Beingness, Viewpoint and Reality

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Reference: The Nature of Forms

Beingness is “existing-ness.” A phenomenon exists as a spiritual essence and a physical form. The spiritual and physical aspects go together. They cannot be separated as some absolutes. A spiritual state will have physical form, no matter how subtle. And a physical state will have some spiritual characteristics, no matter how subdued.

Thus, an atom has a configuration and certain properties that express its essence. Both of these physical and spiritual aspects go together to make up the beingness of an atom.

Beingness is inclusive of both form and essence.

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Awareness arises because there is desire to know. Awareness is manifested as a light with barely a frequency and period. Its characteristics are limited to a very basic form requiring space-time and simple awareness. This is the totality of initial beingness. The appearance of beingness reinforces the desire to know, and this pushes the development of beingness.

At the basic level there are no developed characteristics, such as, perception of other forms, visualization of other forms, or thinking by association of forms, because there are no other forms. The initial beingness is very raw and in no way does it resemble the God of Abrahamic religions or the thetan of Scientology. Those things come much later after the beingness has developed.

The initial beingness is basic light and raw awareness.

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We look at self in human perspective only; but self could be regarded as the consciousness of any beingness. Some beingness is more developed than others. Therefore, some self is more developed than others.

The initial beingness is basic light and awareness. Its self would only be the limited consciousness of light. This self would be very primitive. It would then develop as self of minerals, plants, animals, and finally that of the humans.

The self is the consciousness of beingness.

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The self or “I” forms the basic viewpoint from which awareness expands. It consists of all of space-time in the beginning. It is not just a “point” in space.

The “I” of a mineral consists of the space-time its physical form occupies, and the awareness it extends through its chemical properties.

The “I” of an animal consists of its physical form, and its interactions with its environment. It will include all its instincts and the functionality of its body.

The “I” of a human being consists of the human form and its vast capacity for interactions. It will include his intelligence and skills.

The basic viewpoint of beingness is the self or “I”.

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The desire to know is not satisfied with just having a beingness of light and awareness and with nothing else to be aware of. Thus come about harmonics of disturbance of the ground state, which gives rise to different beingnesses with their viewpoints.

Thus, there is differentiation. There is separation of forms. There are boundaries. There is perception of other forms. There is knowledge of basic forms.

There are interactions of different awareness, and with such interactions there come about complex forms, beingnesses, viewpoints and knowledge.

The desire to know produces harmonics of disturbance, giving rise to different beingnesses.

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Thus there is reality gained from perception through the viewpoints. Then there is reality of the viewpoint of “I”, which comes from the consciousness of beingness. There is also the reality of other beingnesses and their viewpoints.

The “I” is very basic in the beginning. It has awareness of its own space-time and characteristics as light. This awareness is then extended to other beingnesses or existence in general. That constitutes its reality. “I” acts as the basic filter of the awareness of all existence.

Beyond that reality is the reality of “I” itself.

Reality is what is perceived through viewpoints, and the fact of viewpoints.

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  • Vaishnu Sharma  On July 19, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Your reference: the nature of forms-is interesting. It is good derivation of thoughts and its understanding. Truly very basic form of existence based on space-time (Kaal and Sthan that creates conditions for existence in physical form) No doubt beingness is inclusive of both subtle and non subtle form but subtle form of “I” cant be differentiated with other physical forms. It is the “I”, the source of energy and light which is initial consciousness at first that form shape on it self according to time and space. All physical forms has similarities like all breath, have shapes though different, mind, memory, thoughts and ego but energy / light that derive all existence in all form is same. The desire to know that “I” is the essence of being in human form and that manifests in awareness. Thus, there is no differentiation of “I” though there is separation of forms. There are no boundaries or limitations to explore “I”. This is knowledge of basic forms.
    Regards
    Vaishnu Sharma

  • vinaire  On July 19, 2014 at 1:41 PM

    “No doubt beingness is inclusive of both subtle and non subtle form but subtle form of “I” cant be differentiated with other physical forms.”

    There seems to be a confusion here because of terminology. Let me explain my terminology better. I see two levels as follows:

    (1) Undisturbed Ground State: This is the state to which the process of “neti, neti” is asymptotic too. This state is beyond awareness. This may be referred to as “Self” (with uppercase ‘S’) but that would a misnomer. This would be a state of “deep sleep” relative to any awareness.

    (2) Disturbed Ground State: This disturbance is the arising of awareness. It has a frequency and a period like a very basic harmonic of light. This may be referred to as the “self” (with lowervase ‘s’). or “I”. Initially, this “I” would simply be awareness in the very basic form of light.

