Asking if this makes sense is asking if it is rational, and that is what Jack 
Kornfield (and I) would call illusions.


Jack Kornfield is correct.  Just pure sensory experience without any thinking 
or judging – only awareness.  That’s why I call it Just THIS!


Just THIS! is Buddha Mind.


The ‘mind’ you’ve been talking about is linked with the concept of self.  It’s 
a construction post-experience.  It’s an illusion.




From: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com [mailto:zen_fo...@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of 
Sent: Sunday, October 03, 2010 9:35 AM
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Zen] Re: Mind



I've been reading a book about buddhist psychology by Jack Kornfield, and he 
talks about mind or consciousness being just what we apprehend, pure 
experience, not even based on memory. Does that make any sense?

What can I read about this that will help me out?
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Zen_Forum%40yahoogroups.com> , Jue 
Miao Jing Ming - 覺妙精明 <chan.j...@...> wrote:
> Hi DP,
> Science will tell you, there are more neuron firing to the brain from 
> the stomach then the other way around. Similarly there are more neuron 
> from the sub conscience, from the heart, from other organs, from the 
> entire body...
> In Chan, wisdom is not from the brain, but from the heart within.
> Whether you called it Buddhist mind, or mind, or Christian mind, 
> everyone of us has gotten only one mind. And to confuse you some more, 
> Chan does not use the word of "mind", but "heart".
> As you see, words are very confusing. Therefore we often say...
> "Chan is not to be understood, studied or mastered. Chan is to be 
> practiced and experienced. And there is only one way to enter the 
> experience -- to meditate." Not 10 minutes, but at least 45 minutes to 
> an hour everyday. There is nothing needs to be understood.
> There is a saying in the Zen community - sit down, shut up and stop 
> thinking.
> Then the gate opens up.
> Bon Voyage,
> :-)
> -- 
> Be Enlightened In This Life - We ALL Can
> http://chanjmjm.blogspot.com
> http://www.heartchan.org

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