DP, I don't guarantee understanding of 'mind' will solve the problem of fear of death. Mind is not only a Buddhist concept. For instance, Edgar talks about Tao, global spirit or some other big names. It is the same concept that mind never dies. In Buddhist terms, it creates everything. So you don't need a God, or a Big Bang in a materialistic sense. The world originates from mind and reflexes it. Don't be so sure of what you see in the world, because things go through your senses before you perceive them. During the process, they may be distorted many times. That is why your reflection on the same thing is different from another person's. You can understand the source of conflicts here. On this forum, there often are arguments about illusion and truth. We have to deal with a lot of illusions, as they are everywhere. I hope we don't go into philosophical or metaphysical terms. They are boring. What I am interested in is specific examples. Anthony
--- On Sat, 2/10/10, DP <wookielife...@yahoo.ca> wrote: From: DP <wookielife...@yahoo.ca> Subject: [Zen] Unclear on what is mind To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com Date: Saturday, 2 October, 2010, 9:07 PM Part of my fear of death is not so much of death but of senility or loss of memory. In western terms, that's what I think of as mind. But I have to admit, I dont know if I fully understand the Buddhist concept of mind. Can anybody help with this?