NTRL | CONSCIOUSNESS IS INDIVISIBLE

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THE NATURE OF THE TRUE RELIGIOUS LIFE | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

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The study of consciousness is the most difficult of studies because it cannot become an object of study .

Consciousness can never become a thing visible to the senses , or even cognisable by the mind , because of the fact that consciousness precedes the operation of the mind and the senses .

It is the experiencer and , therefore , it cannot be experienced as an external to its own self .

" A " cannot become both a subject and an object at the same time .

Consciousness is always a subject , and it is the seer , the hearer , the toucher , the experiencer and the knower of everything .

The consciousness in which state you existed in the state of deep sleep is not capable of limitation by anything that exists anywhere because — listen to me very carefully here — the very awareness of the presence of limitation would prove that awareness is beyond limitation .

When you say there is a boundary and a limitation to a particular thing , you are aware at the same time there is something beyond the boundary .

The consciousness of limitation implies an awareness of that which is beyond the limit .

Hence , even to imagine that consciousness can be limited , consciousness should be beyond limitation .

And also , you cannot imagine that consciousness can be divided into parts .

It cannot be segmented or partitioned because to imagine that there can be parts in consciousness would be to imagine simultaneously that there could be a gap of space between one part and another part .

But who is there to know there is a gap between one part and another part ?

Nobody can know it except consciousness itself .

So consciousness should be present even midway between the two imagined parts , which means to say parts are impossible in consciousness .

What does follow from all these analyses ?

Consciousness is not capable of division .
It is indivisible . It is impartite . It is limitless .

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