Charles A. Hillig
chillig at JETLINK.NET
Wed Aug 21 19:40:55 CDT 1996
At 08:45 AM 8/20/96 -0500, you wrote:
> My understanding of the mind is that: the Mind is not a physical organ.
It has no shape, form, color or any other physical attributes. A healthy
brain creates a healthy mind and a healthy
>mind is limitless. A living form including human is a deadwood without a
>mind. Mind controls the body and senses not the otherway around. Mind is
>preprogrammed and is essentially madeup of 3 gunas, Sattva, Rajo and Tamas in
>different proportions in accordance with prarabdha karma. Food, drinks,
>drugs, teachings and other strong minds effect the brain and thereby further
>influence these gunas. There are so many teachings on the subject "How to
>control the mind". Most say "You control the mind". Whos is this "You" they
>are referring ? I think they dont even know.
Maharshi said that "...the mind is only a bundle of thoughts and
that the thoughts arise because there is the thinker. The thinker is the
ego. The ego is the root-thought from which all other thoughts arise."
If we are only a "point of view," then perhaps Chuang Tzu was correct
when he said:
"Joy, anger, grief, delight, worry, regret, modesty, insolence.....let
Without them, you would not exist.
Without you, they would have nothing to take hold of."
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