Consciousness — the final frontier | Dada Gunamuktananda | TEDxNoosa 2014


Translator: Nadine Hennig
Reviewer: Denise RQ Thank you. I must say I’m very impressed with the way
Mary pronounced my name. I couldn’t have said it better myself. (Laughter) About 25 years ago, I was in my final year of medical school, but I’d been doubting my career choice
for quite some time. Then one day, I went to take blood
from a sweet little old lady. [I] struck an artery instead of a vein. I still don’t know how I did that. As blood spurted out all over the place, I said to myself, “Yep, you’re definitely
in the wrong profession here.” (Laughter) So in the interests of all concerned, I dropped out and became a yogi instead. (Laughter) (Applause) Hence my unconventional appearance. Actually, it’s not the only reason
for my unconventional appearance. One of many shall we say. So I’d like to share with you the yogic concept of space,
our inner space, what we experience within ourselves
– I’m redefining the terms a bit here – and outer space,
everything outside ourselves. We live in a vast Universe. To give you some idea of its size, 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. A billionth the size of one of those. I’m holding up a pin,
in case you can’t see it. It’s my prop. (Laughter) There you go. It’s the same one. It actually is the same one. A billionth the size of one of those
compared to one of those. By the way, a billionth
of size of a pinhead is about a millionth the size
of a grain of sand, or about the average size of an atom, so take your pick. In any case, the idea is
that it’s really, really, really small compared to the size of the Universe. So does that help put it in perspective? I think that gives us some idea
of the size of our Universe. An incredibly vast and complex Universe
which we’ve been expected to believe, according to modern science, appeared out of nothing
without any intention behind it. That’s actually like
expecting us to believe that our phones and laptops
just fell into place without anyone designing them
or putting them together. According to biologist Rupert Sheldrake “Modern science is based on the principle, ‘Give us one free miracle
and we’ll explain the rest.'” (Laughter) “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 modern science is
just now coming around to the conclusions
held by yogic science for millennia, to an explanation of our Universe that is going to take our understanding
to a whole new level, and that is that both the substance
and the intention of the Universe come from a deeper reality
than the material one we normally perceive
with our minds and senses. And that reality is consciousness. an all-pervading, blissful awareness,
inherent in everybody and everything. 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, we,for reasons
I won’t go into now, have largely given up on the idea
of a higher consciousness in our modern world view. In the last 100 years or so, modern science has come to
a very mechanistic take on reality. What if though mind, matter, and space
were all full of consciousness? What if the possibility of consciousness
as a higher reality were every bit as real as any
of our current constructs of reality? And what if it could give us,
if only we were open to it, some very real advantages
in understanding our world and where we fit into it, compared to some very serious
disadvantages of a materialist world view? In a materialist world view of an arbitrary, mechanistic,
unfeeling Universe, there is every reason to feel alienated,
lonely, fearful, and depressed. And if we don’t feel it ourselves, we all too often see it in others,
and in the malaise of our society. Materialism doesn’t engender
optimism in people or society. On the other hand,
in a blissfully conscious Universe, there is every reason to feel inherently
connected to people and to the world, to feel loved, hopeful, happy,
and at peace with oneself and others. In the words of my guru
Shrii Shrii Anandamurti, “You are never alone or helpless. The force that guides
the stars guides you, too.” So rather than trying
to validate a worldview which makes us sad
and fearful of the future, I believe, we should be trying to validate a worldview which gives us
fulfillment and hope for the future, not just as individuals but as a society. The benefits of a conscious
world view are immense. And it’s potentially no less valid than any of our constructs
of material reality. This is not just wishful thinking. In fact, the essence
of the Universe is consciousness is just as valid a premise
as the essence of the Universe is matter. The only difference is that one
can be sensed and the other can’t. We can perceive matter with our minds
and with scientific measurement, but we can only experience
consciousness internally. We must find it within ourselves. There was once a Sufi mystic
called Nasr Utem. I actually stayed in his hometown
in Turkey for a few days once. And there are many stories about how he used to teach
in eccentric and humorous ways. One of the stories goes
that he lost the key to his house, and that he was looking for it one night outside under a streetlamp. A passerby asked him, what he was doing. “I’m looking for the key to my house.” “Where did you lose it?”, she asked. “Somewhere inside my house.” Then naturally she said: “Well, if you lost inside your house,
why are you looking for it outside?” “Because it’s dark inside,” he replied. (Laughter) We need to look for what
we’re looking for in the right place. Even if it’s hard to look for it there. It’s easy to look outside,
not so easy to look within. According to yoga teachings,
consciousness lies within, and so we must look for it there. But here’s the catch, not intellectually. It’s not something
we can comprehend with the mind. Take the case
of a light bulb, for example. A light bulb is capable
of shining light on the room around it but not on the power which illuminates it. In the same way, we’re capable
of comprehending the world around us but not the consciousness
which animates us. It’s beyond the normal functioning
