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What Is Collective Consciousness?


Collective consciousness has become a buzzword with both positive and negative connotations. What is collective consciousness? As Pandit Tigunait explains in this foundational satsang, each of us is an individual consciousness with our own feeling of self-existence, but we are also part of a much larger collective consciousness that is the sum total (and more) of all of us. This consciousness goes by many names—Brahman, Absolute Reality, Prakriti, God, Ishvara, Nature—that all point to the same thing: the intelligent, transcendent field of creativity that is infused with constant newness. Listen as Panditji explains this important concept, which will set the tone for the next course of our study.

Format: .mp3 audio file with download
Length: 42 mins

About the Teacher

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, is a modern-day master and living link in the unbroken Himalayan Tradition. He is the successor to Sri Swami Rama of the Himalayas, and the spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute. As the author of numerous books, including his autobiography Touched by Fire: The Ongoing Journey of a Spiritual Seeker, Pandit Tigunait offers practical guidance on applying yogic and tantric wisdom to modern life. For over 40 years he has touched innumerable lives around the world as a teacher, humanitarian, and visionary spiritual leader. You can view more of his teachings online at the Himalayan Institute Wisdom Library. Pandit Tigunait holds two doctorates: one in Sanskrit from the University of Allahabad in India, and another in Oriental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Family tradition gave Pandit Tigunait access to a vast range of spiritual wisdom preserved in both the written and oral traditions. Before meeting his master, Pandit Tigunait studied Sanskrit, the language of the ancient scriptures of India, as well as the languages of the Buddhist, Jaina, and Zorastrian traditions. In 1976, Swami Rama ordained Pandit Tigunait into the 5,000-year-old lineage of the Himalayan Masters.

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