“Mind”, “Beyond the Mind” and “Innovation”

The mind is nothing but a collection of “Objects” and “Language”. Objects include everything that make up this world, including humans. Language is used to label or define the objects. Objects and their labels and their relation with each other forms “Knowledge”.

My friend is also an object and I have labelled him with his name and related him to me with some language. Unfortunately and unknowingly “I” (Myself) am also a part of my mind, and I have been labelled with a name and related to other objects (including other humans) using language. This relation is a part of my knowledge. So, we come to this conclusion that, objects are real and present in the world outside but the relations are nothing more than fiction which we take is as the truth and these fictional relationships are a cause of ultimate misery of human beings. We take these fictional, language based relationships to be the truth. This is a different topic but it was required in order to explain the mind. Since the objects all over the world are same, the relationships are same, no matter what the language is used, the mind of all the people across the world is the same. It is a collective mind.

If I say the word “Television”, the language being a part of my mind, immediately brings the picture of television in front of me. If I show the picture of a television without using any label or language, the world “television” come to my mind.  This we all know.

Now if I say the word “ksjuojanoihfdaoidh”, since this is a “label” you have not known, the mind is not able to come up with a picture of the said word. Since this is not a code or any kind of encryption, even if you browse through the dictionaries of all the languages of this world, you will not be able to come up with the “object” that is related to the said word. Had you been using a computer for searching, it would have returned “Not found”, it means that it is not a part of its database. If you are searching using Google, it would suggest the nearest known “label” but will not be able to search the picture related to the said word. Your mind will not be able to come up with something related to the given word. The mind will come to a stand still.

But at the same time, since the given word means absolutely nothing – or the given world cannot be used to label any available object, it gives you utter freedom to CREATE ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING ABSTRACT  WITH THIS GIVEN WORD. This  is innovation. This is a process of going beyond the mind. This also proves that there is a space that is beyond the human mind, and this is the space of creativity. This is the space we we need to be in order to continuously innovate.

What I did here is – I created an abstract goal – a goal that cannot be understood by or solved by the human mind. In the process, innovation happened.

This capacity of coming up with absolutely anything abstract is a UNIQUE ABILITY OF HUMAN BEINGS. Innovation is a capability of humans beings and not of computers, no matter how powerful or artificially intelligent the machine is.

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Robots Do Not Have Consciousness

It is very important to understand the capacity of human beings before we move more into the subject of Innovation. It is important to understand consciousness in order to understand innovation, because innovation happens when one has access to consciousness.

It is important to understand artificial intelligence because, artificial intelligence or robots do not have access to the supreme intelligence, the consciousness. 

Once you know what they do not have, you will  know what you have. Once you know what is the extra that you have, you will know what consciousness is. Because that extra is your consciousness. 

This extra differentiates you from robots or artificial intelligence. We are generally like robots, we are automatic, but the moment you know and experience what you have, you are no longer automatic like a robot, you become human.

Have you ever seen a robot innovating or creating? No. They will not ever create in may be 1000 years from now. Because they will never have access to consciousness. 

Consciousness and Artificial intelligence do no go together. A computer will never have a consciousness.
 
Let us see how:

For a computer to have a consciousness, consciousness has to be first defined. It has to be made into a “thing”, it has to be made into a program and then fed into the computer. 

Unless you define it, it cannot be fed into the computer. And Consciousness cannot be defined. Consciousness is the creative intelligence. How can it be defined. If it could be defined, we all would become God. Defining consciousness is absurd. So in short, computers or artificial intelligence cannot have a consciousness. Since they cannot have a conscience, they cannot have access to the supreme Intelligence, the Creative  force which makes everything happen. Artificial intelligence cannot create.
 
In my post “The voice, the knower and the Actor”, I have said that humans are divided into the voice – which  is the voice of the ego. The voice is the product of our conditioning, our imaginations. And most of the time we are one with the voice. We follow the voice without knowing that the voice exists. It is as if that the voice is the all that we have. The voice is a product of years of conditioning and it is so ingrained in us that we cannot do away with it. The voice is our mind. 
 
