SteveKlinko wrote: ↑Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:41 pm
But to say it is our Visual Experience implies that there is an Observer also. I think this question of how to reconcile the Observer and the Observed is still one of the unknowns of Consciousness.
The confusion and the obvious stumbling block to understanding the true nature of consciousness is in the word ''UNKNOWN''
For there is no such concept in reality whatsoever as an UNKNOWN - In reality, a known is always a known and NOT an unknown. A known can never not be a known as in be an unknown, for there is no such thing as an unknown anything. So the concept UNKNOWN is very misleading and totally meaningless when it comes to it's artificially contrived conceptual meaning.
Consciousness IS not an unknown, consciousness IS ...the knowing of which is self-evident in the experience itself. AND that's ALL that can be known about consciousness. There is nothing else to be KNOWN ..Everything else is just ink on paper, which is already this all inclusive story couched within the consciousness we are trying to understand, the story is the experience inseparable from the conscious experience of consciousness itself. So trying to separate the ink from the paper, or the story from the book is like light trying to shine on itself..it doesn't need to ..nor is it even possible.
There is no 'I am conscious' in consciousness.
No, there is just consciousness.
Asking questions about consciousness itself is dualistic thinking which imposes a barrier that is NOT there - any barrier is just another illusory appearance within consciousness itself which is ALL there IS - searching for truth is denying it. Searching for one is a continual denial of the realisation that one is all there is.