What is “the body”?

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What is “the body”?

Post by [james] » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:17 pm

Anders wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:59 am


...... For a long time, I used to think that the body was more or less something the mind dragged around to experience the world with and that body meditation practises were basically training wheel methods for people who weren't ready to work with their minds.

Now I think the mind is more like a flowering expression of the body, which is in turn an expression of our true body. And a whole lot of the innate wisdom talked of is accessed naturally through the body freed of obstacles, which is basically always trying to do right by you, so long as the mind doesn't run interference on it. In that sense, it's more like a treasure house and really a locus of practise.
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Is there a body without a mind to experience it?
Is there a mind without a body to express it?

And the “true body” .... what? This is the mind talking, right?
What is the body?

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Re: What is “the body”?

Post by desert_woodworker » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:46 pm

I'd say that the body is that which is possessed of no-mind, which is the true Mind.

The "mind" that's not the true mind is illusion, and is not mind -- nor "a" mind at all -- but is instead a sort of disease-state of ...the body (as is also any holding of a putative "self").

--Joe

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