This discussion is taking a "Krishnamurti-esque" turn.SunWuKong wrote: ↑Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:02 pmThe brain is can be reprogrammed. One example is when i cut the tendon to my thumb, the doctor used a tendon from my finger and transferred it. He told me the brain will make the change and reprogram itself. There's lots of examples how parts of the brain "assigned" to certain functions, how these functions can be reassigned to other areas. There's exceptions, too. Loss of one part of the brain may result in permanent loss of the function. It all depends. The science of how meditative or contemplative practices (horrible terminology here) affect brain function is still just emerging. One of the things that seems to happen is left/right brain synchronization. Think of this in yogic terms ida and pingala, and how it leads to activation of the shushuma. So this goes beyond merely healing or accepting paradigms, its creating a functionality where there was none before quite like it. To summarize, "Practice Changes Things"
I knew sooner or later it would.
This is very interesting.
In Buddhist texts and non-Buddhist texts, Kalapas are mentioned. The "Kalapic" effects of samatha, vipassana and Bare Attention, as it were, are not discussed in any Abhidhammic/Abhidharmic text I've heard of. Interesting right?
Suffice to agree with Krishnamurti that, ANY imposition of the will to change is only modification and not change!
When the "I" uses the will to get rid of the mind, it becomes the ego trying to kill itself, where the will is a direct aspect of the ego.
This is why ONLY Dzogchen and Mahamudra and the Bare attention of the Theras interests me.....that and tantric aspects like Chakras, Nadis, etc.