Who's minding the mind?

Is the mind the same as the body? What is consciousness? Can machines have it?

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Who's minding the mind?

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Mind? If this means anything, what it means is not it.

There is no such 'thing' as mind... apart from the idea of 'mind'... which 'idea' is not what thought says it is. :?

It is 'that which is known as mind'... and 'what' is that?

No idea.
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For the mind there are NO answers. . . Only questions.

When this realisation is surrended, it is seen there is only ONE question to ALL our answers.
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Unfortunately I do not actually know what that question is
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Dontaskme wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:54 am Mind? If this means anything, what it means is not it.

There is no such 'thing' as mind... apart from the idea of 'mind'... which 'idea' is not what thought says it is. :?

It is 'that which is known as mind'... and 'what' is that?

No idea.
Mind is the only instrument known to man that is sensitive enough to detect an idea. No idea means no thought, which means no mind, which means the access to mind is closed either permanently (death of the body) or temporarily (for various reasons.)

Because sensory gates are open and triggering thoughts as evidenced by writing, then “no idea,” is an inaccurate idiom that actually means refusal to think, for the concept of “no idea,” indicates that the portal to mind that you are as awareness, is open and registering thought concepts.

A philosophy forum is an inappropriate place for refusing to think.

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Walker wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:29 pm
Dontaskme wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:54 am Mind? If this means anything, what it means is not it.

There is no such 'thing' as mind... apart from the idea of 'mind'... which 'idea' is not what thought says it is. :?

It is 'that which is known as mind'... and 'what' is that?

No idea.
Mind is the only instrument known to man that is sensitive enough to detect an idea. No idea means no thought, which means no mind, which means the access to mind is closed either permanently (death of the body) or temporarily (for various reasons.)

Because sensory gates are open and triggering thoughts as evidenced by writing, then “no idea,” is an inaccurate idiom that actually means refusal to think, for the concept of “no idea,” indicates that the portal to mind that you are as awareness, is open and registering thought concepts.

A philosophy forum is an inappropriate place for refusing to think.

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Such a dumb response.

Mind is an idea.

What is an idea. I have no idea, but know every idea as and when it arises.

Just try refusing an idea.

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surreptitious57 wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:46 am
Unfortunately I do not actually know what that question is
It's another way of asking who is knowing the knowing, who is feeling the feeling, or who is experiencing the experience?
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Dontaskme wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:51 pm
Such a dumb response.

Mind is an idea.

What is an idea. I have no idea, but know every idea as and when it arises.

Just try refusing an idea.

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Walker wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:37 pm
Dontaskme wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:51 pm
Such a dumb response.

Mind is an idea.

What is an idea. I have no idea, but know every idea as and when it arises.

Just try refusing an idea.

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Who plays baseball, notoriously minds second, but longs for home.
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If mind is what everything appears in, then the one supposedly minding the mind is also an appearance in the mind.
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