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  • How do the mind, body and soul connect with each other?

     Eric Coleman updated 1 year, 6 months ago 10 Members · 10 Posts
  • Eric

    Member
    September 30, 2019 at 3:14 am

    How do the mind, body and soul connect with each other?

  • Virginia

    Member
    September 30, 2019 at 3:18 am

    In the generally followed concept is that soul as the consciousness always exists. It is infinite and hence, always One. When a part of it manifests as intellectual, emotional and physical bodies in progression their differentiated forms give an appearance of many souls which however always remain undifferentiated.

    The three bodies create a gross to subtle spectrum, while the soul remains the subtlest.Still, they are all matter carrying respective mass, with the sum total of mass remaining the same. Mind is energy, the other side of the coin. Thinking, sensing, feeling, cognition, relating etc that we ordinarily describe as mind’s activities are really bodily functions only promoted by the dynamic energy of mind.

    The bodies and the soul make a single continuum and are connected. Mind is everywhere and quickly summoned where a desire directs. On the spiritual plane, the sound of “”OM”” forms a silver cord that connects them all.

  • Oliver

    Member
    October 21, 2019 at 4:44 am

    There’s no such thing as a soul, and the mind is just the epiphenomenon of the body. I thought everybody knew this?

    Modern materialism aside, the Buddhist point of view sees body and mind as a kind of continuum of the process of becoming. First there is form (or material) and the contact of various forms with one another; such contact leads to feelings of pain, pleasure, or neutral feelings that are indeterminate; such feelings lead to perceptions wherein what has been felt is recognized as being or being like other things that have been felt (hard stool, cold coffee, sinus infection, letters, keyboard, etc…); such perceptions lead to mental formations or reactions (like agitation, boredom, annoyance, smugness, conceptualizing, etc…); and this leads ultimately to the conscious awareness that all of this is going on, which sets up the ground (or groundless ground) for another cycle of awareness of contacts leading to feelings, leading to perceptions, leading to mental formations, leading to consciousness, etc… So instead of a body-mind divide you have a perpetuating (not even self-perpetuating because there is no findable self in it) process that begins with something concrete form that ends with the ephemerality of conscious awareness. There is no soul or self in the sense of an independent unchanging entity in any of this process, though subjectively the continuum of mental states and awareness might be called a “soul” or “spirit” in a very metaphorical way.

  • Angela Lewis

    Member
    October 29, 2019 at 3:16 am

    Body, mind and emotions works with energy and spirit, which relates to the soul.

    The soul and the spirit vehicle, relates to the unconscious, energy and how it relates to the body. The mind identifies with feelings. Feelings are the anchors from which the mind works with memories and faculties learned over a lifetime, or capabilities, imprinted with more advanced spirit with the soul if one has cultivated it in a previous lifetime. Ego is wrapped up in the emotions and addictions to the emotions or metabolism the body has where it remembers, and has an identify of self, with other various emotions.

    Emotions, thoughts, attachments, imprints from others, all influence the body and mind, and fills the subconscious with noise and imprints on the body.

    Yoga and other disciplines work to reverse this and get one quiet to listen to the core spirit and soul. Then teaches the body by accepting the energies that feel like emotions, but is just energy. Those feelings we can learn to think, remember from the soul side, not the ego.

    The trick is to know your body, mind and emotions for your own, and let go what is not, feel what isn’t so that you can manage your own. Spirit can from anything, and can be imprinted with memories and patterns. Knowing your own versus letting others influence you unless that is your choice. I.e. grace, salvation or a Guru shaktipat.

  • John

    Member
    November 21, 2019 at 2:35 am

    The soul is the real essence of you and the source of the higher consciousness we have. It comes into a body (incarnates) for one purpose only, and that is to individuate – essentially to separate from God. In order to control the physical body it creates a mind that is the controller of the brain. If we had no soul, we would have a cognitive ability probably slightly above primates.

    The purpose is for us to grow our soul, and we can do that here on Earth, although few are very successful in that. Most fail dismally.

    But the next realm is very different, and as a result progress along one of two paths is inevitable. But the destination that we reach is not inevitable, as one path has very few people ever learning of it on Earth. And those that take their close-mindedness with them into the next, won’t learn there either.

  • Claudia

    Member
    November 25, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    Today, most alternative therapies acknowledge the body-mind-spirit relationship. Yoga and meditation are good example of how a balance and interplay between the three is required to live a wholesome life. More than the desire to live longer, aim to live well. Body intelligence is the subject that takes us onto a path of healthy and preventive living. The sad part is, the money being spent on research today focuses on curing rather than preventing disease mainly because profits are easier and higher, when there is imbalance and ill-health.

    Our body has intelligence built into it from over millions of years of mankind’s evolution. The autonomous nervous system controls many of our body functions without any conscious input from us, like breathing, digesting, and sleeping; it maintains balance with its own intrinsic healing abilities.

    The miracle of our body intelligence is that it survives in spite of our abusing it. Further, in the mind- body relationship, research shows that bacteria, especially in the gut, can alter the brain and behavior, meaning emotional states change with the micro biome in the body.

    In addition, in relation to health, newer studies have revealed that exposure to disease may have a huge effect on IQ or brainpower. The reason is that we use a great deal of energy in running our brains, but when affected by diseases, this energy gets diverted from the brain to where it is urgently required.

