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Uncertain Minds: How the West Misunderstands Buddhism

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Re: Uncertain Minds: How the West Misunderstands Buddhism

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Re: Uncertain Minds: How the West Misunderstands Buddhism

Postby danieLion » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:24 am

In the context of MN 38.8, Bhikkhu Bodhi has discussed Consciousness and the Brain with his students at

http://bodhimonastery.org/a-systematic- ... ikaya.html

in the first lecture on MN 38 at

44:27, & ending at 62:16

Concepts covered include: physicality, mano-vinnana, the Abhidhamma perspective/vibhanga consciousness, the mind's independence from the brain, rebirth/personal continuity in relation to the brain....

Ven. also asserts his opinion that the heart is the seat of consciousness.

Compare to sources like:
http://www.mindfulmuscleblog.com/heart- ... ciousness/

& especially

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnA8GUtXpXY
(Thanks to Dmytro for the latter).

The fact is that the brain extends throughout the nervous system, and as such is necessarily involved with vinnana.

My personal belief is that mano is the "head" part of the mind and that citta is the "heart" part of the mind.

It will soon be known as fact that mind extends beyond the "physical."
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Re: Uncertain Minds: How the West Misunderstands Buddhism

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Re: Uncertain Minds: How the West Misunderstands Buddhism

Postby daverupa » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:24 pm

I don't see how developing those sorts of physical correlates helps the practice. For example, suppose mano equates with the operation of the fusiform gyrus - so what?

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Re: Uncertain Minds: How the West Misunderstands Buddhism

Postby suttametta » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:25 pm

Watching the OP video reminds me that what we call "Buddhism" is just an illusion. There are actually so many different religions, secular philosophies, and yogic practices that outwardly might keep the same statue around, some may not, but there is no real unity here.

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