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Consciousness, an illusion

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Consciousness; is it an illusion?

After all, we are physical beings, driven by a physical brain.

So how comes a software embedded in the brain connecting us with the outside world?

Who feeds the program into the hardware?

How can a physical brain help us to experience the world?

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Author: Akhila

I am flying across the space between words and whipping up whimsical waves of notion to discern the quantum code of my soul.

106 thoughts on “Consciousness, an illusion

  1. Hmm.. it’s amazing and it’s still a mystery. Maybe we’ll never find the answer to that. Enthayalum oru karyam urappa – enikk ithinde answer arinjooda! 😀

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  2. very intresting …Whenever we say something is an illusion, we naturally come to the question, whose illusion? Who is perceiving this as an illusion?
    There has to be someone conscious who is put into illusion. Without consciousness, we would have no experience at all — and that would mean no experience of reality or illusion. consciousness is not an illusion.Awareness put into action. That is what consciousness is for me,means being in touch! Touching the inner and outer, self and other. I’ve read this topic before in Quora and gitaDaily. I love to explore such topics..

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  3. You will find partial answers to these questions on ‘autobiography of a yogi’. And for your interest here is an interesting piece that I came across http://www.collective-evolution.com/2017/01/14/quantum-theory-sheds-light-on-life-after-death/
    Quantum theory explaining life after death and some other related aspects, Akhi, knowing you, I am sure you would love it.

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  4. for me its true that our brain has come over from a process of evolution and its still developing , but we aren’t really just physical beings . our source of existence is that energy which has created us and which we require to get charged.

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  5. It is the other way around: the world is an “illusion” or “dream” of infinite limitless awareness. You can call it God.

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  6. still a cryptic puzzle!! can only be solved by faith.

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  7. So many questions and the answers are still well out of reach. Were we the intended product or are we the scrap parts?

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  8. Nice post and Akhila all is an illusion conscious or not conscious.

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  9. I often say, who live in 20th century, we are still slave but in good clothing to make ourselves don’t feel we are slaves.

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  10. Actually, I think that most people think that the signs of consciousness ARE an illusion, which is WHY so many of us are out of touch. We are told that our creativity, synchronicity, visions, etc are just coincidence or delusion…. when in fact, that is our consciousness attempting to emerge.

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  11. I know thought about that, too.
    Our brain is so powerful that it can actually trick us so we have to be full on conscious to make sure we’re in control all the time… speaking of which is why we need to realize that mental health maintenance is as important as physical health maintenance.

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  12. I suspect that our brain is more of a filter and a gatekeeper than the seat of our consciousness. Is main purpose could be to keep us focused on immediate physical survival and shield us from making a greater connection to our greater self on the level of spiritual awareness. I am just starting to work on my next book, tentatively titled “Transformational Awakening.” As I continue my blog will be shifting towards topics like spirituality and consciousness, if anyone is interested in such topics I reviewed Wayne Dyer’s “Manifest Your Destiny” recently…
    https://endtimesand2019.wordpress.com/2016/10/13/new-age-nonsense-or-ancient-wisdom-dr-wayne-dyers-manifest-your-destiny/
    Thank you everyone for some insightful links above in the comments…

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  13. 100 per cent it is. We are living in a world of illusion. What is today isn’t there tomorrow. Sadly fantasy is termed illusion whilst it gives the most realistic pleasure.

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  14. Ah yes, the matrix hypothesis.
    As a Christian, I do feel that there’s some kind of untouchable dimension to our lives – heaven thank you.
    I don’t believe that the material realm encompasses our entire existence, because if it did…well, it kind of sucks.
    It means there’s a ceiling to human understanding, and it means there’s nothing beyond the world as we know it. Life loses its mystique and renders your existence mute.

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  15. It helps us to experience in the presence of our physical appearance!!

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  16. $64,000,000 questions (used to be $64,000 but that’s inflation for you!) … been interested by recent scientific thinking that conscious behaviour can be passed on to future generations, making evolution a little less random than previously supposed …

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  17. Your posts are so thought provoking and I love it!

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  18. Definitely not illusion. Look around and you will find people unaware about their goals motives and surroundings. Consciousness is a link I will say, between you and your surrounding which finally leads to to the realisation that everything is just inside you. It’s all about decoding life .

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  19. Thanks..will definitely check it

    Like

  20. I think it must be the feelings of a software engineer…

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  21. My brain got fried thinking of the questions and the answers. Isn’t that we both have conscious and unconscious mind, both controlled and uncontrolled? And despite of this “physical brain”, we also have natural behaviors and reactions, impulses, drive, heart and soul.

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  22. Its a very interesting theory actually.
    We have Active Conscious and Sub-Conscious Minds. The first one helps us to survive and live.
    The second one, connects us spiritually to God and the Universe from where we came.
    All this is the work of The God, who created you.
    Read this Article
    http://www.2knowmyself.com/Subconscious_mind

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  23. Nice post making conscious towards unconscious subject.

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  24. Excellent discussion! Consciousness is not an illusion, it’s the other way round. Consciousness creates matter. We are its materialisation/ manifestation in space and time. Now it doesn’t mean we are some finished product of the soul, merely one kind of it’s various kinds of manifestations, like branches spanning out in all directions but being part of the same tree structure.

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  25. Very nice post Akhila. Conscious is an illusion. But the day we realize who we are then conscious becomes a reality and that is what we all are. Then that consciousness merges into Oneness. Your post requires a big explanation so now let it be and enjoy your own beautiful consciousness as a physical being. Loved your aptly putting across.

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  26. Perhaps physicality is the illusion?

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  27. That’s called evolution.. we are a result of evolution..

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  28. Such miracles can only be done by nature, while the religious brigade would attribute it to God. How do animals know how and what to eat or how to reproduce? They don’t attend finishing schools like we do.
    Our brain signals are designed to catch the most intricate signals, if only we allow them that. I have no expertise in deciphering the conscious, unconscious or subconscious. I would just like to believe that there’s no real Matrix. 😮

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  29. photo kalakki…. 🙂
    pinne about the post … research language il paranjjaal “researches are going on :p “ennu uzhappan mattil thadi rakshapeduthendi varum 🙂
    Still many things are beyond our understanding.

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  30. hello akhila….
    a theory of my own…
    there is a soul, which drives the mind to percieve, then only we can see and reason, computers don’t have this ability

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  31. Yes, such questions drive us crazy. We realize that everything around us is to distract us from the reality.

    Consciousness is real and everything else is Maya. We see outside world the way our senses experience it not the way it is in real. So we all have different points of view because our way of sensing things is different. Consciousness is about seeking within and decrypting the encrypted hidden knowledge in our brains. But our world have become so materialistic and selfish that the knowledge has been lost. There is no peace in the world as all stand on their own point of view and argue it to be the truth, where as it is just the partial truth.

    Have a great day, Akhila. .

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  32. Did we see electricity.. i mean, simply looking at a cable, and if some one say its switched on to the nearest socket, can we judge its ON or OFF ? just looking at the naked point of the wire 😀 athu pole thanne aanennu thonnunu physical brain waves send cheyyanudavum … lle 🙂 Happy Morning 🙂

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  33. what if the software gets corrupted?
    what if the hardware breaks down?
    what to do when the entire system becomes obsolete?
    what if the outside world rejects the signals from the ‘physical brain’?
    what if the outside world itself is just an illusion?
    what if ……

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