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VerstandVernunft
Niederes / höheres Ego-Mind, Geist/Gemüt, Intellekt
BW 155 BW 275 BW 400-max. 499

 

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Akropolis im Sonnenuntergang
Wahrzeichen der Attischen Demokratie
Athen, Griechenland

 

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Körper- und Verstandesprogramme

Gedanken sind vergleichbar mit fliegenden Fischen, die spontan aus dem Meer hochspringen. Sie sind nicht wie Billarddkugeln auf dem Billiardtisch, die angestoßen zu haben, das Ego-Mind in Anspruch nimmt.
Der Verstand-Gemüt ist ein Apparat, der – so wie der Körper auch – sein eigenes Programm durchspielt.

Benjamin Libets Experimente zur Willensfreiheit (Bereitschaftspotential)

Hawkins bezog sich die Studienreihen des US-amerikanischen Physiologen Benjamin Libet1, aus denen hervorgeht, dass ein Ereignis bereits geschehen ist, ehe die entsprechenden Aktionspotentiale dazu in den Neuronen auftauchen. Hawkins erklärt diesen Sachverhalt folgendermaßen: Neuronen werden über Induktion durch das ätherische Gehirn, das im Stirnlappenneokortex angesiedelt ist, gefeuert.

 

Der Verstand, der sich mit dem Ego identifiziert, nimmt die Realität stets eine 1/10.000-stel Sekunde zu spät wahr in der irrigen Annahme, er bewege den Körper. David Hawkins, Quelle unbekannt

 

In Benjamin Libets Experimenten im Jahr 1979 und 1983 wurde Versuchspersonen aufgetragen, spontan den Entschluss fassen, einen Finger der rechten Hand oder die ganze Hand zu beugen. Sie waren mit einem EMG-Gerät verkabelt, das die elektrischen Impulse (Aktionspotentiale) der erfassten Muskeln am Bildschirm notierte. Im Normalzustand zeigt ein gesunder, bewusst ruhig gehaltener Muskel keine Aktivität. Bei Libets Versuchsreihen konnte jedoch ein so genanntes 'Bereitschaftspotential' im noch ruhenden Muskel gemessen werden – und zwar durchschnittlich etwa eine halbe Sekunde vor dem bewussten willentlichen Entschluss des Probanden, seine Gliedmaße zu bewegen.

 

Referenz: de.Wikipedia-Eintrag Libets Experimente

Intelligenzquotient – Denken

Die jüngste Forschung 2 brachte zutage, dass der Intelligenzquotient lediglich einen Einflussfaktor von 4 %-10% auf den beruflichen Erfolg hat.
Mehr Gewicht in Leistung und Verhalten haben der emotionale Quotient und andere rechtshirnige Qualitäten.

 

Referenz: de.Wikipedia-Eintrag Intelligenzquotient
Siehe auch: ► Denken

Zeugenschaft – Von der konkreten Form zum abstrakten Kontext

Die von Aspiranten angestrebte Realität ist VOR dem Denken, nicht zwischen den Gedanken präsent.
Vor dem Auftauchen des Gedankens ist Stille, ist das Nichtdingliche, das unendliche unbewegliche Feld, das dem Egomind, das von Detail zu Detail hüpfen muss, unzugänglich ist.

Was du bist, ist VOR dem Gedanken anwesend.

Gedanken sind Formen. Wer Form mit Form einfangen möchte, ist unzureichend ausgerüstet.
Aus der Perspektive des Zeugen-Beobachters, der innerhalb des Feldes (Kontext) ist, sieht man einen Gedanken aus der Stille aufsteigen.

 

Linear (an die Form gebunden)
Ego / Ich
Gedanke   →
Registrieren   →
Erkennen  →
Betrachten  →
Erlebender   →
Gewahrender   →
Nichtlinear (Feld)
Selbst / SELBST
Beobachter   →
Zeuge   →
Licht des Bewusstseins   →
Das Manifeste als Allheit – SELBST   →
Das Unmanifeste (Gottheit)
Quelle: ► David Hawkins, Sedona Seminar Identification and Illusion, 3 DVD-Set, 14. August 2004
I. Reality and Subjectivity, The Progressive Fields of Realization, S. 292-294, 2003
Siehe auch: ► Kontext

 

It is the nature of awareness being itself to know what is going on in consciosness.
It is the nature of consciousness to know what is going on in mind.
It is the nature of mind to know what is going on with sensations,
and it is the nature of sensations to know what is going on with the body.
It is important to know that all ordinary experience is going on in consciousness alone.
It is important to know that consciousness has no particular space, no physical area, and no limitation.
David Hawkins, Healing and Recovery, chapter 10 "Pain and Suffering", S. 302, 2009

Niederes Ego-Mind versus Höheres Ego-Mind

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1.155Niederes Ego-MindWortwörtlich, Inhalt, begrenzte Form, spezifisch, Moral, personalisieren, erinnern, denken, erwerben, rivalisierend, schlau, ausbeutend, exklusiv, begehrend, kontrollierend, wollen, insensitiv, Dominationsmacht
2.275Höheres Ego-MindBedeutung, Kontext, unpersönlich, abgehoben, abstrakt, Ethik, Prinzipien, reflektieren, prozessieren, auskosten, verbessern, kooperativ, expansiv, wertschätzend, erkennt Potentiale, intelligent, wählen, elegant, Wirkmacht

