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My thoughts on Naturalism in Ancient India

Ref: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/naturalism-india/

The phenomenal world-A human sees a green leaf. A cat sees a grey leaf. Thus the phenomenal world of experience is a function of the genetic system of  a particular biological species. It is impermanent according to advaita vedanta adherents or advaitins , since it changes from one species to another.

Advaitins ascribe to the "universal conscious principle" underlying it all. To my mind the first thing that comes with the word "universal" in the light of present day  theories in the realm of scientific investigation are "entangled energy fields", which vibrate to give rise to particles, which interact to give rise to higher orders of emergence. 

The word "conscious" implies in normal terms "aware". How can energy fields be aware. Awareness arises from emergence. 

The word "chit" of sanskrit has been "translated" to consciousness/awareness. "Chit"means &…