Readers Ask: The Universe is Taking Innumerable Selfies of Itself

////Readers Ask: The Universe is Taking Innumerable Selfies of Itself

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    Deepak Chopra
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    The question was asked by @jenniferl, member of our YATU forum. Thank you Jennifer!


    “Dear Authors and the Forum,

    Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to read your book, You Are the Universe, and to receive feedback on the forum.

    When we live and breathe and move in a human constructed universe, yet we know this universe to be limited in relation to Brahman, how do we account for the universe unformulated by man? What are the implications for this unfoldment with man’s innovation? Likewise, the future? … considering the book, Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari and his explanations of the future of man, as they seem to appear from the past.

    To exist is to be aware. That’s the long and the short of it for human beings. Astonishingly, the same is true for the universe. Without consciousness, it would vanish in a puff of smoke, like a dream, leaving nothing behind and no one to know that it ever existed (You Are the Universe, pg. 164).”

    As always, I welcome your comments! Please keep sending in your questions, making sure you use @question in your text!


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    Menas Kafatos
    41 votes

    Dear Jennifer:

    You say “astonishingly”. That is the point, the Universe and “us” are the same, ultimately. The “stuff” of “both” Consciousness. The universe “unformulated by man” might be better put the universe as “understood by the limited mind”. However, the vast expanses of Consciousness are always there, to be experienced in deep states. And to merge the individual with the universal.



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