Zitate zum Thema Verstand, Geist/Gemüt, Intellekt / Mind and Intellect

Zitate von D. Hawkins

⚠ Achtung Siehe Power vs. Truth (engl.) Januar 2013

  • Der Verstand, der sich mit dem Ego identifiziert, nimmt die Realität stets eine 1/10.000-stel Sekunde zu spät wahr in der irrigen Annahme, er bewege den Körper. Quelle unbekannt

 

  • Der Körper spiegelt den Inhalt der Gedanken wider. Quelle unbekannt

 

  • Es ist die gleiche Eitelkeit, welche die Urheberschaft unserer Erfahrungen, Gedanken und Handlungen für sich in Anspruch nimmt. Durch Nachdenken kann man erkennen, dass sowohl der Körper als auch der Geist/Gemüt das Ergebnis der unzähligen Bedingungen des Universums sind, und dass man bestenfalls Zeuge dieses Zusammenspiels ist. Das All-sehende Auge, S. 69, 2005

 

  • Wie der Körper, ist auch Geist/Gemüt nicht unser wirkliches Selbst, und ebenso wie der Körper ist er im Grunde unpersönlich. Er enthält Gedanken, aber diese Gedanken sind nicht Ausfluss des SELBST. Sogar wenn ein Mensch kein Geist/Gemüt haben möchte, so hat er ihn doch. Es gibt keine Wahl in dieser Beziehung. Geist/Gemüt wird einem auferlegt und ungefragt übergestülpt. Diese Tatsache, dass nämlich Geist/Gemüt eine ungewollte Bürde ist, hilft bei der Erkenntnis, dass er nicht auf persönlicher Wahl oder Entscheidung beruht. teils FU Das All-sehende Auge, S. 154-155, 2005

 

  • Mit der Erkenntnis, dass der Intellekt kein nützliches Werkzeug mehr, sondern zum Hindernis geworden ist, erreicht der Sucher die Reife, die für die konzentrierten Pfade zu GOTT erforderlich ist. Auf diesen kann er den Geist/das Gemüt überwinden und zwar entweder auf dem Weg über das Herz oder auf dem Weg über das Bewusstsein. Licht des Alls. Die Wirklichkeit des Göttlichen, S. 77, 2006

 

  • Über den Intellekt werden Standpunkte verfeinert, in abstrakte Symbole gegossen und sprachlich zum Ausdruck gebracht. All dies wird unter der allgemeinen Erfordernis für logische, lineare Vernünftigkeit subsumiert. Obwohl dies einerseits für die alltägliche Arbeit nützlich ist, zeigt es auch, dass der Intellekt so manipuliert werden kann, dass er jede Denkposition vernünftig erscheinen lassen kann. Dennoch befasst sich der Intellekt sich nicht nur mit Form, sondern hat auch die Fähigkeit, verfeinerte abstrakte Konzepte zu bilden. Sein grundlegender Defekt bleibt jedoch bestehen, insofern er nicht in der Lage ist, Wahrheit von Unwahrheit zu unterscheiden oder Kontext wirklich zu erfassen. Er hat außerdem auch die Neigung, Daten, die mit seinen Standpunkten in Konflikt stehen, zu ignorieren. teils OU Licht des Alls. Die Wirklichkeit des Göttlichen, S. 107, 2006

 

  • Der Intellekt […] hat die Fähigkeit, verfeinerte abstrakte Konzepte zu bilden. Sein grundlegender Defekt, […] Wahrheit von Unwahrheit zu unterscheiden oder Kontext wirklich zu erfassen, bleibt jedoch bestehen. Er neigt […] auch dazu, Daten zu ignorieren, die mit seinen Standpunkten in Konflikt stehen. FU Licht des Alls. Die Wirklichkeit des Göttlichen, S. 107, 2006

 

 

  • Von entscheidender Wichtigkeit ist, dass die Fähigkeit zu denken, zu schlussfolgern und somit zu mentieren, den mentalen Verarbeitungsprozess des Tieres nicht ersetzte, sondern diesem lediglich hinzugefügt wurde. Das tierische Bewusstsein ist ausschließlich auf das eigene Überleben (und das der Familie und Horde) ausgerichtet und kümmert sich nicht darum, für andere zu sorgen, noch erkennt es die Bedürfnisse und Wünsche anderer und noch weniger deren Wert. Die Schattenseite der Folge, dass das Erkenntnisvermögen den tierischen Instinkten aufgepropft wurde, ist etwa so, wie wenn man einem Kind oder geistig Behinderten ein Gewehr gibt. FU Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, S. 40-41, 2005

 


 

