What is the consciousness?
The consciousness is property of Atman which is inseparable from the physical body. Through consciousness, we learn from others or nature and we teach to others as well. The doer or observer has full awareness of what he or she is doing because of full awareness. The animals will aware of the things around them in a circle of few yards or few miles depending on their capability. Unlike animals, the human being has sophisticated knowledge of the universe and he has been inventing new instruments to study every field of the universe and for the welfare of the human beings. This is because of his full knowledge or full consciousness. This consciousness or general intelligence is not entirely separate from the physical body. The consciousness and physical body is evolved from the fertilization of egg and sperm only. Some people thought the consciousness enters the fetus in the 4th month. This is not true. The consciousness is not separable from the physical body. In the time of death, like a snake’s cast skin, the physical body is falling down, and the subtle body is going for reincarnation. Until the death, the consciousness is non-separable from the physical body. Like sweetness is not different from a piece of jaggery, the consciousness is non-different from a physical body.