Consciousness

  • “Being emanates awareness.
    Awareness emanates consciousness.
    Consciousness emanates matter.
    Materialists live three generations behind.
    Catch up!”

  • “Consciousness is an illusion.
    Levels of consciousness, placing man higher than animals or matter, are illusory.
    Liberation is supreme illusion.”

 

  • “Society is an external order- man relating to man on the basis of a pre-established order. There is no love here; society is based on distrust. Or else there couldn’t be rules.
    Love is intrinsic and supremely dynamic.
    Social rules are external and largely frozen. Society is afraid of the force of love. The more there is an internal order, the less there will be the need for the external order. The dead structure of society strangulates love.
    Social order recognises only patterns, but consciousness and intelligence cannot be pattern-based.
    The inability to respond dynamically to intelligence, the inability to respond as per the level of consciousness, is the biggest failure of any social order. Society has the same rules for the butcher and the Buddha – one size fits all. It has no eye for understanding, for consciousness, for love.”

 

  • “The evolution of Universe is the evolution of consciousness.
    Big bang is imaginary as consciousness was too primitive to give it that shape.”

 

  • “Individual consciousness is its own limitation.
    Knowledge creates fragmentation.
    Knowledge separates the individual from the Whole.”

 

  • “Spirituality isn’t about God or consciousness.
    All spirituality is essentially about not being stupid.
    Its about being really ‘fool-proof’.”

 

  • “In consciousness, there is somebody who is conscious.
    In understanding, there is nobody who understands.
    Understanding is impersonal.”

 

  • “Consciousness is just dead duality. One really alive is crazy beyond consciousness.”

 

  • “Destiny is real. It comes only to those who ask real questions. Not imaginary stuff- here, there, Brahman, consciousness, evolution. You live your life in petty stuff- money, security, home loan, jealousy, servicing the car, pleasing the boss, spying on the neighbour. So, ask those questions. Those are the real questions. Only in those real questions will you meet something Real, otherwise, you can keep blabbering – pure consciousness, seventh heaven, depths of meditation; flowerings of blissfulness; Hari Om! (Sarcastically)

    “When can I get my paycheck, please?” “Hari Om!”

    “Is my wife seeing somebody else these days?” “Hari Om!””

 

  • “So here we are – “Mind beings”.Mind beings – who do not exist in their own eye when they are deeply asleep, absent minded or comatose. Please understand.Anybody here who can claim to exist even in his deep sleep?Anybody here who can claim to be even in his deep-deep sleep?So such is the power of thought that our own existence in our own eyes – and when I say ‘our own eyes’, I only mean ‘thought’ – our own existence in our own eyes depends on thinking.If the thinking mode of consciousness ceases, then we cease to exist.  So the ‘mind’ is thinking all the time and we think as if ‘we’ are thinking. But the fact is- without thinking we do not exist. So is it not true that thought is thinking us?”

 

  • “The ignorance of one man is the ignorance of all.

    There is no mistake that you commit that has not been committed by somebody else earlier. There is no mistake that you commit that has not been committed by you earlier. The mind of one is the mind of all. So when the Rishi is rebelling against his personal bondage, he is actually rebelling against the bondage of entire mankind and that is how he is useful to all of us. Because our bondages are the same, hence when one man rebels against his bondages, that is a rebellion against that which shackles the entire mankind’s consciousness.”

 

  • “Love is not a ‘want’ and Love is not an obligation. You don’t ‘want’ to Love somebody and you don’t ‘have’ to love somebody.
    Love is not at all related to the world around you. Love is first and foremost your own state of being. Love is your own inner richness. Love is entirely an internal phenomena which flows up with respect to the world as well. But primarily it has not much to do with the world, it has to do with your own consciousness. ‘Am I connected to myself?’ That connection, that closeness with yourself is Love.”

 

  • “The more this consciousness, this mind grows and gets filled up, the more difficult it is to return.
    Man is a restlessness and the restlessness keeps growing, growing. The more it grows, the more man seeks advice. Unfortunately, he seeks advice from those who themselves need advice.”

 

  • “Wherever there is consciousness there is bound to be uncertainty.”

