During the Science and Nonduality conference of October 2018, I spoke on the way we experience reality from the object-side of the dynamics of consciousness. This was a follow-up to the stages of enlightenment talk I gave last year. This year I had a much smaller time slot, just enough to do an overview. (That’s Rick Archer talking under the titles, mentioning our second BATGAP interview.)
The talk focused on the koshas or sheathes but instead of starting with the physical body, I took a top down approach that began with consciousness and its origins. After summarizing the 7 koshas, I mentioned how the 7 chakras embody these 7 levels even though they function in only some of them. I also spoke of the 5 elements and the dominant stage of becoming in each layer.
Some people experience the process of consciousness curving back on itself repeatedly as a spiral of increased density.
A brief question period followed the talk. I mentioned Brahman as beyond the absolute. This is because the absolute is relative to the relative. With no distinction, there isn’t an “absolute.” This is like the subtle duality of being. For there to be existence, there has to be non-existence. Brahman is beyond even such subtle dualities.
You may notice most of the questions were directed to the stages of enlightenment rather than the stages of becoming. 🙂
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The Energy System (Chakras)