Consciousness -- the final frontier | Dada Consciousness is a mathematical pattern: Max Tegmark 2 days ago   18:33

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Dada Gunamuktananda: Yogi and Meditation Teacher
Bio: Dada Gunamuktananda has trained in meditation, yoga and natural health sciences in Australia, the Philippines and India. He has been a meditation teacher of Ananda Marga since 1995 and has taught and lectured on meditation in New Zealand, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East.
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Title: Consciousness : The Final Frontier
Synopsis: The exploration of inner space, our own consciousness, is ultimately connected to our discovery of outer space. Just as the world becomes a smaller place with increase in communication and transport technology, so the universe becomes a smaller place with the increase in meditation technology!

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Aslan Guseinov
I always cry when I feel everything.
chinookvalley
Can you imagine this man standing in the floor of Congress? I can.
fouad maghamez
I feel that , me and him , we could be really good friends
Fortified Mind
Psychedelics can give you a look at the Supernatural. Try Magic Mushrooms combined with Meditation. You'll be surprised, this is our sacrament.
Sadhguru Italia
Good job choice Dada Gunamuktananda ji, and we loved your prop! :)
Jeremy Cornwell
If consciousness exists, only one of an incalculable number of dimensions.
dan the dorito
This is super relaxing to listen to, and well spoken. There are some good messages in here for living a better life. I disagree with the fundamental arguments on materialism here, yet I agree with the messages on how we should treat our life going forward. I think we can reach the same positive way of life, under a materialistic worldview.

I disagree that "a materialist worldview, of an arbitrary, mechanistic, unfeeling universe, has every reason to feel alienated, lonely, fearful, and depressed"
In my opinion, the materialistic, physical, scientific and observable view of reality, provides a strong reason to feel inherently connected to people and the world, to build happiness for ourselves, and to have a positive influence on the world.

If everything is material and physical, then there is no separation between us and the universe. We are just physical pieces taking form into consciousness.
If we are the universe experiencing itself, then we have an obligation to make it a better place. This materialistic view aligns with what we can observe physically, and yet it provides positive meaning and purpose in a way that is better and more direct than many religions in my opinion. A simple message, you are part of the whole. Find your own meaning and happiness in the absurdity, and better the world, because it benefits you.


I think the messages this guy talks about can actually work within a materialistic framework, even the notions of universally embedded consciousness-- it's not materialistically impossible, perhaps we haven't got adequate means of material observation yet. Though I feel it is not the best way to make the case that "we are all one". As there currently exists a more clear-cut case for this, based on evidence we already have. Even if there isn't consciousness embedded in all matter, we can still be one with everything, as from a scientific, currently observable standpoint, there is no separation between us and the environment; no magical "soul" to divide us; observably, we are our environment.


Though looking past the existential debate, the meditative feeling of being surrounded by infinite happiness, and merging into it, can be just as beneficial, regardless of whether or not you think it is coming solely from within.

I think we should try to validate worldviews based on their truth, rather than one we initially think is better for our feelings. I think this is actually better for our feelings in the long run, as choosing based on feelings stagnates our emotional maturity, by chaining our inner state to outside truths that never change, only our theories of them. Separating existential truths from trained inner behavioural patterns, in my opinion results in a more meditative worldview that's better for your feelings. We are better off when we can separate our emotional state from these existential debates, and instead focus on training positive behavioural patterns from within.

Both worldviews are possible, one is true, and whichever one it is didn't have to change your inner state when you were unaware of it. What matters is that happiness is built from within. You can apply the same meditative principles; regardless of whichever worldview happens to be true. Let go and find your happiness within. Better the world because it is you.

This is a very positive meaning for life, it's beneficial for everyone, and it fits in with what can be scientifically observed! It's a fantastic combination, as it can convince more people, and have the same principles that change the world for the better.
John Francis Banker
oh my god who else hears that ringing from feedback? EQ please!
Annonymous Human
the smacking sound of the saliva in his mouth is driving me nuts, great info but the microphone is just a little bit too close sounds like he is eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich throughout the entire presentation, am i alone here or what?
Light Bearer
Fake Yogi with dry mouth
BigPapaPump
that is why quantum computing is pretty cool as its the electric yogi. Does not focus on the output of data but the interrelationship of the data being analyzed.
Boglerun
This sounds like Deepak woo woo.
CreamintheCoffee
I have had this saint actually stay in my home with his freshly brother, who is also a Monk. I can't tell you the Peace and comfort I felt in his presence! The time spent with him was not nearly long enough! An immensely deep individual on many levels!
Colum Nolan
You are hilariously natural 😄
alick msolola
Great talk from somebody who truly understands what he's talking about
ankhaton
Here is How it works :

What would an All Powerful Being possessing everything need?
LOVE is the answer
So SHE does anything
and each quantum will transform in LOVE
Via Karma(s) it may take long ( many many Big Bangs) or flashed ( in a nanosecond)
the result is fantastic
You ( Reader here ) are HIM / HER
Charles Anthony
That mic is way too sensitive.
Victor Humanimal
Every living being is connected to all, and all is connected to every living being, here on earth and across every known and unknown universe.
Micah Proffer
For those of you wondering why he keeps his arms so still and by his side most of the video, I believe my comment to someone else who noticed this may be able to shed some light..

It’s a result of having tamed your “monkey-mind.” Usually we unconsciously move about during speech as we are enthralled in whatever it is we are talking about; however through consistent meditation you become increasingly aware of subtleties that might often go unnoticed. His speech is about “consciousness” and it’s no secret that regular meditation can indeed lead to expanded consciousness and awareness which can explain his calm demeanor. It’s not by accident, I assure you of that, it’s a sign of having mastered the senses through constant presence and awareness. If you are in a constant flow state; aware of each and every compulsion you may experience in your daily life (such as flailing our arms around and pacing about meaninglessly) then you can simply choose not to allow them to have control over you, you can choose to keep your arms perfectly by your side as a testament to your self-discipline and as a way to suggest that it’s “what I have to say that is important and not how I look while saying it.”

I hope this was helpful! I’m terrible at explaining things simply.
Gene Quagmire
Why is he dressed as a Sikh?
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Consciousness is a mathematical pattern: Max Tegmark Consciousness -- the final frontier | Dada 2 days ago   16:37

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As a physicist, Max Tegmark sees people as "food, rearranged." That makes his answer to complicated questions like "What is consciousness?" simple: It's just math. Why? Because it's the patterns, not the particles, that matter. Learn more about Max Tegmark at http://space.mit.edu/home/tegmark/mathematical.html and TEDxCambridge at http://www.tedxcambridge.com.


In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

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