Quotes by D. Hawkins

⚠ Caveat See Power vs. Truth, January 2013

  • Human reason exhausts itself ceaselessly to explain the inexplicable. Explanation itself is high comedy, as preposterous as trying to see the back of one's own head, but the vanity of the ego is boundless, and it becomes even more overblown by this very attempt to make sense of nonsense. The mind, in its identity with the ego, cannot by definition, comprehend reality; if it could, it would instantly dissolve itself upon recognizing its own illusory nature. It's only beyond the paradox of mind transcending ego That What Is stands forth, self-evident and dazzling in its infinite Absoluteness. And then all of these words are useless. Afflicted by Forces Unseen?, excerpted from [sample] Power vs. Force. The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, S. ?, Hay House, February 2002

 

 

 

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Contrasting pairs of emotions, attitudes, and feeling states In alphabetical order

Positive (strong) response (above 200)Negative (weak) response (below 200)

  1. BrilliantClever
  2. CandidCalculating
  3. IngeniousScheming
  4. InventiveProsaic
  5. GiftedLucky
  6. ProlificBarren
  7. ThoughtfulPedantic
Inspired by Power vs. Force. The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, chapter 9, S. 146-147, Hay House, February 2002

 


Der Denker, Statue von Auguste Rodin, Musée Rodin
  • If we consider the millions of thoughts that go through the mind continually, it isn’t surprising that the body’s condition could radically change to reflect the prevailing thought patterns, as modified by genetic and environment factors. Power vs. Force. The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, chapter 18 Wellness and the Disease Process, S. 218, Hay House, February 2002

 

  • The achievements of pure reason are the great landmarks of cultural history. They've made man the master of his external environment; and to some degree, on the physical plane, of his internal environment. But reason has its limits, in more ways than one: The intellectual brilliance of the 400's level, so dazzling and enviable to those in the 300's, quickly pales for those who have transcended it. From a higher perspective, it's all too clear how tedious and trivial reason's infatuation with itself can become. Reason is the mirror of the mind's vanity; ultimately, there are few things more boring to observe than self-admiration. Rationality, the great liberator that's freed us from the demands of our lower natures, is also a stern warden, denying our escape to the planes above and beyond intellect. For those entrained at the level of the 400s, reason itself becomes a cap, a ceiling in spiritual evolution. Power vs. Force. The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, S. 258, Hay House, February 2002

 

  • The irony of human experience is in how fiercely the ego fights to preserve the illusion of a separate, individual "I" even though this is not only an ontological impossibility but the wellspring of all suffering. Human reason exhausts itself ceaselessly to explain the inexplicable. Explanation itself is high comedy, as preposterous as trying to see the back of one's own head, but the vanity of the ego is boundless, and it becomes even more overblown in this very attempt to make sense of nonsense. The mind, in its identity with the ego, cannot, by definition, comprehend reality; if it could, it would instantly dissolve itself upon recognition of its own illusory nature. It is only beyond the paradox of mind transcending ego that that which Is stands forth self-evident and dazzling in its infinite Absoluteness. And then all these words are useless. Power vs. Force. The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, chapter 24 Resolution, S. 291, Hay House, February 2002

 

  • Like the body, the mind is not one's real self, and like the body, it is basically impersonal. It has thoughts, but these thoughts are not a product of the self. Even if the person does not want a mind, they have one anyway. There is no choice in the matter; the mind is imposed and thrust upon one unasked. The fact that having a mind is an involuntary imposition helps with the realization that it is not a personal choice or decision. The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 99, Veritas Publishing, revised, 2002

 

  • To quiet the mind, certain motives have to be surrendered and relinquished to God:
    1. The deisre to think.
    2. The desire for the pleasure of thinking.
    3. The comfort of guarantee of the continuation of one's existence.
The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 103, Veritas Publishing, revised edition 2002

 

  • One's reluctance to letting go of thought is the illusory identification of the thoughts not only as 'mine', but also as being 'me'. The mind tends to be proud of its thoughts as though it were preserving a great treasure. The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 104, 2001

 

 

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The weakness of hypothetical positions

  • Another habit of the mind that creates temporary obstacles is the frequent use of the hypothetical as a source for argument and doubt. It is always possible for the intellect to construct an imaginary set of concepts in such a way to refute anything. The unconscious purpose of the hypothetical position is always the vanity of being ‘right’ and refuting some other point of view. The hypothetical has no validity and no existence in reality. The ‘what if’ never has to be addressed in spiritual work inasmuch as it is a spurious product of imagination and languaging whose motive is self-justification of a positionality. The consciousness level of intellectualization calibrates in the 400s, which is useful in the physical world of human endeavor but a limitation and a great barrier to enlightenment. The intellect itself is a great limitation, and the greatest geniuses of science and the intellect all calibrate at approximately 499. That is as far as the intellect can go due to the limitations set by its context of reality. To go beyond that limit requires a greater context and takes one into noncausality, nonduality, and the nonlinear and non-Newtonian dimensions of thought and understanding. The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 108, 2001

 

 

 

  • Logic has practical and useful applications in the everyday material world that are salutary and beneficial, but they do not lead to enlightenment, which is an entirely different endeavour. The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 167, 2001

 

  • The tough "I know" precludes the ultimate awareness of the real "I am". The word "know" is dualistic and assumes a dichotomy between a separate subject, the "knower" and something external to be known. The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 179, 2001

 

  • The positionalities structures that set the entire thinking mechanisms in motion and activate its content.
    Primordial Positionalities:
    1. Ideas have significance and importance.
    2. There is a dividing line between opposites.
    3. There is value of authorship – thoughts are valuable because they are 'mine'.
    4. Thinking is necessary for control, and survival depends on control.

