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This topic contains 8 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  Xain 2 weeks, 5 days ago.

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    waechter418
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    There are possibly as many opinions about mind, as there are users – yet, most of them agree that mind plays a central role in their life.

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    Write4U
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    There are possibly as many opinions about mind, as there are users – yet, most of them agree that mind plays a central role in their life.

    Actually it is a mindless (subconscious) control mechanism of the brain that plays a central role in staying alive. We have absolutely no conscious awareness or control of our bodily functions, except when something goes wrong.
    Example: We don’t experience digesting food, except when we experience nausea, as one among other symptoms that something is wrong with food we ate or when our digestive system is malfunctioning.
    Check out a more detailed explanation in this excellent presentation.

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    waechter418
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    Recommend reading:
    The discourse on Prajna (Mind essence) – by Hui-Neng
    https://terebess.hu/zen/HuinengCleary.pdf

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    waechter418
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    There are possibly as many opinions about mind, as there are users – yet, most of them agree that mind plays a central role in their life.

    Actually it is a mindless (subconscious) control mechanism of the brain that plays a central role in staying alive. We have absolutely no conscious awareness or control of our bodily functions, except when something goes wrong.
    Example: We don’t experience digesting food, except when we experience nausea, as one among other symptoms that something is wrong with food we ate or when our digestive system is malfunctioning.

    Mind relates subjective & objective, biological & phenomenological, inner & outer experiences (quite a task for a “mindless control mechanism!)

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    Write4U
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    There are possibly as many opinions about mind, as there are users – yet, most of them agree that mind plays a central role in their life.

    Actually it is a mindless (subconscious) control mechanism of the brain that plays a central role in staying alive. We have absolutely no conscious awareness or control of our bodily functions, except when something goes wrong.
    Example: We don’t experience digesting food, except when we experience nausea, as one among other symptoms that something is wrong with food we ate or when our digestive system is malfunctioning.

    Mind relates subjective & objective, biological & phenomenological, inner & outer experiences (quite a task for a “mindless control mechanism!)

    There are possibly as many opinions about mind, as there are users – yet, most of them agree that mind plays a central role in their life.

    Actually it is a mindless (subconscious) control mechanism of the brain that plays a central role in staying alive. We have absolutely no conscious awareness or control of our bodily functions, except when something goes wrong.
    Example: We don’t experience digesting food, except when we experience nausea, as one among other symptoms that something is wrong with food we ate or when our digestive system is malfunctioning.
    Mind relates subjective & objective, biological & phenomenological, inner & outer experiences (quite a task for a “mindless control mechanism!)
    Yes, that was poorly worded. I meant that the process is electro/chemical and that is in accordance with the mathematical properties (values) of the electro/chemical process. The result of all this produces an inner experience of cognition. If we don’t recognize an event, we call it a miracle, which just means our “best guess” is based on insufficient information.
    The problem stems from the fact that while we have some 3 billion neurons in the brain, the incoming bits of information is in the trillions upon trillions. From this stream of secondary information, the brain is able to form an inner “best guess” of what the information represents. This result presents an inner hologram (mind) which in turn produces an emotional response which shapes our beliefs of our cognitive best guesses.
    This timeless optical illusion demonstrates this selective process of the brain very clearly.

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    waechter418
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    Mind is the mother of arts, religions and philosophies
    …..and quite a few sciences 🙂

    #239445

    Tracey Mills
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    The mind is generally considered to have awareness of it’s respective environment and has the intentionality to respond to the surroundings. Also possessing the ability of consciousness and feelings.

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    waechter418
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    The mind invokes the universe – the universe nourishes the mind.

    #303111

    Xain
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    The mind invokes the universe – the universe nourishes the mind.

    There isn’t mind, there is brain. Consciousness is an illusion.

    Or the other side in that mind is a product of the brain.

    Either way your comment is just plain false.

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