Hi all,

It is sometimes said in the meditative tradition that I follow, Tibetan Kagyu, that a Buddha is in a constant state of non-thought, yet there is no destruction of the brain and yet a Buddha is able to act and respond appropriately. Even from a conventional POV it is possible to act spontaneously on instinct or intuition without thought. Yet it is also stated in Buddhism that our two main attachments are our emotions and our thoughts, they are referred to as the two veils that prevent us from being enlightened, the veil of disturbing emotions and the veil of conceptual distortion. So maybe our fear of brain damage is actually an expression of our clinging to our thoughts and helps to strengthen this attachment?