Philosophy and Mindset
Mind - principle of a universal mind Philosophy
Mind is Universal
The idea is that the universe exists as an interconnected network of consciousness, with each conscious being linked to every other. The Eastern nations knew this as the Yah Mind among the Hebrews and as Mind, Universal Mind, Cosmic consciousness among modern Euro-nations who have become awaken to this wisdom. Mind (consciousness) is the first principle of the existence of the universe (the whole of reality) - it is universal. Nothing exist outside of mind, there is no outside of mind. Everything is a manifestation of Mind.
The man or woman blessed to experience the Yah Mind (this universal consciousness), knows that the universe is a living presence, that life is eternal, the soul (essence) of man (male and female) is immortal (eternal), the foundation principle of life is love, and the happiness of every individual in the long run, therefore, is absolutely certain. With in universal consciousness (mind), all fear of death - all sense of sin is removed and one's personality gains aditional charm as it is transfigured to be in harmony with the Yah Mind (Universal Consciousness). In a few moments in the experience of universal mind, the individual learns more than in years or months of study and will learn much that no study can teach.
Who or what we perceive ourselves to be, in any given moment, directly impacts what we think and believe concerning the world and how we fit into this world. Our sense of differentiation or separation from anything else in our awareness, is taught to us as we grow and become identified with our bodies, personalities, families, and all of the thoughts and beliefs that make up our experience of life. As we grow older, we once again, pursue a direct and personal experience of our True Nature, feeling the need of experiencing and knowing our True Self: the "Higher Self", the "I Am Presence", the "I Am That I Am", the "Pure Being", the "Love", the "Spirit", the "Essence of Life", the "Cosmic Consciousness", the "Universal Mind",
"The Tao" or any of the many other hundreds' of other names by which "Mind" is known. I perfer the Hebraic term, the "Yah Mind".
With in the Yah Mind, there is no conflict - no enemies to fight; no sin and punishment, no "God" and "Satan" - only harmony and peace as the "Universal Corrective Force" keeps us safe in perfect balance with the Yah Mind.
"Higher consciousness, also called Super consciousness (Yoga), objective consciousness (Gurdjieff), Buddhic consciousness (Theosophy), Cosmic consciousness, God-consciousness (Sufism and Hinduism),Christ consciousness (New Thought) and are expressions used in various spiritual traditions to denote the consciousness of a human being who has reached a higher level of evolutionary development and who has come to know reality as it is (Sanskrit: Yatha bhuta). It also refers to the awareness or knowledge of an 'ultimate reality' which traditional theistic religion has named God and which Gautama Buddha referred to as the unconditioned element. Evolution in this sense is not that which occurs by natural selection over generations of human reproduction but evolution brought about by the application of spiritual knowledge to the conduct of human life, and of the refinement of the mind brought about by spiritual practices. Through the application of such knowledge (traditionally the preserve of the world's great religions) to practical self-management, the awakening and development of faculties dormant in the ordinary human being is achieved. These faculties are aroused by and developed in conjunction with certain virtues such as lucidity, patience, kindness, truthfulness, humility, and forgiveness towards one's fellow man - qualities without which, according to the traditional teachings, higher consciousness is not possible." -
From Wikipedia, - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Higher_consciousness
You may also find these books of interest
The Character of Consciousness (Philosophy of Mind)
The Character of Consciousness (Philosophy of Mind)
"What is consciousness? How does the subjective character of consciousness fit into an objective world? How can there be a science of consciousness? In this sequel to his groundbreaking and controversial The Conscious Mind, David Chalmers develops a unified framework that addresses these questions and many others. Starting with a statement of the "hard problem" of consciousness, Chalmers builds a positive framework for the science of consciousness and a nonreductive vision of the metaphysics of consciousness. He replies to many critics of The Conscious Mind, and then develops a positive theory in new directions. The book includes original accounts of how we think and know about consciousness, of the unity of consciousness, and of how consciousness relates to the external world. Along the way, Chalmers develops many provocative ideas: the "consciousness meter", the Garden of Eden as a model of perceptual experience, and The Matrix as a guide to the deepest philosophical problems about consciousness and the external world. This book will be required reading for anyone interested in the problems of mind, brain, consciousness, and reality."