Life and Death

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Reference: What is Awareness, Scientifically?

Life is made up of motion and awareness. Inherent consciousness arises when there is a change in motion and awareness. Such consciousness cannot be separated from changes in motion and the manifestation of inertia.

Atoms consist of configurations of changing motion and awareness, which is accompanied by inertia and consciousness. The periodic table expresses these configurations in a series of properties. Simple configurations express themselves as simple properties. Complex configurations, as in biological make up, express themselves as complex properties identified as life.

Human consciousness, or animation, is not the benchmark for life.

The benchmark for life is “a configuration of changing motion and awareness that is accompanied by inertia and consciousness.”

As atoms combine into complex macro molecules, the complexity of motion becomes capable of programmable instructions, such as, in DNA. This becomes the basis of life.

It is an error to think in terms of “life produce matter,” or “matter produces life.” A more accurate statement is,

Motion and awareness accompany each other and as they form into complex configurations, life and matter are generated.

Death is the disintegration of such configurations. Therefore both the body and the soul disintegrate at death. Neither the body nor the soul can exist independent of each other because their configurations go together.

As body disintegrates, the soul disintegrates too. The soul cannot survive the death of the body.

At birth, complex configuration of motion and awareness come together to produce a new body and a new soul. Certain configurations repeat. Thus we have continuation of forms and characteristics as species. There can even be continuation of certain personality traits.

There may be the illusion of an identity moving from one body to another, but there is no permanent soul.

If there is any life after death, it is the motion and awareness of very fundamental kind as expressed in the properties of electromagnetism, atoms and molecules, which are yet to be known fully.

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  • vinaire  On April 5, 2015 at 1:25 PM

    The most fundamental concept in physics is MOTION. The most fundamental concept in metaphysics is AWARENESS. There seems to be a direct correspondence between these two concepts.

    • vinaire  On April 5, 2015 at 3:21 PM

      Thus, automaticity compares to relativity. There is no real change in awareness. Any seeming change is deceptive.

      When a person is just talking and not listening, he is in an automatic mode. You can simply interrupt him without losing any thoughts, because there is no real thinking going on.

  • vinaire  On April 6, 2015 at 7:27 AM

    When there is a change in the motion in terms of its velocity, a resistance due to inertia is felt. When there seems to be a change in velocity but no resistance is felt, the actual change lies in the surrounding environment. It is relativity that makes it appear that the uniform motion has changed when it hasn’t.

    When there is a change in the awareness, some impingement on consciousness should be felt. There would be some resistance (self-evaluation) from the fixedness aspect of consciousness (self).

    When there seems to be a change in awareness but no impingement on consciousness is felt, then the actual change must lie in the surrounding environment. The seeming change appears as REACTIVITY. But there is no actual change in awareness.

    In other words, when a person is acting but there is no conscious self-evaluation accompanying it, then it is just an unconscious reaction. The actual change is in the environment and not in the person.

    • vinaire  On April 7, 2015 at 5:08 AM

      Motion = Awareness
      Inertia = Fixedness of Consciousness
      State of Inertia = State of self
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    • vinaire  On April 7, 2015 at 5:42 AM

      Uniform motion appears as a constant rate of change as velocity that can be predicted. It has a certain level of inertia.

      Uniform awareness appears as a constant pattern of thinking and behavior that can be predicted. It is a certain fixedness of consciousness.
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  • Shamanarts  On April 7, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Still is still moving to me

  • vinaire  On April 12, 2015 at 8:01 PM

    Self help

    Nobody can really help another. Only the person can help himself. For self-help to take place the proper environment must be there.

    Self-help is solo help. It is something that a person can do by himself or herself. It doesn’t require dependence on some psychoanalyst, auditor, or practitioner. All that another person can do to help is to create an environment in which self-help can occur

    If a student is unable to learn it is because something in his environment is missing. When the proper environment exists, then learning occurs by itself. All that another person can do is to teach the person to read and write, and then provide the materials at all levels of education that help the person to answer his own questions.

    The point I am making is that no one should monkey around with the mind of the other person with the idea of ‘helping” him or her. If you really want to help then encourage the person to use his own mind.

    The person should learn to see things as they are on his own. That is the wisdom of Buddha known as mindfulness.

    If we have to clear the difficulties of the billions of people on this planet, the only formula that can work is self-help.

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  • vinaire  On April 13, 2015 at 5:16 AM

    SELF-HELP AND TECHNOLOGY

    Any technology should be simplified such that one can apply it on one’s own. It should also be made possible to understand why that technology works. This applies especially to mental technology. This is important for SELF-HELP to take place. This was the format that Buddha used.

    Knowledge should be freely available for anybody to benefit from it by applying it to oneself.

    Any profit motive leading to making knowledge confidential is harmful to the society at large. Of course, one may charge for one’s services. But to monopolize knowledge by making it confidential is akin to black mailing the society.

    I am all for incorporating into mindfulness of Buddha the developments made in psychology in recent years. Only the self-interests of some may try to slow this down.

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