 

 

 

  • It is of critical importance to note that the capacity to think, reason, and thus mentalize did not replace the mental process of the animal, but instead was merely added on to it. The animal consciousness is interested only in its own survival (including family and pack) and is not interested in providing for, or does it recognize, the needs, the wants, or much less, the value of others. The downside of the consequence of the capacity for cognition when added to animal instincts is comparable to that of giving a child or a mentally impaired person a gun. Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, S. 40-41, 2005

 

  • Unaided, the mind is too weak and ineffective to bring about major change; even "genius" calibrates at only 499. There are many geniuses and remarkably prominent people of great accomplishment whose personal lives are disastrous, and the public cannot understand why celebrities end up as suicides. Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, chapter 16 Religion and Truth, The Will (Cal. 850), S. 357-358, 2005

 

 

  • We eventually get to the level of the 'experiencing of experience'. We become the awareness of the joy and the thankfulness for our existence and the existence of our consciousness. The body is then included within the field of conscousness itself. We come again to the surprising thought that the body is within the mind. Most people with a limited belief system think that the mind is somewhere 'up here' in their head. Actually, when it is being experienced, it is found to be everywhere. Healing and Recovery, S. 137, 2009

 

 

 

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See also: Video Sedona Seminar delivered 27. September 2002

You Are Being Manipulated & Brainwashed. Wake Up, delivered as Devotion: The Way to God Through the Heart, YouTube film, 3:17 minutes duration, posted 9. February 2014

 

 

 

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Mentalization vs. thinking

 


 

  • The direct path is through consciousness itself. […] When you sit down to meditate, you notice that the mind is constantly racing and running around and a lot of teachings try to teach you have to control it. You can't control it. You don't have any control over the mind. The mind exists of its own nature and it just runs about and does its own thing, just like the body does. There's no point to try to control it. Sedona Seminar Causality: The Ego's Foundation, 3 DVD set, January 2002

 

  • Thinkingness goes on, but I am not thinkingness, nor am I the quality of thinkingness, nor am I the content of thinkingness. Thinkingness is happening spontaneously. [...] Thinkingness goes on and then if you want to put all these thoughts together with a descriptive term you call it mind. The habitual positionalities that mind takes we collectively term ego, so ego is then just a descriptive convenience. Sedona Seminar Causality: The Ego's Foundation, 3 DVD set, January 2002

 

  • You'll notice with the thought arising that there's a drive to think. There's an addiction to thinkingness. The ego thrives on thinkingness. One thing the ego dreads is silence. […]
    You are staying on the edge of the knife and as the thoughts come up, you’re letting go of it. […] As you do this, you get more to the source of the thinkingness itself and you'll notice that thinkingness is coming out of some primordial energy that is prior to form. Out of the formless energy, there is a desire and addiction to thinkingness which then begins to express itself as form. Sedona Seminar Causality: The Ego's Foundation, 3 DVD set, January 2002

 

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Juicing off of melodramatic yellow journalism vs. loving God

  • You catch your mind as that same yellow journalism, playing up everything for its sentimental juice. So you catch the mind in the trip of juicing every story. It juices it for the melodrama, the grief, for the anger, the resentment, for the indignation, for being right. It's the great juicer. So you've got to be willing to let go all the great mental juicer who tries to squeeze the story out. You either love God more than that or you love that more than God. So this separates the goats from the sheep. Sedona Seminar Causality: The Ego's Foundation, 3 DVD set, January 2002

 

  • Thinkingness goes on and then if you want to put all these thoughts together with a descriptive term, you call it mind. The habitual positionalities that mind takes, we collectively term ego. Ego then is just a descriptive convenience.
    Thinkingness goes on by itself, you don't have to call it anything at all, except to realize it's not you. You surrender it as it happens. Sedona Seminar Devotion: The Way to God Through the Heart, 3 DVD set, 27. September 2002

 

  • You don't have to master the mind to transcend it! You just identify with the field of lovingness and you by-pass the mind altogether. Sedona Seminar Identification and Illusion, 3 DVD set, 14. August 2004

 

  • To be radically honest – more honest than most people, let alone radically honest – means to find that moment a split second before the ego takes credit for something. The ego's job is to replace God. The ego is a liar.
    The mind cannot find the space between two thoughts. The mind is confined to 1/10,000th of a second. The ego takes credit for all that happens in 1/10,000th of a second after the phenomenon has already occurred. Most people think they’re thinking, but that’s just what they think. You don’t really think until level 400.
    Below 200, people mentate. They don't think; they think they think, but they just mentate. Sedona Seminar Witnessing and Observing, 3 DVD set, 16. October 2004

 

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Manifestation [holding something intently in mind] scrutinized by mentalization