of the mind, beyond words, beyond even thought itself. The core of our being is not something that can even be spoken
about let alone thought of. I think, we’re all familiar
with the saying by Descartes, “I think, therefore I am.” But this is what yogic philosophy says, “When I stop thinking then I really am.” (Laughter) Just because we can’t think of something, just because we can’t prove
something scientifically, doesn’t mean it’s not there. We can’t prove
a mother’s love for her child but that doesn’t mean it’s not there. It’s a matter of the heart, and matters of the heart
cannot be fathomed by the mind. So material science
can never get to the heart of what it really means to be human. We can only validate
the essence of our existence through the deepest internal
experience of awareness within us. About now, you might be thinking that this is all a bit
airy-fairy and New Age. Even I’m starting to think
[interesting] to myself. (Laughter) So I want to give you
a few brief examples of scientists that have also acknowledged the likelihood
of consciousness as a higher reality. There aren’t many of them. But those that there are,
are quite distinguished. I won’t spend too much time on this, in fact I’ll to try to finish
before I begin. (Laughter) 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,” this from the pioneer of quantum theory. A bit later, the 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.” And I better throw in
something from Einstein here just to give it a bit more umph. (Laughter) “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.” Finally, I want to give you an example
of a contemporary scientist who actually experienced
higher consciousness first hand. 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. Now, fortunately for you and I,
apart from examples such as these, there just so happens to be
a systematic and scientific method of validating consciousness
personally in our everyday lives. I think you won’t be surprised
to hear me say that that’s going to be meditation. Meditation is intuitional science where consciousness is substantiated by purely first-hand internal experience. Through meditation, it’s entirely possible
to experience higher consciousness as every bit as real as you and I
sitting in this room right now. Once I had a particularly
illuminating meditation experience where I felt the whole room
was full of a field of consciousness vibrating with awareness and with bliss. It was so intense, so tangible. The feeling I had at the time
that I could cut it with a knife. It was undeniably real then and I still
have no doubt about it to this day. Through meditation, one has
many such experiences that ultimately lead
to the realization of one’s consciousness. Why don’t we go ahead right now and try to experience higher
consciousness through meditation? Shall we give it a try? It might not have occurred to you
when you woke up this morning that you’d be meditating today,
but there you go, anything is possible. So I invite you to the close
your eyes for a minute or so. Remember to breathe, and try not to fall asleep,
I know, it has been a long day. And start off by the centering yourself. Focus on your sense of self. Feel the center of yourself. (Music starts playing) Now feel that you are completely at peace. Feel peace and happiness all around you. Feel infinite happiness all around you. Now feel that you are merging into
that infinite happiness. Feel that your own sense
of awareness is merging into the infinite awareness around you. Feel that your own consciousness is merging into the infinite
consciousness all around you. Feel yourself becoming one with it. Feel that you are one with it. Feel that you are it, and continue like that
for a few more seconds. Now, doesn’t that feel better? Dada Gunamuktananda: Yes? No?
(Audience) Yes. Anyway, you might have gotten
a glimpse just now into the possibility that your own consciousness is one with the consciousness
of the whole Universe. That it’s within you
as well as all around you. That it’s real, and that you can feel it,
if you really try. And not only feel it but know
it is at the core of your being. This is not just an abstract concept,
it’s about the essence of us all. It’s about discovering
the greater consciousness within our own consciousness, realizing our own inner reality
is the greater universal reality. And the more we expand
our sense of reality, our sense of being, the more connected we feel to all beings. The happier we are,
the less fearful, the less lonely because we realize that all is a part of us,
and that we are a part of all. The inner quest facilitates
the embracing of all within ourselves, all people, animals, plants… The planet. People, animals, and plants
on other planets – yes, it’s a no brainer-
the whole Universe. What I like to say is that just as the world
becomes a smaller place with the development of communication
and transport technology, so will the Universe
become a smaller place with the development
of meditation technology. [“Cosmic Consciousness abides
in one’s sense of existence; in one’s very heart’s desire.”
Shrii Shrii Anandamurti] Thank you. (Applause)

100 Comments

  1. Tv said:

    I like him

    June 17, 2019
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  2. Susana Restrepo said:

    Empowering

    June 17, 2019
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  3. nicholas wallace said:

    Take a drink water man lip smack city

    June 18, 2019
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  4. ARoy87 said:

    Sell it as a way to be peaceful, fine, but don't try to sell it as science, quoting scientists. Just because some scientists enjoy the mysticism that doesn't mean they give up on hard science. Yes science is at an embarassing stage where we do not have answers to some very fundamental things like dark energy/dark matter. But that doesn't mean we give it up for mysticism. Probably we need some radically different ideas but they have to explain all those details that the current science has successfully explained.

