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In the end the undisguised and naked paradoxicality and contradiction of all manifestations of mystical consciousness has to be met head on," he maintains. 68 The mystic, he believes, experiences a reality that is really self-contradictory. If he is confident of his experience, he will admit that it is self-contradictory; if he is intimidated by the conventions of philosophy, religion, and society, he will try to hide the fact or qualify it. "69 The belief that the mystic encounters a state of affairs that is truly paradoxical, by the way, leads Stace to make some rather extraordinary claims about the validity of logic- 46 Transformative Philosophy that it extends to only one sphere of existence; that the laws of logic are not "true in all possible worlds" as philosophers have thought; that they apply only to a particular sort of world, the space-time world, where things are uniquely distinct from each other, not to a world such as the mystic knows where everything is One.

Finally, this relation does not seem to be commutative; it goes only one way. If an object of consciousness itself happens to be conscious of something, then the act of consciousness in which it serves as the subject of consciousness is distinct from the act of consciousness in which it plays the role of an object. <9 To be conscious is to be conscious of something. Granted this definition of consciousness, which I shall refer to as our standard notion of it-namely, that the word "consciousness" is a generic term that denotes not an individual but a class, specifically a class of relations-Sankara's idea of consciousness appears to be completely absurd.

17) that thejfva, unlike the elements, is not produced. " 2I And we know from scripture that Brahman's nature is consciousness, Sankara maintains, quoting various passages. "22 The objection that the soul sometimes appears not to be conscious, namely during sleep, is also rejected as contrary to the Veda. This may 34 Transformative Philosophy strike one as an extraordinary thing to say even under the compulsion of religious dogma, for it contradicts daily experience. But one quickly recognizes it as a variation of the thesis that the self is always conscious in a pure rather than a specific way.

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