Padma-vati is the ancient Tamil word for “self-awareness.” It is the very first word you will learn in this book, but I think the most important one. Padmavati is the state of being that the mind and body are in, and the mind is self-aware, which is what the term means.
Padmavati is like your inner child, your inner child is the state of being that your mind and body are in. The mind is self-aware, and it has a form that it uses to communicate. It’s like your inner child talking to you, and you’re just listening. The body is self-aware, it’s like your inner child trying to communicate with you, but it is in a form that the mind can’t get to.
I have to admit, I’ve always been ambivalent about the term “mind,” but one reason I’ve been more ambivalent about the term “self-aware” is that it sounds so cool, but I just can’t really believe that the mind is that self-aware. It’s like a ghost that walks around, and you know when it happens because you suddenly feel an odd sensation, like you’re tingling or something, and you can’t explain it.
padmavati is a Sanskrit word meaning “self-awareness”. It’s what the Buddhist tradition calls “monastic training”. The word is derived from the Sanskrit word Padmavati, which roughly means “the self-awareness of the mind”. The concept is not to be confused with other terms for self-awareness, such as “ego” and “self”.
The concept of self-awareness is quite a unique one in that its not a term that we have found in any other context. Its actually a word that’s only been used in the context of Buddhism. It’s a term that’s only derived from the Buddhist tradition because it’s a concept that’s not part of the Western traditions. In fact, we are the only people that have ever been able to use this concept in the context of Buddhism.
In the context of Buddhism, the word self refers to one’s ability to control one’s physical senses and the mind. In the context of the modern western culture, we use the word self to refer to a person’s identity as a person. A person that’s not self-aware. Self-awareness is a term derived from the context of the western culture, but its not a concept that was even coined by the western culture.
The concept of self-awareness in the western culture is, quite literally, a complete fiction. The whole concept of self-awareness, and the whole concept of the mind, were invented in the west by the easterners. In fact the word self itself is derived from the term “self-awareness” and is derived from the eastern concept of self. As a result, the western concept of self, even though it has the same root, is still completely fictitious.
The western concept of self was developed by westerners who used it to describe the very first self-aware being on the planet. So when we say that the western concept of self is a concept invented by westerners, we’re really saying that it is completely fictional.
The term selfawareness is like the word self-awareness, it is not a part of our language. If we were to say “the western concept of self” we would actually be referring to an actual theory. This means that the western concept of self does not exist, and is only a fiction created by westerners.
There is a growing body of research into the reality of self-awareness from around the world. In 2007, a group of researchers, with the help of some of the world’s leading scientists, created a mathematical model of self-awareness. The model is based on the idea that our ability to self-reflect is a fundamental characteristic of the human condition.