No, I do not think they are all one. This is how I feel inside. It seems inside me that my mind orders my body, but my spirit is independent of the two. For instance, I am 50 yet my spirit is still 19-20 (hasn't changed). However, my mind (conscious and subconscious) rule completely differently from the essence of my spirit. In the end it's a bit sad because my spirit is more like Scarlet O'hara yet I function more like hardened cement. How do you view the body-mind-spirit?
Thank you for finding it an interesting question. For me it all are one...as it functions as one for a more enlightened life. I hope to write a hub on this topic and want your permission to quote your view in the hub, if you think so. Waiting reply..
the matter or truth doesnot awaits the question of agree... and some truth are being known after deep studies, science, maths, etc..all are perfect science where miracle happens syntifically but a person knowing it smiles. same way the uniquiness or the difference is known after the through study, research and practical approach to know it....
Dear skgrao, I'm no expert nor can I claim to know. But because I recently had a terrible experience of the mind, I believe if the mind is not well, it may influence the spirit. In my view, the mind is stronger than the spirit. Do I make any sense?
The body is a tool, like the physical computer. The mind is a program, like Adobe or Microsoft word..The spirit is the operating system, like Linux. There is an intelligence that runs all those, the level of which can be likened to the degree of aptitude of a computer programmer.
Thanks, I had to rewrite it for my programmer friend as this.. The body is a tool, like the physical computer (except it is organic). The mind is a program, like Adobe or Microsoft word (more like the collection of programs/softwares)..The spirit is
If you are walking in the light, then you are One as you were created to be. But if doubt, guilt, shame, or any other of the defeating emotions have a controlling in road to you, then you are divided, or full of confusion. On of the definitions of doubt is to have a double soul. If your eye be single, you are full of light, if your eye be evil (or double) then great is the darkness. Awesome question by the way.
Entirely disagree. The mind and body are entirely two different things. Those two are the easy ones to notice. However, the spirit is still up for debate. Mainly because the mind and the spirit could be the same because the mind is not the brain.
Perhaps I can write a quick hub on it. :] However, if you want all of the details to their finest extent, I recommend checking out a book called Astral Physics by Robert Bruce. He recaps it all in very deep detail there.
@Garifalia - Sure thing. :] The etheric realm is the frequency range between the physical and astral realms. The astral realm is where dreams take place and where people go in the period immediately after death.
I believe body, mind, and spirit are all connected - three parts that form a whole, but also have some individual functioning. In the body you have the brain, heart, and lungs for example - all depend on each other, all will die without the other - but they also perform separate, important functions.
You want the body, mind, and spirit to be as one. I believe that this is something that we earn over time instead of something that we already have. Finding the perfect combination of all three is where one would want to be. When you find that in your life, then I would agree that they are all as one. I believe in faith, you can find all three.
It is my belief that the body is a product of the mind and the spirit is a product of both, working in conjunction. The essence of life, or spirit, is given at birth and improved upon as time moves on, within the mind and body that holds it in place. What we call genetics may be a little too simplified in defining the spirit. It is more, and is witnessed by others when they see and hear another person in their humanity, be it in goodness or in wrong doing. Spirit comes from deep within the recesses of the mind and body, to form the whole of each being that walks upon this earth. When we die, our spirit remains and will join the others in one great spiritual light. This is my personal belief. When we speak of the soul, I believe it is one and the same, as the spirit.
Without meaning to offend anyone, I'm not entirely certain that the spirit exists? And if it does, I don't really know how it's any different from the mind? My mind is who I am, my thoughts, personality etc. I think that the mind and body are very much connected, but the mind is the more powerful of the two. If you are upset or stressed then you can also become physically ill, but if you are physically ill then you do not normally become unhappy. (Obviously I don't mean terminal illnesses or disabilities here, of course they are upsetting. I think they're not upsetting in themselves though, but they can depress you because you know they might kill you or radically change your life.)
Soul not Spirit. Brain not Mind Humans not Body. If I say so if you will allow me to say so because Spirit is not the word for Soul,Soul is eternal and spirit exists when soul enters the womb and spirit comes later.The Soul does not do anything it exists as per nature law as per your Karma it leads you,and goes away when the time comes. Your Brain controls your Body if your Karma allows it. Your Body is human and behaves as per your Karma as per nature law. Karma is what you carry from your past,if you carry good deeds you do good and other way also. I sleep in my a/c room while my security keeps vigil near my gate.Why should it be so,it's on account of our Karma. .
