If you think death is the end of everything, then we lose our minds. This is a
big question. Many insist life and mind will continue, one way of the other,
after death. Then we don't lose it.
--- On Sun, 3/10/10, DP <wookielife...@yahoo.ca> wrote:
From: DP <wookielife...@yahoo.ca>
Subject: [Zen] Re: Unclear on what is mind
Date: Sunday, 3 October, 2010, 10:33 AM
But don't we all lose our minds in the end?
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Anthony Wu <wu...@...> wrote:
> If you lose your mind, you cannot practice, unless a Joshu comes to strike
> you with a big stick or you reincarnate as a wild fox.
> --- On Sun, 3/10/10, DP <wookielife...@...> wrote:
> From: DP <wookielife...@...>
> Subject: [Zen] Re: Unclear on what is mind
> To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
> Date: Sunday, 3 October, 2010, 4:23 AM
> My concern then is the idea of losing the mind, either through senility or
> dementia or mental illness. If we are stripped of our cognitive abilities,
> then where is the mind, and how can we still practise?
> --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "cid830" <summitjags@> wrote:
> > DP,
> > I think the concept of mind is the basis of Buddhism. From my perspective
> > in practise, the mind is key to ultimate nirvana and the obstruction to
> > getting there. It is the cause of our suffering and the only way to relieve
> > that suffering. It is the reason we seek out religions to answer our
> > questions of who we are, and the reason we still doubt no matter how much
> > we want to believe. Through our mind we will find our Ultimate Widom, but
> > we have to dissolve our ego and attachments, everything we have learned to
> > distinguish us as individuals, and of those things the mind doesn't easily
> > let go!
> > Master Bill is right, this is the Zen Forum. And Buddhism can be separate
> > from zen, that is up for discussion. Many things can be related to zen. If
> > you would like to discuss your views on religion with compassionate
> > individuals, I'm sure you can find a friendly place here. And we'll find a
> > way to relate them to zen.
> > Thank you DP, and thank you Master Bill,
> > it's good to be back.
> > Chris D
> > --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "DP" <wookielifeday@> wrote:
> > >
> > > 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?
> > >