Since the core of the senses (outer and inner) are channeled to the heart and brain, this constitute the making or manifestation of consciousness and awareness or mind. Another way of stating is mind implies consciousness and awareness which implies heart-brain which implies senses which implies inner and outer senses. And therefore, heart-mind are irreducible. And as such, heart-mind is the essence and nature of being and becoming not only in the known physical world but beyond potentialities of possibilities. In other words, heart-mind (heart-mind is used to emphasize the essence and nature of the heart but otherwise is not necessary since mind implies heart-brain of subtle body or subtle body-mind) is the essence and nature of the real and true self or subtle body-mind rather than of the temporary physical body (i.e. means to create, shape, nurture, develop, transform, and purify consciousness and awareness. And the subtle body-mind).
And which is why heart-mind nurturing, development, transformation, and purification are primary in naturalness-spiritual ways of life and practices. And wisdom tradition. For example, in Buddhism, heart-mind is the primary focus since after all, not only they are the essence and nature of being and becoming in the known physical world. And beyond. But also specifically, the essence and nature of the subtle body-mind potentialities of possibilities in the known physical world. And beyond. Another way of saying is heart and mind not only interdependent and interconnected or entangled complement each other as a whole (i.e. the whole is far greater than sum of its parts), but also the essence and nature of being cannot be properly and fully or wholly developed in the known physical world. And beyond with them or heart and mind separated, neglected, and or inhibited.
And which is why, on going recent initiatives by the Dalai Lama and Tibetan community, friends, related teams, and global collaborators on reviving many millenniums old philosophy and science of heart-mind. And developing heart-mind or heartful care and mindful care nurturing, development, and education initiatives are meaningful and purposeful. And should inspire and encourage the global community to participate, collaborate, and support. And this brief and simplified discernment is also to inspire and encourage heartful care and mindful care actions, collaborations, and efforts for essential and or meaningful solutions and transformations for well being, long lasting benefits to, and betterment for all now and in the future in the known physical world. And beyond.
Epistemology of Life and Ontology of Existence Foundation and Institute