Collective consciousness has become a buzzword with both positive and negative connotations. What is collective consciousness? As Pandit Tigunait explains in this foundational satsang, each of us is an individual consciousness with our own feeling of self-existence, but we are also part of a much larger collective consciousness that is the sum total (and more) of all of us. This consciousness goes by many names—Brahman, Absolute Reality, Prakriti, God, Ishvara, Nature—that all point to the same thing: the intelligent, transcendent field of creativity that is infused with constant newness. Listen as Panditji explains this important concept, which will set the tone for the next course of our study.