Cartesian Coordinate Space models for Space, Time, & Mind

Container Coordinate Space Characteristic Sense mode

Gustatory Olfactory – O-D    water — liquid

Time Hearing 1-D                          air — gas

Space Vision 2-D                           ether — space

World Tactile 3-D                          earth — solid

Cartesian Coordinate Space models for Space, Time, & Mind:

Space, Time, Mind, & other big-category concepts comprise the foundation for one’s World-view & much of all thought. Hiding in plain sight is the fact that one single, small Idea is the repeated blueprint for each & every one of these big-category concepts. For the most part, 1 (Time, Thought-flow, etc.) or 3 dimensions (Time, Thought-flow, etc.) model the “Container” concepts, with the exception being the Visual “TV/CinemaScreen of the imaging Mind”. The latter is most easily modeled as the familiar 2-D Cartesian Container Coordinate Space learned in school for “graphs”.

The “empty graph paper” is the Cartesian Container Coordinate Space, the core constituent sub-concept of all these Ideas. [Descartes’ Graph reflected that sense of a “Space” with the grid from fishnets & later Greek geodesy (latitudelongitude).] The Graph’s particular 2-D Space is also the TV or Cinema Screen, the Visual Screen of Image in the Mind (or on computer) [with 3-D suggested by perspective as in a drawing]. This one same empty expanse is the Container Space for all the big-category concepts & is repeated for each one. Empty Space is like empty Time or empty Mind, all just thought, & essentially the same thought. We’re just not used to recognizing that similarity because we project Space & Time to be more than the thought of them. We project them to be objective realities “on the outside”.

Each Container contains Coordinate Points or minute entities like Moments, Locations, Thoughts or pieces of an Image, a Sound, or other Sense Percept. But every such entity is undefined without reference to a Central Origin, which on a Graph is the (0, 0) crossing point of 2 Axes [3 in 3-D, 1 in 1-D]. The 1-D single Axis has a Central Origin, (0), 3-D has (0, 0, 0). The single Axis of Time serves also for Sound Sequence or Thought Flow.

Space may use for its Horizontal Axis [for X abscissa] West-to-East. Its Vertical Axis [for Y ordinate] may be East-to-North, while its out-of-the-page [Z] Axis could be Down-to-Up.

Thoughts or pieces of an Image, a Sound, any Sensation or Thoughtform are [somehow] arranged entities characteristic of a given Cartesian Container Coordinate Space, all defined with reference to their respective Origins. So 2-D locations on the TV/Cinema/VisualScreen of the Mind are referenced to the Origin of Central Focus or mental “Here”. More proper 3-D locations in “Physical” [perceived that way] Space are referenced to the Origin of Physical Here. Thoughts are referenced in Mind to the EgoI or Me Origin. The 1-D Linear Thoughtflow & Soundsequence are referenced, just as is Time itself to the Origin of the Now Moment. The 3-D Tactile & Visually Scanned World of Objects in Physical Space could be said to have one’s Body as the “Origin” which in this case is not an infinitesimal 0-D Coordinate Point like the other Origins.

To flesh out that additional detail [among a number of imagined others] of these Container Coordinate Spaces, we can see the Body as a small Micro-Container-Space in itself. The boundaries of a Micro-Container-Space constitute the line dividing Inner from Outer, in that latter case between the physically inner Me & the Outer World. A Micro-Container-Space in 3-D Physical Space might be one’s Vicinity, in 1-D Time it might be one’s Lifetime. A Micro-Container-Space around a 2-D map of Mind’s thought or a 3-D or 4-D Space-Time of such thoughts could be the Personality enclosing Ideas close around the EgoOrigin.

Back in the 3-D or 4-D World of Objects, where the Body, a Micro-Container-Space in itself, serves as the best practical Macro-Origin for Objects outside that Body. Similarly, the Lifetime Micro-Container-Space could be a Macro-Origin for a longer scale of Time, just as the Vicinity Micro-Container-Space could be a Macro-Origin for a larger scales of Distance. The infinitesimal Now & Here Origins still serve as Origins within the Time & Vicinity Micro-Container-Spaces. If pressed for a “more infinitesimal” Origin within the Body Micro-Container-Space which alone best serves as a Macro-Origin for the World of objects, then such a more inner Origin might be the Brain within the Body, or the Cortex, neither completely infinitesimal, but still rather discrete. Each Macro-Origin/ Micro-Space is the same kind of “local neighborhood” in each case. Body Planet Star system Galaxy Groups etc. are successively larger Macro-Origin/ Micro-Spaces or “local neighborhoods”.

