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Offline francis

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Re: The Buddhist attitude of Mind
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2014, 12:59:16 am »
As usual, this is just you're opinion, which your ego likes to state as fact........

Former Monk, I think if your read the book quoted, “What the Buddha Taught”, you might learn that, that’s what the Buddha taught, not what I think. See Chapter Six.
"Enlightenment, for a wave in the ocean, is the moment the wave realises it is water." - Thich Nhat Hanh

Offline former monk john

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Re: The Buddhist attitude of Mind
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2014, 02:15:48 am »
So that is an authoratative presentation of exactly what the buddha taught, or what mr. Rapula taught??

DK that scientific study does not seperate the mind from the brain, if the mind was seperated from the brain the brain would be dead, so it doesnt really prove one way or the other whether the mind inhabits the brain, like birds in a tree, or whether the brain is all there is, as you suppose.

You should note that scientists have not been able to create even a single cell living organism from non living parts, there is something people call the spark of life that defies scientific explanation, and without it the being is dead, we can assemble all the parts of a being, but unless they are alive to start with, we can't make those parts alive, and we haven't done well bringing the dead back to life although frozen life can be regenerated, at least on a cellular level.

Actually if we are to go by the scriptures the mind is centered in the heart not the brain, but I won't go there!!
« Last Edit: February 01, 2014, 02:18:46 am by former monk john »
to me, the signs of a successful practice are happiness and a cessation of suffering, buddhism often gives me this; not all the answers.

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Re: The Buddhist attitude of Mind
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2014, 02:58:05 am »
Hmmm.... and what of heart transplants? In the future, would the person who receives a pig's heart miraclously also receive the pig's memories?

https://www.google.com/#q=transplant+pig+heart+into+human&revid=1943290810

As for the mind-brain problem and consciousness, both sides of it are examined here:

http://uwf.edu/jgould/documents/mind-brainandconsciousnessproblem_000.pdf

There's also this interesting article... just gotta love the title of it: "Nobody Declared Brain Dead Ever Wakes Up Feeling Pretty Good" ---

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/02/nobody-declared-brain-dead-ever-wakes-up-feeling-pretty-good/253315/

 


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