  • To hold in mind that which you would like to see happen in your life increases the likelihood of its materialization. I have used it practically every place I ever lived. I held in mind that which I wanted and where I wished to be […] the general setting. You can picture pristine woods and the sounds of animals and the sounds of water going by and it materializes. Mentalization would be trying to figure out how to make it happen. That is mentalization – left brain. Just do it generally and leave the rest to God. Sedona Seminar Experiential Reality, 3 DVD set, 18. February 2006

 

  • Question: Is the pathway of the mind versus the pathway of the heart karmicly related?
    Answer: It has to do with preference. Either way is ok, it is up to you. The way of the mind is spiritual learning, you have to add devotion. Reason and Faith is a good combination. You can merge the two pathways. Sedona Satsang Q&A, Sedona Creative Life Center, 2 CD set, 13. September 2006

 

  • [Paraphrased] Maxwell's equation on electromagnetism [between electricity and magnetism] is analoguous of how the mind interacts with the brain. The energy field of consciousness interacts with (activates) the electricity in the brain. Prescott Seminar Freedom. Morality and Ethics, 3 DVD set, 8. November 2008

Zitate von anderen Quellen

Wir sehen jetzt durch einen trüben Spiegel [eine halbdurchsichtige Fensterscheibe3], dann aber von Angesicht zu Angesicht.
Jetzt erkenne ich's stückweise, dann aber werde ich erkennen gleichwie auch ich erkannt worden bin.
1. Korinther 13, 12 (NT)

 

Wenn du deinen eigenen Verstand [der sich mit dem Ego identifiziert] vollständig verstehst, bist du nicht nur ein Mensch, sondern selbst Gott. Bhagavad-Gita [BW 910] heilige hinduistische Schrift

 

Empfehlung

  • Hast du Verstand und ein Herz, so zeige nur eines von beiden. Beides verdammen sie dir, zeigest du beides zugleich. Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843) deutscher Lyriker, Dichter, Quelle unbekannt
  • Auch wenn das Absolute nicht durch den Verstand erfahren werden kann, führt die Frage Wer bin ich? zur direkten Erfahrung des SELBST, wie der Geruch einen Hund zu seinem Herrn führt. Sri Ramana Maharshi [BW 720] (1879-1950) indisch-hinduistischer Weiser, Heiliger, Quelle unbekannt

 

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Spontaner Selbstfindungsprozess durch die Frage "Wer bin ich?"

  • Nur durch die Frage, Wer bin ich? gibt der Verstand das Intellektualisieren auf. Wie der Stock, mit dem man ein Feuer schürt, selbst verbrennt, so löst sich am Ende die Frage Wer bin ich? auf und führt zurück zu der Quelle des Selbst. Sri Ramana Maharshi [BW 720] (1879-1950) indisch-hinduistischer Weiser, Heiliger, Quelle unbekannt

 


Dorothy begegnet der Vogelscheuche.
Das zauberhafte Land, 1939
  • Die Intuition ist ein göttliches Geschenk, der denkende Verstand ein treuer Diener. Es ist paradox, dass wir den Diener verehren und die göttliche Gabe entweihen. Albert Einstein [LoC 499] (1879-1955) German-born US American theoretical physicist, developer of the theory of general relativity, Nobel laureate in physics

 

  • Mit der Logik allein ist die menschliche Natur nicht zu besiegen. Die Logik sieht drei Möglichkeiten, dabei gibt es ihrer eine Million! Fjodor Michailowitsch Dostojewski [BW 465] (1821-1881) russischer Romanschriftsteller, Figur Raskolnikow in: Schuld und Sühne, 1866

 

  • Moralische Fähigkeiten sind höher einzustufen als intellektuelle. Moralische Eigenschaften erleben einen direkten oder indirekten Fortschritt weit mehr durch das Einwirken von Gewohnheit, Vernunft, Anleitung, Religion etc. denn durch die natürliche Auslese. Charles Darwin [BW 450-460] (1809-1882) britischer Naturforscher, Biologe, Entwickler der biologischen Evolutionstheorie, Quelle unbekannt

 

  • Der Verstand kann nicht voranschreiten, ohne sich entlang einer gewissen Linie zu bewegen, aber bevor er dieser Linie folgt, muss er sie sich schon vorweg gedacht haben. Also hat man jeden Gedanken immer schon gedacht, bevor man ihn denkt. Jeder Gedanke, der nur eine Minutenarbeit zu sein scheint, setzt ja dermaßen eine ganze Ewigkeit voraus. Und das könnte mich schier verrückt machen. Wie könnte da irgendein Gedanke entstehen, wo er doch schon immer dagewesen sein muss, bevor er erst einmal wird? Niels Bohr [BW 450] (1885-1962) dänischer Quantenphysiker, Nobelpreisträger für Physik, 1922

 

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Herzintelligenz – Balancierte Hirnhälften

  • Seit Aristoteles [BW 498] haben wir offenbar nichts dazugelernt.
    Wir wissen seit Aristoteles, was Demokratie ist.
    Wir wissen, wie das soziale Gefüge zu verstehen ist.
    Aber letztlich sind wir doch Barbaren geblieben. Es wird sich erst etwas ändern, wenn wir durch das Herz [BW 500+] den Verstand [BW 400+] ausdeuten. Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805) deutscher Philosoph, Historiker, Dichter, Schriftsteller, Quelle unbekannt