    June 18, 2019
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  5. Ade O'Maolain said:

    'one can be sensed and one can't' … isn't that the same as, there is tangible evidence for one, but none for the other?

    June 18, 2019
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  6. kirill kuznetsov said:

    I said his name outloud and my furniture started floating.

    June 19, 2019
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  7. Daniel Wilson said:

    Little bit off topic but you're the absolute double of a golden barrel from quality street

    June 19, 2019
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  8. leafside said:

    I experienced this when I had just turned 20 after a rather dark time. After weeks of spending quiet time painting I one not particularly special, the same as all the others, morning woke up to find something was very different… usually I would wake up feeling heavy, depressed, I looked around and everything was dark and dingy, and just another day to get through… but this one morning I woke up to find that I felt light as a feather, and not just that bit as I opened my eyes I found my room to be filled with the most beautiful soft lights which softly touched every single corner of my room almost like it was calling my attention to each bit of my room. As I got up I felt light and warm, and as I stepped out into my garden the green grass under my feet made me feel connected the ground I stood in in the most earthly way but also made me feel like I was I touch with the skies around me.

    There was a single daisy standing by itself surrounded by grass and it was the most beautiful thing I had seen. I also had this most amazing feeling of being connected… embraced… a part of…. and I felt that towards everything.. a kind of unity.. I was connected to that dairy, me and it were the same, there was nothing separating us… I was connected to the grass I stood on… I was connected to my neighbours… the world and the universe… I felt this surge of love and warmth which for some reason there was no doubt in my mind it was coming from the universe.. it was telling me that me and it were the same, we were made of the same thing, and there is no reason to feel alone or apart. We live our lives as humans feeling separate from everything….. this is my body, that is the ground… that is a tree, etc…. but actually, we are all connected… all bonded… all the same…

    Something else I noticed was this blissful feeling of happiness and love and I realised that I didn’t feel any single drop of fear.. sadness.. loneliness.. depression.. anger.. nothing.. nothing but love, and also, understanding.. All my sorrows and sadness and feelings and thoughts and experiences which had hurt me and were weighing me down and keeping me mobilised, vanished without a single trace. Isn’t that crazy? There was not even a slight scent of them in the air, nothing… And for sone reason I just had the understanding that that was because they weren’t needed for me to live my life.. they served no use anymore.. they happened in the past, I was in the present and I didn’t need them, so therefore as I didn’t need them, I simply just.. let them go.

    How simple is that? But how complicated does it sound??? Super complicated right? And that’s what I learnt in that moment.. in that moment where for some reason it felt like someone had take away my blinds and I could finally see the world around me.. I learnt that you don’t need to hold on to things that happened in the past which hurt you, they are no use to you and they do nothing but hold you down… Take from them a lesson yes, take every bit of knowledge they teach you so you can use it to better yourself but leave anything else, the remnants that hurt you, behind. I was ECSTATIC! And I tried to convey this back to family and friends, how easy it was to feel pure happiness in oneself and this life…. but of course I couldn’t explain any of it, because my mind had gone through a process to get to this point which as much as I tried, I could not explain… and the way to happiness was shown to me to be simple but it’s so simple that for us when we are stuck in our normal human day to day mind, be ones really hard! I myself, I saw all this… I experienced this… I was floating around on a bliss cloud filled with love for everything and everyone, feeling utterly embraced by the universe, for a few weeks…. but even I, have forgotten what I learnt… even I, have forgotten how to let things go…. how to reach that point of bliss I reached back then so surprisingly..

