Interdependence of Mentality and Materiality; of the dual Name-and-Form:
Mentality alone has no efficient power, it cannot eat, drink, speak, nor walk...
Materiality alone is also without sufficient power, since it cannot do anything
without orders and drive: It has neither desire to eat, drink, speak, nor walk...
When materiality and mentality are joined together, these two twins can act:
When mentality (mind) has a desire to eat, a desire to drink, a desire to speak,
or a desire to walk, it is materiality (body) that eats, drinks, speaks & walks! Mentality and Materiality, Mind & Matter are Inseparable! Therefore did the Ancient Elders say:
The mental and the material does really exist,
But here there is no 'human being' to be found,
For it is void and merely fashioned like a doll!
Just suffering piled up like grass and sticks...
The mental and the material: Name-and-Form
Are Siamese Twins, that each supports the other:
When one dies, they both die, surely inseparable,
Due to the necessary mutual dependence...
They cannot come to be by their own strength,
Or even maintain themselves by their own power
Depending on other states, weak in themselves,
Conditioned and constructed, they come to be;
They come to be, with others as crucial requirement.
They are activated by others as if their controller,
They are thus produced by object and condition,
And each by something other, than itself...
And just as men depend upon
A boat for traversing the sea,
So does the mental mind need the
material body for real efficiency.
And as the boat depends upon
The men for traversing the sea,
So does the material body need the
mental mind for induction & control.
Depending each upon the other.
The boat and men can sail the seas.
And so do both mind and matter
Depend, the one, upon the other...Vism 597On this Mind-&-Matter Duality, Mentality-Materiality, Naming & Forming: http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Name_and_Form.htmhttp://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... uality.htmhttp://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/No_ ... Person.htmhttp://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... _ruupa.htmdiscriminating mind-&-matter Is this phenomena Mind or Matter or both or neither?The Siamese Twins ...http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/V/The ... _Twins.htm