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Science is learning what Yogis have known for ages: Consciousness is everywhere

It’s no secret we live in a vast universe. To give you an idea of just how big it is, if we took the universe to be the size of our planet Earth, then our planet Earth would be about a billionth the size of a pin head in comparison.

It’s incredibly massive.

Yet as Yogi Dada Gunamuktananda points out, we’re expected to believe this vastness appeared out of nowhere with no intention behind it.

According to biologist Rupert Sheldrake:

“Modern science is based on the principle, ‘Give us one free miracle and we’ll explain the rest. And the one free miracle is the appearance of all the matter and energy of the universe and all the laws that govern it from nothing, in a single instant.”

But in this terrific video below, Dada Gunamuktananda says that modern science is finally coming to the conclusions held by yogic science for millennia – that reality is consciousness – an all pervading, blissful awareness inherent in everybody and everything.

Dada Gunamuktananda says it best:

“Just as your own consciousness is the essence of your own mind, cosmic consciousness is the essence of the entire Universe. It exists within everything, and everything exists within it. Essentially, everybody and everything is part of and full of consciousness. Imagine that.”

However, since the magnificent birth of science, we’ve largely given up on the idea of a higher consciousness in our modern world view. We have a very “mechanistic” take on reality. But this materialist world view of an unfeeling Universe can makes us feel alienated, lonely and depressed.

It doesn’t exactly engender optimism in society.

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That’s why Dada Gunamuktananda believes we should be trying to validate a worldview that gives us hope – namely the idea that the universe is consciousness, which he points out, could be just as valid as believing the essence of the Universe is matter.

The problem, according to Dada Gunamuktananda, is that one worldview can be measured, whereas the other can only be experienced internally.

While we may be all familiar with the words by Descartes: “I think, there I am”.  Yogic philosophy says, “When I stop thinking then I really am”.

The truth is, material science can never get to the heart of what it really means to be human.

However, even Dada Gunamuktananda acknowledges that this might be sounding a little airy fairy and new age.

So he then provides scientific examples that are beginning to back up the theory that “consciousness is everywhere”. Check out the video here:

Here is his list of scientific examples to back up the theory that consciousness is the essence of the entire universe

  • Max Planck, the father of Quantum theory, considered consciousness as fundamental: “I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing postulates consciousness.”
  • Physicist James Jeans wrote: “The stream of knowledge is heading towards a non-mechanical reality. The Universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine.”
  • Albert Einstein said: “The most beautiful and profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is at the root of all true science. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power which is revealed in the incomprehensible Universe is my idea of God.”
  • Dr. Eben Alexander is a neuroscientist who had like many of his colleagues bought into the idea that the brain creates its own consciousness.Then, quite ironically, he contracted a very rare brain infection which put him in a coma for a week during which he experienced the heightened and enlightened state of awareness, despite the fact that he was clinically brain dead at the time. He said: “During my seven days of coma, I not only remained fully conscious but journeyed to a stunning world of beauty and peace and unconditional love. I underwent the most staggering experience of my life, my consciousness traveling to another level.” Dr. Alexander is now on a mission to convince the brain science community to, as he puts it, “graduate from kindergarten” and move on from the idea that the brain creates its own reality.

Written by Lachlan Brown

I’m Lachlan Brown, the editor of Ideapod and founder of Hack Spirit. I love writing practical articles that help others live a mindful and better life. I have a graduate degree in Psychology and I’ve spent the last 6 years reading and studying all I can about human psychology and practical ways to hack our mindsets. If you to want to get in touch with me, hit me up on Twitter or Facebook.

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