Avatar Adi Da Samraj indicates that the true nature of Reality
is the exact reverse of the
common materialistic viewpoint these days that suggests consciousness
is an emergent phenomenon, a side effect of material reality (in
particular, the material brain); rather, a single, Divine Consciousness
is Primal, and the apparently purely objective material universe
(including all beings) arises out of that Consciousness in a manner
analogous to a dream arising in the consciousness of the dreamer.
right now, there are some interesting observations we can point
to that are consistent with our actual (but as yet un-Realized)
Identity as the One and Only Divine Consciousness.
the fact that, except for a few unfortunates suffering certain
forms of schizophrenia, each of us has the sense of being "one
being" continuously. And yet there are all kinds of evidence that
we are comprised of multiple personalities!
you ever gone through the cycle of going on a diet; then bingeing
and putting the weight back on; then going on a diet; then bingeing
and putting the weight back on. . . Is this the sign of a single,
integrated personality? Hardly. The simplest explanation is that
there are literally two personalities present. You could call
one "the mind", "the idealist", "superego / conscience", etc.,
and the other could be called "the body", "the pleasure seeker
/ pain avoider", etc. And these two personae take turns calling
the shots, making decisions and commitments, and stepping on each
other's toes (when the other isn’t looking)!
course, many astute observers of the human psyche have developed
views of human beings having such multiple personalities, and
differ only as to what their names are and how the boundaries
are drawn, starting from Freud
(with his "id", "ego", and "superego"), to Minsky
and his “society of mind”, etc.
the curious thing is that, despite the evident existence of these
multiple personalities, our sense of the singleness
of our own existence (except, as I said, for certain unfortunate
schizophrenics) persists right through all this ballyhoo. And
that sense of singleness is even beyond the group member we might
call the "public relations persona", that apologizes for the commitment
made by another persona yesterday; making amends for the commitment
broken by yet another persona the day after; and generally tries
to present the illusion of a single unified personality to the
“outside world”, and deal with the mess that is created by the
society of personae, not necessarily always acting in cooperation
with each other.
for one moment is the sense of the continuity of our own existence
interrupted by all this turmoil caused by this or that persona.
Why? Because our True Identity is Consciousness Itself, which
ceaselessly remains Itself, the Deep part of the ocean, unperturbed
by the motion of the waves on the surface. At least this much
of our True Identity (and the Freedom that is its companion) "bleeds
through" to our current sense of Reality.
course, all kinds of other phenomena are much more easily accounted
for as well by this view. ESP, precognition, telekinesis, all
make much better sense when the entire universe is understood
to be arising in a single Consciousness. For instance, rather
than some complex "TV transmitter"-like explanation of ESP, if,
for a moment, someone simply momentarily was
that other person (because this is the nature of Consciousness:
It is being every one and every thing in every moment), of course
they'd know what that person was thinking or feeling, in the same
immediate manner in which that
person knows their own thoughts and feelings.