Mind Over Matter?

Einstein told us that matter and energy are the same Stuff moving at different speeds. The molecules in ice move very slowly indeed. They move faster in water, and fastest in steam. All matter is energy that is moving slowly; all energy is matter vibrating quickly.

Likewise, even the most jaded scientists say that thoughts are biochemical or bioelectric signals the brain emits. Thoughts are energy. Thoughts, therefore, are the selfsame stuff as matter.

We don’t need to put “mind over matter.” What we need is to realize that mind IS matter.

Someone told me—though I can’t find the exact quote—that the Dalai Lama once said, “If you want to see into your past, look at your body. If you want to know the future, look at your mind.” Our thoughts become physical reality. That’s why it’s so vital that we choose our thoughts well.

Now, all I need to do is repeat these ideas to myself fifty or sixty times a day. . . .

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4 thoughts on “Mind Over Matter?

  1. So does it follow that when the body dies the mind dies? If so, what a rip-off.

  2. What a wonderful question. I don’t think so. I think the mind (or soul, depending on your definition) is the primary substance; it coexists as both mind and body simultaneously, moving at different speeds. When the body dies, the faster-vibrating part continues to vibrate, or whatever, and so goes on. When wood is burned, it is changed into its faster-moving components–gases, heat, light–and they never really vanish, they just change form again.

    Or at least that’s my understanding of the current teachings of science. I could certainly be mistaken.

  3. Jennie

    This site has the quote you are looking for – all the way at the bottom of the page.

    http://www.buddhism-blog.com/dalai_lama_quotes/index.html

    The Chinese taught, back in the day when it was not illegal to teach such things in China, that there are many different “souls”, or aspects of the conciousness. Some of them perish with the body, and some of them don’t. Were they right? I’m in no particular hurry to find out.

    Jennie

  4. All this suggests concepts of mind and soul are entities whole or singular in their entirety.

    It is possible mind and soul, as concepts, since I do not know of they exist, are not singular or contained or units but, instead, are only aspects of larger units not relegated to a single body.

    After death, souls may mix, recombine. We may dip back into the lake and come up with mostly what we had before, partialy not, slowly mixing, changing, until everyone, each soul has some of each and no one is just themselves.

    Minds may be the same. Maybe those who can read minds are those who know they’re own minds are not their own, not sungular, not captive in a cage of bone, a manifestation of function to dissapear as functioning ends.

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