Does Your Mind Control Your Brain?

The mind has remained a metaphysical riddle for centuries because it inhabits the physical world like a ghost. But that’s a Western perspective based on our bias for solid, tangible things. We insist that the brain must be the source of mind because the brain is a visible object, which is like saying that a radio must be the source of music because it is a visible object from which music emerges.

The Vedic rishis adopted the opposite perspective, insisting that visible objects couldn’t be the source of mind since the physical plane is the least conscious of worlds.

Our Western prejudice against the invisible isn’t easy to overcome. Mind will only be proved to exist outside the brain if it leaves some kind of footprint, a visible sign that is as convincing as the MRIs that provide concrete evidence of neural activity.

Right now you are a bundle of information in mind and body. You have unique memories; your cells have undergone chemical changes shared by no one else in the world. When you die, none of this information will vanish, because it can’t. There is nowhere for plus and minus, positive and negative to go since the field contains nothing but information. Therefore their only alternative is to recombine.

There is growing evidence that in fact we do share the same mind field. The brain belongs to “me,” but if ideas belong to “us,” then we are participating together in a field, sometimes quite mysteriously.

Adapted from Life After Death: The Burden of Proof, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2006).

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109 comments

Elisa Faulkner- Uriarte
Elisa F.2 years ago

Very interesting. Thank You.

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.3 years ago

thank you

Kenneth L.
Kenneth L.3 years ago

Absolutely. The brain is merely a piece of machinery. It is not the mind. Connected, yes. The spirit uses a mind to control a body. Bodies die, including the brain which is after all just another part of the body, but spirits don't.
As for memories, not many people can recall very well what they ate for breakfast 10 years ago on Tue. July 8, but that doesn't mean they didn't. Not being able to recall something doesn't mean it didn't happen or you didn't exist. You are not your mind or your brain or your body.

J.L. A.
JL A.3 years ago

good reminder of the influence of Western thought on perceived reality

iii q.
g d c.4 years ago

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Zee Kallah
Past Member 4 years ago

The third realm up is known as the mental realm. It deals with thought, philosophy, religion. Many masters dwell in that beautiful realm of love and peace and beauty.

Paul spoke of the third heaven in which are secrets not lawful for man to speak.

Within this realm is a giant computer type creation called Universal Mind. There's much information regarding Universal Mind on the internet. Emerson spoke of it.

Each of us has been given a mind which is connected to the big computer in the sky.
The mind is a computer. It acts on the same principles and it's connected to universal
mind. This means we are actually, not only in spirit but also in mind, given access to all minds once we learn the control mechanisms which are similar as with the computers we
have materialized into physical universe.

However, to misuse this trust is a crime and there are astral police. The penalties are terrible.

It is possible to connect with any other mind through the "big computer in the sky".

Tim Cheung
Tim C.4 years ago

thanks

K s Goh
KS Goh4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Fisher Cynge
Banbha M.5 years ago

Well that is one of the stupidest ideas I've come across in a while. A person's reality/information/personality lies within the brain/mind and if it becomes damaged or you die, you do not only lose that information but your personality and your reality because your mind/brain ceases to function processing that you're even alive! Therefore your reality NO LONGER EXISTS!
It Quotes:
"You have unique memories; your cells have undergone chemical changes shared by no one else in the world. When you die, none of this information will vanish, because it can’t. "
It can't vanish? Give me a break...live a day when you actually feel your own memory/personality/your personal sense of a physical awareness vanish before your eyes. I have migraines so severe I have everything I know about myself disappear and become out of reach for hours on end while I'm still AWAKE! So its BOLLOCKS to say your mind/brain are not one and the same. Its evil to claim the soul exists outside of it because fuck I damn well know it doesn't and who we are as people can be taken in an instant and sometimes what we were can never be reclaimed.

Brian M.
Past Member 5 years ago

A mind without a brain cannot exist.