Hi Edgar and Bill: There is a very good book from Thich Nhat Hanh with the tittle of: "Understanding Our Mind" .
For instance In Chapter 35 says: "Space, time and the four great elements are all manifestations of consciousness. In the process of interbeing and interpenetration our store consciousness ripens in every moment" The four great elements are: earth, water, fire and air. Chapter 39: "Interdependent manifestation has two aspects- deluded mind and true mind. Deluded mind is imaginary construction, True mind is fulfilled nature". Mayka --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Edgar wrote: > >Good point. And we actually are conscious of only the minutest fraction of > the reality around us at any time. > > In the DOORS TO PERCEPTION published in 1954 the author Aldous Huxley > proposed that the brain, rather than emanating knowledge, actually acts as a > FILTER of knowledge. He goes on to propose that hallucinogenic or religious > experiences (between which he draws only a fine distinction) are a result of > a breakdown in the brain's filtering function. This breakdown can be caused > anything that deprives the brain of oxygen (such as chanting or slow, > controlled breathing like zazen), or glucose (such as fasting or some drugs > like LSD and mescaline), or introduces chemicals (such as self- flagellation, > fasting also increases the quantity of toxic wastes in the blood stream, > flight/fight reaction or any number of other drugs). > > Another good book on this subject is VARIETIES OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE > published around 1905 and authored by William James. > > > ...Bill! > ------------------------------------ Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/