    When this happened to me, I had been brought up and was still living in the middle of the Portuguese countryside. I was interested in spiritualism but I didn’t have any books on it, and I didn’t use the internet at the time because I had no use for it… do my knowledge on all this meditation and enlightenment stuff was pretty much close to Zero… When my bliss moment wore off because life took over and because I guess I didn’t have the knowledge to actually understand what had happened to me and his to carry on exploring and expanding on it, I slowly started getting sucked back into life, and like I say… I forgot what the universe told me…. I can still SEE it… but I can’t remember his to actually GET THERE.
    Part of me thought ms6be it was just my brain reaching its limit of sadness and that it had shown me some light to give me hope.. and now I was a bi5 better it had gone to leave me to get on with life.

    I forgot about it for years really, I didn’t meditate or research into it or anything… and again this was because of my lack of understanding of actually what I had experienced, I didn’t know how t9 hive it the importance and attention it deserved.

    I didn’t have any friends or family who really could understand the depth of what had happened and teach me more etc… so it just kind of fizzled out which breaks my heart actually.. that it wasn’t used to it’s full potential in a way…

    Years later a friend was telling me about this book called the Power of Now, which you all know.. I at the time didn’t know a thing about it but she told me about it after she had been telling me about done hard times she had been through and then told me that book had changed her life, so out of curiosity I bought it and started to read…

    It wasn’t too long before my body was covered in goosebumps and I had this half excited half nausea feeling in the bit of my stomach because here was a man who I didn’t know and who didn’t know me and he was describing exactly my experience in a way that I can’t because I’m not a writer…
    Something funny happened there as I on,y read a few chapters before I put the book down because I felt like it somehow cheapened my experience… don’t ask me why I felt that… here was so done who I could finally learn from about what I had experienced and I chose not to.

    So I put the book down and haven’t picked it up since….. Silly I know… I’m playing with the idea, and maybe it was because the time wasn’t right…who knows…. but I do want to go to that mind state again.. and I do feel like the time is nearing. I’m thirsty for it. So who knows what might happen… I just need to find a way of slowing life down to allow me time to get back there.., ahhhh listen to me, I’m fully stuck in my HUMAN mind, making everything do complicated and impossible… 😄

    June 19, 2019
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  9. Radoslav Marinov said:

    Why the music? One doesn't need music to meditate.

    June 19, 2019
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  10. Arturo Ferrer said:

    I believe that from time to time take a few minutes for contemplative life is very good. But I don't think that God, nature, our mother or our society created us just to be quiet and look for a kind of enlightenment as we are not created to be eating whole day or studding whole day.

    June 20, 2019
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  11. gefiltefish2000 said:

    What an incredible man!

    June 20, 2019
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  12. The Evergreens said:

    So being a Yogi doesn't involve stealing picnic baskets?

    June 20, 2019
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  13. Profound Lives said:

    Amazing speech! Questioning what we think we know is one of the most powerful practices one may practice. Because it allows us to open the mind in considering more possibilities, and experience things first-hand, from consciousness. Something so simple such as feeling your feet on the floor, instead of thinking about your feet on the floor, exemplifies the difference between consciousness and mind, a first-hand experience. So powerful!!

    June 20, 2019
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  14. Yamedo said:

    What if we're 4th dimensional beings controlling a body unaware of our true selves? And that "God" is actually our 4th dimensional collective consciousness?

    June 21, 2019
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  15. Vincent Schol said:

    Actually, the quote is not from Rupert Sheldrake but from his late friend Terence McKenna.

    June 21, 2019
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  16. kris Kobierski said:

    Absolute truth given to us a by a higher conscious being. The Arayan wrote in Vedas, the Sumerians wrote it on their stone tablets. Egyptian wrote it in hieroglyphs and all other civilizations before us. You want more proof? Meditate for an hour everyday for a year and then you ll get it.

    June 22, 2019
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  17. Walter Alter said:

    I get bored and impatient with this pussyfooting around the usual cliche descriptions of the various claimed aspects of "higher" consciousness. For starters, higher consciousness fundamentally has the potential to simply make you smarter, add to your IQ, make you better at everything you do. So what do we get to whet our appetite? …"oneness", a cure to the vague "there must be something more", inner peace, bliss, unity with the Cosmos, self evolution and a host of other vague, elusive targets that presumably take years of sacrifice and dedicated introspection to achieve. Why years to acheive? Because the spirit has been kicked out of us as infants and children due to trauma occluding natural abilities of awareness that are our birthright. That trauma is hard wired into our conceptual nervous system. It's that ding dong simple. What we need is a direct series of exercises to reduce the encystment of pain that turns perfect beings into drooling morons. I could go on, but you get the idea. Time for a spiritual revolution. We either get smarter faster or artificial intelligence will make us obsolete.

