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Meditation-Based on Experience

The Rishis (Sages) of the past meditated. They included both men (eg Kapila) and women (eg Gargi).
By meditate I mean concentrated focus/observation of their own psychical system.
Meditation is a systems approach.  The rishis went from the surface layers of the mind to probe into deeper levels.  The body is multicellular , including the brain (consisting of the sensory input processing system). Under normal circumstances, in a conditioned human, the physical predominates i.e data arriving from the sense organs (eyes, ears etc) .The  4 components i.e.buddhi-intellect ahamkara-identity/individualization capacity, manas - memory bank , chitta-(awareness at the mental level)are a  prakriti (psychical nature) according to sankhya psychology. The 3 attributes of sattva(balance/equilibrium/harmony),rajas (activity) and tamas (inertia) are present in various combination in each individual human. The observable universe is when the self/atman/purusha/subject/observer/ is superimposed by prakr…

advaita vedanta

Advaita Vedanta's rejection of theism is a consequence of its insistence that “Brahman [ultimate reality] is without parts or attributes…one without a second.” (Shankara [traditional attribution], second half of the 8th century: 101) If the Brahman has no properties, it necessarily lacks the properties of omniscience, perfect goodness, omnipotence, and personhood, and cannot therefore be understood as God.

https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/concepts-god/

Naturalism in Ancient India-Speculations

https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/naturalism-india/

The phenomenal world-A human sees a green leaf. A cat sees a grey leaf. Thus the phenomenal world of experience is a function of the genetic system of  a particular biological species. It is impermanent according to advaita vedanta adherents or advaitins , since it changes from one species to another.
Advaitins ascribe to the "universal conscious principle" underlying it all. To my mind the first thing that comes with the word "universal" in the light of present day theories in the realm of scientific investigation are "entangled energy fields", which vibrate to give rise to particles, which interact to give rise to higher orders of emergence. The word "conscious" implies in normal terms "aware". How can energy fields be aware. Awareness arises from emergence. The word "chit" of sanskrit has been "translated" to consciousness/awareness. "Chit"means &quo…

Cancer-What If

Tumor heterogeneity-Different tumor cells having altered ratios of tumor suppressing to tumor promoting activity, alters signaling networks in space and time.
Cancer-Impairement in restoration of homeostasis(2nd hit/microenvironment related)) in primary hit (tumor suppressor inhibiting/oncogene activating) cells.
Metaphor/Visualization-Ist mutational hit. Cells tries to restore homeostatic balance. Fails to optimize.=Second hit (tumor microenvironment interactions)-Tumor metastasis.
Like an oscillating pendulum that overshoots mean position once. Comes back to mean balance position. Overshoots the Ist extreme position due to loss of elasticity of string (when failing to optimize lost mean position/Youngs Modulus/Hooks Law). Loss of elasticity. status quo of extreme position maintained. equivalent to tumorigenesis.
Fractals-Self similar patterns of related tumor suppressing and tumor promoting signaling networks,
in a normal cell. Fractal pattern of signaling networks altered in a tum…

Meditation-Sankhya Yoga-Yoga Psychology Based on Experience

The Rishis (Sages) of the past meditated. They included both men (eg Kapila) and women (eg Gargi).
By meditate I mean concentrated focus/observation of their own psychical system.
Meditation is a systems approach.  The rishis went from the surface layers of the mind to probe into deeper levels.  The body is multicellular , including the brain (consisting of the sensory input processing system). Under normal circumstances, in a conditioned human, the physical predominates i.e data arriving from the sense organs (eyes, ears etc) .The  4 components i.e.buddhi-intellect ahamkara-identity/individualization capacity, manas - memory bank , chitta-(awareness at the mental level)are a  prakriti (psychical nature) according to sankhya psychology. The 3 attributes of sattva(balance/equilibrium/harmony),rajas (activity) and tamas (inertia) are present in various combination in each individual human. The observable universe is when the self/atman/purusha/subject/observer/ is superimposed by prakr…

The Brain with David Eagleman - What Is Reality - BBC Documentary 2016

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