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brain and mind

Postby puthujjana » Wed May 06, 2009 8:25 am

Hi,

are there any Classical Theravadin texts about the function of the brain? Or maybe even about the connection between brain and mind?

I'm asking because a neighbour had an apoplectic stroke last week and now he has problems with his memory.
That made me wonder how the body is able to damage the mind.

Thank you in advance.

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Re: brain and mind

Postby retrofuturist » Wed May 06, 2009 8:40 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: brain and mind

Postby Nibbida » Wed May 06, 2009 1:43 pm

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Re: brain and mind

Postby Cittasanto » Wed May 06, 2009 4:40 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.


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