the Mind, but the Self alone pervades the Mind to an extent that distinctions of pervader & pervaded do not exist.

Though thought exists only as the self, the Self has never become a thought & has never given rise to a thought. Thought is entirely unreal & does not exist at all. The Self alone exists & is 1–without–a–2nd. The Mind exists nowhere but in the Self, yet there is truly no Mind in the Self. The True Nature of the Mind is only the Self. There is truly not Mind at all & the Self alone exists.

Self-Realization is the Ego-less state. Freedom from the Ego is the quintessence of Liberation. That Freedom is Abidance in the Self as the Self. The falsely assumed, individualized “I” is completely removed by Self-Knowledge, & the 1 true “I” of the “I” alone remains.

The above themes & 1600 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through:  

www.jpstiga.com/

http://jstiga.wixsite.com/nonduality/

or with Caps-sensitive:

http://sdrv.ms.YPOgkX/

Duplicates (but with graphics) have been available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality – new & final version” with link:

http://being-as-consciousness.blogspot.com/

[But from now on, they will be different & still usually daily.]