Is Mind Fundamental?

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Re: Is Mind Fundamental?

Post by Grigoris » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:34 am

Matt J wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:04 am
No, but it is an experience of mind.
Nope. A direct "experience" of the ultimate is not an experience of the mind. Post experience it becomes the memory and thus an experience of the mind. This is what you are failing to understand.
There's a broad range of Buddhist yogis--- consider Dolpopa
Probably one of the most misinterpreted yogi of all time (both by his supporters and his critics). I actually like his stuff a lot. ;)
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Re: Is Mind Fundamental?

Post by Wayfarer » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:47 am

PadmaVonSambha wrote:I don't think, however, that this contradicts the ordinary, "realist" view with regards to things happening in our physical universe, within and without ourselves, that we have yet to discover. I think, it's really just a broader understanding of a greater, all-encompassing context.
I agree! As you say, we not too far apart in our take on it.
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