What Is – Distinctions between Unity & Brahman

Fundamental to all is qualities we might call Alertness and Liveliness. From a Unity perspective, that liveliness stirs alertness and it begins to flow as Consciousness. Consciousness becomes aware of itself and aware of its own existence. From those dynamics, all of creation arises. I describe this process in more detail here. From a Brahman perspective, there is no “dynamics of consciousness”. No existence. Alertness and liveliness remain distinct. Not as a duality but simply as 2 subtle “qualities”. From the alertness we can say Brahman is conscious but not consciousness (flowing). It is simply alert and knows itself. Due … Continue Reading…

Brahman is Conscious

As the saying goes, Brahman is the knower of Brahman. And as I’ve noted, consciousness arises in Brahman. But Brahman is also beyond consciousness. The key here is the distinction between conscious and consciousness. Conscious in this context is that quality of lively alertness. It knows itself. However, when that lively alertness flows and becomes aware of its nature as consciousness, it creates the dynamic of self-aware consciousness – knower, process of knowing and known (aka subject, process, and object). Self-aware consciousness (Atman) looks in on itself, creating what might be called a virtual space into which it creates. But … Continue Reading…