 

  • Eine ähnlich verschleierte Verzögerung zwischen einem neuronalen Ereignis und dem Bewusstsein gibt es auch bei Handlungsentschlüssen. In diesem Fall "betrügt" uns das Gehirn jedoch auf andere Weise. Wenn wir einen bewussten Entschluss treffen, etwas machen zu wollen, z.B. etwas zu sagen oder einen Knopf zu drücken, tritt "objektiv betrachtet" das Bewusstsein des Entschlusses, diese Handlung auszuführen, etwa 350 Millisekunden nach dem Zeitpunkt ein, an dem das entsprechende Bereitschaftspotential von einem äußeren Beobachter registriert werden kann. Einmal also wird das Erlebnis zurückdatiert, das andere Mal haben wir den Eindruck, dass wir mit unserem bewussten Willen eine Handlung starten, während die entsprechende Gehirnaktivität schon früher eingesetzt hat. Funktion des Gehirns, Stangl-Taller.at

 

  • […] weil das Denken nach Sicherheit und Stabilität verlangt […] Aber das Denken ist unsicher, in sich selbst zerbrochen, darum hat es das "Ich" geschaffen als etwas Bleibendes, das als abgetrennt vom Denken erscheint und das vom Denken wiedererkannt wird als etwas Beständiges. Und diese Beständigkeit wird identifiziert durch Verhaftung. Wir sagen: mein Haus, mein Charakter, meine Wünsche, mein Verlangen – was dem "Ich" ein volles Gefühl der Sicherheit und der Fortdauer gibt. Jiddu Krishnamurti [BW 525⇒175] (1895-1986) indischer spiritueller Lehrer, Theosoph, ausgerufen von der Theosophischen Gesellschaft als Maytreya, Philosoph, Autor, Titel der Quelle unbekannt?, S. 17f, 1984

 

  • Was machbar ist, wird irgendwann auch gemacht. Das erste Gesetz menschlicher Unvernunft

 

Referenz: de.Wikiquote-Eintrag Vernunft

Quotes by various other sources

For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.
1. Corinthians 13, 12 (NT) New American Standard Bible, 1995

 

Personal avowal

  • I have a mind to confuse things, unite them, make them new-born, mix them up, undress them, until all light in the world has the oneness of the ocean, a generous, vast wholeness, a crackling, living fragrance. Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) Chilean poet, writer, politician, Nobel laureate for literature, 1971
  • Mind, ego, intellect are all different names for one single inner organ (antahkarana). The mind is only the aggregate of thoughts. Thoughts cannot exist but for the ego. So all thoughts are pervaded by the ego (aham). Seek wherefrom the "I" rises, and other thoughts will disappear. [...] Mind is consciousness, which assumes limitations.
    You are originally unlimited and perfect. Later, you take on limitations and become the mind. Sri Ramana Maharshi [LoC 720] (1879-1950) Indian Hindu sage, saint, Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi. On Realizing Abiding Peace and Happiness, S. 371, Inner Directions, 2nd edition 1. August 2000

 

  • What is called mind is a wondrous power residing in the Self. It causes all thoughts to arise. Apart from thoughts, there is no such thing as mind. Apart from thoughts, there is no independent entity called the world [...] When the mind comes out of the Self, the world appears. Sri Ramana Maharshi [LoC 720] (1879-1950) Indian Hindu sage, saint

 

 

  • Reason [Science] in man is rather like God in the world. Saint Thomas Aquinas [Doctor Universalis] [LoC 570] (1225-1274) Italian Catholic saint, Dominican priest, highly influential philosopher, theologian in the tradition of scholasticism

 

  • To disparage the dictate of reason is equivalent to condemning the command of God. Saint Thomas Aquinas [Doctor Universalis] [LoC 570] (1225-1274) Italian Catholic saint, Dominican priest, highly influential philosopher, theologian in the tradition of scholasticism

 

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The end of the age of reason

  • The earth is conscious. Nature is conscious. All life is conscious. […] In keeping with the paradox of the Divine, our Enlightenment [the age of reason] turned the light off. The Enlightenment that began in the late 1400s, in fact, was the beginning of turning off our inner light. We began to take a reason[able] look at the universe. Everything had to have a reason. The end result was: everything that couldn't reason ceased to have value. Trees can't reason. Nature can't reason. Women don't reason very well. They are very emotional. […]
    Intuition, the mystical sense, started to frighten people. […] Women don't trust their own mystical sense. They deny their own. [They]'ve bought into the system that reason governs the soul. Video DVD presentation by Caroline Myss, Ph.D. Myss.com (*1952) US American spiritual teacher, mystic, medical intuitive, bestselling author, The Sacred Spaces in Morocco, archived by Myss Digital Media, Morocco, minutes ~35:39, ~36:43, 61:41 minutes duration, recorded 15.-26. October 2011

 

 

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Conscious Mind vs. subconscious

