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How does the mind create the world?


Q&A: How does the mind create the world?

Master Culadasa explains how our senses influence how we perceive reality.

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Student: [00:00:00] Interesting had just during meditation. I go in this group understand which I'll give to that. I probably got about how the mind putting eight.

Do I understand correctly that there would be these physical objects and would be this thing that we call out, but if we didn't have a mind, it would still be there, but I didn't put the Genesis block such as

Culadasa: well as such nice energy there, but. Certainly your mind is what sees it as a mountain. Your senses are what determines the way that you're going to perceive it, being with completely different senses than you have might not perceive it all. We are completely different. So even, even yes, massiveness and even its shape, then these also are things that are not necessarily inherit and the sustenance

there they're more inherent and your senses and your mind are and such sustenance.

Student: Ma'am just push the civic further. Isn't is it a kid? Actually means a cone that says it knows the chain. It does the tree falls in the box. Does it make a sound it,

Culadasa: yes, it's

Student: cute.

Culadasa: Actually. Addresses a number of victims things. But one of the things that is addressing is exactly this, when a tree falls in a forest, there's only a sound, if there's an ear, and and dangly is here, but there has to be a mind and a Holly. And even if there's an ear and a mind only certain kinds of mind will say, oh, the tree falling. Okay. But now the first thing that, You said you had a visceral sense that the reality that yeah. Your reality at the party line, and that is what's really, that's what it's meant for examining things like is is a rock really, rockers are not merely are not our ways of extending misunderstanding, but where.

Where it's most important. Isn't at the level of whether a rock is a rock or not. It's one of you realize that the reality that you live in is not at all that simplistic and at the level of reality, you actually live your life hour by hour or day or a day is at the level of the. Both the the maximum amount of fabrication, it's even if rocks or rocks to all of us, the fact is none of us are going to see the same rock, the same way, and the reality that we live in, where there it's happy and enjoy us are miserable and attainable. Whether you were surrounded by beautiful and loving and games or art or body by demons, this is what our mind is.

This is the mind has created by her ally in reality. So it's at that level of complexity that we really there that the nature of it as a projection is most obvious. When you look. And that's also, fortunately, what's most important to recognize and appreciate. So you take this visceral experience and meditation and you try to bring that into being a visceral experience in your everyday life.

So it repeats itself over and over again. You keep having that. Aha. Aha. I'm creating this reality. Aha. This is all the projects. I don't want mine. Yeah,

he is learning the rules by which my mind predicts a high parent. Director's a completely different lawyer. I can live in a completely different reality.




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interesting just on During meditation I got visible understanding which form of cognitive the. About how the mind creates. Mh. So do I understand correctly that if that would be these physical objects and would be this thing like recall out, but if we didn't have a mind. It would still be there but just substance. Correct? Yes. Well, as such nice say there, but certainly your mind is what sees it as done. Your senses are what? Determines the way that you're going to to perceive it, you know? Now they're kind of being was completely different census than you have.

Might not perceive it all right now. Be completely Yeah. So even, you know, even it's massive and even its shape, these also are things that are not necessarily here in the session. They're they're more inherent and your senses in your mind they in such. May I just push the further is? Is it akin to that that means comb that says It does the change that there doesn't achieve if thor in the box. Doesn't make a sound no want to spit. Yes. It cute that. It's the that coin, actually, Address a number of different things.

But one of the things that is addressing is exactly this. When a treaty falls in the forest, there's only a sound that isn't here. Right? And you know, and and is there in ear, but there has to be in mine. And probably and even if there's a year and a mind, only certain kinds of mine, will say, oh, three it. K. So. But now the first thing that you noticed mh. You said you had a visceral sense that the reality that... Yeah, your reality period part like. And that is what's really really That's that's what.

Exam things like is, you know, is a rock really rock person not merely mountain. Are ways of extending this understanding. But where where it's most important is at the level of whether or rock is rock or not. Yes when you realize that the reality that you live there is not at all that simplistic. And at the level of reality, you actually live your life hour by hour or day or day is is at the level of the both the the maximum amount of fabrication. Right? You know, hit star. Even even if even if Ro rushed to all of us, The fact is none of us is gonna see the same lock the same way.

And the reality we live at whether it's happy, joyous or miserable, and painful. Whether were surrounded by beautiful and looking beings are or body by demons. This is what our mind. Is. This is the the maya has created by in reality. So it's at that level of complexity that we really there. That that the nature of it as a projection is most obvious when you look and that's also fortunately what's most important to recognize and appreciate. So so you take this visceral experience and meditation.

And you try to bring that into being a visceral experience in in your everyday life. So repeats itself over and over again, so keep having that go a aha. I'm creating this reality U aha. This is all the projection mine. Yeah. Part what goes to walmart much i had this he on. And just learn the rules probably way my mind protects. I can direct completely different.

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