ED and Anthony, The mind (discriminating/rational mind) cannot go from one body to another.
Buddha Mind is a quality that is fundamental to all sentient beings (beings with the ability to experience - such as those that have sensory organs). Buddha Mind does not 'go' from one being to another. One body may have awareness of Buddha Nature, and another body may have awareness of Buddha Nature. It is the same and only one Buddha Nature. Nothing 'travels through space' or is 'attracted to and picked up' or 'broadcasted' by anything. Maybe I spoke too soon. Maybe this is a good (bad) example of the 'spiritualization of science': that is using science or scientific analogies to explain or understand such experiences as this. ...Bill! From: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com [mailto:zen_fo...@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of ED Sent: Monday, December 06, 2010 8:42 AM To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com Subject: Re: [Zen] Enlightenment, Self, and the Brain How does the mind go from one body to another? Think of it being like radio waves. The radio waves, which are not made up of words and music but energy at different frequencies, are transmitted, travel through space, are attracted to and picked up by the receiver from where they are broadcast as words and music. It is the same with the mind. At death, mental energy travels through space, is attracted to and picked up by the fertilized egg. As the embryo grows, it centers itself in the brain from where it later "broadcasts" itself as the new personality. http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/qanda05.htm --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "ED" <seacrofter...@...> wrote: > > Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche when asked what reincarnates replied, "Your > neuroses." > > You can replace the word 'soul' with 'thought', 'mind' or whatever you > think is not, or the opposit of 'matter'. > > > > Anthony __________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 5674 (20101204) __________ The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus. http://www.eset.com __________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 5676 (20101205) __________ The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus. http://www.eset.com ------------------------------------ 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: zen_forum-dig...@yahoogroups.com zen_forum-fullfeatu...@yahoogroups.com <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: zen_forum-unsubscr...@yahoogroups.com <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/