    For more detail, please see,

    https://vinaire.me/2014/07/13/the-ground-state-of-the-universe/

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  • vinaire  On July 19, 2014 at 1:54 PM

    “It is the “I”, the source of energy and light which is initial consciousness at first that form shape on it self according to time and space. “

    To me the source of energy and light is (1) Undisturbed Ground State.

    The energy and light is the beginning of (2) Disturbed Ground State.

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  • vinaire  On July 19, 2014 at 1:58 PM

    “All physical forms has similarities like all breath, have shapes though different, mind, memory, thoughts and ego but energy / light that derive all existence in all form is same. “

    The form and essence go hand in hand. They are not separate as absolutes.

    The basic form is that of a disturbance. It has a frequency and a period. This form develops with disturbance levels and so does the essence. Please see

    https://vinaire.me/2014/07/16/the-nature-of-forms/

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  • vinaire  On July 19, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    “The desire to know that “I” is the essence of being in human form and that manifests in awareness.”

    The original desire to know is part of original disturbance. It is reinfoced by the appearance of awareness. It is like a resonance. It is what pushes the development of beingness forward. Please see

    https://vinaire.me/2014/07/14/the-nature-of-consciousness/

    When the beingness has developed to human state, the “wave of desire to know” seems to have crested. It now wants to calm down by understanding how it arrived to that state.

    This is how I see it. You may see it differently.

  • vinaire  On July 19, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    “Thus, there is no differentiation of “I” though there is separation of forms. There are no boundaries or limitations to explore “I”. This is knowledge of basic forms.”

    One may assume an “I” at (1) Undisturbed Ground State, but that would be an assumption because this state is beyond awareness.

    The “I” at (2) Disturbed Ground State is continually developing in its beingness from light to atoms, minerals, plant kingdom, animal kingdom, and finally, to human state.

    This is how I see it.

  • vinaire  On July 23, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    Here is an interesting conversation with Valkov on Marty’s blog which ended up with an interesting understanding of self.

    http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/clear-and-beyond/#comment-309986

    “To complete the process of liberation it is necessary to let go of any fixation on self. Nothing about self would be fixed. There would be no attention on self. It would be totally dynamic. It would just be whatever it needs to be.”

    At lower levels of minerals, plants and animals, self is simply being what it needs to be. There is no consideration monitoring the self.

    It is only at the level of humans that there is a consideration monitoring the self. This consideration is there because inconsistencies are there. As inconsistencies are resolved this monitoring consideration is no longer needed. That is nirvana.

    • Chris Thompson  On July 23, 2014 at 4:38 PM

      “At lower levels of minerals, plants and animals, self is simply being what it needs to be. There is no consideration monitoring the self.”

      This is not known.

    • Chris Thompson  On July 23, 2014 at 4:39 PM

      “It is only at the level of humans that there is a consideration monitoring the self.”

      This is seeing as things seem to be not as they are.

      • vinaire  On July 24, 2014 at 5:35 AM

        Maybe, I don’t see any consistency in this at the moment.

        • Chris Thompson  On July 25, 2014 at 10:42 PM

          “Maybe, I don’t see any consistency in this at the moment.”

          I’ll try to be more clear. Very little at all is currently understood about consciousness. Humans are fond of being condescending in their assessment of their own superior intellect toward the rest of the animal kingdom. I am trying to remain mindful of these facts that to the degree that plants and animals can be anthropomorphised by man then they are viewed as more conscious and to the degree that man doesn’t understand or cannot anthropomorphise skills and behaviour of animals and of plants, then to that degree they are viewed as inferior. I see this as an important and telling commentary of the ego of mankind and I don’t think we know much of anything about the ego of plants, animals, let alone the rest of the world.

        • vinaire  On July 26, 2014 at 10:51 AM

          To me consciousness is self-awareness.

          An atom is aware of itself per its properties and not as humans think of it. So, atom has its limited consciousness.

        • Chris Thompson  On July 26, 2014 at 7:06 PM

          “An atom is aware of itself per its properties and not as humans think of it.” Yes. Now I can tell we are together on this thought. I was wondering for a bit.

        • vinaire  On July 27, 2014 at 12:45 AM

          That means you didn’t read it when I wrote this before. No wonder you are wondering.

        • Chris Thompson  On July 27, 2014 at 2:56 AM

          Brother, I probably read your writing as closely you do.

  • vinaire  On July 23, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    So, nirvana is the level where all inconsistencies afflicting the viewpoint are resolved, and there is no longer a need for a consideration to monitor the self.

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