Consciousness is not the brain

  If it’s the mind, our consciousness, that gets enlightened, we’d better know what Buddha means by it! What is the mind? Well, “mind” in Buddhism is used in a much broader way than we tend to use it in our own culture. It is used synonymously with the word...

Spiritual or psychological?

The usual view of “spiritual” is that it’s different from “psychological.” From the Buddhist point of view they come to the same thing. But the differences between our contemporary views of the mind and the Buddha’s are vast, and understanding them gives us the key to...