Consciousness from perspective of Sanatan Dharma.Consciousness depicts a completely different phenomenon of a human personality. I do not have an understanding of this term from the perspective of a common man wherein this could have been related to one's individual identity of life, survival, and death but from an understanding of a true being the term, consciousness refers to recognize and acknowledge the true self. The importance of recognizing and acknowledging the true self is that this does not restrain one's individual identity, actions, or outcome but this sees the existence and the importance of every single living and non-living entity in association with each other.
Secondly, being conscious does not limit to this life only but sees the life beyond it and believes in eternity and continuous cycle of life and death. In accordance with this, there was never a time in which we never existed and there will never be the time in which we will never exist but in both, we are completely ignorant of what form and basis.
Due to the reason that this cannot be proven scientifically, this has not been categorized as verified and authenticated in modern books or from the perspectives of preachers and therefore this only remains the accepted truth in Sanatan Dharma only. At once this does not seem rational but then pick the day when you visit the nearby park and observe the movements within the below laid grass or observe the trees wherein the birds are engaged with a sense of some sort of responsibility. I want you to consider this same on a much larger scale which one is capable of. If you beginning to feel the significance of their existence, their survival, and finally of their extinction then you may have some understanding of what consciousness is all about.
This could be more philosophical than scientific for a major section but is a fact that in ancient India this was practiced through meditations and with appropriate lifestyles and this can still be seen and can be evident in few locations based out of modern-day twists and turns.
My entry for the TOW contest.