Hi Jason Resch     

Thanks very much for this, but apparently the
Buddhists think that mind is not "mental" or "idea-like"
as in Idealism, but brick-and-mortar-like, as in western Materialism.
Apparently the Buddhists believe, as our materialists do,
that mind and matter (ideas and rocks) are One:


"Perhaps no other classical philosophical tradition, East or West,   
offers a more complex and counter-intuitive account of mind
and mental phenomena than Buddhism. 

While Buddhists share with other Indian philosophers the view 
that the domain of the mental encompasses a set of interrelated 
faculties and processes, they do not associate mental phenomena 
with the activity of a substantial, independent, and enduring 
self or agent. Rather, Buddhist theories of mind center on the 
doctrine of not-self[1] (Pali anatta, Skt.[2] anatma), 
which postulates that human beings are reducible 
to the physical and psychological constituents and 
processes which comprise them. "   

This boggles my mind. I am purely matter. ?????

Dr. Roger B Clough NIST (ret.) [1/1/2000]  
See my Leibniz site at  

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From:  Jason Resch    
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Time: 2013-07-02, 17:21:59   
Subject: Re: Materialism and Buddhism   

>I would say Buddhism is closer to idealism than materialism:   
>?ind precedes all phenomena, mind matters most, everything is mind-made.?   
>-- Gautama Buddha   
>On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 5:19 PM, Roger Clough  wrote:   
>>  Materialism and Buddhism   
>> Materialism, since it contains no subjectivity or self, and   
>> is atheisti seems to be a form of Buddhism, so that   
>> is is possible that it is understandable through   
>> Buddhist psychology.   

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