The Unconsciousness can only be a consciousness without objects; otherwise it has no meaning. Therefore it is really and somehow consciousness. Through study of the mind one gradually becomes aware “The Unconscious" which is at the back of it all, is the soul.
One has yet to learn that we cannot look into the mind of another nor into that of animals. Hence those scientists who describe how ants think, for instance, are merely drawing inferences, not ascertaining proved facts.
That which one know best in the waking experience, that which is nearest to his , that of which he can never be free, its existence is supremely certain, is his consciousness.
One may doubt anything else but he directly perceives his-self. Hence one has to begin the study of the truth with the study of consciousness, not, as is mistakenly done by theologians, metaphysicians, with the supposed Absolute.
All gold ornaments are made of this same single material, so to explain the nature of the unknown soul, one has to start with something known and familiar, viz. consciousness, which he has in the three states, and proceed step by step from that onwards.
One knows his -self [soul], it is directly perceived, and thinking implies a thinking capacity, i.e. a thinker. This self [soul] is his consciousness. After showing that this consciousness, this self [soul], is ultimate reality, and everything else is of the same nature which should enable one henceforth to understand all else also is consciousness. Everyone has and knows this consciousness; therefore it is a universal datum. It is something which everybody can grasp.
Mind and its substance, Mind and as whole, are two different things has to be investigated. Mind does not depend on mere size of the physical brain. The elephant has the largest animal brain, yet it is no more intelligent than man, who has a much smaller brain.
If, as some think, the interaction of material brain atoms produces mind as a by-product, the reply for this is that one cannot know this unless someone had seen it happen. However, nobody has yet seen it. This theory is based on mere speculation.
One knows only mind is limited to his physical activity, but the truth is the whole physical existence, which is full of action or inaction is mind. If one limits the mind to his physical entity, he will never be able to move towards ultimate understanding. Mind appears as waking and dream. Man and his world are within the waking or dream. Thus, the mind is the whole physical existence. Thus, one has to consider the mind as whole physical existence. By considering the mind as physical existence, the waking and dream also are considered as mind.
What is mind? and What it does and by what it is capable of doing? No one knows it in itself. Philosophers and intellectuals who regard mind as only a power or as an activity do not really say what it is when appearing to define it, even though they use a million words. Their study is correct up to a certain level, but they have not gone very deep verifying the facts.
One may think of the mind as he likes, but he gets only a thought, i.e. he gets words, more words. He do not get mind itself. Philosophers go on spinning yarns about the mind, but have never seen it. Their words are only imaginations. How can one see the mind when philosophers and their experience of the world exist within the mind? When the mind disappears they and their experience of the world also disappear. Therefore, deeper inquiry, analysis and reasoning is required to analyze mind. Then only it is possible to move forward in pursuit of truth.
Punditry is not philosophy. Much of what they say may be true but true only as thoughts, but they have to inquire what a thought is; and then they have to go beyond it. What about the witness, which witnesses all this three states, which comes and goes. No philosopher has even been able to define the meaning of 'mind' and 'consciousness'.
One does not know the dimensions of the mind. All the form time, space is within mind only, not outside of it. One as an individual can imagine anything within the mind.
The terms "super-consciousness" "overmind" etc. belong to irrational mysticism. No one can measure awareness which is consciousness and say where it stops, therefore mind is called limitless; hence to talk of something beyond it is sheer imagination. One has to appeal only to the facts not imagination.
People who talk of brain-consciousness are talking emptily. One does not know what it is, nor what “brainless consciousness” is. One is aware of only consciousness. Science does not know the true relation between consciousness and brain, if any.
One knows only 'mental states. Only three final mental states that is, waking, dream and deep sleep--which come and go.