I'm not sure which JK book you are reading, but I am guessing it may be, "The
Wise Heart"? I do a fair amount of reading in buddhist psychology and
philosophy. I am ignorant of much of the history and such at this point of my
A couple of books you may want to look through on the topic are:
"Psychoanalysis and Buddhism", edited by Jeremy Safran, 2003
"The Essence of Jung's Psychology: Tibetan Buddhism/ Western and Eastern Paths
to the Heart, by Radmila Moacnin, 2003
"The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation, Chogyam Trungpa, 1976
On the Mind--
A very readable book by TNH, "Understanding Our Mind, 2006
Then again, be mindful that the answers are not in a book... But they can
serve as a foundation in your own training. ... k
--- On Sun, 10/3/10, mike brown <uerusub...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
From: mike brown <uerusub...@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: Re: [Zen] Re: Mind
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2010, 5:18 AM
Try to put your mind in that place just before a word is spoken or a thought
arises. That place is empty of the web of concepts we tend to put over the
things we see and experience. In Japanese it is 'mu-shin' or 'no-mind'.
From: DP <wookielife...@yahoo.ca>
Sent: Sun, 3 October, 2010 11:35:09
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, Jue Miao Jing Ming - è¦ºå¦™ç²¾æ˜Ž
> 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
> Then the gate opens up.
> Bon Voyage,
> Be Enlightened In This Life - We ALL Can