Can consciousness be quantified? Well, it all depends on what do we actually mean by consciousness. Our basic understanding of consciousness is that which makes us aware of something. It is the consciousness that makes us aware of a thing. We think that the consciousness is the by-product of our existence. This is how the scientists think of the consciousness. They think that the consciousness is like an object or a thing. And they also think that one day it can be quantified. They also think that one day they will be able to create an articial consciousness. And they are in fact trying to do this in the context of artificial intelligence.
I love Michio Kaku. He is a great theoretical physicist. I have a great respect for his contribution to science. He is one of the string theorists and he has his own equation of the string theory. In the embedded video he says that till now some 25, 000 papers have been written on consciousness and without any conclusion. Even he is also talking about his own theory of the consciousness. I am very sorry that I do not agree to his idea and notion of consciousness. To me, consciousness is that which can not be created. All matter has come from the consciousness. Everything has emerged out of the consciousness. And all that has come from the consciousness can be quantified to some extent. But the consciousness itself can not be quantified. Consciousness is that from which the energy is released and into which the energy is dissolved. Consciousness is that in whose presence one form of energy is transformed into another form of energy.
The consciousness is not the by-product of our existence. No, it is the other way round. Our existence is the by-product of the consciousness. We always speak from the side of the effect and never be able to visualize the side of the source. The consciousness can be experienced but it can never be expressed. The consciousness is not an object. The consciousness is the subject. And Enlightenment is nothing but the existential experience of the dissolution an ego-center and the rising-up of a conscious-center.
When it comes to mathematics and mathematical equations I madly get inspired by these scientific minds. Albert Einstein was once asked about his interest in politics. He said that the politics is for the present and the equations are for the future. He said that the equations serve the humanity for eternity. He said that his heart beats only for creating equations. And just see how his equation of the theory of relativity is serving the humanity till date.
I also thought of coming out with my own equation of consciousness. And I know for sure that the equation will only serve half the purpose. One has to experience the result of the equation. And till that time the equation remains just an equation. My equation of consciousness is as under:
C = EM² (This should be read as C equals EM square).
In the above equation C represents consciousness. E represents energy in all forms. And M represents the intensity of meditation. It is a constant of meditation.
The above equation helps the human energy to transform into consciousness through meditation.
In ancient India the mystics have called the consciousness as Chetana or Chaitanya. It is a Sanskrit word for consciousness. The sages of the Upanishads have witnessed Shuddha Chetana or Shuddha Chaitanya or pure consciousness through the process of Dhyana or meditation.
The energy in all forms can be quantified in some way. There is no difficulty in quantifying the energy. The scientists have various ways and means to quantify the energy. This is their domain. They can do that and they are in fact doing this. But I am very sorry to say that the consciousness can not be quantified. It is not an energy. It is not a matter. It is not an object. It is a subject. Let us try to experience the consciousness. And to have this experience we have to move from “where am I” to “who am I”, and I call this turning point a “quantum evolution”.