BEYOND THE HEMISPHERES – integration of mind, body and world

  • BEYOND THE HEMISPHERES – integration of mind, body and world

    Posted by Don Salmon on April 29, 2023 at 11:04 am

    Tibetan Buddhism has a fascinating practice, they call it “analytic meditation.”

    By itself, it is a wonderful integration of LH and RH. By itself, it makes absolutely clear that meditation is NOT just about shifting to a RH modality.

    But the Tibetans go way beyond that. For one thing, they don’t consider the physical world to exist in the way we assume it does. Notice this is not nihilism – they don’t say it doesn’t exist, but not in the way we assume it does.

    So it’s not at all about brain integration but simply integration.

    I know this probably sounds mysterious – I’ll write more about it soon….

    Whit Blauvelt replied 1 month ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Lucy Fleetwood

    April 29, 2023 at 12:34 pm

    Aha! Middle way philosophical system — Madhyamika — relative and ultimate reality. Look forward to your posts.

  • Whit Blauvelt

    May 1, 2023 at 8:33 pm

    Ah, shifting. The gears, the transmission of mind.

    Is the transmission automatic, or manual? Or perhaps an automatic transmission with an optional manual override?

    Is the gearing such that we can shift to LH, shift to RH, or shift to both — sort of like the switch on an electric guitar which can use either one of two pickups, or both?

    How does one, from within one mode, willfully shift to another, when will itself is partially a product of the mode? It would seem we may have to surrender the very will-as-product which would choose its own surrender to the new constitution of will in the other modality.