Mind: The Matrix Model

Reference: Course on Subject Clearing

I am simply exploring areas that may go beyond the traditional definitions of Brahma, Ātman and Manas (mind) as provided in the ancient texts. For example, Brahma appears to me as the “innate impulse” that permeates the fabric of the universe, Ātman appears to me as “energy activated by innate impulse”, and Manas (mind) appears to me as “an energy form, activated by innate impulse, that is generating, transmitting, and controlling motion”.

So, I am looking at these fundamental concepts in an integrated form. I know it is quite a departure from traditional definitions, but I think it is worth a try. This approach gives me an interesting “matrix model” for the mind. The premise for this model is, 

“A healthy mind naturally breaks the perceptions down into fine ‘mental pixels’, which are then absorbed into a mental matrix.”

These pixels may be viewed as energy quanta that gets finer and finer and almost continuous at lower frequencies, but together they form an intricate network, which I call a matrix. This matrix exists at every level starting from the universal down to the individual life forms, and even to the “inanimate” objects. As humans, we may be plugged into the universal matrix without being aware of it.

Anyway, I am trying to integrate the concept of consciousness with this model. I know that the Vedas do not spell out any mechanics, or structure, or role of Brahma, Ātman and Manas (mind) in terms of any specific model. Therefore, it leaves plenty of room for theorizing and speculation.

Consciousness would obviously be universal, as the mental matrix, ultimately, is universal. But this model tells me that consciousness may vary according to the fineness of mental pixels, quanta or frequencies. For example, the mental matrix of an animal may not be made up of as fine pixels as those in the humans, and so the quality of consciousness in animals may not be as deep as in humans.

One application of this matrix model of the mind is in Subject Clearing, that has to do with educating oneself in any subject by one’s own effort. Subject Clearing is explained in following issues.


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  • vinaire  On October 1, 2020 at 10:41 AM

    The mental matrix seems to be universal in nature, and the individual awarenesses seems to be embedded in it. The “individual” mental matrix seems to be just that part of the universal matrix that one is aware of.

  • vinaire  On October 1, 2020 at 12:46 PM

    What we see around us is matter and space. Matter is condensed energy, and space is filled with all kind of energies. In fact, space will cease to exist if these energies are removed. We may, therefore, say that we have around us “matter and energies” instead of matter and space.

    Expanding on it, we may say that we are surrounded by matter, electromagnetic energy, emotional energy and thought energy. Matter has its spectrum of the Periodic Table. Electromagnetic energy has its spectrum from Gamma rays all the way down to radio waves.

    Physics does not consider the emotional and thought energies, but that does not mean that these energies do not exist out there.

    If you go to a hospital, you feel the environment filled with a different kind energy. When you go to a mental asylum, again there is energy, which is much denser than that in a hospital. Such energies are difficult to measure but they are actually out there in the environment. These energies are more than just subjective feelings.

    When we feel that there is somebody behind us looking at us, it is a mental reaction to emotional or thought energy directed at us.

    The mind may react to such emotional or thought energies in different ways without perceiving it for what it is. So, people get impressions of ghosts, past lives, near death experiences, etc.

  • vinaire  On October 1, 2020 at 12:57 PM

    We may say that mental pictures are a reaction to these energies. When awareness matches these energies precisely then there is no reaction and no mental pictures. You just know what is there. So, ghosts and past lives are mental pictures, which appear because what is out there is not fully known.

  • vinaire  On October 21, 2020 at 3:44 PM

    Mind, as an intellect is all about ASSOCIATIONS. These associations have also solidified as the body.

    All these association are assumed to be controlled from a point. This point may be called the “I”. That point is assumed to be an identity.
    The idea of an identity fixes that point of control into a certain form. This form deals only in associations that are based on that form. To that degree this point of control becomes limited. This is the intellect.

    The real intelligence talked about in Yoga transcends any such fixed identity or form. In Scientology, even the concept of THETAN is a form fixed by its definition. It acts as the basic identity for Scientologists.

    In Yoga, “I” may be conceived only as a harmonizing factor operating on the laws of nature. At their origin such laws are not fixed. This is the intelligence, a dimension very different from the dimension of intellect (associations).

  • vinaire  On October 21, 2020 at 3:45 PM

    The western concept of “mind” is basically derived from “memory + associations + identity”. This is makeup of the intellect no matter how sophisticated associations it is capable of. It is dependent on memory and the ability to associate.

    This concept of “mind” is missing the dimension of natural intelligence. That intelligence is behind all evolution. That evolution has now led to this mind.
    Yoga is all about getting in touch with that dimension of intelligence.

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