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Thank you! I hope my reply helps. I am looking forward to the results.
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As an expert could you please say a few words about "nondual awareness"?
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2 minutes ago, Tine said:

Thank you! I hope my reply helps. I am looking forward to the results.

Thank you so much, Tine! I really appreciate your help! 🙏

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33 minutes ago, Tine said:

As an expert could you please say a few words about "nondual awareness"?

Sure! To put it simply, nondual awareness is our core awareness or pure consciousness, which in many traditions is described as our true nature. 


Here is an excerpt from my paper: "NDA is known under different names: Pure consciousness or Consciousness as such (Josipovic, 2019, 2021), Minimal phenomenal experience (Gamma & Metzinger, 2021; Josipovic & Miskovic, 2020; Metzingera & Metzinger, 2020; Srinivasan, 2020), Natural meditative state (Reddy & Roy, 2019), Content-free/Content-less awareness (Winter et al., 2020), Transcendental consciousness (Travis, 2014), Turiya ('the fourth' state of consciousness in Vedanta) (Srinivasan, 2020; Travis, 2014), Rigpa/ Clear light/ Luminous mind in Dzogchen (Karmay, 2007), or Fundamental Awareness (Winter et al., 2020). NDA presumes the transcendence of the subject/object dichotomy of the mind. Even though pure consciousness presumes no content, it can be described as an awareness of wakefulness or awareness of awareness/consciousness itself (Travis, 2014). It is a state of knowing or perceiving the state of knowing/perceiving (Winter et al., 2020). NDA has also been described as a state of awareness of 'being' when all affective and cognitive processes are transcended (Travis, 2014)."  

 

Sorry for all the citations 😅

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@tadakiya thank you for the explaination and special thanks for the citations! I really value a scientific approach to big question like consciousness.
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Do I understand correctly, the duality would be me/"the others" and non duality is if it's all pereiced as one and there's a perceiving of the perceiving of all that includes equally "me" and "everything else"?
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On 5/10/2022 at 5:15 PM, Tine said:

Do I understand correctly, the duality would be me/"the others" and non duality is if it's all pereiced as one and there's a perceiving of the perceiving of all that includes equally "me" and "everything else"?

Hello, Tine! I’m so sorry for getting back to you so late! Yes! I think your understanding is on point! Duality would be the state of consciousness when the perceiver sees what’s ‘I’ and the others as separate. Whereas, in nonduality the perceiver would experientially realize that ‘everything’ is one ‘I’, hence the perceiver and the perceived exist as a whole / as pure awareness without objects (so to say, merging with the true nature of everything and everyone, which is undivided/nondual). As soon as this thought of separate ‘I’ emerges, everything else emerges as separate from it. While the realization of the true nature of ‘I’ (which is nondual, all-pervasive field of consciousness/awareness, a ‘unified field’ if you will) leads consciousness back to its reality. Here is an interesting perspective that explains it a lot more clearly:  

 

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