– quoting Jed McKenna –
There are actually two types of consciousness: Atmanic and Brahmanic.
Atmanic Consciousness is the ‘I Am’ point of awareness. Atmanic Consciousness is our living reality. It is grounded in Brahmanic Consciousness, which is undifferentiated and absolute; no perceiver, no perception, no perceived.
Brahmanic Consciousness is our absolute nature, without features or attributes. It has no conscience. It is not innately good or evil. It’s not moral or spiritual. It has no heart, no preference or skin in the game. It’s not like the God or gods of our hopes and dreams as it doesn’t take any sides. It doesn’t prefer that you be good or evolve, and doesn’t feed on praise or adoration, it doesn’t judge or care. Love isn’t better than hate, goodness isn’t better than evil, pleasure isn’t better than pain. Brahmanic Consciousness is not just true, it’s Truth. There is only the otherless, attributeless, infinite is.
The most notable among Eastern philosophies, for our purposes, is the idea that Brahman Is All, and is without attributes, and therefore precisely synonymous with any term we define without attributes, such as truth or consciousness. Saying Brahman Is All, just means we’re using the word Brahman instead of Consciousness. Here we’re calling it Consciousness.
Here, we take a Eastern description of Brahman, and replace the word Brahman with Consciousness:
“Consciousness is the One, the whole and the only reality. Other than Consciousness, everything else, including the universe, material objects and individuals, are false. Consciousness is at best described as that infinite, omnipresent, incorporeal, impersonal, transcendent reality that is the divine ground of all Being. Consciousness is often described as “not this, not this”, because Consciousness cannot be correctly described as this or that. In fact, Consciousness can never be known as an object of experience because it is the very subject that experiences everything. Consciousness is the origin of this and that, the origin of forces, substances, all of existence, the undefined, the basis of all, unborn, the essential truth, unchanging, eternal, the absolute. How can Consciousness be properly described as something in the material world when Consciousness itself is the basis of reality? Consciousness is not the effect of the world, but its very cause. Consciousness is said to be the purest knowledge itself, and is illuminant like a source of infinite light. Due to ignorance, Consciousness is visible as the material world and its objects. Consciousness is attributeless and formless. It is the Self-existent, the Absolute and the Imperishable.”
What we’re calling Brahmanic Consciousness, Merrell-Wolff called consciousness-without-an-object, or the Great Space.
Beside the Great Space there is none other.
Truth exists, untruth does not. There is only truth.
– Merrell-Wolff’s –