[Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]

Re: Mind and Brain

Aug 15, 2006 06:32 PM
by Cass Silva

Hi Leon,
How spooky, I was just reading over your posting on consciousness and you popped up in my In Box.

I have doctored a quote from you in order that I may understand your point.  Can you clarify for me if I understand your points or if I have totally missed it.


In lieu of a better explanation, I still subscribe to the concept that consciousness (awareness, will, qualia, etc.) is an a priori function of a non localized (but everywhere) function of “mind” separate from, yet overseeing, the "contents of consciousness" (thoughts, sensory images, dreams, imaginations, memories, etc.) which again are processed as electromagnetic brain fields that carry the consolidated (i.e., holographic) images of its processing through each sensory channel at the neurological level. wrote:                                  Thanks, Gary B.   
 I think some of us on this forum need to be reminded that it really is 
 devoted to the        discussion of theosophy and its teachings, rather than 
 arguments and propaganda about who is right or wrong in past or current politics or 
 wars, and gossipy talk about organizations, personalities, and their histories 
 -- all of which are, in essence, side issues that have nothing to do with 
 theosophy or its study and practice.
 Keep on contributing, and maybe, between us few sincere students or teachers, 
 we can eventually get this forum back on track again.
 Best wishes,
 Leon M
 ----- Original Message -----
   From: oceantheos
   Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 4:21 PM
   Subject: Theos-World War Without and War Within
   Being new to this discussion site, I was requested to introduce myself.
   I am an older man living in Texas,USA, and have been a student of
   theosophy for some time now. After observing this site for a few
   weeks I had to seriously ask myself about whether or not to
   participate or simply delete this site from my incoming email. I was
   not seeing much discussion of theosophy (my opinion obviously) and a
   lot of views about war and blame and group adversity ( societies,
   I now find myself having something to contribute and I somtimes find
   that prior theosophists are more eloquent than myself so please allow
   me to let a few speak better than myself. On the subject of War:
   "War is the result of the warring spirit, of the selfishness of
   mankind. It is the result of the failure to understand the purpose of
   life." Robert Crosbie, A Book Of Quotations
   In my simple mind and heart and experience, I have yet to see where
   two wrongs have produced a right. I have also yet to see how looking
   backwards and all around for someone or group to cast blame upon has
   shed light upon the road ahead.
   There is a verse within the Dhammapada which I hold dear which says:
   "Let the aspirant observe not the perversities of others, nor what
   others have and have not done; rather should he consider what he has
   done and what he has yet to do." From Mr Sid (Gautama Sakya Muni,
   otherwise known as Lord Buddha)
   A couple more quotes before closing:
   "We must remember,all the time, that there are intelligent evil forces
   at work continually to defeat the emancipation of humanity from
   selfishness--beings in fact, whose very existance depends upon selfish
   desire and its many ways of expression. The plane of existance of
   these beings is the earth and its psychic atmosphere. Our work is to
   people our current space with such thoughts as tend to dissipate these
   influences, and to assist right thoughts in others by awakening them
   to the realities which have been placed within reach of our
   understanding." (again, Robert Crosbie, same book as above)
   "We are not called upon for judgement, but for right action; to act
   right ourselves, and by precept and example induce it into others."
   ( again, Robert C.)
   From myself: Brotherhood, Compassion, Altruism, Divine Wisdom, are
   alike (synonmous) terms when viewed broadly and from the heart of the
   cosmos of which we are a copy. We are the lifeblood of the ALL, and
   what we profane of the ALL we profane upon ourselves.
   Peace begins within and from ourselves and to caste blame and guilt
   upon others is spitting into the wind of a hurricane.
   Blessings,and Namaste,
   A fellow student,
   Gary B
 [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Do you Yahoo!?
 Get on board. You're invited to try the new Yahoo! Mail Beta.

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

[Back to Top]

Theosophy World: Dedicated to the Theosophical Philosophy and its Practical Application