 

  • “All processes of consciousness and experience are powered by the ground of pure Awareness.”

 

  • “Consciousness is movement, Awareness is stillness.”

 

  • “Awareness is the peaceful dissolution of consciousness.”

 

  • To realize consciousness is to start moving into Truth. To be going towards that from where all subjectivity and objectivity arises, is to go towards the Truth.”

 

  • What is our consciousness? Consciousness is the content of mind. Consciousness is our thoughts, ideals, emotions, feelings, relationships. What is our consciousness? Our consciousness is doubt, fear, convictions, beliefs, attachments, imaginations, effort, attainment, beginning, end. That is what we call as consciousness.”All suffering is in the consciousness.”

 

  • “When you know consciousness, you are beyond consciousness”

 

  • “In consciousness, there are objects. In awareness, there is nothing. You are always conscious of something. You can never be aware of something. Actually, awareness means nothing. Awareness just means peace.”

 

  • When we say consciousness, what we mean is the perception that there is the universe and there is the me. If you cannot perceive things, if you cannot perceive the universe, then you will not say that you are conscious. And because we are what we are, we have taken consciousness as the consciousness that we experience; that is what is ego centered behavior.

 

  • “What is our consciousness? Consciousness is the content of mind. Consciousness is our thoughts, ideals, emotions, feelings, relationships. What is our consciousness? Our consciousness is doubt, fear, convictions, beliefs, attachments, imaginations, effort, attainment, beginning, end. That is what we call as consciousness.”

 

  • “To be conscious means to know and to really know you must be free of the blockage to knowing. You yourself, what you take yourself to be, are the biggest blockage to knowing. You don’t really know.”

 

  • “Consciousness is the Self.”

 

  • “Awareness is a passive consciousness. Awareness is a consciousness that is settled.”

 

  • “All self-inquiry begins with a recognition of a restlessness within. And that restlessness is nothing but the veil on the consciousness, the veil on the eyes.”

 

  • “Nothing is permanent. You need not be committed to anything except your own consciousness.”

 

  • “In every material man, lies both, a man and a woman. So, your flesh, your body, mind, brain, thoughts, all of these refer to the woman in you and the witnessing pure consciousness refers to the man in you.”

 

  • “Space has nothing to do with boundaries or assumptions that you draw in your own intellect. If you are talking of the body, it is certain that there is no understanding. And if there is understanding, how can you say, “Understanding of the body?” Understanding means now the mind is still, thinking of nothing, there is no concept, no activity, no movement; all the churning that there was, that has settled. If it has not settled, then one is still in thought.”

 

  • “On Shiva Sutra: Atman is the mother of mind; Awareness is the mother of consciousness.”

 

  • “The nature of consciousness is movement not stillness. Consciousness moves along with the object it looks at. Awareness is stillness. In awareness even if one is looking at the various objects around yet he is still. This is what is meant by looking at a thing as well as the essence of the thing. The essence of everything is a still mind.”

 

  • “The foundation of knowledge is not more knowledge. Knowledge implies consciousness, knowledge implies mind, the world; they do not arise from themselves. If you look at anything in the world and keep going backwards, will you finally reach a thing? No, you will have to keep going backwards and you will reach nowhere.”

 

  • “Understand that the moment you are conscious about the thoughts, the fact of consciousness feeds the thoughts; it inflates them.”

 

  • “The wise man finds it impossible to find any commonality between the consciousness that understands and the body that has limited objectives. His relationship with the body is of aloofness.”

 

  • “The Real will never be something that you can be conscious of.”

 

  • “When you are conscious of Silence, it is noise.”

 

  • “Consciousness is just dead duality. One really alive is crazy beyond consciousness.”

 

  • “Consciousness survives on problems; without problems, consciousness is handicapped.”

 

  • “The lonely person is always attached to his consciousness. And in his consciousness exists a figure of himself. This figure is a limited figure. This figure needs protection. This figure lives in fear.”

 

  • “Consciousness of any being is related only to the superficial form and expression of that being.”

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These quotes have come from talks and writings of Shri Prashant

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