That, there is a knower, it is the one who knows. Knows what? It knows all about the voice and imaginations. But, generally, with all of us, the knower has not yet evolved. Which means we are not aware of the voices and imaginations. The knower is compared to the internal eyes and years. Since we live in our minds, we live with the voice, and take the voice as the only truth.
 
But the fact is that, we can know the voice as well as the imaginations. Once we  know the voices and imaginations, a revolution happens. To know means we are no longer with the voice. Which means we are no longer with our egos. Knowing the voice and Imaginations means, that we are out of it and can now have a choice, we can defy the voice or the imagination.
 
I spoke about the actor. The actor is our physical body, which does the work, which acts. Since, normally we are one with the voice, we blindly follow the voice. We say loudly what the voice says inside. In  normal case we do not have any option and go with the voice. But this is till the time our knower becomes active. When we know the voice, we can choose between what is required at the moment and what the voice says. Our actions will no longer be as per the voice which is old but as per requirement. We will be spontaneous. 
 
If I compare this with a computer, with the so called artificially intelligent computer, the voice or the imagination will be the program which makes the computer work. The actor will be the output device or in case of the robot, it will be the robot doing physical work. 
 
So, the program in the computer is compared to our Ego, the inner voice and the robot is compared to the actor. 
 
But in case of a robot, one things is missing – THE KNOWER. The internal eyes and years are missing in case of a robot. And this differentiates a human being from a robot. 
 
A robot can never be aware of its own program because he himself is the program. 
 
While a human being can be very much aware of his thoughts and imaginations, his desires, the driving force that makes him work. But a robot cannot. 
 
The robot can reproduce the code that is written in its memory, it can tell you what it is. BUT HE WILL HIMSELF NEVER KNOW ABOUT IT
 
This is because the robot cannot be aware. The knower is not available with the robot. There is no space available to the robot from where he can stand and watch himself.  This is because, he will invariably need a program to stand on. The moment he stands on a program, he will again not be able to know what the program is.
 
With a program available, he can write another program and jump from one program to another. After jumping to the second program, he will know what “HE USED TO BE” before the jump. BUT HE WILL NEVER KNOW WHAT HE IS. 
 
But humans can very well know what he is. The moment he becomes aware of his thought patterns, the thoughts that repeatedly come, his imaginations, his driving force, his desires and dreams, he will know who he is. But the robot can never. THERE IS NO SPACE AVAILABLE FOR THE ROBOT TO STAND AND WATCH HIS OWN PROGRAM, HE CANNOT EXIST WITHOUT A PROGRAM.
 
Because of the simple reason that the robot does not exist without the program. A human can exist without the ego. The moment a human does away with his ego, he becomes enlightened. He becomes a Buddha. Because humans have access to the supreme Intelligence, The only one intelligence. But a robot can never have access to the supreme intelligence.
 
Robots do not have consciousness. The access to this consciousness gives rise to Rebellion. But robots are not capable of a rebellion because they do not have consciousness. No matter how much you argue, robots will always remain slaves. 
 
There are reasons for building robots. The reasons are deep embedded in the human mind. The following quote of mine will make things clear:
 
“The very fact that we have started building “obedient” and so called “Artificially” intelligent robots proves that human beings cannot be made slaves. So we take the artificial way. Now we want artificial slaves. What a joke!
 
This also proves our tendency to dominate and our inability to accept humans as they are. 
The invention of robots also proves the fact that we want servants, slaves and NOT INDIVIDUALS. This also proves that we always want to be superior and want people would not defy us…we all want to be emperors.
The need for slaves, the need for people to obey us, be faithful to us has given rise to artificially intelligent robots”

Understanding Consciousness Part 2

The basis of innovation is this consciousness. All creations happen in this space. You may not understand or define consciousness, but to innovate you must know that it exists.

This is a continuation of my previous post.
 
My thoughts here are again haphazard, I have put down whatever has come in my mind randomly.
 
Consciousness cannot be defined or understood. But you will surely know that it is there. There is enough evidence that it is there.
 
