by The Mother
Divine consciousness immerging from inconscient
consciousness and the significance of our conscious being, -a
triple enigma confronts us when we look at them to discover their
origin, foundations, nature, their innermost secret "Existence
itself is the first riddle. ...
"Consciousness of existence is
a second insoluble miracle It is a premier fact and without it
being would not know of its own existence. Things might exist,
but only as a useless encumbrance of a meaningless space, -
consciousness makes being self-aware, gives it a significance.
But what then is consciousness? Is it something in the very grain
of being or an unstable result or fortuitous accident? To whom
does it belong? to the world as a whole? or is it peculiar to
individual being? Or has it come from elsewhere into this inanimate
and inconscient universe? To what end this entry?
"The significance of our conscious
being in an inconscient material world is the last and worst enigma
"The problem of consciousness is the central problem; for
it links the other two together and creates their riddle."
Essays Divine and Human