I haven’t done any video for a while, and I’ve been busy with new fatherhood, so I thought I’d put this up today…
This is a 40 minute seminar on the evolution of consciousness, and the different levels of consciousness using a 4 Elements model or framework.
The model is similar to, but not the same as:
- Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
- The Clare Graves model
- The Integral model
- My experiences and studies at the monastic university and meditation centers here in Myanmar
A big part of the problem is that wherever your consciousness falls on the evolutionary scale – Most people below the Air framework can’t even see that the other levels exist, and they only see other levels of consciousness as “criminal” or “insane”.
In a later post, I’ll do a big, full-blown Abhidhamma based answer to the question: “What Is Consciousness?” so stay tuned for that. Sooner or later I’ll also answer the even bigger question: “What Is Enlightenment?” . . .