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The mind is like a Referee for an instance of existence.

March 28, 2019
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The mind is an interesting concept, and one that we usually only associate with humans given our conscious knowledge of "being" and abstract thought. But all humans have an innate individuality, something that makes us unique to the billions of other humans out there. We develop a personality, which defines how we interact with others, handle situations and make decisions. In the argument of nature vs nurture, I believe nurture has a huge impact on our personality and mind. Our experiences shape us, and serve as the foundation for future decisions. But given the uniqueness of each human and the myriad of motivations that propel us into action, we can be unpredictable, impulsive, complex. But I do believe in the physical manifestation of the mind: chemical reactions in the brain create our ability to think, feel, react. I do not adhere to the idea of a soul because nobody can manifest their soul like we manifest our mind into thoughts, memories and feelings. We are not conscious of a soul, and our soul does not compel us to act (unless we call our conscience a soul, but I would consider our conscience part of our mind). So much to uncover and understand about the mind that thinking about it is almost an ethereal concept.

March 15, 2019
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The mind is "life" looking at itself in the mirror and deciding what to do next.

March 12, 2019
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What makes you you? How are humans different than animals? How is the mind different than the body, the brain, and the soul?

(the most recent answers are at the top)
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What is the nature of the mind?

Conduits to the mothership of God's mind.

October 19, 2019
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What is the nature of the mind?

The Original Essence of Measure.

July 20, 2019
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What is the nature of the mind?

The mind is like a Referee for an instance of existence.

March 28, 2019
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What is the nature of the mind?

The mind is an interesting concept, and one that we usually only associate with humans given our conscious knowledge of "being" and abstract thought. But all humans have an innate individuality, something that makes us unique to the billions of other humans out there. We develop a personality, which defines how we interact with others, handle situations and make decisions. In the argument of nature vs nurture, I believe nurture has a huge impact on our personality and mind. Our experiences shape us, and serve as the foundation for future decisions. But given the uniqueness of each human and the myriad of motivations that propel us into action, we can be unpredictable, impulsive, complex. But I do believe in the physical manifestation of the mind: chemical reactions in the brain create our ability to think, feel, react. I do not adhere to the idea of a soul because nobody can manifest their soul like we manifest our mind into thoughts, memories and feelings. We are not conscious of a soul, and our soul does not compel us to act (unless we call our conscience a soul, but I would consider our conscience part of our mind). So much to uncover and understand about the mind that thinking about it is almost an ethereal concept.

March 15, 2019
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What is the nature of the mind?

The mind is "life" looking at itself in the mirror and deciding what to do next.

March 12, 2019
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What is the nature of the mind?

This is a good question. I'm not sure...

March 12, 2019
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What is the nature of the mind?

The mind may be a matrix of past experiences and future projections making decisions in the present. Mostly how to move our body and what sounds to sing.

February 6, 2019
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What is the nature of the mind?

What is that Cherokee legend? There are two wolves inside you fighting, one is good and one is evil. The one who wins is the one you feed...

January 4, 2019
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What is the nature of the mind?

The mind is mercurial. It can sway with the breeze, flow like water into a container, burst forth like a wave, freeze into a block or sublimate into a cloud.

December 12, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

Age is simply a matter of mind, If you don’t mind my friend, it doesn’t matter. Be careful like a little baby.

December 10, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

I think we tend toward self-centeredness. The mind likes to think of itself as the most important thing in the universe. Probably a good survival instinct.

December 10, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

Complex Hardware. The motherboard of our bodies.

December 10, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. ... When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.

July 24, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

A wise woman wishes to be no one's enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone's victim.

July 24, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

Meaning is produced not only by the relationship between the signifier and the signified but also, crucially, by the position of the signifiers in relation to other signifiers.

July 24, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

Maybe the target nowadays is not to discover what we are but to refuse what we are.

July 24, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind.

July 24, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

One ever feels his twoness, -- an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose strenth alone keeps it from being torn asunder.

July 24, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us.

July 15, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

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.

July 15, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

The nature of the mind is to perceive and shape itself and others.

July 15, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

The mind is a subtle phase of material manifestation of the infinite pure energy.

July 15, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

The mind is a filthy gutter, full of ideas, speculations, fear and phobias. We can rebuild it as a water treatment plant and extract something constructive and useful, free from desires and ideologies.

July 15, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

Man selects only for his own good - Nature only for that of the being which she tends.

July 15, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

The human being is in the most literal sense a political animal, not merely a gregarious animal, but an animal which can individuate itself only in the midst of society.

July 15, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

It is sure better not to say that the mind pities, learns, or think, but that the man does these with his mind. The energy of the mind is the essence of life. All living things being 'mindful' the kind of function depending on their complexity.

July 14, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

Nature of mind is very naughty.

July 14, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

Wonderful apparatus capable of understanding our surroundings

July 14, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

It is transactional. It analyses and assigns.

July 14, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

It is electricity going round and round the goo in our head until it produces subjectivity-when you look from outside in -and objectivity- when you look from inside out.

July 14, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

Subjectively we know what it is. We have a front row seat. Objectively, as a physical phenomenon, it may be an electromagnetic field generated by the combined motion of all the electrons and positive ions that move when our neurons fire.

July 14, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human.

July 14, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

Another trick question. Mind does not exist and therefore cannot have any nature except in the plural. The nature of mind is the interaction of minds- and no vats allowed.

