Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Reincarnation (revised)

Dr. Oliver Sacks said that when a person hallucinated an image of teeth that hallucination occurs in a certain part of the brain. Likewise different parts of the brain store different images. The brain has a certain generalizable way of processing different bits of information in different parts of the brain and in different predictable ways. These different processes unfold as patterns and are felt in specified ways. This is what I mean when I say that awareness--perceiving pleasure and pain--is patterned. In fact, the brain itself is laid out in a patterned way. Though the brain itself, as a physical organ, is not what reincarnates, but the awareness, the way the brain works. Awareness is a method of perceiving, not a physical organ. Emotions have certain ways of being felt--anger, sadness, joy. We recognize them and group them according to their familiarity. So in this sense also, awareness is patterned.

Patterns repeat in nature.
Awareness occurs in patterns.
Therefore awareness repeats in nature.

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