Consciousness is recognized as the hard problem of today’s science. It cannot be reduced to swirling atoms or neuronal blips or even ever seen in any micro-scope or scanning. It exposes a problematic and maybe even embarrassing epistemological gap between physics and philosophy. It seems to be contained in the brain, but not produced by the brain, just as the beer is contained in the bottle, but not produced by the bottle… It holds the key to understanding the nature of core phenomena like reality versus dreams.

Consciousness (vinnana) from an Early Buddhist Perspective:
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/V/What_is_Mind.htm
http://what-buddha-said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/u_v/vinnaana.htm
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/III/The_Selfless_Camera.htm
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/II/Dependent_on_Contact.htm
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/IV/What_is_Consciousness.htm
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/V/Momentary_Consciousness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Observation_induces_the_Object.htm
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/III/What_passes_on_by_Rebirth-Linking.htm

The Buddha on Meditation and Higher States of Consciousness:
http://what-buddha-said.net/library/Wheels/wh189.pdf

Links and online papers on Consciousness:
http://consc.net/online/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consciousness
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_problem_of_consciousness

TIME: The Mystery of Consciousness:
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1580394,00.html

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