    June 22, 2019
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  18. jamel Williams said:

    What song was that

    June 23, 2019
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  19. Andrew Dias said:

    "I am conscious, therefore everything around me is also conscious." It's like a teenage who tripped on mushrooms for the first time and is philosophically confused. Maybe he dropped out of his studies because he mentally couldn't hack it…

    June 23, 2019
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  20. Jrue Ings said:

    Perharps we can integrate this into reality as a tool to realise mind while yet improving on facts without so much tension. Who knows we might end up with the empirical evidence for this in so doing. Currently we are too quick to dismiss what is unusual to reality as unorthodox, yet we keep on meeting oddness in our science. Let us embrace all and ultimately find the answer to the question we don't yet ask.

    June 23, 2019
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  21. Danny Porras2 said:

    Damn

    June 25, 2019
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  22. Rokas Jurjonas said:

    can anybody tell me how to find the music playing in the background during guided meditation ?

    June 25, 2019
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  23. Paul Rodriguez said:

    This guy has the worst case of cottonmouth ever.

    June 25, 2019
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  24. Giorgina Scott said:

    Simple minds deserve to be compelled by the universe.

    June 26, 2019
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  25. B Barron said:

    Mediation was incredible. I saw (3rd eye/clairvoyant) a being with their arms in the air, in a "y" shape and doing a twirling hindi dance under a huge beam of electric purple light from Source Consciousness, (also what looked like star dust also followed the arm movements)…I cried from the intense happiness it brought me. (If you don't get what I'm saying, it's cause you haven't leveled up Meditation & Intuitive wise…don't fret though, you'll get there, just keep working on it.)

    June 27, 2019
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  26. Celestial Paradox said:

    👍🏽

    June 27, 2019
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  27. Stevie Nyx said:

    Its power is exceeded only by its mystery, and strangely, its mystery is exceeded only by its power.

    June 27, 2019
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  28. Healme ukillme said:

    What is the song called during meditation ?
    Its lovely

    June 29, 2019
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  29. BITS Coaching said:

    What a lovely video! I take in information like this to help strengthen the practices behind my developing Life Coaching Business. I am a strong believer in leading with the spirit/consciousness!

    July 1, 2019
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  30. Cammdc 1 said:

    Lol, Indian Hindus dress less like Indian Hindus than this guy.. geez, gimme an accent or something.. blah blah, book cover.

    July 2, 2019
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  31. Cammdc 1 said:

    Inner space is described and portrayed quite well in the true documentary with Dennis Quaid and Martin Short called "InterSpace"… The facts presented in it are extremely fascinating..

    July 2, 2019
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  32. Cammdc 1 said:

    Take a sip of water please..

    July 2, 2019
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  33. Lone Wolf said:

    someone please give him a glass of water,

    July 3, 2019
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  34. Ryan Reed said:

    Its hard to ignore the fallacies. Embrace the absurd.

    July 3, 2019
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  35. SexyKoolShoesBox said:

    I only listen to his mouth s weird sounds, not words

    July 3, 2019
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  36. crypto knight said:

    There is no sense in what this man says. He should go with neon orange as attention is obviously his motive. I like Star Wars and “the force” as much as the next guy, but dude it’s not real. Why would human consciousness effect anything in the physical world in regards to thought itself. Of course interacting with matter is real and can be observed and proven with observing the physics of matter all around us. Mankind may one day evolve to communicate in new ways but it’s not magic, like if conditions forced us to be more attuned to sonar and sound waves but I think mankind will have destroyed itself thousands of years before that happens. Don’t get me wrong what this dude says is sort of amusing like a mime or circus act but hardly deserves a Ted spot. There will be crystal rubbing short haired old women to support his new age B.S so I guess kudos, your making it as a fraud. BTW is this patchouli doused mystical whatever limited to humans or can dogs and cats join the galactic conscious? Equal rights for animals in the collective! Meow meow mantra will save us all.

    July 4, 2019
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  37. crypto knight said:

    There is no sense in what this man says. He should go with neon orange as attention is obviously his motive. I like Star Wars and “the force” as much as the next guy, but dude it’s not real. Why would human consciousness effect anything in the physical world in regards to thought itself. Of course interacting with matter is possible , real and can be observed and proven with physics. Mankind may one day evolve to communicate in new ways but it’s not magic, like if conditions forced us to be more attuned to sonar and sound waves but I think mankind will have destroyed itself thousands of years before that happens. Don’t get me wrong what this dude says is sort of amusing like a mime or circus act but hardly deserves a Ted spot. There will be crystal rubbing short haired old women to support his new age B.S so I guess kudos, your making it as a fraud. BTW is this patchouli doused mystical whatever limited to humans or can dogs and cats join the galactic conscious? Equal rights for animals in the collective! Meow meow mantra will save us all.

