Swami Rama - 10 All of the body is in the mind, but not all of the mind is in the body
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Beyond Biofeedback – Drs Elmer and Alyce Green
We have been very much impressed by Patanjali's ideas, first expressed some 2,200 years ago (Taimni, 1967 ) and lately brought to our attention again by Swami Rama. The mind-body problem (Do we have a mind separate from the body?) is in fact no problem at all, according to Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. Both of them are substances, energy structures; the body is merely the densest section of mind, in the same way that a magnet may be thought of as the densest section of a magnetic field. This idea is summarized in the line mentioned earlier that crystallized in our discussions with Swami Rama: "All of the body is in the mind, but not all of the mind is in the body."
In other words, there is nothing happening in the body and central nervous system that is not happening in the mind (though mainly in the unconscious, to be sure). The reverse is not true, however, for some things that happen in the mind are not represented in the body, though they are projected as extrasensory impressions by some hypothesized mechanism into the brain. That mechanism is presumably part of the mind.
The source of the experienceSwāmī Rāma
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