The entire universe is nothing other than a knowledge construct that exists solely in the Mind of the Creator. What we perceive around us is the illusion of a physical reality. Everything, whether ourselves, another person, a physical object, a concept or an emotion, exists totally within the Mind of the Creator, in an ocean of consciousness that contains the universes of innumerable other Creators. To complicate matters further, each one of us is also embedded in a private universe of our own creation.
When we experience life as joyful, progressive and easy it is because our private universe has slipped into sync with the universe of our Creator. When we experience life as a struggle, painful, difficult and miserable, it is because our private universe is out of sync with the universe of our Creator. The shifts of our private universe, in and out of sync with the universe of our Creator, are constantly going on. This instability can leave us with a sense of anxiety and foreboding.
When our private universe is in perfect sync with the universe of the Creator the experience is Bliss. Bliss is the high frequency vibration of consciousness that is the underlying substratum of consciousness pure – before the introduction of an intention. When we experience Bliss we feel unified with everything in the universe. In this unity there can be no fear, because fear is born of duality.
Knowledge constructs are the “atoms” of consciousness. They are simple, self-contained structures that consist of the knower, process of knowing and the known.
Our universe and the innumerable ones that coexist with ours are totally made of vast collections of knowledge constructs. Like a dream in the Mind of the Creator, the universe unfolds with its billions of apparent forms and creatures. This illusory universe of seemingly concrete physical objects is called mâyâ, “that which is not.” As we delve into the structure of consciousness, the fundamental substratum of all that exists, we will see how our universe was created in the Mind of the Creator. We will also see how the universe is maintained and eventually dissolves as well.
Consciousness can exist in two forms, manifest and unmanifest. It its unmanifest form, consciousness is pure potentiality. In its manifest form, consciousness is the dynamic substratum within which knowledge constructs exist in their three-fold structure that consists of the knower, the process of knowing and the known.
- The knower aspect of consciousness is called rishî.
- The process of knowing aspect is called devatâ.
- The known aspect is chhandas.
The process of self-referral knowledge looping is supported by the spontaneous innate dynamism of consciousness, which gives “life” to knowledge constructs. Each self-referral knowledge loop is a quantum of knowledge that keeps itself fresh and viable through a continual looping process of remembering, sustained by the dynamism of consciousness.