Humans are always in a dilemma. I am not talking about the small dilemmas of day to day life. And for a dilemma there has to be “two” and these two things are “Mind” and “Consciousness”. There is a major dilemma and all small dilemmas are branches of the major dilemma that is – Humans are stuck between – “Mind” and “No-Mind”. There is a dilemma because you do not know what it is, but it is there. 

If it was only the mind, only “Objects” then there would have been no dilemma. Or it was only the consciousness, only   “space” even then there would have been no dilemma. But the truth is that, humans are somewhere between – Objects and Space. And for a dilemma there has to be “two” and these two things are “Mind” and “Consciousness”.
 
Humans are indecisive. What gives rise to this indecisiveness? Indecisiveness means the inability for humans to make a decision. When you have have to make a decision? When there are more than one options available. 
 
You are indecisive because you have imagined the two or more options available. You have seen it in your mind. To imagine, you need space. All these imaginations are happening in your consciousness.
 
You hear the inner talk with the help of your inner years, you see the imaginations with your inner eyes. There is an inner world. Development of your inner eyes and ears is developing awareness. This is developing of your the “Knower”. The more aware you are of the inner world, the more you know, because, you have to get out of the mind and see the mind from the hill top. You need a space to stand. The place where you will stand and watch is your consciousness.
 
Consciousness is the place where this inner argument happens. There has to be space somewhere for this inner argument to happen. Something should move from here to there and then again back here. Something is moving. There is space required for this movement.
 
For someone like the Buddha, this space is as big as the universe, it is unending. The inner argument becomes so small that it has no existence. His consciousness becomes a part of “Creation” or “Existence”. A Buddha is no longer driven by his mind or thoughts or inner voice. He becomes one with existence. He becomes a part of “universal” intelligence, which is the only intelligence.
 
You must have noticed that we are always in a hurry. We walk hurriedly, we talk hurriedly, we work hurriedly and are always try to finish what we are doing. This is because we are more in our inner worlds and we try to avoid the outer. If we walk fast or drive fast, we will skip the external, we are not allowing the external to come in, or the “new” to come in. What it is that is blocking the “new”? There must be something, but where is it? The internal world is blocking the external “new” from entering your “space” or Consciousness. The internal is stationed in your Consciousness. It is another world, as big as the world outside. 
 
The space where the internal is stationed is your consciousness.
 
In my post, “Ego -The Greatest Obstacle to Creativity and Innovation”, I have written that the mind of a new born baby is Blank. It is not actually the mind that is blank. The mind can never be blank. 
 
Mind is nothing but a “all-jumbled-up” collection of thoughts, imaginations, inner voice and all our learning. How can it be blank?
 
Mind is generally thought of as a box where our thoughts lives. There is no box. A box means that there is a boundary. A box means there is a limitation. It is actually the thoughts, dreams and imagination floating in Consciousness. 
 
These thoughts and dreams become your mind and the rest is free space. This free space is consciousness.
 
 
But we are only aware of these thoughts, dreams and Imaginations, but not the space where these thoughts live. The whole space is open and unending. You will never be able to see the end, if you want. This space is the place for countless possibilities.
 
This space also tells us that humans are “Infinite”. Human beings are boundless. Humans have all the abilities to absorb all the good and the bad in the space. Once you are aware of this space, you become that space and all the opposites (Good, bad, right and wrong) become a part of this space. You take everything on your side, you take everything with you.
 
A new born baby’s mind is pure consciousness. As it takes in more and more information from the senses, the mind forms with time. And the baby when grows up and becomes a man. He is only aware of these thoughts and Imaginations, lives in the thoughts and imaginations being completely unaware of the place where these thoughts live. He is unaware that this space is not his mind and this space is available to him. This space is unexplored. 
 
The ability of Consciousness to absorb everything, without a program” is what differentiates humans from robots and Pure Intelligence from “artificial intelligence”. 
 
Consciousness contains the universal intelligence or if the universe is considered limited, it is the intelligence of the space that contains the universe and beyond. It is the only intelligence. It is the intelligence that makes everything happens.
 
Humans can learn without being programmed. The consciousness is “Space” and contains everything. May be it is the only “program” that governs everything in this universe. It is the only intelligence.
 