See also: Forgiving

  • The intellect or the conscious mind believes it is the problem solver, that it controls what happens and what is experienced.
    In his book The User Illusion. Cutting Consciousness Down to Size, the Danish science journalist Tor Nørretranders paints a different picture of Consciousness. He cites research studies, particularly those of Professor Benjamin Libet of the University of California at San Francisco, that show that decisions are made before Consciousness makes them, and that the intellect is only conscious of between 15 or 20 bits of information per second out of millions in reaction below its awareness! Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, Hawaiian master teacher of Self Identity through Ho'oponopono (SITH), Who's In Charge?, 9. January 2005

 


Mountain range, lakes, landscape
  • What primarily drives human evolution, Darwin wrote in page after page of the long ignored writings that complete his theory, are "the moral qualities." These, he said, are "advanced", either directly or indirectly, much more through the effects of habit, by our reasoning powers, by instruction, by religion, etc., than through natural selection. David Loye, Ph.D. (*1925) US American social psychologist, evolutionary systems-theorist, futurist, partnership researcher, founder of the The Darwin Project, author, The Darwin Project

 

  • "You are so proud of your intelligence," said the master.
    "You are like a condemned man, proud of the vastness of his prison cell."
    Anthony de Mello SJ (1931-1987) Indian Catholic Jesuit priest, psychotherapist, spiritual leader

 

 

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Reason vs. rationality

 

  • The conscious mind, if it focuses on any part of the body or any function, can control it. But the conscious mind, being a small (40 bit/sec) processor, doesn't have the capability of controlling as many things at the same time as the subconscious mind can, operating at 40 million bits/sec. Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D. brucelipton.com (*1944) US American developmental new cellular biologist, former associate professor, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, presaged the field of epigenetics [mechanism by which nurture controls nature], lecturer, author, The Power of the Mind, source and issuing date unknown

 

  • Rationality belongs to the cool observer, but because of the stupidity of the average man, he follows not reason, but faith, and the naive faith requires necessary illusion and emotionally potent oversimplifications which are provided by the myth-maker to keep ordinary person on course. Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971) US American professor of theology, Union Theological Seminary, ethicist, public intellectual, commentator on politics and public affairs, Moral Man and Immoral Society. A Study in Ethics and Politics , Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932, Westminster John Knox Press, 2002, 2nd edition 18. January 2013

 

  • Reason is a harmonising, controlling force rather than a creative one. Even in the most purely logical realms, it is insight that first arrives at what is new.   Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) British philosopher, social critic, logician, mathematician, historian, social reformist, "pacifist", member of the Royal Society and MI5, Nobel laureate in literature, 1950, Our Knowledge of the External World, The Open Court Publishing Company, Chicago and London, 1914

 

  • In questions of science the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual. I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. Galileo Galilei [LoC 455] (1564-1642) Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, cited in: François Arago, author, Baden Powell, Robert Grant, and William Fairbairn, translators, Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men, S. 365, 1859
    • For in the sciences the authority of thousands of opinions is not worth as much as one tiny spark of reason in an individual man. Besides, the modern observations deprive all former writers of any authority, since if they had seen what we see, they would have judged as we judge. Galileo Galilei [LoC 455] (1564-1642) Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, third letter on sunspots (December 1612) to Mark Wesler (1558-1614), cited in: Stillman Drake, Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo, S. 134-135, 1957

 

  • When the mind is stunned into inaction by inhibition or persistent repetitions, it cannot be transcended in contemplation, nor used in meditation. To practice making the mind blank, is not only foolish, but actually dangerous. Alice A. Bailey [LoC 445] (1880-1949) British US American theosophist, metaphysician, author writing by inner intermediary dictate, From Intellect To Intuition, Lucis Trust, Geneva, 1932, renewed 1960

 

  • In Chinese, the word for heart and mind is the sameHsin.
    For when the heart is open and the mind is clear they are of one substance, of one essence.
    Stephen Levine (1937-2016) US American teacher on death and dying, poet, author, source unknown

 

  • The difference between mind and brain is that brain deals only with memorized, subjective, special-case experiences and objective experiments, while mind extracts and employs the generalized principles and integrates and interrelates their effective employment. Brain deals exclusively with the physical, and mind exclusively with the metaphysical. Buckminster Fuller [LoC 445] (1895-1983) US American engineer, systems theorist, architect, constructor, designer, inventor, futurist, philosopher, author, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, Southern Illinois University Press, 1968, Lars Müller, 1st edition 15. July 2008

 

  • Psychologists [like] Kahneman and Tversky, Peter Wason, and others have described reason as being flawed, as making egregious mistakes all the time. On the one hand it's a superpower, but it's a superpower that doesn't work properly […]. You have this double paradox of having a superpower that doesn't fit in an evolutionary perspective in any clear way and that, moreover, doesn't even deliver what it's supposed to deliver.
    Contrary to the standard view of reason as a capacity that enhances the individual in his or her cognitive capacities […] we say now is that the basic functions of reason are social. […] Reason evolved in humans and not in other species because there is a specific ecological niche created by a social relationship and culture that humans inhabit. In that niche, reason is adaptive and that’s why it evolved.
    Reason is no superpower. Human beings, like other animals, have lots of mechanisms of intuitive inference. We have, in particular, the ability to represent the representation, to think about them, to have intuitions about them, but it’s still an intuitive capacity. It’s not a new type of capacity, but a new kind of object that we're capable of having intuitions about.
    There is no division between intuition and reasoning. Reasoning is just a certain use of intuitions about reasons. Reason is just as intuitive as all the rest. It doesn’t stand in contrast with another kind of system. I'ts one particular kind of intuition, which plays a very important role. It’s just as if you took another kind of intuition, say, about emotions or aesthetic emotions. Article by Dan Sperber (*1942) French social and cognitive scientist, The Function of Reason, presented by the nonprofit online magazine Edge, 24. February 2017

