The Nature of Awareness (Part 3)

Lagoon Nebula
October 1, 2014
This issue is now obsolete. For latest reference please see: The Human-Centric Fixation.

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Reference: The Nature of Awareness (Part 2)

Let’s look more closely at the “human-centric” view of awareness.  A stone does not respond to its environment with animation, so it is not aware. An animal responds to his environment with animation, but objectively only, so he is partially aware.  But a human being can respond to his environment objectively, as well as subjectively. He is aware of being aware. That is the true measure of awareness.

From human-centric viewpoint, it is the subjectivity of humans that defines awareness.

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But the universe did not start with humans. In the time frame of this universe, humanity is a very recent development. Humanlike subjective awareness exists only now that there are humans. The “human-centric” viewpoint shall like to think that humanlike awareness has been there since the beginning of time. To make it so, it projects its humanlike awareness into a God, and claims that this God created the universe.

The human-centric viewpoint claims humanlike awareness to exist before the universe started.

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Awareness cannot exist without something to be aware of. Therefore, God awareness cannot exist prior to the universe. If God awareness was aware of itself then the beginning universe would be that awareness. And this awareness shall arise from non-awareness.

The human-centric viewpoint leads to the concept of a universe at the beginning that had humanlike awareness.

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Basic awareness corresponds to relative motion. The primitive motion has the form of light. Humanlike attributes consist of very complex motion. Therefore, the beginning universe is more likely to have the form of light than something with humanlike attributes. See The Nature of Awareness (Part 2).

From reality-centric viewpoint the beginning universe is more likely to start as “light” than with human attributes.

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From reality-centric viewpoint awareness may be defined as the characteristics of existence. Light will have the characteristics of fundamental motion as awareness. Stone will have characteristics of its physical and chemical properties as its awareness. Plants will have their characteristics of germinating and growing as their awareness, and so on. Humans will have the most complex characteristics as their awareness.

Awareness is truly the characteristics of existence. Awareness starts with the simplest form of light and evolves into the most complex form of humans.

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The universe does not start with a humanlike awareness that is projected as God. That is just a human-centric viewpoint, which may be compared to the viewpoint, such as, “earth is at the center of the universe.” The universe is simply an evolution of awareness as relative motion from simple to complex. Divinity lies in this evolution and not separate from it.

The reality-centric view of God is one that has evolved with the universe. This concept of God is much more abstract than humanlike.

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Next: The Nature of Awareness (Part 4)

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Comments

  • vinaire  On September 18, 2014 at 6:10 AM

    The idea of personal God in Christianity comes from a “human-centric” viewpoint. Islam tries to distance itself away from that viewpoint but not quite.

  • vinaire  On September 18, 2014 at 6:13 AM

    Other things that have come from a human-centric viewpoint are:

    (1) Earth is at the center of the universe.

    (2) The Sun revolves around the earth.

    (3) The earth is flat and not round.

    The human-centric viewpoint is limited by its context. The reality-centric viewpoint assumed by science is much wider.

  • vinaire  On September 18, 2014 at 6:15 AM

    The idea that God created this world also comes from a human-centric viewpoint. Human intelligence has evolved. It was not there at the beginning of this world.

  • vinaire  On September 18, 2014 at 6:17 AM

    A limiting viewpoint is hypnotizing. It belives in things as “rational”, which are actually irrational in a wider context.

  • vinaire  On September 18, 2014 at 6:22 AM

    Another human-centric viewpoint is that there must be a ‘who’, For example, there must be an observer for an observation to be there.

    But this universe has evolved with no observer there in the beginning. Humanlike observer and observation is a very recent phenomenon.

  • vinaire  On September 18, 2014 at 6:35 AM

    Scientology isolates the basic characteristic of spirituality as “aware of being aware.” This is basically the description of subjectivity as a human characteristic.

    Scientology then puts this characteristic there at the beginning of all awareness. Well, this is true in the narrow context of humans; but it is not true in the wider context of this universe.

    It is awareness that has evolved over time as “awareness of awareness”. The universe started as “awareness” and not as “awareness of awareness.” Here we see the human-centric viewpoint in play. It is quite hypnotic.

    It alters the whole sequence of evolution.

  • vinaire  On September 18, 2014 at 6:40 AM

    “Awareness of awareness” is basically self-awareness or consciousness. Therefore, “awareness of awareness unit” shall be a “consciousness unit”. It is a unit that is conscious of what it is. Obviously, this unit is made up of consciousness, so it is a fixed or permanent piece of consciousness.

    In Scientology, an “awareness of awareness unit” is defined as “an actuality of no mass, no wavelength, no position in space or relation in time, but with the quality of creating or destroying mass or energy, locating itself or creating space, and of re-relating time.”

    Awareness is relative motion with wavelike form. If “awareness of awareness unit” is something permanent then it would be like a standing wave. So, saying that it has no wavelength is inconsistent. The concept of THETAN in Scientology as an “awareness of awareness unit” is inconsistent.

    THETAN would be relative motion of the most complex kind. It would be at the end of an evolutionary chain and not at the beginning of it. A THETAN would be very condensed awareness like the nucleus of an atom.
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  • vinaire  On September 18, 2014 at 7:15 AM

    It is the subjectivity of the human-centric viewpoint that introduces the idea of self as being separate from the body, when in fact they are one and the same. Self simply represents the subjectivity of the body.

    Subjectivity is simply another dimension of awareness. It does not separate the beingness from its form. Beingness is existence and it has form.
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  • vinaire  On September 18, 2014 at 7:20 AM

    One is simply made more stupid by separating subjectivity (self) from objectivity (body), when, in fact, they are different aspects of the same thing. By creating two different ideas, the actual phenomenon does not become two different phenomena.

  • vinaire  On September 18, 2014 at 7:29 AM

    One is hypnotized when one is limiting oneself to a human-centric viewpoint.

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