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Posted: 31 December 2017 11:18 AM   [ Ignore ]
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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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Posted: 02 January 2018 01:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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waechter418 - 31 December 2017 11:18 AM

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.
https://www.ted.com/talks/anil_seth_how_your_brain_hallucinates_your_conscious_reality

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Art is the creation of that which evokes an emotional response, leading to thoughts of the noblest kind.
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Posted: 02 January 2018 05:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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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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Posted: 15 January 2018 05:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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waechter418 - 31 December 2017 11:18 AM

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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Posted: 15 January 2018 06:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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waechter418 - 31 December 2017 11:18 AM

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!)

waechter418 - 15 January 2018 05:52 PM
Write4U - 02 January 2018 01:25 AM
waechter418 - 31 December 2017 11:18 AM

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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CEr2GfGilw

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Posted: 16 January 2018 03:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Mind is the mother of arts, religions and philosophies


.....and quite a few sciences smile

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