    July 4, 2019
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  38. Jayden Lawson said:

    2:20 Take your peak? 🤔

    July 5, 2019
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  39. Chalermako said:

    Dada quotes Sheldrake, who originally quoted McKenna 🙂

    July 5, 2019
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  40. Abdul Rashid Salim Khan said:

    Hail the great HINDU DHARMA which has provided us The Great Yoga

    July 6, 2019
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  41. Mastermindyoung14 said:

    What a well-trained beast machine!

    July 7, 2019
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  42. sol cutta said:

    Bet not one person got anything from this guys mumbo jumbo bs meditation seconds.. It's all in the mind.. Obviously.. This guy's climbed inside his own cloud bubble. Sniffing and lip smacking his way around the countryside with his complete bubble of imagining… Thought we past all this

    July 7, 2019
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  43. Mr Moreo said:

    This is so cool❤🙏🙏🙏

    July 7, 2019
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  44. wat zup said:

    "A blissful awareness present in everyone and everything."

    Yeah, I guess they passed me over on this one.

    July 8, 2019
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  45. Sol Je said:

    How has none of his friends told him he slaps his wet mouth around so much?

    July 9, 2019
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  46. Srishti Ahuja said:

    This is hands down the BEST influential piece of speech I've ever heard. I have been struggling with so much these days and I somehow feel like I really needed this. Thankyou for introducing us to actual peace. God bless 🙏🙏

    July 9, 2019
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  47. Anatoliy Nechiporenko said:

    I practice meditation for some time. But don't like this video because of many speculations used. E.g. about neuroscientist Dr. Eben Alexander who is a neurosurgeon, which is not the same as a neuroscientist. And there are some more speculations. I don't like such reasoning approach.
    Anyway meditation is good for your brain and how do you feel. Try it. By the way: the harder it is to master the skill of meditation for you the more benefit you will get from it.

    July 9, 2019
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  48. Travis Vickers said:

    tf is this, sniffles to sad music asmr?

    July 11, 2019
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  49. Baravian said:

    A quitter becoming a nothing. What an achievement in this world.

    July 11, 2019
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  50. Awesome Imbecile said:

    give this Yogi some water since he could not perform his water meditation before coming in

    July 11, 2019
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  51. Geoff Gullion said:

    "And I'd better throw in something from Einstein here — just to give it a bit more oomph."

    Underrated joke of the decade

    July 12, 2019
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  52. Michael Jacobs said:

    Would be interested to know title of the song called during meditation ?

    July 13, 2019
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  53. Francis Mausley said:

    An excellent theme… "He who has the consciousness of reality has eternal life—that lamp which can never be extinguished." – Abdu’l-Baha, Baha'i Faith

    July 14, 2019
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  54. Josh Williams said:

    The universe start with u for a reason

    July 14, 2019
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  55. stranger2two said:

    Why would you take the words of scientists albeit famous, about what they said about consciousness and spirituality, but taken out of their contexts.
    This liberal use of quotes from famous people doesn't seem quite right to me.
    A mother's love can be somewhat proved and shown through advanced brain imaging, including a study of the neurochemical environment of the brain.
    He hasn't really said anything, except, 'This is this, and that', without really breaking it down for the audience.
    A person in coma is not brain dead, please! This is pushing your own agenda into something, by taking a medical condition for granted, and using it to suit your needs.
    Even his calm poise and funny anecdotes seem like interpersonal rhetorical devices he's using on his audience.
    He has, in this sense, said anything about how it makes this.

    I am not convinced.

    July 14, 2019
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  56. John H said:

    It's people like this that should be running country's,as Plato basically said,give it the ones that don't want it

    July 14, 2019
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  57. O.G.Moose said:

    some1 give the man a glass of water.

    July 15, 2019
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  58. omar farooq said:

    Mic is rubbing his beard. Its not his mouth that is making the noise

    July 15, 2019
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  59. Mariani Wistuba said:

    Doctors take blood? His culture does not wave hands.

    July 15, 2019
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  60. PiK said:

    He is misrepresenting science. Science doesn't say the universe came from nothing. It expanded from an infinitesimal point.

    July 16, 2019
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  61. Richard Calf said:

    I think. I think we should all smoke some weed.

