Strong Common Sense and Beyond
We keep looking in the brain for the one neuron that when we push on it, it says “I”, “experience”. From the point of view from Vedanta, this is a very foolish and costly venture to try to prove that consciousness is the brain. If I have a billiard ball, I wouldn’t ever expect it to say, “Hey, could you hit me a little softer.” Your brain cells are made up of the same thing that the billiard ball is. Is there any way we could squeeze that ball to make it say “Ouch!”. Matter is non-experiential. Consciousness is experiential. How different is that? …That is worlds apart.