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Simply Noor

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What is 'Mind'?

If the surrounding is observed carefully, by surrounding I mean,
everything that we perceive through our senses, which includes our own
body as well, we will find out that whatever we consider as outer world
is actually impressions in our mind. Everything that we experience, experience in our mind. No, It
does not stipulate that everything, physical, is mere illusion. It is
all together the different chapter and not included here. {The illusion concept is
contradicted by someone who says that if anyone calls physical
existence an illusion, must be beaten with a stick on his head, till his
head starts paining and bleeding.}

Here the main point to question is, What the mind actually is, which is having the impressions? What is it made up of? I want to have all
the details possible about it described by various religious texts,
science, psychologies and so on.

{Who is that
thinking within me? Who is that thinking about mind? Does mind think
about itself?...These are the possible targeted I want to have answers}.


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    Sep 19 2013: So far, 'mind' appears to me the result out of a highly connected network of impulse processing, which complexity level and interconnectivity reached a critical point, at which the 'processing of signals' feedbacks into itself by which it creates stable pattern of 'interaction' who then elevate and manifest themselves to a level of self-awareness.

    Without those 'stable pattern' of recursive feedback loops, of which memory is a vital part of, it wasn't likely to remain this 'mind' within a state at which it was able to 'recognize' itself as such.

    Even though each of our neurons is by itself nothing but a simple 'signal processor' and not 'aware' about itself as such, the interactive 'pattern' of many of those simple 'processors' which come into being are of sheer complexity.

    To me this is somewhat similar to fractal geometry, to have something to compare it to. There, a simple equation in which a series of numbers runs through and get calculated within and the resulting geometric 'pattern' can be of breathtaking beauty and complexity.


    Those 'pattern' often result out of a single, simple and non-linear equation which do nothing but 'stepping' through a process of calculations, which, in comparison a single neuron may do as well, even though this comparison my not be completely valid.

    Now imagine what would happen if many of those 'equations' get connected with many others and began to influence each other. The evolving 'pictures' or 'pattern' of such networks would become of multi-dimensions and the overall level of interacting complexity of much higher magnitude compared to those of a single equation.

    And out of a certain magnitude of complexity it seems to me, that the creation of 'mind' hops into existence by itself, and as being a 'resulting pattern' of signals, it finds itself quite helpless to understand or grasp the origin of its very self.

    And 'me' being a picture wasn't bad at all ... :o)
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      Sep 26 2013: Thanks for replying. I am currently reading will try to understand and reply.

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