    July 17, 2019
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  62. Franco said:

    that doctor who was conscient during a coma and traveled to another world reminded me of a guy that could walk on water and revive people…

    July 17, 2019
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  63. sebastian Sm said:

    This guy eat vegetable

    July 19, 2019
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  64. Beryl Ackermann said:

    When it comes to "consciousness" (soul) have has no understanding of it. It is far beyond human understanding, even with all the Science and technology. They have NOT decoded the DNA, the CODE that the language it's written in to reveal the TRILLIONS of information within it. Each DNA. The CELLS are the most sophisticated factory that man cannot create but can only cut and paste. Our Creator, Designer, Programmer, and Author of LIFE. Man can only "make assumptions, or speculate". Much of what they say has no proof. Carbon dating has been proven inaccurate. Our " consciousness (soul) from the time an embryo is created, consciousness is there. Our "Consciousness" starts to accumulate information (pictures, words, sounds) from the the we are able to from within the womb. This information comes through all pur senses. Pictures taken by our most sophisticated camera, our EYES, pictures we cannot rber seeing as the lens of the eye photographs everything and not just what one focuses on – scenes, places, people, creatures and animals – trillions of pictures). It also records all words spoken or heard – the ear is like a microphone and all hear is recorded into a memory (our consciousness , again trillions of words – languages we hear etc. One will remember hearing this foreign language although they may not understand it. The "taste", our tongue is the same – all different TASTE sensations are memorised. We recall some but not others. The NOSE – the many different smells we smell through the day. Again we are not always aware of them. We do recall some and it brings back a memory. (From our consciousness). Our EMOTIONS, this also applies. We can recall some but not others we have experienced. What one refers to as our "psyche" is our "consciousness". Dreams are from our "consciousness". Pictures, words, emotions, smells, tastes, sounds" are there. Think of books we have read, watching TV (films or documentaries, historical or science) all absorbed into our "consciousness". The " consciousness" (Soul – Spirit) us separate from our "brain". The " brain" is the INSTRUMENT used by "consciousness", just as a " woman's WOMB is used to "incubate" an embryo that develops into a human being and bring it into this world. Its DNA, fingerprints, and "consciousness are its OWN and there is no DUPILICATE. It is UNIQUE as there will always be ONE. No one can be you. A woman cannot create this. Life on this earth (we who are created for a purpose) is to discover who we are in relation to our CREATOR (referred to as God – as no one can describe HIM). Yet HE has revealed His "Character" (being made in HIS IMAGE) and HIS fingerprint". We see this degrees of this in everything HE has created including each one of us. From that which we can see and that which we CANNOT. There are Billions of Galaxies in the Universe and Trillions of stars in each galaxy. We exist in just ONE of them and EARTH in this Galaxy is but a speck. That will given you some idea of OUR INFINTE CREATOR, who has created, designed, programmed, and is the author of life. As He has revealed "MY SAYS and THOUGHTS are HIGHER than man. (Mere finite mortal man – yet loves all).

    July 20, 2019
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  65. Alto's Music Lab said:

    the Matrix view proved rene descartes wrong, lol – – – – I think therefore I am uploaded….

    July 22, 2019
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  66. Linox82 said:

    Est-il conscient de son look ?

    July 24, 2019
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  67. Stay Positive said:

    He need some water!!!

    July 24, 2019
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  68. caspermilquetoast411 said:

    It has been proven SCIENTIFICALLY that consciousness,
    not just human but otherwise, snaps potential into reality.
    You take the photon, or even the larger sets of atoms, and
    run the 100 + year old experiments, and you always get the
    same results – consciousness breaks down or converts
    the wave function of energy into matter, or reality.
    Waves of probability become real things like photons.
    Nothing exists without conscious perception of it.

    July 25, 2019
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  69. jemai hamza said:

    I need DMT

    July 25, 2019
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  70. kickinbackinOC said:

    All the western, reductionist sciences are starting to recognize an underlying "higgs boson field", a divine matrix if you will, where all reality is related directly to energy, and in our conscious mind we absolutely have an effect on this reality, like observers of a giant slit experiment, we affect the reality around us thru our creative power of thought. We are all human characters painted onto the canvas of the material world, living our 3D lives out in 2D flatland, supranatrual beings having a material experience, all the while always knowing in our souls that there is a higher plane of existence beyond our physical bodies, and in this higher reality where God exists, "In Him we live, move, and have our being" -Acts 17:28

    July 28, 2019
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  71. Alfred Koltba said:

    All dislikes r muslims .

