What Is Consciousness?

By Leo Gura - June 4, 2018 | 31 Comments

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Yann says:

The shirt is fine, but the simple black T-shirt was more stoic.

Patrick says:

Welcome back Leo. Was looking forward to your return. Beard and shirt works.

Sam Mardee says:

Looking good Leo. Welcome back
Thanks so much for all your outstanding work.
I laughed myself silly when I watched this video called :
Zero & One – A film about non-duality
(by Frank McCaughey)

Steven says:

Great you’re back. Beard: no. shirt: no. You got it right before perfect. what works for you is non-pretentious, simple, clean, pure, smart, virtue. “Realized virtue is then no longer virtue” or something like that. You’re ‘new’ look comes across as ‘doing-being’, not ‘being’ – of which you’ve nailed a bullseye in your videos over the last year or so.

You’re great Leo. It’s all working.

Dee says:

Leo you look very rested .

your follower says:

I am following you for a long time. Gosh, I wish I would have a chance to meet such kind of person like you at least once in my life. It is so attractive and sexy and magnetic when man possess such kind of knowledge and passion towards the Truth. Your gf is really lucky to have you. I am always thinking how cool would it be to date a man with a very high level of self-awareness and counciousness, what this relations look like when partners can have a deep understanding of each other like this. When you can penetrate the other persons inner world like this. You dont have to worry about beard or t-shirt. You are very attractive person with or without it.

an other damn follower says:

So True

Ashray says:

But then why consciousness tries to be concciouse of itself with life?
Why did consciousness ever create ego? Why does part of consciousness chooses to forget itself?
I mean if consciousness is intelligent, then there must be a reason to forget itself as consciousness and develope ego, right?

And why not come to this world with enlightenment even if it is just to be conscious of itself.

Sinz says:

Infinite thumbs up on shirt and beard. Welcome back Leo.

Stephen says:

Great shirt, fantastic beard. The new style is very Rockstar.

It’s very easy to get lost in the woods, debating what is, what is not, and what can become conscious/self aware. I believe rocks, trees, computers and even humans are not and can’t become (more) conscious. Only consciousness is conscious. I believe only consciousness is aware of itself. Exotic states of mind, philosophical conceptions/thoughts/sensations, thoughts about different states of consciousness, egos are colouring that occur and ripple through this beautiful I.

Fantastic content, love that you did the month retreat. Look forward to your amazing content in the future.

Sevi says:

Welcome back Leo! Such a legit topic to come back!
You look even more masculine and grounded this way; beard looked good on you; nevertheless simple t-shirt and shaving is a better fit to present your content I believe. It’s your signature look for your work in my opinion.

Robert says:

Beard and shirt is good, but your way of bringing attention to it and asking others if to keep them or not is very negative for someone like you who teaches us exactly the opposite, and one who pretend to have come to enlignhtment.
Also your asking for likes at the end of videos makes the same negative image.

Robert says:

I agree with you, I see God as Emptiness, Darkness and Silence!

Adriana says:

Welcome back! You were missed. Your content is always so thought provoking and ultimately life-changing for me. Please keep these videos coming. I look forward to them and cannot imagine my “reality” without them.

Sophie says:

You are lovely with beard and black t-shirt. Great video as usual. Merci

Robert says:

Love the New Style Leo. You look fresh, more laid back (you repreesent the theme of the “Joker” by Alan Watts , who understands the Game now and is totally relaxed about life), more approachable, wiser and actualized

Keep it up!


The German Mystic

Welcome back,Look is good!(mountain man like..lol)

Yann says:

(Hearing your blog june entries), don’t worry too much about enlightenment. i imagine it’s swell, but don’t forget that, by dreaming avatars, God wants to experiment finitude, to change from lonely oneness. God is dreaming a world, not an ashram (also a world may include ashrams). Even porn is interesting for God, I suppose.

Bjarke says:

Motherfucking sexyyy..!

