Ultimately, we're not made of things but of processes; we're not
objects or subjects, we are happenings.
Both subject and object are complementary aspects of an
experiential process. The process is fundamental whilst the subject
and object are virtual appearances.
The unified cosmic process (Brahman) has subject=God (Supreme
Self) and object=quantum field (spirit world).
This unified cosmic process operates 'between' moments of
existence; changing the state of NOW so that it seems that there are
many successive moments.
As these moments blur together there seems to exist myriad
individual experiential processes (Atman), which operate 'across'
moments of existence.
This is how Atman is Brahman, depending on whether we contemplate
the process as operating 'between' or 'across' moments. When
'between' it is One, whilst when operating 'across' it is many.
The individual experiential processes (Atman) have subject=Jiva
(personal self) and object=Maya (phenomenal world).
In this way the unified cosmic process seemingly animates myriads
of virtual processes, hence the One manifests as many. Many subjects
(embodied beings) and many objects (physical universe).
But ultimately there is just one unified cosmic process, which can
be known as either one subject (God / Supreme Self) or one object
(quantum field / spirit world).
Anyway, that is one possible English interpretation of the
mathematics that I intuitively received and have been contemplating since
2000. The maths is crystal clear and very succinct but it is hard to
find words to describe it because words have so much egoic /
materialist baggage attached.
Hope it makes sense to you...
BTW for much more detail see System
Science of Virtual Reality.
Worldly concepts, words and thought processes cannot give the mind
enough traction to grasp reality. However the mind itself CAN grasp
these things and the intellect can understand. Although the word
'mind' means different things to different people... Hence I'll
explain a little of where I'm "coming from" in regards to
'mind'... More >
The following is a brief overview of an information system
ontology and metaphysics, i.e. those concepts, entities and processes
that provide a foundation for a non-materialist, consciousness based
world-view. The explanation is kind of technical because it is
difficult to explain non-materialist issues in a mostly materialist
language, however the understanding itself is very simple and intuitive
once one shifts to a non-materialist paradigm. This explanation starts
from general principles and works towards particulars. More >
There are some who believe that only sentient beings such as
humans can collapse quantum wavefunctions. IMHO this is a fallacy and
it leads to a paradox, which can be resolved by developing a deeper
understanding of consciousness.
The paradox is, if sentient being are required to collapse a
wavefunction, then how could the classical universe exist before
sentient beings evolved, and how could sentient beings evolve if the
classical universe didn't yet exist? At what stage did the pure
quantum potential suddenly start collapsing into particular classical
actualities? How did this new ingredient
"wavefunction-collapsing-sentience" arise from the pure
quantum potential? There is a maze of paradoxes here...
In fact any interaction with another system will collapse the
wavefunction. Any observation will do it, because whenever an
observable is required by another system as part of an interaction
the wavefunction must collapse to provide an observable. This
approach is a natural part of an efficient simulation algorithm,
which only computes the state of a virtual system when another
virtual system requires an observable in order to experience and
interact with it.
The sensitivity to collapse is why researchers are having so much
trouble building quantum computers, they call it the "decoherence
problem". In order to perform computations with wavefunctions we
can't have them collapsing willy-nilly, but the slightest interaction
with any aspect of the surrounding universe will collapse the
wavefunction. So how can one develop a framework within which to
compute with wavefunctions?
If it was only sentient beings who collapse wavefunctions then
the decoherence problem would be easy to solve, just put the quantum
computer in an opaque box and don't let anyone open the box until the
computation has had plenty of time to complete. Then a sentient being
can open the box to collapse the wavefunction and observe the final
result of the computation. This is not what happens in reality.
The only way out of the quantum-sentience-paradox is to accept
that not only complex systems with complex forms of awareness (such
as ourselves) are involved in the collapse of the wavefunction, but
even simple systems with simple forms of awareness. Hence the way out
of paradox is to overcome anthropocentric concepts of consciousness
and accept some form of panpsychism, such as
Even a fundamental particle has its own primitive form of
consciousness - nowhere near as complex and rich as ours, but it is
aware nevertheless. A particle couldn't interact with other particles
if it wasn't aware of their existence and their state of being. It
needs to observe their state of being in order to react to them, and
this observation collapses the wavefunction of the other particles.
Thanks to Tim Cumper for raising this issue and inspiring me to
write this article...
Taking numbers consisting of 1's and squaring them reveals an
interesting countup-countdown pattern in the resulting product.
