When a phone is sold, it is sold by a mind and bought by a mind. It was made by conceptualization of mind only. When there is hate or love, all this is between minds. One mind is having feeling for another mind. Life is transactional and all these transactions happens between minds.
But the mind cannot be seen, it is subtle and formless. There are analogies which have been derived to understand the mind. Mind is the concept that how a person operates out of his brain and body.
So, the Mind and brain are different. Brain is the organ in the head and exist physically on the other hand mind does not exists physically but it exists in energy plane as thoughts are made of energy and travels in ether while different thoughts vibrates in different frequencies. Thoughts are not neurons but the energetic representation of the physically existing neurons.
Mind is not confined to brain only, it pervades all over the body which is the centre of feeling and touch, it spans from brain memories to cells memory to muscle memory. Around 500 years back, we came to know that brain is the physical centre for the mind, although mind is not only brain but it encompasses the body’s memory subconsciously. As the world is growing cognitive abilities are developing with the invention of the science and our increased information consumption. Our education system, social media and reading over the internet, anything which encourages us for thinking increases our reasoning and develops the mind.
Common phrases in daily life:
Please don’t mind
Please mind it.
Did you mind?
Mind the gap.
Please keep it mind
Please never mind it
Mind your business
what above sentences gives the clue?
Giving weightage to something is the common theme in above all sentences, weightage is given and it forms the memory. So, Mind is the weightage which we give out in life to anything. When we give weightage to something and gives it importance then it takes space in yourself in the form of stored thoughts, feelings, emotions and visuals and biologically we connect neurons in a specific pattern to connect this information with other existed information in the head. This process goes on consciously and unconsciously in the brain inside head skull. Generally, this process is referred as Mind, otherwise there is no such Mind exist physically.
Mind is the collection of memory (Visual, audio, taste, smell, touch) and the abstract language memory which is this article you are reading along with emotions and energy stored out of importance provided to real life circumstances.
What is your experience of mind, generally I observed that when we say that someone is so intelligent or dumb or mischievous or a good/bad guy, then we refer to that person mind, not brain. In that sense, what is mind? It is what at the moment a person mind state is and the possibilities in a situation and the weightage to a specific possibility. Not every mind sees all the possibilities and different are chosen by different person in different contexts which makes the word Mind complex.
How to know the Mind:
Suppose you are looking at something say a flower/ a person/ a home/ gadget and if no weightage/importance is given these then no memory is formed and mind will not exit for these moments, but if suddenly a thought, feeling arises about how beautiful she is or the home is or how advanced gadget is then it means mind has come. Thoughts only arises when the importance is given to something. But this process happens automatically and even without awareness, this is the mechanical processing in the subconscious, the one who starts seeing this phenomenon becomes more conscious and more intelligent. This is the major difference between lower and higher consciousness.
When we are listening to somebody then the attention is somewhere else, some memory starts playing then the mind has come. Mind is the automatic process happening without any conscious intention.
There are two or more choices available to most of decisions in our life, Life itself presents itself in the form of duality by means of <male/female, false/truth….>, when there are multiple options and every option has its logic to pursue, this is the mind. Introspecting all these options into one is done by the faculty called intellect.
Mind, Me and existence:
Mind is the box of memories and memories are all about the environment around us including place, people, things like possessions property, money and the feelings surrounded from these. One person has the memory about their family, friends and society and desires. The owning and associating with these memories person makes out of himself i.e. what he is which is the reflection of the “I AM” created from the mind. And any loss from external environment creates the disbalance in the inner “I AM” and result out in the grief, tension, stress or any addition into this creates positive emotions of happiness, joy or fulfillment.
Definitions of the mind:
The mind is a set of cognitive faculties including consciousness, perception, thinking, judgement, and memory. It is usually defined as the faculty of an entity’s thoughts and consciousness. — Wikipedia
Mind is the crowded, random waves of thoughts in the absence of understanding.
Mind is the multi-dimensional thinking machine.
Mind is the collection of thoughts.
“Mind” refers to all those mental states, processes, and events that go on both consciously and unconsciously in the brain.
Mind is the part of body which think for us and the driver of all life decisions and governs the overall life being lived the mind is always waiting for something to happen, the next thing, and that’s its design, its natural way of being, and this part of it doesn’t have to be changed.
The mind is ultimately a machine for making meaning, even when it flirts with meaninglessness, as the twentieth and the twenty-first centuries have done so well.
The totality of the conscious and unconscious functionality of the brain and central nervous system is called the mind and, sometimes, the psyche.
Mind is the arena of the awareness. It’s not so much a concrete thing, more a function of awareness.
Inside your skull is a massive supercomputer. You own it free and clear. With its 100 billion neurons, and with a typical neuron linking to 1000 to 10,000 other neurons, your highly-networked brain is incredibly powerful and capable.
In yogic science, the mind is considered to be pure vibrating energy. It is an element (non-physical by nature) which conducts “thought” faster than the speed of light and retains all experience whether consciously addressed by the thinker or not.
Mind is the part of body which think for us and the driver of all life decisions and governs the overall life being lived.
You are not the mind, nor the thoughts that pass through it. Though it might be hard to accept this idea, the mind is not you, the real you, but only a tool that you use. It is an instrument, which has great value, but it has to be taught to obey you.
The mind is a mechanism. It has no intelligence. The mind is a bio-computer. How can it have any intelligence? It has skill, but it has no intelligence; it has a functional utility, but it has no awareness. It is a robot; it works well but don`t listen to it too much because then you will lose your inner intelligence. Then it is as if you are asking a machine to guide you, lead you. You are asking a machine which has nothing original in it.
Mind is sum total of all the experiences of our senses. –Osho
“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Gautama Buddha
Mind is much subtler than the matter (body). Mind is nothing but energy field around you. Usually people think than mind is inside body. It is not correct. In reality, the body is inside the mind. Mind is not located inside the brain. The brain is located inside the mind. Our body is huge reservoir of memories in the form of DNA memory and muscle memories. DNA memories roots back to the history of mankind.
Thus, it is important to understand that when we talk about mind, we are talking about a highly intricate network of different mental events and state. Through the introspective properties of mind, we can observe, for example, what specific thoughts are in our mind at a given moment, what objects our minds are holding, what kinds of intentions we have and so on.
Software & Hardware Analogy:
As the mind cannot be seen and subtle, it is only understood from the study of the behaviour and the attitudes of the persons in different circumstances and led to the development of the psychology. In the computer age working of a software in a computer system is the best analogy to understand the mind.