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My question is "IS AWARENESS A FUNCTION OF THE BRAIN?".
I just couldnt get this question out of my mind. Can someone help me understand why buddhist believe that awareness is not function rather "awareness is all that exists".please help me to understand logically or otherwise
Appreciate your help.
This puppet is not made by itself,
Nor is this misery made by another.
It has come to be dependent on a cause,
When the cause dissolves then it will cease.
As when a seed is sown in a field
It grows depending on a pair of factors:
It requires both the soil's nutrients
And a steady supply of moisture.
Just so the aggregates and elements,
And these six bases of sensory contact,
Have come to be dependent on a cause;
When the cause dissolves they will cease.
If brain is removed is that which is left aware?
If body is removed and brain is left is that aware?
However you slice the pie.....awareness is composite in origin and circumstantial in its presentation.
To my personal way of thinking and in the school of buddhism I study.
(others may differ in that).
catmoon wrote:If one administers a severe blow to the head, a common result is loss of awareness. This suggests that the head has something to do with awareness. Notice that the same blow administered to the foot will not usually result in unconsciousness, even if the blow is so severe as to remove the foot entirely.
Graycomma wrote:My question is "IS AWARENESS A FUNCTION OF THE BRAIN?".
I just couldnt get this question out of my mind. Can someone help me understand why buddhist believe that awareness is not function rather "awareness is all that exists".
by "awareness" i was referring to non-dual awareness as used by some Zen , Dzogchen , Advaita etc... who say that awareness is not a function of the brain.what is the reason behind their conclusion?
hope this clarifies my question.
There are no phenomena extraneous to those that originate from the mind
If you are poseing question to build logical trap and then spring that trap
ronnewmexico wrote:Now....mind creates brain not otherwise.
its a good thing to think about. the subject is difficult, so a teacher is helpful.Graycomma wrote:I just couldnt get this question out of my mind.
Graycomma wrote:"IS AWARENESS A FUNCTION OF THE BRAIN?".
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