11111^2= 123454321 More >
What questions can science not answer? http://qr.ae/7Xh2
What are some taboos in science? http://qr.ae/Jzq
What is consciousness? http://qr.ae/7FD
What is sentience? http://qr.ae/TRw
Hard Problem of Consciousness http://qr.ae/7nhU
What is naive realism? http://qr.ae/0cq
What exactly are qualia? http://qr.ae/7NA4
What is matter? http://qr.ae/7nnn
Does matter exist? http://qr.ae/7nta
What is it like to be a quantum computational process?
Is the universe a simulation? http://qr.ae/TlI
Is it possible to create a general system simulator?
In simple terms, what does the Stern-Gerlach experiment imply
about the nature of quantum systems and observable phenomena?
Now that naive realism has been disproved by quantum
mechanics, how will this impact our collective paradigm?
If society undergoes a paradigm shift to a non-naive realist
paradigm, which words will retain their meaning and which will
Is a photon a particle or a wave? http://qr.ae/7KBb
What basic principles would need to be covered by a
“virtuality tutorial”? http://qr.ae/72X9
What are memes and memeplexes? http://qr.ae/7ndi
Is the concept of a ‘person’ a social construct?
How do you know if you are self-aware? http://qr.ae/7Ryr
Can we have an agreed-upon definition of ‘reality’?
What is the “problem of the external world”?
Do spirits exist in Reality? http://qr.ae/7G76
How can you learn faster? http://qr.ae/7tA7
What is evil? http://qr.ae/7tmW
How have Enlightened beings lived in human society?
What is a memetic disease and how do they operate throughout
our minds and cultures? http://qr.ae/7nMq
How is the concept of a memetic disease related to the
concepts of physical, psychological and social diseases?
What is the most endemic and destructive cultural phenomenon
of all time? http://qr.ae/7tBw
Is the phenomenon of ethnogenesis an example of memetic
autopoiesis of a collective intelligence? http://qr.ae/7Ih0
What use is the I Ching? http://qr.ae/1N8
What does it mean to be a person with big karma?
What does it mean that everything in the world is a teacher?
Sadguru - teacher within.
What is one thing you have to believe before you can
experience it? http://qr.ae/030
Experiencing oneself as a “person in a world”…
What is the unique quality that is in the consciousness of
the human beings who have attained the Supreme Enlightenment?
Complete absence of delusion
What is the likelihood humans don’t have the brain power to
fully comprehend the answer to why we exist? http://qr.ae/7p14
What are system leverage points and why is it useful to know?
Is nature self-similar across scales? If so, what is the
principle in which it is self-similar? What are some examples of
What is one important thing that no one told you about?
The universe isn’t a mechanism that one must ‘manipulate’ and
that events are not just ‘accidental’ happenings - instead the
universe is alive and responsive…
What is a narrative? http://qr.ae/0OG
What is a fractal? http://qr.ae/0gU
Is there a meaningful relation between fractals and cellular
What do the results of the PEAR GCP ICRL experiments say
about consciousness and how can we scientifically explain them?
Consciousness itself, unaided by known physical mechanisms, can
influence physical reality.” The likelihood that this is due to
chance is one in a trillion (10^-12)…
What major social problems have been solved by philanthropy
in the last 50 years? http://qr.ae/7r9u
What do you think of the many-worlds interpretation of
Quantum Mechanics? http://qr.ae/7yfA
Also “System Science of Virtual Reality” is a relevant
for those who wish to explore deeper.
Signs of an emerging Paradigm http://bit.ly/dfxL4R
Shape of the Emerging Memeplex and How to Nurture It
I Ching’s Advice on Nurturing the Emerging Memeplex
The I Ching’s “Wisdom for this Phase of the Journey”
I just noticed a self-organising narrative on the nature of reality arising from my answers on Quora...
The issue of "What is the 'substance' of this universe?" is touched on in my answer to the question "What is consciousness?" [link]
The issue of "What is it that causes this universe to exist and function?" is touched on in my answer to the question "Is the universe a simulation?" [link]
The issue of "How does such a simulator work?" is touched on in my answer to the question "Is it possible to create a general system simulator, if so how?" [link]
The issue of "How is it that sentience can arise in a simulated virtual reality?" is touched on in my answer to the question "What is sentience?" [link]
The issue of "What is the structure of this universe?" is touched on in my answer to the question "What is a fractal?" [link]
This is the latest version of the structural basis of the high level design for a general innovation project. Note: I'll keep updating the diagram and adding comments until this design reaches a steady state...
Here are some slides of the various components shown separately... More >
See the original and other answers at
At the bottom of this page there are also
some other answers and my comments on them.
I will not attempt to answer this question here, but merely
provide some links to instances where the idea has been discussed.
This idea is becoming increasingly popular within the scientific
debate because it provides an explanatory framework that allows us to
comprehend quantum phenomena that were previously incomprehensible...
