Post by paulh on Feb 3, 2009 10:13:03 GMT
The mind of course functions independently of the body as has been demonstrated by the continuous coherent mental process of some of those who have been resuscitated
Beethoven's 3rd symphony gives a useful account of consciousness through the death process
The mind could well be the depository of all our experiences and all our wisdom from all our life times.
It may be that some experiences are not mental but occur in different chakras
And wisdom may not be so much a mental function as a heart function.
In principle it is possible to extract the essence of all past experiences and bring that into present time beingness - but I have yet to see an incarnate human in which that has fully occurred.
When we are having a lifetime this "mind" slowly begins to remember all those things. So is it trained - no I think not . Our lesson is always to apply discernment and discrimination ( Now those are Masonic Royal Arch concepts) as we awaken our memories.
I would have thought that most of what passes for education (educare - to draw out from within) is actually input of training to think in repetitive and communally acceptable patterns.
I seem to recall a Jesuit proposition: Give us the child of 7 and we will give you the man. That would seem to suggest training is effective for at least one lifetime.
When you see somebody with great skills - like Mozart's skills from an early age, or the Buddhist Monk, who lead people to his false teeth he left in a cabinet in a previous life - does that information live in the physical gray flesh we call the brain - It may well reside in the Aura - or ethric body and the gray flesh just a communicator with that physically externally stored information.
Skills are not necessarily embodied in the brain or even embodied all the time. For example, an apprentice eventually "gets the hang" of quite a lot without specific instruction.
Further, beginner's luck is notorious, suggesting some unearned and temporary acquisition of skill
I recall a friend who at one time remembered a past life and immediately reacquired the technical skills of that time. Were those skills in his brain from birth?
In the case of Mozart the complexity of the writing and without drafts may indicate the assistance of a specialised familiar spirit. Similarly for HPB - in that case an exceptionally ugly looking spirit - I saw it once.
What I am saying is that when you let your mind ponder
beyond written dogma How does the mind demonstrate that it is not enslaved? Ask its enslaver?
becomes a far reaching question. My answer is the mind is enslaved by our own higher self
It is indeed a far reaching question and cannot be answered until identification of the various intelligences anchored in a particular brain.
As for the enslaver being the higher self, do your observations of this forum support that hypothesis?