  • Sue

    Member
    December 1, 2019 at 3:48 am

    Is it true that a healthy body means a healthy mind? Well, Many among us are found facing several psychological problems such as stress, anxiety, phobia, and depression – factors responsible for ruining our physical health. So maybe now the time has come to say that a healthy mind means a healthy body.

    The human body is a collection of various organs and systems working in harmony to achieve the goal of smooth functioning. There are various ways to integrate mind, body, soul, and spirit.

    An inseparable link between the mind, body, soul, and spirit aptly indicates that our physical and spiritual heart needs to be taken care of. This can be easily achieved by strengthening our belief and faith. Faith is the outcome of our thinking process, and thinking is what shapes our feelings and emotions. Ultimately it decides our behavioral pattern. Thus we should train ourselves with spiritual exercises to develop a thinking pattern that will transform our life.

  • Josh

    Member
    December 27, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    There are some concepts that must be shown, and you can research these also independently:

    1) Brahman= undifferentiated consciousness of the universe.

    2) Atman=Brahman, and by this assertion by Adi Shankara: “”Brahman and Atman are One”” he explains that Brahman is the sort of whole that even a small piece of it remains whole and connected with the larger aspect.

    3) The Three Bodies: Now, apparently separate from Brahman/Atman is a dualistic mechanism that re-connects the apparently separate dualistic self with the always united Self. These three bodies are:

    a) Karmic Body

    b) Subtle Body

    c) Physical Body

    4) You can learn more about this by searching for Koshas, which are the 5 sheaths in which the three bodies are seen. This will show you further details on the nature of these 5 bodies.

    I will give a brief overview here:

    Annamaya kosha, “”foodstuff”” sheath (Anna)

    Pranamaya kosha, “”energy”” sheath (Prana/apana)

    Manomaya kosha “”mind-stuff”” sheath (Manas)

    Vijnanamaya kosha, “”wisdom”” sheath (Vijnana)

    Anandamaya kosha, “”bliss”” sheath (Ananda)

    The middle three are generally thought to constitute ‘the mind’.

  • Penelope

    Member
    January 8, 2020 at 3:22 am

    What are the interrelationships among mind, body, and soul?

    In chemistry, bond energy (E) or bond enthalpy (H) is the measure of bond strength in a chemical bond. IUPAC defines bond energy as the average value of the gas-phase bond dissociation energies (usually at a temperature of 298 K) for all bonds of the same type within the same chemical species.

    Bond energy – Wikipedia

    Soul is the real and objective person. Indestructible and internal that the constitution manifests to how many inorganic and organic beings exist in the Universe. Such a person is integrated with transcendental matter to which scientific inexperience, peculiar to the era in which Thales of Miletus lived, called it electricity. Each type is offered before our senses when it is covered with ponderable matter; he gives cohesion and other physical properties to the mineral bodies, and organization, forms and biological functions to the vegetal and animal beings.- The HUMAN SPIRIT is the typical synthesis of organic nucleus of transcendental matter, which in its bosom integrates and summarizes the inferior elements or types that correspond, which, persistent and immortal, evolved, acquiring in the medium of rigorous experience, all the properties and attributes that added and harmoniously combined in the organic core in question, are revealed in faculties of conscience .

    There is not a single atom (elementary particle) of tangible matter, which does not have in itself another electric atom of identical nature, that is, if the ponderable atom is red, the electric atom that serves as the soul will be of the same color; if the ponderable atom is corresponding to the first of the seven shades, the electric atom that serves as the soul will be of the same somber tone.

    The tangible vehicles that serve as cover to the real living types on the face of the earth, from the vegetal to the man, are constituted by cellular elements of double matter, this is:

    I. Tangible cells.

    II. Electric cells

    Thus, each tangible cell has its electric soul, its own life and its special functions; since the cell belongs to the bone skeleton, either to the muscular tissues, or to the blood or nervous fluid ….

  • Eric Coleman

    Member
    January 18, 2020 at 3:25 am

    There are some concepts that must be shown, and you can research these also independently:

    1) Brahman= undifferentiated consciousness of the universe.

    2) Atman=Brahman, and by this assertion by Adi Shankara: “”Brahman and Atman are One”” he explains that Brahman is the sort of whole that even a small piece of it remains whole and connected with the larger aspect.

    3) The Three Bodies: Now, apparently separate from Brahman/Atman is a dualistic mechanism that re-connects the apparently separate dualistic self with the always united Self. These three bodies are:

    a) Karmic Body

    b) Subtle Body

    c) Physical Body

    4) You can learn more about this by searching for Koshas, which are the 5 sheaths in which the three bodies are seen. This will show you further details on the nature of these 5 bodies.

    I will give a brief overview here:

    Annamaya kosha, “”foodstuff”” sheath (Anna)

    Pranamaya kosha, “”energy”” sheath (Prana/apana)

    Manomaya kosha “”mind-stuff”” sheath (Manas)

    Vijnanamaya kosha, “”wisdom”” sheath (Vijnana)

    Anandamaya kosha, “”bliss”” sheath (Ananda)

    The middle three are generally thought to constitute ‘the mind’.

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