Ahswn says:

Shirt is so hot!

outlandish says:

Shirt and beard are badass.
Glad to see you back and dishing out wisdom.

steph says:

You are letting us know you’ve come to a point where you can claim to know reality. I’m always suspicious of people making such statements. All you do is letting us know “your” perception of reality. I can sense you are still thinking and overthinking. There a million scenarios what the ultimate reality could look like, and psychedelics won’t get you there. How could they, if you are using a tool that is part of your reality? It would just feed into the illusion. Why is it so difficult for people to accept that we don’t know the ultimate truth? We could say…I don’t know and I just have a gut feeling about something, that maybe I’m everything and nothing at the same time? Why make a science out of it? Accept the bliss of being innocent and not knowing and loving life for what it is? Then you can rest in that place and create whatever you desire.

Dave says:

I think you make a very good point. I really enjoyed this video, but I found myself having a similar passing thought; I tend to think Leo’s intentions are right, and what he feels about consciousness strikes a chord with me too, but can we really know? How can we know whether our experiences, whether via deep meditation, psychedelics, or another path, just validate our preconceived notions as opposed to point at the absolute truth? It would be refreshing to hear Leo acknowledge this a bit more.

Dani says:

Dig the new look!

Zahid says:

Shirt is Very Nice – Looking Good, Very Hot – Nice looking

ALi says:

very Nice Shirt – Very Good Looking

Johan says:

Leo says that you cannot survive unless you are selfish. That is Leo trying to reinforce his own belief so that he feel less shitty about selfishness. What is more correct is that Leo can very well survive being unselfish but he dont want to becasue he want other stuff and this makes him believe that it’s necessary. Soften up and listen. It is actually this function in him (amongst others) that is pulling him back from his wonderful experiences. It might be the nature of drug induced enlightenment experience that creates this very unfortunate state of mind. Leo actually realised that he is everyone and he still use the word selfish to describe himself. Foolish. Please correct yourself and use something like self love, respect or something more suiting for a man with this knowledge. Look how you make yourself into a clown of wise men! See that loving others is loving yourself. This attitude you gained from this is the worst combination there is. I’ve been thru it. It’s hard to find real compassion for yourself (in others) in an unselfish fashion when you already know that all kindness you show to others is love for yourself. Love you LEO!

Christine Kunert says:

Hi Leo,

I sympathize with your struggle trying to use words to explain things. But I think you do a brilliant job. I would like to offer a suggestion you might find helpful. When I am explaining consciousness to others, I make a distinction between the medical model and the spiritual model. The medical model says a person is conscious if they are awake, alert and oriented to time, place and person. The spiritual model says consciousness is everything, and all things are a manifestation of consciousness. When a person loses consciousness, they only lose it from a medical perspective. From a spiritual perspective they lose the AWARENESS of consciousness. Consciousness, as you say, cannot be lost; however, our our communication with it can be disconnected.

Jeff says:

Is this a test? haha.. “Do U”, my brother! What we think of you is none of your business! That would imply our judgement or expectation of you. Whatever makes you happy, makes me happy. Welcome back. I look forward to further expanding my conscious. Your work has completely transformed my “self” over the past six months. Much love for you, my Brother!

Keith says:

For most of my life I lived inside my mind. I became conscious of this and I realized I was trying to process the past without knowing how. When I realized I was doing this I also realized that the past wasn’t real, it was only in my mind. The things that had happened had long been over and I was keeping it alive in my mind. I then asked myself what was real. I knew the past wasn’t real and I knew the future couldn’t be real because they both exist in your mind. That’s when I realized what consciousness is because the present moment is the only thing that’s real. It’s weird knowing what consciousness is and not being conscious to it. It’s like your out of touch with reality. I fear becoming conscious to consciousness but my drive for love and truth is greater than that fear. I appreciate your work because it gives me the knowledge I need to go down the path I was meant to go down.

Max Gron says:

Why is Leo attacking materialism? What if the materialists are right? It might be true what a materialist thinks. This attacking on beliefs is neurotic, if you want reality then just live in reality and stop denying matter, physical things are real.
I see no basis for psychology at war with a belief, nobody does that, only Leo Gura.

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