Contemplated this some more and realized what I've probably done here is to say:rachmiel wrote: ↑Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:22 pmThere is no "mind" per se.
There are mental objects/phenomena I notice = thoughts, snippets of internal dialogue, seen or felt images, emotions, perceptions, etc. By habit and misunderstanding I impute "mind" to these objects like I impute "flower" to the objects: petals, stem, leaves, roots, pistil, sepal, etc.
But there is no actual mind or flower that owns or presides over these sets of parts. Mind and flower are just names attributed to a set of perceived objects.
Mind is empty.
Mind doesn't exist "from its own side." It is a name that points to a set of objects: thoughts, images, feelings, etc. It has no existence apart from these objects. What is a flower apart from its petals, stem, leaves, roots, pistil, stamen, etc.?