TA2 102-104 (Vimal)


Response 9 (to C8, Müller)




by Ram Lakhan Pandey Vimal

12 March 2008, posted 22 March 2008


My additional response:


"In state of nirvana or samadhi, the data is two fold: (i) meditator feels ‘oneness’ with environment, or (ii) the matter, which is a structure that crystallizes within mind, disappears for meditators. Good data is data that is valid over time (over 6000 years), subjects (over thousands), and location (all over world). Interpretations may vary.  My interpretation is that the long-term open eye meditation leads to the dominance of internal neural-activity :  the observer, objects observed, and process of observation are all the same neural-activity in neural-nets due to re-entry process.  This entails oneness.  In long-term closed eye meditation, all sensory systems shut down and endogenous neural-activities at nirvana state entail disappearance of material structures crystallized by mind (maya).  According to (Müller, 2007b), nirvana state is free of paradoxes." (adapted from footnote 12 of




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