A consciousness is an energy aware of itself. This is
man himself, who can be in the embodied or unembodied state.
In the atheistic materialism, they spoke of “public consciousness”, or the term consciousness was identified with the term intellect.
But in the fundamental psychology and religion, this word denotes a lump of self-aware energy. In Sanskrit, the mind is termed manas and the consciousness — buddhi.
(In Sanskrit there is another term jeeva meaning a soul which is not
developed yet through the methods of buddhi yoga).
One of the most important tasks
on the spiritual Path is the refinement of
God — in the aspects of the Holy
Spirit and the Creator — represents the most subtle
forms of Consciousness. Thus, we may approach Him
only after refining ourselves as consciousnesses to
His level of subtlety.
It make sense to begin the work
of the refinement of consciousness with the
transformation of the
emotional sphere: by renouncing coarse emotional
states (first of all — various forms of anger,
condemnation, envy, jealousy, etc) and by
cultivating subtle ones (first of all — all kinds of
the emotional love: tenderness, caress, the ability
to admire the beautiful and to attune to it, etc).
Full success in such work may be achieved only with
the help of cleansing and development of the
Further refinement of
consciousness is performed in the
Its original container — the anahata chakra — is a
volume existing on the subtle planes within the
chest of the body. The spiritual heart is a
bioenergetic organ that produces the emotions of
love. The ability to move the concentration of the
consciousness into the spiritual heart enables one,
in particular, to live in the world of light and
Jesus said about this: “Blessed
are the pure in heart: for they shall see God” (Matt
5:8). “Enter into your temple, into your heart.
Illumine it with good thoughts and the patience and
immovable confidence which you should have in your
Father” (The Life of Saint Issa 9:12).