I came across a review of a book that talks of the experience of the sublime in life. It clearly shows that the world is still very ignorant of the very nature of good and evil; which boils down to not knowing the very nature of our true self. This ignorance has shaped the sad history of man and this ignorance has a rippling effect on all aspects of life. It even bogs down education and distorts our very emotional and physical being. It causes wars, divorce, suicide and bankruptcies…It causes almost all emotionally challenged behavior.
Good and evil originate from the quality of the brain’s emotional intelligence factor. I have written a press release on this. The press release is held up because I am using the example of Herman Cain in it. I am trying to make sure that the next President of America has a +2 brain and a +2 mind. If Herman Cain wins the Republican nomination I will make sure single handedly that he does not become the next President. Mr. Cain is more brain/mind/self-image created trouble than the American people realize.
/The brain and mind can be explained one as hardware and the other as software. Both are physical and materialistic./ –
This is how science has been describing brain and mind but this description is only partly true. The actual behavior is a shaky partnership/rivalry with many permutations and combination of the brain and mind. Roughly we can say that the brain and mind produce a compound/mixture at the sub conscious level. So behavior is a product of hardware and software. The brain has it’s own software too. Many times the two functions overlap. Also in the case of the brain it creates and mostly controls the minds software; in computers the software is put in from the outside. In computers the software controls the behavior of the hardware but in brain/mind it is the brain that mostly controls the behavior of the mind.
Also the brain gradually changes the mind and the mind gradually affects the brain and outside in circumstances constantly change both. In fact over time the mind brings the brain down to reality. The mind gradually grinds out the emotional baggage of the brain thus making the individual wise. This is the reason how people become wise by old age. So in effect the mind brings about emotional and physical changes in the brain.
It needs a whole book to explain. But you can see that describing the brain and mind as hardware and soft is too simplistic.
/The other explanation is that one is a physical manifestation and the other is a spiritual manifestation. In this explanation mind is a layer of the spirit./
This mixing of religion and science has done more harm then good. The above statement may or may not be true. But this spirituality stuff clouds many of the basic issues of life. For example good and evil. These may or may not be from GOD but these are only ignorance and wisdom issues for all practical purposes. Evil and good are brain and mind issues. The day the world wakes up to my simple hypothesis we will have cleared this fuzziness from human nature and many of the basic questions of philosophy will become scientific answers.
By clearly defining the functions of the brain and mind we will be clearing up a lot of the confusion between this worldly and other worldly. The difference between evil and good, the cause of evil and good and how these are created will all be clear. This will help in answering many of the questions of philosophy and it will make the path to wisdom/emotional intelligence education very clear. It will become much less complicated to answer the question, ‘Who am I?’
In the case of the brain/mind complex it is the brain that generates the mind.
Describing the brain as hardware and the mind as software is missing the deep and complicated relationship of the brain and mind. In a computer without the software the hardware is useless and can do nothing. In case of the brain at -2 even with a mind at +2 can cause great havoc. The hardware of the computer follows the instructions of the software exactly while in the case of the brain and mind it can be a tussle, one following the other, both on the same page, where one acts consciously and the other unconsciously and at times both act subconsciously together. The complete boss of the hardware of the computer is the soft ware. While it is the brain that is the real boss of the mind and it is the brain that supplies the emotional intelligence level to the mind. However at +2 brain and +2 mind it is the mind that becomes the boss of the brain.
There are many complicated relationships as the brain’s emotional intelligence can be stuck at the -2 fetus stage, the -1 child stage, at the +1 adult stage or the +2 master stage. The same can be with the mind. However the -2 group beliefs can make a perfect otherwise +2 brain/mind into a killer for it’s misguided group dignity. I can go on and on…
Thank GOD we have intelligence and emotional intelligence. Regular education develops intelligence which powers the conscious mind. This is the reason an educated person even when he is not wise keeps his emotionally challenged brain in check by consciously overpowering the innate and unconscious emotionally challenged behavior of the brain. But why do we need all this emotional tussle and emotional pain when we can create +2 brains/minds?
It Is Vital That We Know the Relationship Between Brain and Mind.
It is the brain that acts first and lets the mind manage the damage of clearing up the mess. It is the mind that feels guilty and at the same time tries to hide this guilt. The brain is like the small child that is being scolded by the mind/manager. The brain feels it wants what it wants like an addiction. The brain produces the emotionally challenged behavior and when confronted by the mind it acts as if it does not know what the mind is talking about. All this thinking activity of the brain takes place biochemically and all biochemical reactions have a physical impact on the body. When the brain is being scolded by the mind the brain wants to escape and this feeling of escape is physically reflected in the eyes. The eyes seem distance.