Only possible damage to human Consciousness is its division and the only time it can take place is during its formation or growth, after birth.
Sigmund Freud’s name crops up again and again, because Indians don’t bother to understand that their ancestors had built the foundations of Psychology, nor how to advance or build it further, for saving and enhancing the entire humanity. Freud’s voluminous and significant work is unfortunately taking us nowhere. Of course, he certainly deserves more than a passing reference. Vested interests eulogize and ride piggy back on his name, from time to time for their own reasons.
All research works have been undoubtedly prompted by the natural inner urge or curiosity of the human Consciousness. Consciousness has or has been given the same meaning and role here as in the eastern ancient texts. It is the dynamic energy or the driving force behind all our perceptions and responses or behavior.
It was more than 20K years ago, the Pre-vedic Saint Ashtavakra declared that any work on mind has to begin from the ‘I’ and that itself is the Consciousness. Later on, all those Religious teachers, who came on to the scene including Buddha, Shankara and J Krishnamurti nearly propagated the same, but only in different words.
Ancient Eastern Researches were almost near conclusion, but for unknown reasons, they seem to have abruptly stopped and didn’t go further. They found the reason for human misery and consequent erratic behavior. They called it as ‘duality’, division, fragmentation of Consciousness. If the Consciousness remains undivided, it is impossible for it to perceive or respond wrongly, inaccurately or inappropriately to or in the new situations.
However, in the West researches in Psychology have been extensively analytical rather than exploratory. Fortunately, the mechanical industrial revolution too seemed to have played a vital role and gave an inadvertent push to the needed freedom and protection to the nascent or growing human Consciousness. Scientific or innovative fixtures or gadgets like the Cribs came along handy for mothers to protect children, when mothers had to inevitably attend to other household or outside works of short duration.
It was also a blessing in disguise for babies, because growing babies too need freedom and alone-ness for their strength and stability. Many mothers inadvertently constantly interfered in their freedom and silent observation of the surrounding. What the simple crib ensures is the safety and security from their dangerous movements and falls, apart from protecting household items and the child from damages to each other.
Although it appears that the child is confined, it retains the characteristics of patience, perseverance and resilience in children. Mother or elders are able to see the child from a distance, but without interfering or disturbing its focus. The crucial factor is the long five+ years required for the full growth of consciousness. If the parents want their children to grow up as a strong and stable adults, they have to protect children from damages to their bodies, which results in damage to Consciousness also.
The additional avoidable problem is the ‘pampering-to stop-crying of children’, which causes permanence of the damage to Consciousness. Pampering doesn’t heal injuries, but medical attention can. So necessary medical attention may be given, and pampering may be postponed till the child regains its composure. Then pampering is not harmful.
In other words, Cribs indirectly help mothers to allow the child’s Consciousness to grow up without disturbance. It is a blessing in disguise for the child’s consciousness to grow freely. That can be a probable cause for the comparatively higher average level of freedom in the western population, though it is not absolute. This comparatively higher level of freedom of consciousness ensures they win in any competition almost always.
Since the Consciousness is weak and vulnerable to getting disturbed and damaged in its growing years, whole mankind is generally affected by ‘fragmentation of consciousness’ leading to duality. Cribs go a long way in protecting the Consciousness from damage caused by avoidable hurts and falls and consequent pampering. Duality is like result of a ‘manufacturing defect’, because it is taking place in the formative period of consciousness.
When even electronic items are manufactured in highly sophisticated and protected facilities, with great and immaculate care, doesn’t the solar system’s extra ordinary biological computer deserve at least the same or better care than we are giving to the electronic items ? After all, what it asks is only the nutrition and minimal interference during its growth. (See ‘Enhancing Psychology into Pure Science’. naturalmindsite. wordpress.com)
Despite the Consciousness being invisible and immeasurable, it is still the only dynamic force or energy, which has to and can discover its problems and also cure itself. The problem is that until its intellectual applications, movements or thoughts don’t stop, it can’t observe the actuality or look inwards. Mere temporary stopping of thoughts results in the discovery of itself for the Consciousness. What more we want, even the fragmentation itself ceases and the Consciousness regains its original state of ‘non-duality’ or undisturbed single perception. Till then, the endless movement of thought continues, which is more often the wastage of time and resources for all.
What is however unfortunate is that funds flow enormously towards the analytical experiments, whereas there is no funding for exploratory independent researches, which are incidentally in final phases or threshold of completion. Though the success of western marketing techniques are huge and colossal, it often restricts or delays the introduction of newer or better ideas, often even by millennia, and also at great loss to whole of humanity!