Monday, May 3, 2010
The Origin of the Universal Laws of Consciousness
If we accept as a given, that individuals are endowed with certain inalienable rights which include life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, then we might also ask: What natural laws govern such behavior and pursuits? In other words, are there laws beyond the laws of men that might be of ultimate consequence? Some might label such inviolate laws the laws of god, but we will refrain from labeling them here at this juncture.
Conscious individuals are in fact governed by universal laws that preexisted before they ever achieved consciousness.
We all know that there are laws of physics and mathematics that define physical reality, but just as physical reality preordains the laws of physics and mathematics, the nature of consciousness preordains the universal laws that optimize its growth and ascension.
Just as man has the capability of speech before he learns to speak, he also has the biological capability of ascending to higher levels of consciousness long before he learns how to do so.
The rules governing his ascension to higher levels of consciousness are much the same as those that limited his ability to speak. Mankind had to develop a working vocabulary by assigning meanings to words composed of syllables, vowels and consonants, before the individual could possibly learn to speak. It took many generations to develop a working vocabulary, since without a vocabulary, it was impossible to describe many abstract concepts. As men learned to cooperate in hunting parties many thousands of years ago, they learned how to communicate the simplest of ideas, first through sign language, and later through speech itself. These skills arose out of necessity, in order to better conduct the hunts and in order that the tribal communities that were developing could begin to develop the most simple societal functions. Later, as society became more complex, man invented and developed consciousness, largely leaving behind the inner god voice that had previously guided him. This exploding consciousness was the blossoming of the individual, and was the first time when man could lay claim to his birth right of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Before man had developed his own personal "my space" and achieved consciousness, he was completely at the whim of his primitive instincts. But consciousness was a new state of reality, and with it came a new group of laws that would allow him to grow into a more godlike individual; with far greater powers of comprehension, far more complex societal relationships, and new emotions such as empathy and sympathy to guide him.
The subject of conscious reality and how individuals achieve it, as well as the various levels of conscious reality that are possible, would take many volumes to explain in detail, and much of such explanation would be open to argument and interpretation (such as how and when man first achieved consciousness), so we will not attempt to cover that here. But some aspects of consciousness are universally true and are not subject to qualitative interpretation. Such absolute truths do not vary from place to place, or from one conscious individual to another, and that is why they are labeled as absolutes.
That said, the onus is to prove the truth of such an assertion. That is relatively easy, using common sense and a couple of generalized definitions. It is necessary to define in general terms the meanings of intelligence and consciousness.
I will do this later.