Have you ever heard of the "Hard problem"? The Hard problem is a popularized name for the struggle it is to fathom how conscious reality emerges from the physical world around us; It specifically comes down to how electrons moving around in our brain can give rise to our subjective, phenomenal experiences of taste, touch, … Continue reading The Hard Problem Is…Soft And Upside Down?
I normally spend an hour every morning and an hour every evening meditating; 2 hours in total every day! - That's an awful lot of time spent mediating! At least one should be able to say exactly why this time isn't spent doing other awesome things... It all comes down to what meditation yields the … Continue reading Why Do I Meditate?
[Image taken from DailyGalaxy.com] Finally! The moment everyone has been waiting for has arrived. It's time to reveal to the world what exactly the Scientific Meditator works so hard for: Insights! In the previous posts in this series, Scientifically Spiritual, it was made clear that our experience of life is clearly different whether we observe … Continue reading The insights of a Meditator | Scientifically Spiritual 4
I started meditating at the end of 2016 without instructions, no knowledge about what meditation was, no preparation, no nothing! I simply sat down (in an uncomfortable cross-legged position), closed my eyes and let my curiosity guide me. I did this because I was awestruck with my thought process and my identification with it. I … Continue reading Altered states of consciousness and the eight Jhanas
[Image from MagicJournal.ru] So far in this series of posts we have looked at what the meditator does, which is to investigate life at the level of the most basic awareness of sense-door phenomena in order to understand himself, his mind and his mind-body interaction better, so that he can live a life that will … Continue reading The units of reality | Scientifically Spiritiual 3
[Image taken from TuMadre] In my previous post, Science and spirituality 1, I tried to make clear what the scientific meditator does: He observes reality objectively at a very basic level of observable reality, namely where consciousness comes into contact with phenomena at either of the six sense-doors of feeling, seeing, tasting, smelling, hearing and thinking. … Continue reading Subtle and gross reality | Scientifically Spiritual 2
[Featured image by Bob21 at Pixdaus] With a series of not too long posts, titled Scientifically Spiritual, I'd like to clarify a bit about what it's like to be a "scientific meditator" - after all, what's scientific for a meditator? Doesn't he just sit and stare into a wall, or what?! As it turns out, this meditator's … Continue reading Inner and outer realities | Scientifically Spiritual 1