July 14, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

We need to first answer, "how does the brain work?" How does consciousness appear in an organ which evolved for aiding perception? Mind is a memory, neuronal paths with electrical current running through reigniting associations. Why mine is so fuzzy?

July 14, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

The mind is the real you. It is the ghost in the shell, the soul, the conscious thinking eternal energy that expierences and retains.

July 14, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

To preserve sanity while we engage ourselves in all sort of activities whether good or bad, freely or forced to.

July 14, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

The mind is part of the nature of the universe and it is connected to all things so that very imbalance affects the mind and the mind can affect the entire universe.

July 13, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

The nature of the mind is primal. It is geared towards survival and self preservation. However, if the mind is mastered it is a tool that can be used to advance the spirit beyond its primal instincts.

July 13, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

I can only understand the nature of mind from what it does. therefore the nature of the mind is to allow us to engage with physical or social reality in a very productive way.

July 13, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

Restlessness in the shallow depths, but quiet in the inner recesses of being.

July 13, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

Happiness is knowing that someone admires you. Opposite of jealousy, not sadness. Avoiding jealousy bring you to neutral ground, and doing what advances the species future is rewarded by a happy pill, only if you can think of someone approving it.

July 13, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

Analog signals in a bio-computer with unlimited possibilities of outcomes, partially guided and partially controlled, just like freely walking around the house limited by walls, searching for the answer to why I am here.

July 13, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

What isn't the nature of the mind?

July 13, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

Refer to Q3 and Q4. It depends if you are good or evil. You're either full of love or full of greed.

July 13, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

Divine. All is combined. If we want to talk good, evil, and freedom, we do play the spiritual game already. DIVINE.

July 13, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

Human behavior flows from three main sources - desire, emotion, and knowledge.

July 13, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

Imagine, create, repeat. 

July 13, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

Judgement/discernment. 

July 13, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

The nature of the mind is to seek understanding. To make sense of things that can't be seen or heard. To find order in chaos.

July 13, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

No one regards the things before his feet, but views with care the regions of the sky.

July 13, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

The mind wants to take over and rule the Self like a dictator. It foolishly believes that if it stopped chattering for one second, then the whole show would fall into chaos.

July 9, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.

January 15, 2017
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What is the nature of the mind?

The Mind is a cluster of functions of the brain. Thinking and feeling create my experience while consciousness, memory, attention make possible of me being aware of the performing these very functions. It is a concept, like a joy or pain.

January 15, 2017
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What is the nature of the mind?

The brain is a biological transceiver wired to tune-in to a frequency on the spectrum of consciousness. The mind is the output.

January 15, 2017
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What is the nature of the mind?

The human mind can be forged into peace and harmony with practice, but it is inclined to chaos without conscious, determined effort. The mind is a wandering, unruly puppy, that must be gently and compassionately trained.

January 15, 2017
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What is the nature of the mind?

Reason, conscience, will.

March 1, 2017
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What is the nature of the mind?

The mind may be a matrix of past experiences and future projections making decisions in the present. Mostly how to move our body and what sounds to sing.

February 6, 2019
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What is the nature of the mind?

What is that Cherokee legend? There are two wolves inside you fighting, one is good and one is evil. The one who wins is the one you feed...

January 4, 2019
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What is the nature of the mind?

Age is simply a matter of mind, If you don’t mind my friend, it doesn’t matter. Be careful like a little baby.

December 10, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. ... When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.

July 24, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

A wise woman wishes to be no one's enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone's victim.

July 24, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind.

July 24, 2018
6

What is the nature of the mind?

One ever feels his twoness, -- an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose strenth alone keeps it from being torn asunder.

July 24, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

The nature of the mind is to perceive and shape itself and others.

July 15, 2018
6

What is the nature of the mind?

We need to first answer, "how does the brain work?" How does consciousness appear in an organ which evolved for aiding perception? Mind is a memory, neuronal paths with electrical current running through reigniting associations. Why mine is so fuzzy?

July 14, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

The mind is part of the nature of the universe and it is connected to all things so that very imbalance affects the mind and the mind can affect the entire universe.

July 13, 2018
6

What is the nature of the mind?

The nature of the mind is primal. It is geared towards survival and self preservation. However, if the mind is mastered it is a tool that can be used to advance the spirit beyond its primal instincts.

July 13, 2018
6

What is the nature of the mind?

Refer to Q3 and Q4. It depends if you are good or evil. You're either full of love or full of greed.

July 13, 2018
6

What is the nature of the mind?

Human behavior flows from three main sources - desire, emotion, and knowledge.

July 13, 2018
6

What is the nature of the mind?

Meaning is produced not only by the relationship between the signifier and the signified but also, crucially, by the position of the signifiers in relation to other signifiers.

July 24, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

The human mind can be forged into peace and harmony with practice, but it is inclined to chaos without conscious, determined effort. The mind is a wandering, unruly puppy, that must be gently and compassionately trained.

January 15, 2017
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What is the nature of the mind?

The mind is like a Referee for an instance of existence.

March 28, 2019
6

What is the nature of the mind?

The mind is "life" looking at itself in the mirror and deciding what to do next.

March 12, 2019
6

What is the nature of the mind?

Maybe the target nowadays is not to discover what we are but to refuse what we are.

July 24, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

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.

July 15, 2018
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What is the nature of the mind?

What isn't the nature of the mind?

July 13, 2018
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