The mind is "life" looking at itself in the mirror and deciding what to do next.
The mind is like a Referee for an instance of existence.
It is the mind that makes the body.
Maybe the target nowadays is not to discover what we are but to refuse what we are.
The less the mind understands and the more things it perceives, the greater its power of feigning is. And the more things it understands, the more that power is diminished.