Being and Be-ness

CONSCIOUSNESS is at once the most familiar and most mysterious aspect of our lives.

Knowing nothing of its spiritual essence, we reduce consciousness to its various ‘states’ — waking, sleeping, intuitive, meditating, angry, depressed, happy or sad.

We experience perhaps hundreds of such random cognitive and emotional states every day.

But because nature is only judged by science “through her appearance,” H. P. Blavatsky wrote, “that appearance is always deceitful on the physical plane.”

She adds that Science “refuses to blend physics with metaphysics, the body with its informing soul and spirit, which they prefer ignoring.”

Nevertheless, physics and metaphysics were once deeply entwined, resulting in the natural philosophy of the Greeks — now given the cold shoulder by a science that defers to computer simulations, and giant machines.

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This post was updated and republished at:

All One Being 2


3 responses to “Being and Be-ness

  1. I want to thank Theosophy Watch for bringing us such good posts every week, bridging Theosophy and Science.




  2. This is a most worthy post, that deserves world-wide reading and contemplating. I’ve got the permalink bookmarked. Thank you for sharing all the enlightened wisdom. Peace.


  3. In the looking not looking experiment, I wonder what would happen if the participants were in separate rooms, and they had to visualise or not visualise the other person?

    Be-ness, non-duality: no one thing, nothing.

    Thanks, Simon.


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