    July 28, 2019
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  72. Cyan Thorburn said:

    This makes so much sense and then I feel lost and confused simultaneously

    July 28, 2019
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  73. Believe on Jesus Christ For Eternal Life said:

    Enjoyed this talk! Love the quote Give us one miracle and we'll explain the rest – science.

    July 28, 2019
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  74. Phone Only said:

    Good video but the mouth noises are too much

    July 29, 2019
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  75. eco2bee said:

    Namaskar

    July 29, 2019
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  76. Vyral714 said:

    Lots of logical fallacies here as well as nice sounding yet ultimately baseless assumptions and assertions all completely void of any evidence to back them.
    Just because something sounds good and makes you "feel better" doesn't make it true and even remotely likely to be true.
    It is, in contrast to what this man says, absolutely wishful thinking

    July 30, 2019
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  77. Mike James said:

    siance is a organzed system of ignorance ….

    July 30, 2019
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  78. Johannes Kiessling said:

    It's all there in the material world only that we haven't looked at it properly.

    July 31, 2019
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  79. Feel The Pain !!! said:

    Dave!.. Is that you?👳‍♂️🤨

    July 31, 2019
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  80. Tina Markey said:

    When you live with a Bear Outside Your house…There's your sign! And when you want to set someone up and hurt them you leave them in the TRUCK outside your house and take away their family opportunity with what you should have had they wasted their energy trying to keep you away from that intention, naturally born with.

    July 31, 2019
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  81. Abbi I said:

    Just for a sake of facts – materialism is only one of many perspectives in the Western philosophy (being – as Ancients put it – a “queen” of sciences), very influential indeed especially from the end of 19th cent., through the majority of the 20th century, but not the only one…

    August 1, 2019
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  82. TERRY NOSKIYE said:

    Plz drink some water!!

    August 2, 2019
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  83. gaurav kumar thakur said:

    15:00 sorry dada but as you are saying feel this feel that! How come? When I am thinking how can I feel. I can not feel anything till my monkey mind is working

    August 2, 2019
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  84. Jase Boon said:

    this is all very well but how will this face the politics of hate when that is self sufficient to those who thrive on it and try to take that away from someone who thrives on hate lol one has physical domain the other by definition can not

    August 4, 2019
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  85. Damon McGuire said:

    Poor guy someone get him a drink of water…😁

    August 6, 2019
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  86. Someone said:

    Has anybody been to the Himalayas and have had a supernatural experience of any kind? I’m very curious

    August 7, 2019
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  87. Matt C said:

    Did he just compare the actual Universe, to laptops and phones being built??

    August 7, 2019
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  88. Toni Fatuarte said:

    All he says is great. What about the music while the meditative moments? Does anybody know about the artists…?

    August 7, 2019
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  89. ajay Chauhan said:

    Dada ne jyada fook liya

    August 8, 2019
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  90. Robert Mitchell said:

    I think therefore I am
    V

    When I cease thinking then I am

    August 9, 2019
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  91. just me said:

    This is strange, he makes exactly the same argument as Rupert Sheldrake and even quotes from his removed talk at that start yet TED keeps this video up.
    Why does the same argument made a yogi get through but one made by scientist questioning the scientific establishment get taken down?

    August 9, 2019
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  92. last shadow said:

    BS

    August 10, 2019
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  93. Allistair Neil said:

    How important it was to stipulate the fact that the pin is in fact the same one he had in his fingers as in the slide.

    August 10, 2019
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  94. terranowa said:

    If I don't have to work I can agree with you , I'm not working because I'm materialistic I have to work just to feed myself and not having to sleep in the open when it's raining.

    August 10, 2019
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  95. NIKHIL RATHOD said:

    Why this session is in English language, if others country want to learn and know about this things they must need to know the hindi or sanskrit language.
    In our history all countries are comes in our for learning in our language
    Hit the like button

    August 11, 2019
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  96. SEA said:

    This man is smart but his ideas draw in the dumbest people I've ever met

    August 12, 2019
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  97. Alex Fisher said:

    this was nice and all but the mic is picking up way too much mouth sounds and it is messing my vibes up

    August 12, 2019
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  98. Bionic Philosopher said:

    this guy talks about science and knows nothing about science loool he is dump

    August 12, 2019
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  99. Mickey Klein said:

    You got me in touch with my inner self. Thank you so much ☺️

    August 13, 2019
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  100. SEEM KEMET said:

    Thank you 💚💚💚💚💚💚

    August 13, 2019
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