 

  • The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) US American writer, source unknown

 

  • Reason is a trap because you'll be satisfied with answers. If you’re satisfied with answers, you'll never know what life is. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher, source unknown

 

  • Man is much more than a 'rational being' and lives more by sympathies and impressions than by conclusions. It darkens his eyes and dries up the wells of his humanity to be forever in search of doctrine. We need wholesome, experiencing na­tures, I dare affirm, much more than we need sound reasoning. Thomas Woodrow Wilson [LoC 400] (1856-1924) 28th US American president during World War I, On Being Human, 1897, Palala Press, 18. November 2015; also in Article On Being Human, presented by the US American magazine The Atlantic, 1897

 

Reference: en.Wikiquote entry Reason

Literary quotes

Englische Texte – English section Mind

Lower ego/mind versus higher ego/mind

Lower Mind features vs. Higher Mind tendencies
༺༻Lower Mind – LoC 155Higher Mind – LoC 275
1.Force basedPower based
2.Accumulating, acquiringGrowing, savoring, remembering
3.Maintaining, thinking, denotatingReflecting, evolving, processing, noting inferences
4.Present/past, feeling time is restricted
Limited time and space
Present/future, seeing time as an opportunity
Unlimited time and space
5.Ruled by emotions and wantsRuled by reason and inspiration
6.Blaming, acting carelessTaking responsibility, acting disciplined
7.Interested in specifics, concrete, literalDrawn to abstract context, imaginative
8.Specific content, particularizationContent plus field (conditions), generalities
9.Personal, formImpersonal, contextualizes significance
10.ExcludingCategorizing in inclusive classes
11.ExamplesInspiration
12.Reactive, passive/aggressiveIntention, ethics
13.Recalling events, plansSeeks meaning, creating
14.Definition, pedestrianEssence, transcendent
15.Motivation, moralsPrinciples, nonattached, protective
16.Physical and emotional survivalIntellectual development
17.Pleasure and satisfactionFulfillment of potential

BW-Werte: Verstand, Vernunft


LoC calibrations (engl.): Mind, intellect, reason


Index: Verstand / Mind – Bücher von D. Hawkins

Englische Werke

Index: Audio- und Videomedien (engl.) von und mit D. Hawkins

 

Links zum Thema Verstand, Geist/Gemüt, Intellekt / Mind and intellect

Literatur

Literature (engl.)

Externe Weblinks


External web links (engl.)


Audio- und Videolinks

Audio and video links (engl.)

  • Video presentation/lecture by Daniel Kahnemann, Ph.D. (*1934) Israeli-American professor of psychology, Princeton, founder of behavioral economics, Nobel laureate in economic sciences, 2002, History and Rationality, Lecture series "Biased Biases: Do Cognitive Biases Give an Advantage to Hawks over Doves", Princeton University, 14. December 2006, YouTube film, 1:32:32 duration, posted 19. July 2010

 

Interne Links

Wiki-Ebene

 

 

1 Sedona Seminar Experiential Reality, DVD 1 von 3, Minute 48:00f., 18. Februar 2006

2 Unter anderem Daniel Goleman

3 In der Antike hatten die Fenster lediglich einen halbdurchsichtigen Stoffeinsatz statt einer Glasscheibe.

4 I. Reality and Subjectivity, S. 220, 2003

5 "Tatsächlich sind das Subjektive und das Objektive ein und dasselbe." The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 179, 2001

6 I. Reality and Subjectivity, S. 220, 2003

7 Transcending Levels of Consciousness. The Stairway to Enlightenment, S. 180, 2006

8 Evaluierung: Beschreibung, Analyse und Bewertung von Projekten, Prozessen und Organisationseinheiten

9 Reality, Spirituality and Modern Man, Kapitel 11, S. 203, 2008

10 BW 185: Houston, Texas, Seminar The Realization of the Presence of God, 11. Oktober 2003

11 Logic, reason, intellect calibrate in the 400s. Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, chapter 16 Religion and Truth, The Will (Cal. 850), S. 357, 2005

12 I. Reality and Subjectivity, S. 220, 2003

13 Tatsächlich sind das Subjektive und das Objektive ein und dasselbe. The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 179, 2001

14 I. Reality and Subjectivity, S. 220, 2003

15 I. Reality and Subjectivity, S. 220, 2003

16 Transcending Levels of Consciousness. The Stairway to Enlightenment, S. 180, 2006

17 Reality, Spirituality and Modern Man, chapter 11, S. 203, 2008

18 LoC 185: Houston, Texas, Seminar The Realization of the Presence of God, 11. October 2003

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