Mathematical categories & curiosities aside, the point of these simplistic models is to suggest that Mind, Time, Space, & the World are not objective “givens” with fixed qualities. Different people experience these differently, & each of us also does so differently at different times. However modeled, or not, these big-category concepts are mental projections, not fixed realities. The Coordinate Space models suggest that the same old “space with a center” Idea is repeated over & over again for Mind, Time, Space, & the World. More importantly, these represent the net of Illusion that distracts us from recognition of our core Identity, the Non-Dual Brahman, the Self of Absolute Existence, pure Non-Dual Consciousness, & complete Happiness, Love, Bliss, Peace, & Liberation

Mind of course includes all of those . But specifically focusing on Mind itself as one of the Container-Spaces, ever with Thoughts as the Coordinate Points & the Ego I or Me as there reference Origin, models for Mind appear in 5 different dimensional aspects:

0-D for the core [false] Ego Identity, Me

1-D for the sequence of Thought

2-D for the visual screen of the Mind

3-D for the theater of the Mind

4-D  lifetime identity Personality, born, grow, die in Waking State

The 1-D Space of Time overlaps somewhat with the Mind’s 1-D for the sequence of Thought, with Moments for the points on the Timeline with Now another Origin along with Ego. Sound & other Sequences compare as well, with Auditory Sense most aligned with this 1-D as in the chart up above. Almost by default Olfactory & Gustatory Senses matched up with 0-D, in some vague way. Olfactory especially aligns a bit with Ego, or at least the Limbic System in terms of fear & other Emotions.

Vision as been lined up internally with the 2-D Screen of the Mind & also 3-D via Perspective & internally in the Theater-Stage of the Mind. But 3-D properly belongs to Tactile [somato-sensory Somesthetic, Proprioception, Nociception, Haptic-touch including lateral motion, pressure, enclosure. contour following] & Vestibular-balance. Yet even Tactile Senses, like Vision creates 3-D one dimension at a time. Using 1-D Time-sense we instinctively measure a visual scan or a feeling by how long it takes in context, all things considered. This gives us the 1-D of Length as a Perceptual Concept. In some orthogonal sense [generalized “perpendicular” ], another Dimension is simultaneously “calculated” as Width & “multiplied so to speak ” by Length to yield 2-D “Area” or general “expanse”. Again in another orthogonal sense a 3rd Dimension is likewise “calculated” as Depth & “multiplied” again to fill 2-D “expanse” out into tangible “volume” or Mass. In this way Tactile & Visual Sense , create a 3-D World or ant given Object, one Dimension at a time, quick enough to seem simultaneous.

So the chart op above loosely links the Senses with big-category concepts/mental-projections. From there the ancient “elements” or phases are, by serendipity, loosely matched to both Senses & characteristic Dimensions, to some degree. Even Fractal Dimensions can be worked into the Concept scheme. For one example, a 2-D sketch could contain edges & outlines. Some 2 ½ Dimension could indicate the shading & texture suggestive of 3-D. Likewise, 4-D Space-Time has with Here & Now at (0,0,0,0) Origin.

So again, the World fills Space with Objects, etc. as points with an extended Macro-Origin reference as the Body. While Hearing naturally parallels Time in Sound & Music, all being mostly 1-D, Vision naturally scans 2-D Screens suggestive of 3-D Space. These Sense Perceptions along with Tactile, etc. Senses concretize a World. While the Body is an extended or Macro-Origin reference Origin for the coordinate space of the World, that same Body can be a Micro-Space in itself, with it own smaller Macro-Origin as perhaps the Brain. The Body-skin marks the insideoutside boundary in the World.

All the SpaceOrigin concepts are similar. Self-Inquiry traces back along short or long routes from any of the above, especially from Thoughts, questing “Whose thought?” “Mine.” “Who am I ?” “Whence am I ?” which is to say finding the “place” in Consciousness where the Ego-“I” seems to arise. Find it to never arise there. Remain as that Consciousness, the NonDual Self.

The Absolute can only be known by the Absolute within you.”   Master Nome

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Atmananda’s Insights 2 [based on the “Discourses”]:

Atmananda’s Insights 2 [based on the “Discourses”]:

Like the unchanging Formlessness of Deep Dreamless Sleep, any conscious, intentional interruption of objective Perception, Thought, or Feeling [i.e. any of the mental activities, conventionally considered Subjective, but deemed Objective to Non-Dual Consciousness], a gap often mis-interpreted as “Nothingness”, is actually one’s True Nature unconditioned Reality Happiness. This what you really are. There is only one Self & by the Word of the Guru: Thou art That, Consciousness is Brahman this One Self is Brahman, so know “I am Brahman”.

