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Farrukh Yakubov

Student, Purdue University


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Where do you think consciousness comes from?

Science can give answers to many things, but consciousness seems to be an unsolved mystery. Why do you think people have consciousness? Where does it come from? Do you think it can be created artificially? How?
You may answer based on anything you know, it does not have to be a proven fact. Thank you.


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  • Jul 31 2011: Consciousness comes from the "life Force" called "Prana" in Hindu spiritual thought. Prana is infused into a baby foetus when a disembodied soul chooses a foetus of a mother in order to manifest itself in human life in order to speed up it's spiritual evolution.
    The consciousness so induced is part of the infinite all pervading consciousness also called "God". However this consciousness seems to forget this linkage when the child manifest's as a human being. Through the process of meditation it is possible to reconnect with the infinite consciousness as a human being.
    There are numerous instances in Indian literature where this life force has been induced by a human being in a inanimate human body through the access to yogic capabilities. One such example is the birth of a Hindu God Ganesh who was born by the infusion of Prana into a inanimate body by his mother Parvati

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