Who Am I? (Deepak Chopra and Rudolph Tanzi)

Dr. Rudolph Tanzi is a Professor of Neurology and holder of the Joseph P. and Rose
F. Kennedy Endowed Chair in Neurology and Mental Retardation at Harvard University.


In this video, Deepak and Dr. Tanzi discuss “the conscious moment”. This is defined as the moment when possibility waves collapse. After the collapse there is a subject and there is an object of observation. Before that there were only possibility waves.

Deepak states that the moment of subject/object split is a moment of creation in a sense. Observer and observed have come into existence out of a field that was only possibilities.

Dr. Tanzi continues the discussion with the idea of the collective consciousness that is intimately connected with the universe and all of the energy and matter that make up the universe. He notes that the energy and matter are evolving into higher and higher ordered states, energy and matter structures that are capable of consciousness. As soon as you create consciousness and have a conscious event, you have now created a subject and object where before the collective consciousness as potentiality was just one. Dr. Tanzi asks, who are we really? Are we the subject or are we the object? Or are we both? Or are we neither?

Deepak replies, “We are the field of potential that sees itself as both the subject and the object. I am that. You are that. All this is that. That is the transcendent being before the subject/object split. The transcendent being becomes the subject and the object in that moment of subject/object split.”

Dr. Tanzi restates “There is a self that is pure potentiality. And when you have this conscious moment and create this duality, pure potential has become the actual.” Is the purpose of the universe to convert the potential into the actual?

Deepak makes a reference to Hans-Peter Dürr (http://www.noetic.org/directory/person/hans-peter-duerr/) and his concept of elementary particles being “happenings” which are conscious moments. Reality is a continuum of conscious moments occurring discontinuously. This is analogous to a film, which is a series of discontinuous frames that gives the appearance of continuity. The universe is a series of discontinuous conscious moments that come together very fast to give the impression of continuity.

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