Tony Nader: Extreme Idealism and Consciousness as the Ultimate Reality


Dr Tony Nader, MD, PhD, MARR, is a Medical Doctor trained at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PhD. in Neuroscience), and a globally recognised Vedic Scholar. Dr Nader is an author and fellow podcaster, with his book titled: "One Unbounded Ocean of Consciousness" and his podcast titled: "Consciousness Is All There Is". As Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s successor, Dr Nader is head of the international Transcendental Meditation® organisations in over 100 countries. From the Americas to Asia, from Europe to Africa, Dr Nader guides the Transcendental Meditation program and its advanced practices, and the practical applications of this technology in all areas of national life – education, health, business, defense, agriculture, and more. Dr Nader’s vision is to bring happiness, health, and peace to the minds and hearts of the whole world family. His experiences as a teacher, father, leader, scientist, and doctor have inspired his dedication to all global citizens – and his commitment to opening their awareness to the important things in life, from a truly profound perspective. To help remove conflicts in society, so that higher values and beautiful goals become the guiding light of everyone, is his total focus.

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(0:00) - Introduction
(0:27) - What is consciousness?
(4:10) - Scientific vs philosophical understanding of the mind
(10:56) - Eastern approach to the mind
(12:52) - Tony's shift from Physicalism to Idealism
(18:20) - Objective Idealism vs Panpsychism
(22:29) - Basic units of consciousness
(30:50) - Conscious quarks vs conscious humans (range of consciousness)
(36:59) - From altered states of consciousness to quantum mechanics
(47:16) - Consciousness is all there is (a journey)
(1:01:39) - Practicality of extreme idealism
(1:11:06) - Donald Hoffman's Idealism (Conscious Realism)
(1:15:17) - Linguistics & semantics
(1:17:38) - Transcendental meditation & religious/spiritual beliefs
(1:29:41) - Psychiatric/neurological conditions & other states of mind
(1:32:51) - Free Will & Determinism
(1:35:47) - Tony's Philosopher Mount Rushmore
(1:37:52) - Tony's final thoughts & reflections
(1:39:51) - Love, connection & unification
(1:41:36) - Conclusion