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Understanding Cosmic Consciousness

joe
usa

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Dear Ananda,

Does Cosmic Consciousness mean having as an experience everyone elses experience throughout eternity?

Nayaswami Pranaba

Nayaswami Pranaba

Ananda Village

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Dear Joe,

A way to understand Cosmic Consciousness is that in that state of awareness, the Self perceives itself as present in everything. However it's important to understand that it is not from the ego's perception since in Cosmic Consciousness there is no ego involved.

Another way that Paramhansa Yogananda described Cosmic Consciousness was "center everywhere, circumference nowhere." It is that state where one is able to transcend finite creation.

So, it is true that in that state one has the ability to experience everyone's experience but only if that soul chooses to tune into those experiences.

I hope this is helpful.

In divine friendship,
Nayaswami Pranaba

 

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