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'Citta' (the C is pronounced as ch in cheetah) is a generic word for mind, including thoughts as well as emotional state. When the Chinese translated Buddhist texts they often used 'shin', the heart-mind, to indicate citta. 'Manas' (both As are pronounced as in Adam) is the "inner eye" that can see thoughts, memories, and one's state of mind (citta). '...


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Consciousness (viññana) and Materiality (rūpa) are related as are magnetism and electricity. Their relationship is reciprocal, each conditioning the other. They are dependently originated, i.e. neither exists independently.


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This is what i've gathered from reading about this in the Plum Village (Thich Nhat Hanh) tradition and from my own experience. Please feel free to update and improve, i am not sure about everything The eight conciousnesses There are eight consciousnesses (not counting Vijnana which is split into six parts): Vijnana Eye Consciousnesses Ear C. Nose C. ...


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"If the self is scientifically measured, what is the Buddhist view on this?" Let's be very clear: the self has not been scientifically measured. It has not been measured by any scientific discipline let alone social psychology which is about as soft a science as you can find. Set aside the replication crisis that is most profoundly visible in social ...


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Your question is an interesting philosophical investigation, if you can break or crack a concept, it will bring you closer to enlightenment, at least. In fact the Gōng'àn (Jap: Koan) is doing the same thing but in the Eastern style, more intuition, and 觀. I do not think that I can answer you with a word or few sentences to define what is tathata, or ...


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Generally, "a phenomenological perspective" refers to phenomenology as expounded by Husserl, and so forth. It is a way of speaking that is typical of contemporary students. It refers to a perspective that underlies the manner in which phenomena appear to one's consciousness, or (a step further) the aspects one's consciousness take. Therefore, in relation to ...


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Enlightenment happen when knowledge is certain (such knowledge is usually called jñāna), so practice is supposed to provide result as 100% certain knowledge, in regard to what is also required to cease defilements and suffering. Knowledge about 'everything in the World' is not included in that. (Maybe Buddha knows all that, though.) Who's to say the Higgs ...


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Manas is past mind, citta is future mind, and vijnana is present mind. Sometimes it's also said that manas is fore-running, citta far-going, and vijnana is birth-relinking activity of mind. Also, manas is supporting (subsequent) and thinking/contemplating aspect of mind, citta is accumulating and diversity aspect of mind (it's increase with defilements or ...


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We are fortunate to live in a time where science had made impressive progress and has confirmed many aspects of the Buddha’s world view, but to think and believe that the only way to confirm what the Buddha taught is to see whether those teachings are compatible with science, is the wrong way to go. There are many, many things that have not been “discovered”...


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In short: it doesn't matter. Why? Because drilling down on this topic will not free you from suffering. Instead, it may well create more.


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Relational QM I suggest that the common unease with taking quantum mechanics as a fundamental description of nature (the measurement problem) could derive from the use of an incorrect notion, as the unease with the Lorentz transformations before Einstein derived from the notion of observer-independent time. I suggest that this incorrect notion ...


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First of all, "mind" here cannot be directly replaced by one Buddhist terminology. We are trying to get sensible knowledge from two different systems, literally, a goat's respiratory activity with an orange's. where the seven aspects of perception on materiality are considered to be the combination of natural elements I haven't read A Manual of the ...


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I think I more-or-less agree with your "mind is like software" position. Here is my personal opinion on the topic. If you read modern books on mind, such as "Consciousness Explained" by Daniel Dennett and "Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human" by Daniel Siegel, you will see that modern researchers are slowly getting to the same idea: Mind is an ...


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When I said "byproduct" I meant the materialistic belief that the mind is a physical phenomenon, rather than being a separate aspect of reality outside physicality. I didn't imply that the physicality cannot influence the mind. In reality, it is the craving in the mind towards physical experiences that creates the senses. If not for the workings of the mind, ...


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The first question is asking about this answer (in full): All unenlightened beings suffer including scientists. I suppose the real question is whether scientists will ever realize the four noble truths. Unless there's a radical change in how they approach reality, I do not see that happening any time soon. The real issue is that mainstream science still ...


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The Buddhist equivalent of the Higgs Boson is Atta Kalapa. Though the practice of Vippassana you will be able to start seeing the arising and passing away of such particles. There is vast emptiness between the particles which we call ourselves. (There may be other doctrines of emptiness.) There particles arise and passes away. (Hence there is some substance ...


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ever seen a buddhist prayer wheel? that's the citta,the little ball at the end of the string. the object itself is the metaphor. when you still the mind using concentration, and at the same time observe the mind using mindfulness, then you will observe the spinning citta. as you focus on the citta more, you will bring it to rest. it has no mass, and so ...


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