Consciousness and Kosmos
May 2, 2017 Kosmos Community News

Kosmos Classic | An Interview with Deepak Chopra: You Are the Universe

SPRING | SUMMER 2017 edition of Kosmos Journal

By Claudia Welss, Deepak Chopra

“This is the big conundrum that science is in at the moment. We do not know what creates experience. We do not know how we know what we know. We do not know the nature of the physical universe. And all our scientific models, even though they’re good for making calculations and creating together, they do not give us a clue to the fundamental questions of existence. Who are we? Where did we come from? Is there a God? Are we just a small speck of dust in the mindless void, in the junkyard of infinity? Or is something more meaningful going on? ” – Deepak Chopra

The Mystery of Consciousness

By Sam Harris, via his blog

The universe is filled with physical phenomena that appear devoid of consciousness. From the birth of stars and planets, to the early stages of cell division in a human embryo, the structures and processes we find in Nature seem to lack an inner life. At some point in the development of certain complex organisms, however, consciousness emerges. This miracle does not depend on a change of materials—for you and I are built of the same atoms as a fern or a ham sandwich. Rather, it must be a matter of organization. Arranging atoms in a certain way appears to bring consciousness into being. And this fact is among the deepest mysteries given to us to contemplate.

Thích Nhất Hạnh on Nonduality and the Consciousness of ‘Things’

Is the consciousness of a flower or a cat equal to that of a human being? Do non-living things have consciousness? In 2015, at the University of Virginia, astrophysicist, Dr. Trinh Xuan Thuan asked the Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thích Nhất Hạnh, (Thay to his students), to explain. Thay’s response is both uplifting and humbling.

Akashic Field and Consciousness

Image | Using data from NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, scientists have recently discovered a gigantic, mysterious structure in our galaxy.

by David Storoy via Science and Nonduality

Ervin Laszlo proposes that the quantum vacuum –which we know contains all the information of our history from the Big Bang to now – is also consciousness. Everything in the universe therefore has consciousness; from a pebble to a tree, to a cloud, to a person. While this goes against the view of mainstream science, there are some highly respected scientists such as Freeman Dyson, David Bohm and Fritjof Capra, who support the idea that the universe is in fact conscious.

Plant Intelligence – Our 5 Senses + 15 More

by Stephanie Hanel, via Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

“The interest in scientific research on plant physiology has been reawakened in recent decades and its results are beginning to filter through to public awareness. The time is ripe for focusing on something that accounts for most of the life on our planet: plants and their myriad senses.”

Reader’s Essay | Lifting the Veil: Merging Science and Spirituality

By Christine Horner

Something miraculous is happening. The invisible is becoming visible. Human consciousness is taking a quantum leap into territory previously unknown as what began with just a few saints, sages, gurus, and a Savior is awakening in the hearts and minds of millions around the globe.