Consciousness and awareness aren’t the same thing. In this entry, we go through the developmental process of self-awareness and the Buddhist take on it and the world.
Most animals don’t seem to have much self-awareness. They just see, hear, feel, want, fear, love, hate, and take the shortest, most direct path to their incentives. They just live. It seems like humans are different. We don’t just see, but we know that we see. We know that we hear, feel, want, fear, love, etc. […]