Myotai wrote:Best evidence I have seen for brain not being synonomous with mind is the Pacebo effect....no other explanation needed IMHO. If the brain make changes when a non-placebo is administered, then what else evokes physiological changes when a placebo is used...?
lbrasington wrote:Yep, I'm assuming that the mind is (at least a partial) reflection of brain/nervous system activity in response to the environment in which it finds itself embedded. Is this the whole story? I'd say we don't know -- but I personally have yet to see any evidence of some part of the mind outside of brain/nervous system activity.
lbrasington wrote:I did not experience saññavedayitanirodha while doing these measurement - cuz I very seldom ever experience it, and certainly not under the less-than ideal circumstance of being measured while meditating.
Myotai wrote:Just listened to Leigh Brasington talk about Jhanas - "Focus and Freedom" - he often spoke of brain chemistry in terms of Jhanic states.....always makes me feel uncomfortable. If what the Buddha taught can be reduced to chemical changes in the brain, why not just develop a Jhana pill?
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