Let me know what you guys think of parts 4-7. The only real problem I had with it was that he used the term "God" toward the end, but this is a very common problem and I don't want to get hooked on that word since obviously what he is talking about is very different than a Creator deity. Other than that, I kept thinking about Dzogchen and checking if it contradicts... I found that if it did, it was very subtle, I think, and hard to verify exactly if it is a real contradiction or just a slightly different choice of words which are open to interpretation. I certainly agreed with it more than the ideas expressed by Vedantist / scientist Amit Goswami in "The Quantum Activist," for example.
I have been thinking along these lines for several years, so it was really nice to see this guy's very thorough presentation.
Thinking about how consciousness arises has literally almost driven me mad a few times when I would just keep thinking about it and not letting it go... and I think it actually did
drive a friend of mine mad (he is now schizophrenic).
Glad someone else watched it! Thanks for giving your feedback.
PS - Several years back, I fell into some new age beliefs about Quantum Physics way before "What the Bleep" and "The Secret" came out, but when I went to science forums to ask about it, I was met with extreme hostility from the scientists there. I became thoroughly convinced I was duped and, disheartened, I have always read about quantum physics with some weariness. However, lately, I've started to come to the conclusion that the scientists that reacted that way and continue to are really just lying about the facts. That is not to say I agree with "What The Bleep" or "The Secret" to any degree whatsoever. In fact, quite the opposite: I never agreed with either. The stuff I was reading was along the lines of Nick Herbert's "Quantum Reality," who is in fact a quantum physicist. I read the book and thought, "wow!" This is the book many new agers began using to make all sorts of claims, but Herbert's book is pretty scientific, I think. Of course, the scientific community didn't like it. http://www.amazon.com/Quantum-Reality-B ... 353&sr=1-1
Anyway, atheist materialist scientists combine classical physics and quantum physics and argue from that materialist perspective, regardless of how much they have to skew the facts to fit their current models. I think this guy's presentation is probably an equally true a presentation of quantum physics as you are likely to find from an atheist materialist quantum physicist, just postulating different theories based on the facts whereas the atheist materialist would postulate (invent) 14 dimensions and all other manner of things before he might concede the possibility that the consciousness does not arise from electrical signals in the brain.
"Use what seems like poison as medicine. We can use our personal suffering as the path to compassion for all beings." Pema Chodron