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I am; therefore I think

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  • Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati
    The Indian view of the mind is different from the prevailing western or European view. The West defines a human being by the mind, as with Rene Descartes’
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 13, 2003
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      The Indian view of the mind is different from
      the prevailing western or European view.

      The West defines a human being by the mind,
      as with Rene Descartes’ famous aphorism,
      “I think, therefore I am.”
      Materialistic thinkers declare that the soul
      exists because of the body and as a
      production of the body.

      Indian philosophy is the reverse,
      “I am, therefore I think.”
      It is not the body that produces consciousness
      of existence. On the contrary, it is the
      consciousness of existence that keeps
      the body alive and activates it.
      That which moves the mind and body
      is the real Self.

      Swami Rama
      Sacred Journey

      Two uses of the word “ego”
      http://www.swamij.com/fourfunctionsmind.htm#twoegos
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