Simon E. wrote:Well as a mere psychiatrist and cognitive therapist albeit one who has input into an ongoing research programme, who am I to argue ? I have no emotional investment in being right or wrong in an internet debate. I yield.
I do however see the very real benefits to my patients of abandoning psychoanalytic theory and metaphysics and concentrating on the present and experiential with reference to their suffering.
Dude, did you take your meds? You seem to severe suffer from egotism.
And you know anyone who walks out of your office will get a diagnose from you.
You know if brain is the cause of the illness, medications can correct that immediately. But apparently that is not the case. People with severe schizophrenia have to take medications at least 3 times a day and probably for the rest of their lives.
Now give me some good argument about your research, psychiatry, or whatever you claim to know about whatever.
Do ghosts exist? Well just because your eye balls cannot see anything, does not mean shit does not exist. Does science not say that there exists about 11 dimensions? The error of science is it puts too much trust on the 5 senses. The ignorance of the mind manifests in trials and errors as we can't never get it right the first time. That tells you that we know little about ourselves or minds. It is problematic to put the complete trust on it. Meditation is the only tool to get there. Science cannot get there I am sure not in a million years if it does not utilize meditation. Science is look outside for the answer. Meditation is to look inside for the answer. The mind is complex as it is, how dare you to claim it comes from the brain? How can material give rise to something that is not material? Chicken give birth to chicken. A cloth is made from threads. Orange seed will grow into an orange tree. Mind comes from brain?
We all want to pick and choose when it comes to Buddhism.