read Jiddu Krishnamurti's "The First and Last Freedom",
he was blown away by his insight and knowledge
regarding the phenomenon of the observer and the observed.
Despite having no university-level training,
much less formal education in the sciences,
Krishnamurti had, through his philosophical writings,
demonstrated a profound understanding
of various concepts related to quantum mechanics.
Krishnamurti, an Indian writer, philosopher and speaker, was, at an early age, taken in by the Theosophical Society and groomed to become the new World Teacher.
Annie Besant and Charles Leadbeater, the leaders of the Theosophical society at the time, nurtured Krishnamurti at their headquarters in Madras.
They, along with a few select associates, undertook the task of educating him, guiding him through mystical teachings and generally 'preparing' him to become the vehicle for 'Lord Maitreya', a highly evolved spiritual being committed to aiding the evolution of mankind.
However, when it came time to 'unveil' Krishnamurti to the world as a great teacher and leader of humanity, Krishnamurti broke all ties with the theosophists, denounced all organized belief, denounced the notion of gurus (and the whole teacher-follower relationship), and devoted himself instead to the pursuit of freedom for both himself and humanity at large.
By the time David Bohm had read "The First and Last Freedom", Krishnamurti's teachings had developed beyond the point of theosophical influence.
Bohm recognized that Krishnamurti's insights were reflected in his own work in quantum theory and felt it urgent to meet with him as soon as possible.
Eventually, the two of them did meet face-to-face in London where they exchanged ideas and engaged in rich conversation.
Bohm described his first meeting with Krishnamurti as follows:
Bohm recognized his meeting with Krishnamurti as a meeting of minds not unlike that which he felt when talking to other scientists.
In fact, he even compared Krishnamurti to Albert Einstein, stating that the two of them,
Bohm and Krishnamurti met each time they were in London and probed deeply into the nature of time, space and mind.
The two of them would inevitably hit on the topic of Consciousness and this is where Krishnamurti's insights shined.
Indeed, Bohm felt that Krishnamurti's most powerful teachings were those concerned with the general disorder and confusion that pervades the consciousness of mankind, for it was he who offered not only an explanation of this problem but a solution to it.
Krishnamurti maintained that all this disorder, which he felt was the root cause of such widespread sorrow and misery, and which prevented human beings from loving one another, had its roots in the fact that,
In other words,
This ignorance, which causes disorder within man's consciousness, is expressed outwardly as the disorder we see within society itself:
But why should this be the case...?
The answer, perhaps, lies in Bohm's area of expertise:
As Heisenberg's uncertainty principle teaches us, you cannot accurately measure both the position and momentum of an object and, therefore, our seemingly "solid" reality is proven to be non-determinable. 1
And as the experiments of the brilliant Dr. William Tiller show, a conscious observer may "bend reality to his will" by holding a focused intent, the effect of which can be,
William A. Tiller, a physicist at Stanford University dedicated over four decades of his life to,
His research discovered that it is possible to effect a significant change to the properties of physical materials simply by holding a clear intention to do so.
Interestingly, Tiller and his colleagues also discovered that,
Tiller's results have been consistently reproduced around the world.
Bohm himself proposed a holographic model of the universe based on enfolded and unfolded states of being emanating from a common source beyond both the unmanifest and manifest realms.
His scientific insight echoes the view of reality experienced by enlightened sages throughout the centuries.
In Vedanta, the manifest world is called "Maya", meaning "illusory reality" and it emanates from "Brahman", the omnipresent sea of infinite potential. 2
It is therefore easy to see why Bohm was so taken by Krishnamurti's teachings.
The ancient doctrine of "as above, so below" or man as a microcosm is embodied within the curious quantum "observer effect" that ties consciousness to the "outside" world and the very fabric of space-time itself. 3
Once this phenomenon is understood as being real, it is not hard to see,
The answer, then, to man's problems lies in being aware of the process of thought. And this, according to Krishnamurti, requires meditation.
Though by meditation, Krishnamurti does not mean we should sit on a rock in the lotus position, no, Krishnamurti's idea of meditation is centered around the root meaning of the word itself.
Krishnamurti maintained that the act of meditation itself was enough to bring order to the activity of thought, for "in the seeing is the doing".
This, according to Krishnamurti, is extraordinarily significant to the whole of life.
Once again we can find a physics parallel to describe what Krishnamurti is saying.
In his illuminating three-part tome, physicist Tom Campbell expands greatly on this concept, explaining that, within a consciousness "system",
Therefore meditation, as defined by Krishnamurti, becomes a tool to bring order to the activity of thought or,
This naturally results in greater energy to do work (i.e. a more focused intent and thus a greater ability to effect change "out there").
The culmination of this process is an increase in power. The source of this power stems from the concept that all men and women are created equal.
This is the profound truth behind Krishnamurti's assertion that,
Each one of us is all of those things, and at the time, none of them at all. We are all capable and entitled to the realization of Truth or God or whatever one may wish to call it.
Embarking on the path is a free will choice.
In the absence of power, change must be effected through force...
Whereas power stands on its own, without the need to move against anything at all, force always moves against something.
Newton's Third Law teaches us that force always creates counterforce and therefore it is limited by definition.
This point is perhaps best explained by Dr. David Hawkins himself:
Thinking about the concept of power and force within the context of the current global crisis leads us toward some profound conclusions.
As force creates friction, it must constantly be fed with more and more energy.
But as the force becomes stronger, so does the friction.
Force, due its polarizing nature, increases entropy...
As history has shown, all totalitarian regimes eventually come crashing down - not on account of some divine intervention, but because each of us is born with inalienable rights that are intrinsic to human creation.
Therefore, it is only a matter of time before the transhumanist force implodes.
A lower entropy consciousness means more energy available to do work which results in more power, freedom, happiness and love.
As our power collectively grows, we create an immovable wall able to repel any and all negative influences and nefarious threats.
On the other hand, the ego-mind is constantly asking unanswerable questions and worrying about unlikely futures.
As our minds become cluttered with fear-laden media, our power decreases and we find ourselves at the mercy of "authorities".
Bohm's "holographic" universe hinted at the true nature of our reality and Krishnamurti showed us how to realise it.
By turning our attention away from the content of thought, and focusing on the process of thinking itself, we can bring order to the mind and begin to discover something completely new.
In this way, we extricate ourselves from a state of fear and confusion and move towards freedom and certitude.
Force is by definition limited in what it can accomplish, and therefore it is not a matter of if the transhumanists will fail, but when...