CONSCIOUSNESS, RELIGION AND BEING. ON THE WAY TOWARDS NONSCIENTIFIC AND NONANTHROPOLOGICAL UNDERSTANDING OF CONSCIOUSNESS

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In this article, the author proposes a nonscientific and nonanthropological resolution of “the problem of consciousness” and denies the possibility to explain the nature of consciousness with the help of physics, neuroscience, cognitive science and also analytic philosophy. The author stresses that 1) consciousness transcends Me (selfhood) and does not belong to it, 2) consciousness perceives being; being is consciousness. “The problem of consciousness” is not a theoretical problem at all. In order to know what consciousness is, it is necessary to work with consciousness. Therefore, we do not theorize about consciousness. It is a practical task of a human being. The author argues that meditation, as a kind of practice, is the best way to work with consciousness and enter into it.
Keywords being, consciousness, meditation, non-intentionality, concentration, emptiness
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