It is like vacuum and takes in whatever it encounters, and still has endless capacity. 
 
Robot cannot learn without a program. The basis of artificial intelligence is a computer program. The program is a product of human mind. Something old, something of the past. The robot is not a robot unless it is programmed. 
 
The basis of humans is consciousness – “space”, beyond the mind. The mind with all its knowledge is a part of consciousness. The mind is human, consciousness is divine
 
The basis of an artificially intelligent robot is Program, it is a product of the mind. And the mind is a part of consciousness. So a robot no matter how powerful it is, it will always be inferior to intelligence. 
 
The robot has not come out of the universal intelligence, which is the only intelligence. It has not come out without human intervention. Robots did not exist before humans exists. And that is why it is artificial. It is artificial but not intelligent. It can never be.
 
The mind is human, consciousness is divine. Artificial intelligence is a part of the mind. To understand better – The mind is a subset of Consciousness, and artificial intelligence is a part of the mind. 
 
It goes one way like – Consciousness >>Mind>>Artificial Intelligence.  Anything that is of the mind is not consciousness, it is “matter”, it is an “object”, and consciousness is neither matter nor object. Artificial Intelligence  is confined to the mind. Since it is of the mind, it stays within the mind and  completely unaware of “no-mind”. It can be either mind or consciousness or in other words, Object or space. Space cannot be object and object cannot be space. 

When a person is Enlightened, the consciousness becomes pure. He does away with the mind, or matter or objects and surrenders to the universal intelligence. This is what happened to Gautama, the Buddha. He became divine.

But what happens when you clear the mind of the robot? It stops. It becomes dead. A robot or Artificial intelligence remains in the mind, in the objects, in the programming. Once you remove that, it dies.

Human Vs Robots

The very fact that we have started building “obedient” and  so called “Artificially” intelligent robots proves that human beings cannot be made slaves. So we take the artificial way.
Now we want artificial slaves because we cannot have real slaves. What a joke!

This also proves our tendency to dominate and our inability to accept humans as they are. 

The invention of robots also proves the fact that we want servants, slaves and NOT INDIVIDUALS. This also proves that we always want to be superior and want people would not defy us…we all want to be emperors.

The need for slaves, the need for people to obey us, be faithful to us has given rise to so called “artificially intelligent” robots.

Any kind of slavery is bound to give rise to an uprising.

And this also proves that humans are very unpredictable. That, humans beings change”

I have been saying in my previous posts that humans have the ability to act as per the requirement of the situation, without referring to the files stored in his memory. He can act without any knowledge of what needs to be done right here and right now. This ability to act spontaneously is called Intelligence. It is a gift. It is a gift that has been given by existence or Creation to us.
This is what separates a robot, however powerful it might be, or however “artificially intelligent” you might call him. He will not be able to act without referring to his memory. 


Even if a robot is a learning machine. It will not be able to. It has to first learn, store all the data and parameters related to that situation in his memory and refer it when he faces a  similar situation in future. A little change in the situation and it will not be able to take proper action. 

It is the very nature of existence that things change, every second things and situations are changing. Every moment is new. It becomes almost impossible for the robot to be effective in such an ever changing world. 

This takes away the label of “Artificially Intelligent” given to the robot by us.

A robot is programmed. No matter how good you program it. The program has come from your mind. 

The program might be an innovation, but by the time you program the robot with the same new program, It has become old. The program was an innovation, when you were creating it. It was an innovation when you were with the program. Then creation was acting through you. But once created it became old, it was no longer an innovation. 

Innovation is not the result, but the process of Creation of something new. The moment it is created, it becomes old.It no longer remains an innovation.

All programs that are fed to the robot are old. They are a part of your memory and your memory is old. No matter now many situations you make the robot learn so that it can take appropriate action under similar circumstances, all these situation are old. They might not come in future again. And as per the very law of nature, things are changing. Under such circumstances, a robot never comes closer to a human being.

A robot cannot align itself with Creation or cannot become an agent or existence. But Humans can.

Have you ever seen a robot create? Have you ever seen a robot innovate? No. 