Dear friend (skgrao), I find all that you say fascinating. But how do you know? Is this information passed on through your religion or something else? I'm asking from genuine interest and not to contradict.
For me, each is a facet, and what we truly are is the gem. Each face shows what is inside, and whatever is inside is visible in each facet. So what we are shows up one way in the body, another in the emotions, another in the thinking mind, another in our energy, another in our Soul, and another in Spirit. Both the pure and healthy, and also the cracks and flaws in us, inside the gem, show up in each of these facets.
My feeling is that the spirit is manifested in the mind and the body. You can have the spirit without either one of the former, however they are connected. How connected depends on your acceptance or allowance to spirit in your being. For those that doubt their is a spirit, I ask you to consider the moments I think everyone has experienced of the first time you felt awe or wonder or deep love or even expansive peace. These things cannot come from the "little" mind, unless there is a pre-existence of the experience before. Your mind and a brain, neurons, etc - does not fabricate emotions of bliss, love, connections beyond being. Yes, there may be a God gene, but if science ultimately proves this to be true, is the gene the reason we can sometimes experience God or is the gene the conduit for God to be experienced through us.
For me, there will always be different ways of looking at things - but the things that really resonate with us, these are the things that will impact our lives. If you don't believe there is a spirit, your experiences in life will support this belief, and so on. I believe there is a spirit because I have experienced it's presence in my life. I can't prove it or even adequately describe it, but I know it nonetheless.
mind and spirit are artifacts of biochemical processes of the body -- when we die, the mind and spirit cease - there is no scienific evidence of any persistence beyond that - it would require a supernatural effect that cannot be measured as any form of natural energy. so any other claim is an irrational one based on religious/superstitious beliefs. it's much more comforting to believe there's a difference, but entirely without sceintific basis
I contend there is no scientific evidence there there isn't either. Science cannot explain intuitiveness, epiphany, sixth sense, awe, yet they exist. Who said science is the authority anyway? There will always be a cause that cannot be explained.
joleen -- lack of evidence is not proof of existence -- in terms of reality, science is all we have. the perceptions you mention are within the realm of science to explain - none require supernatural events. a nondetectable spirit would be
Many thanks @Cascoly, @Joleenbridges and @Dantes460 - the insightful discussion here. It does not matter whether scientific proof is available or not but then how one is living here? no intention to hurt any belief but wish to have your view, thanks.
of course it matters whether there is a way to validate a claim [aka scientific method] anthing else is just superstition/religion. funnt how the religious demand a scientific proof w/o actually showing any evidence FOR their position
"my body is just a tool that my mind controls" very clever wording Dantex460; it often is that way. My dear boy your spirit is that little voice besides your mind, the one that tells you "go on, you can do it!" or "you've got the talent, flaunt it"
They all complement each other. Without the mind, a human being is lacking the machinery to drive its internal processes. Without the body, a human being is not existing physically, and the spirit is the driving essence through eternity which is needed in every human being in order to propel their advancement to a higher degree of understanding.
When it comes to mind and body both are different in the sense you have to take care of your body and mind as individual elements....Just because one is not happy starts punishing the body by refusing food why should you do that....If body collapses and mind is active whats the use its like two different people so u need to take care of it. Spirit is connected to both like joy thats put smile on your face and make your body jump on the air.
All in one and yet separate, body is the first gift we realize we have got when we are born and we spend the first twenty years to use it and live in it and with it. Mind is another gift on which we rely mostly in our adulthood, in our most productive years. Spirit is the last gift we are keen to acknowledge in our last senior years when we are slowly loosing the two gifts mentioned above and suddenly we realise it is the best gift of them all and we try to keep it...alive as long as we can....
When you are self possessed, the body dominates. When you are asleep , imagining or concentrating on something that is removed from the reality of your immediate being, you are in the mental state or your mind is doing all the work. When you are able to decide where you are in relation to both these states , then your spirit is at rest. Spirit need not be at rest, because it may be on a quest. The mind does not know about it. So, it is peaceful. When the answer is revealed, the mind at once realizes that some force (spirit) has moved his being to some new point in space and time. So, in that respect it is all one.
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