posted on May, 16 2011 @ 10:10 AM
Your opinions on my thoughts would be welcome...
What happens to the mind when we die? Does the mind exist before life?
I would like to present to you my thoughts on the above questions. This may be a long winded thread so if you’re not interested in reading and
opening your mind to the possibility of my thoughts, please close the thread and go no further.
I guess if you’re like me, you’ll probably often find yourself wondering about life, questions such as, Why are we here? Who put us here? How
did we get here? What happens when we die? What happened before we were born? These questions will probably be the main of your thoughts. You will
probably find that the more you think of them, the less you find any answer too and the more questions you have for yourself. Well this is the case
with me anyways. What I do feel is right though is that this life is no mistake, it’s not random, it’s not just because, it’s all for a reason
but it goes further than that…is the reason an illusion? Is the quest for finding the truth the distraction that is in front of us? Reality is
electricity in its simplest form yet we fail to see it because we look at books for answers. Let me explain my thoughts and opinions on it (or at
least some of it)…
First I think it would be sensible to try and distinguish what the mind possibly is before we jump in. The mind (IMO) is the connection between the
brain and reality…in other words it’s the connection that provides order to chaos in existence. The brain is physicality, it has substance, its
measurable, it can be quantified, and we know it exists through perception. (For arguments sake we’ll remain local) Reality is physicality, it also
has substance, its measurable and it can be quantified. But what is reality? Is reality the light? The smells? The sounds? Or is reality everything
you can perceive in one shape or another? Reality is what your brain interprets through your 5 senses. Example, if we were all deaf, would there be
sound? You would say yes there would, but how could you tell? You wouldn’t be able to hear it, but you could measure it, you could perceive it by
watching animals making those sounds without hearing them…right? Well let’s take away another sense, would you be able to tell there was sound if
you were also blind? Would you be able to see sound being created or measured? No…but you could feel the sound being created by vibration, so you
still know it exists. So let’s take away the sense of touch (feeling). If you were blind, deaf and lost all sense of feeling, internal and
external would sound still exist? You would say yes we just couldn’t quantify it anymore. Well we would be able to tell it existed for those that
were born with the senses in the first place through memory but what about a child being born with no sight, hearing or sense of feeling what-so-ever.
Would they be able to tell sound existed? No they wouldn’t…
So with this in mind, reality is merely interpretation by your brain and you mind. They work together, take away either and reality falls apart.
Your brain receives electrical impulses along your nerves and interprets those into a recognisable reality. So when one of those sense is removed
reality becomes distorted, the more you remove, the more distorted it becomes. So let’s assume you have NO senses at all. You can’t feel, see,
hear, taste and touch. You are basically a being with no ability to tell where you are, what way you are, who you are, etc etc etc but you still have
your mind. You still have your thoughts, your memories. Should you be born this way, would you know you were born? No you wouldn’t but others
with their sense would know you were born, they could use their senses to tell you were born.
So when you try to realise that before life was nothingness and after life is nothingness, you are faced with the dilemma of how can you tell? If you
were born without your senses would you know it? No, so does that mean that a life without sensing reality is the same as death? Your mind still
exists…but you can’t perceive your existence.
For your mind to die with your body would indicate that your mind was created. For your mind to have been created would mean that it was made of
something, and that something must be physical and measutrable.
Your home is a whole. But your home is built from ingredients, measurable ingredients, sand, cement, wood etc all coming together to make a whole.
We know who created it through perception and reality.
What about your mind it isn’t made of any ingredients, it can’t be measured, it can’t be removed, it can’t be perceived but it exists…
So to say that the mind doesn’t exist before life and after life would be to say that the mind is finite. To say that the mind is finite would
indicate that the mind was created and it will end, but to say the mind was created would indicated further that it had to be created by ingredients,
further yet, to say the mind has ingredients would mean that something created it…
Since the mind isn’t measurable, perceivable etc. would indicate that it is indeed infinite, and that it wasn’t created nor will it end, nor does
it exist in the future or the past but in an immeasurable way through purpose. That would show that death, birth and the bits before, after and
in-between are all indeed occurring at the same time and its being measured through reality, it is an illusion that the mind organises and calms and
will do for eternity and has done for eternity.
As the mind is infinite, it shows that we exist and don’t exist at the same time, we are here and not here, we are alive and dead…
Will our mind continue after death, yes it will because it is here now, so it must be here then and before
Hope this makes sense to some of you; it’s complicated to write in words! Any opinions would be welcome!