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Atmananda’s Insights 1 [based on the “Discourses”]

Atmananda’s Insights 1 [based on the “Discourses”]:

The unchanging & happy Formlessness of Deep Dreamless Sleep has been offered by Sri Ramana Maharshi, Sri Atmananda, & other great Sages as a clue to the nature of the solitary Absolute Self, the only Reality. The truly Formless is all-embracing, without any boundary separating it from any other entity thus Non-Dual. This is especially clarified with denial of anything objective & the affirmation of the Formless Reality, the Self as purely non-objective, which is to say more “subjective” than subjective, or perhaps trans-subjective. The ordinary subjective stands in opposition to what is objective, but if there is no objective existing, the some other term, like perhaps trans-subjective or Absolute Subjective may apply. This sole Existence is Consciousness-Bliss & thus an intensely “alive” & dynamic Peace. For the most part, spiritual practice occurs in the Waking State, though some recommendations for Lucid Dreaming, etc. can be found in the literature. Sri Atmananda even taught conscious Deep Dreamless Sleep. Sri Ramana Maharshi taught Self-Inquiry for the moment of transition from Dream or Deep Dreamless Sleep into Waking.

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Notes on Immortality 3

Notes on Immortality 3

The clue to the Real in you, the Real that is you, is that it never changes for a moment, throughout Life, after Death, awake or in Deep Dreamless Sleep it’s simply your Conscious Existence. Furthermore, the experience of Happiness reveals your innate desire for Eternity. Happiness that comes to an end is incomplete, & everyday Happiness always does come to an end. Just as lasting Happiness alone will do, so too is the desire for Immortality as strong as the desire for Happiness. The 2 are one & the same. No one wishes to be unhappy, & no one wishes to cease to exist. Some may want objective appearances, such as the Senses, the Body, & Thoughts to change when unpleasant, or even cease to exist if dreadful & hopeless. But offered a “fix”, all would choose to live happily ever after. That “fix” comes through Self-Inquiry as Liberation, Self-Realization through Self-Knowledge.

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Notes on Immortality 2

Notes on Immortality 2

The up & downs of Life & the unpredictable inevitability of Death drive us either to Denial, like the proverbial Ostrich with its head in the sand, or by Guru’s Grace, to seek the Immortality of the Self. We can channel that same desire be free of Death into strong thought for Liberation, for Self-Realization. From the first, we recognize that everything in the World is perishable, so Liberation cannot be physical. The Bliss of Immortality is realizable by Self-Knowledge.

Comprehending the Non-Dual Teaching, as taught by Gurus in Scripture & live, face to face, we self-liberate from connection to the Body & all else in the World. Combining the desire for Happiness & the desire to continue to exist, we forge a singular focus upon Self-Realization & enables the practice of Self-Inquiry with undistracted meditation.

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Clues to Immortality

[commentary on Master Nome’s Self Knowledge, posted in the Past as No. 17, …]

One’s self – Being-Consciousness-Bliss (Existence-Consciousness-Happiness) remains unchanged, even in Deep Dreamless Sleep, behind all thought, & even in death of the illusory Body. Projection [imaginary] in an objective “direction” results in Attachment to the World & the Senses. Specifically, Projection toward [but never truly reaching an unreal principle] Form results in Mis-identification with the Body. Projection toward [unreal] thought results in Mis-identification with the Mind. Such Projections are a product of self-delusion [the Tamasic dull Avarana veiling aspect of Maya, Ignorance] & the only Ego-supporting obstacles [Rajasic restless Vikshepa projecting aspect of Maya, Ignorance] to Immortal Bliss, our true Identity, or the Reality.

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Quantum Mechanics & Non-Duality

Quantum Mechanics & Non-Duality

Seeing that Quantum Mechanics reveals the “World” to be Consciousness can be a lead in to Non-Duality. Though few began their realization of Non-Duality that way, & though few who study Quantum Mechanics make that leap, it is a way it can work for some. Similar reasoning ability can be harnessed for both, though not even all “Conquerors” [a Buddhist term] emphasize that style of reasoning ability. What counts is Self-Realization as Existence-Consciousness-Happiness, also Love & Bliss which is Brahman, Buddha-Mind, Consciousness. Self-Inquiry may be the most direct extinction of false Ego in an unreal Waking State world.

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From where does the sense of "I" arise?

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