Like the wetness of waterIt's interesting that Sri Ramakrishna also uses a similar analogy. From Section XIX of The Gospel:
According to Greenfield, the mind is made up of the physical connections between neurons. These connections evolve slowly and are influenced by our past experiences and therefore, everyone's brain is unique.
But whereas the mind is rooted in the physical connections between neurons, Greenfield believes that consciousness is an emergent property of the brain, similar to the 'wetness' of water or the 'transparency' of glass, both of which are properties that are the result of -- that is, they emerge from -- the actions of individual molecules.
The Chitshakti and Brahman of Vedanta are identical – like water and its wetness. The moment you think of the wetness of water, you are reminded of water. And the moment you think of water, you must think of its wetness.Anyway, I don't think that Brahmn can ever be understood. Am reminded of a haiku:
Take the example of the snake and its wriggling movement. The moment you think of the serpentine movement, you are reminded of the snake.
When do I call Him Brahman? When He is inactive and unattached to work. A man may put on clothes, yet he remains the same man as when he was naked. He was naked, now he is clothed. He may again take off his clothes.
The snake has poison inside, but it does not affect the snake. It is poison only for him who is bitten by the snake. Brahman Himself is unattached to work.
The Infinite One
Cannot be understood