Full text of Dada Gunamuktananda’s talk on Consciousness: The Final Frontier by TEDxNoosa 2014 Conference.
Listen to the MP3 Audio here: MP3 – Consciousness – The Final Frontier by Dada Gunamuktananda @ TEDxNoosa 2014
Thank you. I must say I’m very impressed with the way Mary pronounced my name. I couldn’t have said it better myself.
About 25 years ago, I was in my final year of medical school, but I’d been doubting my career choice for quite some time. Then one day, I went to take blood from a sweet little old lady, struck an artery instead of a vein. I still don’t know how I did that.
And as blood spurted out all over the place, I said to myself, “Yep, you’re definitely in the wrong profession here.” So in the interests of all concerned, I dropped out and became a yogi instead.
Hence my unconventional appearance. Well, actually, it’s not the only reason for my unconventional appearance. One of many shall we say.
So I’d like to share with you the yogic concept of space, our inner space, what we experience within ourselves – I’m redefining the terms a bit here – and outer space, everything outside ourselves.
We live in a vast universe. To give you some idea of its size, if we took the universe to be the size of our planet Earth, then our planet Earth would be about a billionth the size of a pin head in comparison. A billionth the size of one of those. I’m holding up a pin, in case you can’t see it. It’s my prop.