Whilst it is impossible to comprehend the quantum mechanical
description of the universe in terms of 'physical' phenomena, at the
same time we are finding that thinking in terms of information
processes allows us to understand quantum phenomena, not as something
bizarre and paradoxical, but as the natural & necessary
properties of a simulated virtual reality. More >
@markjbradford quoted @GrahamHill, which was retweeted by
I totally disagree with this, thus I responded to them saying: More >
Quoted from my comments to a facebook
Some Information Theoretic Background
In terms of communication, the issue of coherence is related to
the transference of pattern/structure between information spaces.
E.g. the transference of an idea between minds or an email between
computers. More >
“A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste
not the Pierian spring: there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
and drinking largely sobers us again.” (Alexander Pope)
Quotes from Chapter 13 “The Yoga of the Division of the Cosmos
into Body and Soul” from the Bhagavad Gita. More >
“Liminality (from the Latin word līmen, meaning "a
threshold") is a psychological, neurological, or metaphysical
subjective, conscious state of being on the "threshold" of
or between two different existential planes” (Wikipedia)
A 'liminal' state is when structures dissolve and the stream of
events undergoes a creative process of change, resulting in the
spontaneous emergence of fundamentally new forms and modes of being.
Thus a 'liminal' state is the state of being in the midst of a
radical, whole system, evolutionary, quantum leap.
It is not a smooth transition but a radical discontinuity. For
example, if one cuts open a caterpillar's cocoon one doesn't find a
half-caterpillar-half butterfly, what one finds is a complex
biological soup that is in a liminal state.
Paradigm shifts also require such transformative leaps, where the
old ways of thinking and being are deconstructed all the way down to
the the fundamental assumptions from which they have grown. When
these are dissolved by the clear light of awareness the new paradigm
will emerge and flourish.
This process is known to alchemists as VITRIOL, the “Universal
Solvent”. It is from this acronym that the word vitriolic arose, to
describe the action of sulphuric acid and its capacity to dissolve
things into their basic constituents.
VITRIOL stands for “Visitas interiora terrae rectificando
invenese Occultum Lapidum.”
Literally it translates as “Visit the interior of earth and by
rectification you will discover the Hidden Stone (the Philosopher's
What it means is that in any context, delve into the foundations
of it, dissolve it into its fundamental constituents and underlying
causes then seek to correct the situation at that deep level, then
you will gain profound insight and mastery of that context. This is
particularly applied in the alchemical context of self-awareness,
self-knowledge, self-transformation and self-mastery.
Self-Realisation, profound insight and effortless mastery are
easily attainable, but only on the “other side” of a liminal
state. If one simply builds upon the old foundation in new ways one
only creates variations of the same old theme. To discover that which
is truly new one must dissolve the old and let things go into a
I see two approaches to this issue and will introduce them by
briefly describing the context and development of each, showing how
one leads into the other. I have endeavoured to keep this as simple
and concise as possible for a subject of this depth. More >
From a response to a Facebook
conversation about the issue of
action, inaction, non-action, ego, doer, doership, etc.
I just opened the Bhagavad Gita at random and it opened at chapter
3, "Karma Yoga: The Way of Action". The entire book is
relevant to this issue however I will quote extensively from just
this chapter because synchronicity is suggesting that it may be
First some background. Arjuna is a prince of a great kingdom that
has disintegrated into two warring factions. Krishna, the avatar of
the Supreme Godhead is serving as Arjuna's charioteer. A great war
has arisen and Arjuna is called upon to lead an army to fight his
kinsmen, his brothers, his teachers and those who he loves and
On the eve of the battle, in the midst of the two armies, Arjuna
breaks down. "O Krishna, when I see these people, my kinsmen
assembled here, eager for battle, my limbs sag, my mouth feels
parched, my body quakes, and my hairs stand on end... I am unable to
stand still and my mind is in a whirl. I see adverse omens, and do
not forsee any good from killing my own kinsmen in battle... These I
would not wish to kill though they may have risen to kill us. Even to
obtain the kingdom of the three worlds (outer, inner & inner
most); far less for the sake of the earth...."
Krishna's first reply is "O Arjuna, from where does this
disgraceful conduct come into your mind in this hour of peril? It is
unknown to the Aryas (awakened ones), does not lead to heaven, and
brings one disrepute."
Krishna goes on to explain the entire nature of reality, the
cosmic process and its projection upon the earthly plane, the fact
that none there on the battle field are actually alive to begin with
so they cannot be killed, that one must fulfil one's dharma and enact
one's innermost law, which is the law of the cosmos. Anything else is
futile and ruinous. More >
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