A friend asked: What is Mind?
is an ever changing cyclic sequence of these 5
Contact1 => Feeling1 + Perception1 => Intention1 =>
Contact2 => Feeling2 + Perception2 => Intention2 =>
Contact3 => etc.
Regarding Consciousness itself:
Consciousness is NOT created by the brain, but RESIDES WITHIN
Just like the beer is
the bottle, but is not
created by the bottle...
only with Brain is
a (false) view, which actually is a philosophical
(often dogmatic) standpoint, and NOT
a scientifically, nor an experimentally verified fact.
yet too simple IDEA
is called physicalism or
On this common, yet wrong assumption named
Identity Theory see:
information. Information is
but not material...
Luminous is the Mind said the Buddha!
And Non-Local may we today add:
Interestingly: When one person sees light in a dark room,
another distant person's
brain emits low level light, if they are magnetically
Full text here:
do cell cultures also! When one receives light, the other
Bhante, when anaesthesiologists inject chemicals into the
body to influence the brain
to make the patient lose consciousness, are these chemicals
then interacting with
consciousness itself and not the physical brain?
Anaesthetic chemicals interact with the brain cells, which
then interact with the element
of consciousness. Like if you smash the bottle of a beer,
then the beer runs out of the
bottle, consciousness is affected if the nerve cell membrane
is made unstable and thus
anaesthetic agents. Neither of course proves the
false assumption that the
bottle actually produces the beer..., nor that
the brain produces the consciousness...,
just that they both are
'containers' of another
Consciousness is not completely 'gone' during anaesthesia,
since there is unconscious
memory formation during anaesthesia:
Furthermore: Brain function is a correlated set, and not
2 persons sitting in different buildings, and rooms have
Friends vs. strangers have specific correlation patterns:
is going from this life to the next?
Conditioning! Please see:
Regarding Buddhist Theory of Rebirth-Linking
For an Orthodox Buddhist explanation of the transmigration of
Rebirth Explained: V. F. Gunaratna, BPS, Kandy, Wheel
Publication No. 167-69
on the Mind
Luminous is Mind,
Mind Dhammapada section with soothing music and images