the reasoning part of the brain. The activity of the brain that stores experience in the form of knowledge, and recalls it in the form of memory. Thought is the movement of the word in the brain. It is the activity of effort, the describe, or to understand ones environment. The extraordinary process of thinking has created the technology of this world, it is the brains tool for understanding the physical world. Surely thinking is essential for survival and technology, but it has gone haywire, spilling into areas where it has no place. How is one to know if there is such a thing as non-physical, or as some put it 'spiritual'? Is it within the capabilities of thought, being a physical process of the brain, to know if a non-physical reality exists? Thought is very peculiar, it perceives itself as divided, it says 'My thoughts', 'my knowledge', it has created the Owner, it has created authority. When one gets a cut on ones arm, there physical pain and a scar is left, but what gets hurt when one is called a mean name? And is not the memory of that experience (being called a mean name)also a form of scar on the brain. The accumulation of all our 'good' and 'bad' experiences add together into an intricate web that we have named 'me' and is referred to as 'mine'. All things physical are distinct, all things physical are deteriorating, all things physical are bound to the laws of time as disintegration, is thought physical...I don't know. It acts in the physical brain, and if the brain is damaged so too is thought, but does thought disintegrate? In actuality is thought divided, or is it only divided when activated in the brain? If I get brain damage and thought does not function correctly, that doesn't affect the process in your brain, so thought is not 'mine' although each particular brain produces particular thought because thought is the outcome of the accumulation of our particular physical experiences. Anyway, my point is that if there is an actuality of God, which is usually described as outside of time, unlimited, undivided, not bound by space and time, then it cannot be touched by thought which has the nature of all these things. If the nature of the brain become limited by thought (even though thought is extraordinary and seem limitless), what is the nature of the brain that is absent of thought? How is one to find out when any pursuit or intent is the activity of thought? Is being aware of something, the same as thinking about something? Is not being aware much quicker? Does being aware take effort? Does hearing sound take effort? What is a brain absent of thought, is it still? Without thought, which is the result of accumulated experience over time, is there 'time'? Thought fills the space of the brain when it is active, but what is the space of the brain when thought is not active? Would one know if thought was not active, for there would be no accumulation of that experience? These are some question I feel need to be gone into if one is going to touch that thing that is outside of time and thus outside of the physical, that thing that is referred to as spiritual. One can take the word God and use it at will, but has the mind truly touch that which the word symbolizes. To argue if there is or is not God, to me is irrelevant. To me what is relevant is what is the truth of the current, what is the nature of 'me' and 'you'. There can be space in mind, but for there to be space thought must only act when appropriate (to resolve physical problems or understand physical reality) and otherwise rest.
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