Saturday, July 22, 2006

Buddhism Thoughts

Before any experience or mental event could be known, there must be a part of Mind in which it exists, in whole, or at least, in part. Relativity-time implies that events and objects exist before we encounter them, just waiting for us to come upon them. The Buddhists were the psychospiritual professionals of history, and they studied Mind as a career before even the Greeks. Their Mind-system is admirably comprehensive, and there is not much that moderns will conceive that does not share a root with Buddhist thought.

Specifically, they took the concept of the "one Mind" from Hinduism, and built upon it an entire psychophilosophy of practical action, much of it growing from mysticism, or mystical karuna (compassion) or maitri (Love).

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