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- Correct thinking will bring health, harmony, and prosperity
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In philosophy, panpsychism is the view that consciousness, mind or soul (psyche) is a universal and primordial feature of all things. Panpsychists
see themselves as minds in a world of minds.
Panpsychism is one of the oldest philosophical theories, and has been ascribed to philosophers like Thales, Plato, Spinoza, Leibniz and William
James. Panpsychism can also be seen in eastern philosophies such as Vedanta and Mahayana Buddhism. During the 19th century, panpsychism
was the default theory in philosophy of mind, but it saw a decline during the middle years of the 20th century with the rise of logical positivism.
The recent interest in the hard problem of consciousness has once again made panpsychism a widespread theory.
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According to D. S. Clarke, panpsychist and panexperientialist aspects can be found in the Huayan and Tiantai Buddhist
doctrines of Buddha nature, which was often attributed to inanimate objects such as lotus flowers and mountains.
Tiantai patriarch Zhanran argued that "even non-sentient beings have Buddha nature." Who, then, is "animate" and
who "inanimate"? Within the assembly of the Lotus, all are present without division. In the case of grass, trees and
he soil...whether they merely lift their feet or energetically traverse the long path, they will all reach Nirvana.
According to the 9th-century Shingon Buddhist thinker Kukai, the Dharmakaya is nothing other than the physical
universe and natural objects like rocks and stones are included as part of the supreme embodiment of the Buddha.
The Soto Zen master Dogen also argued for the universality of Buddha nature. According to Dogen, "fences, walls
tiles, and pebbles" are also "mind". Dogen also argued that "insentient beings expound the teachings" and that the
words of the eternal Buddha "are engraved on trees and on rocks . . . In fields and in villages". This is the message
of his "Mountains and Waters Sutra".
It fall in the same sens as our Cosmic Christ who created all univers and everything in it.
|In the art of the Japanese rock garden, the artist must be aware of the rocks' "ishigokoro" (‘heart,’ or ‘mind’)