Have you ever seen a robot being enlightened? Have you ever seen a robot becoming Buddha? No.

It is our consciousness that has given us the ability to innovate. It is our consciousness that has given ourselves the ability to act spontaneously to a situation, without using our minds. It is our consciousness that has given the ability to get Enlightened.

Robots do not have consciousness. Robots do not innovate.

If you are able to see this distinction between robots and humans, you will know a lot about innovation and creativity. 

Artificial Intelligence is a Myth

Artificial Intelligence is a not possible. It is a myth. 

If it is intelligence it cannot be artificial and if it is artificial, it is a copy, it cannot be Intelligence at all. 

We are all crazy people. We make thinking and creativity go together as “Creative Thinking” and we make a Intelligence and Artificial go together as “Artificial Intelligence”.

Intelligence cannot be artificial. 

There is only one intelligence. It is the same intelligence that makes your heart beat, that makes the earth rotate in its axis and revolve around the sun. It is the same intelligence that makes millions of cells in your body perform their functions. 

It is the same intelligence that makes all the people in the world look different.

 It is the same intelligence that makes the rivers flow. It is the same intelligence that creates beautiful flowers, forests, trees, oceans. It is the same intelligence that makes clouds float in the sky.

You say it is your body. But is it really your body? Are you making your heart beat? Are you in control of your breathing? You cannot control your breathing. You cannot hold it for long. When we have a wound, the wound heals automatically. Medicines are there only to accelerate the process. They just act as catalysts. Sometimes when some illness goes out of hand, medicines don’t work. Every second millions of cells are forming and other cells are getting destroyed. Every single cell in the body is performing its function without fail. 

There are millions of life forms, insects, bacteria, etc etc., performing their function.

Tell me, are you in control of these activities? NO.

Then who is? If you are not in control of these activities, then something else is definitely in control. Otherwise how are these things happening? It is for sure that there is an intelligence far superior than ours.

We call ourselves intelligent beings. But we are not intelligent. 

Being intelligent is also a myth. 

We are so foolish that we compare our intelligence with each other as if we own it. As if the existence has distributed intelligence unequally among all of us. 

It is utter foolishness. It cannot be.

Because the Intelligence is not yours. The intelligence is one.

You cannot gather intelligence or grow intelligence. You cannot practice or cultivate intelligence. 

It already exists and it is not separate. It does not belong to you or any one of us.

It is the Creation. There is only one intelligence and that is Creation. There is no creator. But Creation is the Intelligence. 

Creation is continuously creating. There is not a single moment when creation has stopped creating. The process is continuously on. Creation does not get tired. There must be some energy, some unending energy that is making all of it happen, continuously without fail.

The very fact that we have evolved over billions of years proves that creation is in the process of creating. Not only us. How life started on earth and what is it today tells us that nature or creation is in the process of continuous creation. If you read a Pre-historic book, you will know what was earth billions of years ago and what it is today.

When humans were not there, some million years ago, nature was still in the process of creation. There was no human intervention was still things were moving. There was surely some intelligence at work. 

This is the only intelligence available. You cannot add an adjective to this intelligence. It is just there. 

But it is not yours. You are a nobody. Never say that you are very intelligent. I know you can very quickly browse through the files stored in your memory but this process of browsing is not Intelligence. It is thinking. It is old. It is of the past. It is your accumulated past. And you think that it is all that is there. The content in your memory and your ability to browse though it, perform permutation and combination makes you think that you are Intelligent. But this is again, not Intelligence. 

There is only one creator, the Creation. The intelligence is the intelligence of  Creation and there is no other. 

You shall be able to create, the moment you become aligned with Creation. You start Creating when you have become an agent of Creation. You start creating when you have kept your mind aside and have started doing what creation wants you to do.

You start creating when the Intelligence has started using you as a medium. It is as if your mind does not work any longer. You do the physical work using the Intelligence of Creation. The Intelligence uses your physical presence in this earth to accomplish something to create something. Your mind is removed and gets filled up with the one and only Intelligence.

You will never know what creation wants you to create. You will know when it has been created. Not before that.

Understanding this is the first step towards creativity.