It goes without saying that there is no reasonable way to refute the use of logic;
its value cannot be refuted by absurd reasoning; nor can it be
dismissed with sound reasoning–for it is the usefulness of sound
reasoning that is being called into question. - B. Alan Wallace,
Choosing Reality, p. 136,
Mind Related Definitions
Brain n: - The mass of highly structured neuronal tissue in the cranium
of vertebrate animals, an enlarged extension of the spinal cord; it is
the main part of the nervous system, the physical center of thought, and the
organ that receives sensory impulses and transmits motor impulses. The
physical seat of the mind, it is the nexus between the physical and spiritual
Mind n: - Relates to the spiritual and not the material aspect.
a) That which thinks, perceives, conceives, remembers, feels, wills,
imagines, etc.; seat or subject of consciousness.
b) The perceiving and conceiving part of consciousness.
Consciousness n: The state of being aware of perceptions, feelings,
knowledge, thoughts, or of external things.
Sentience n: Relates to feeling and sense perception.
a) The faculty and capacity to feel and perceive with the senses.
b) The ability to acquire facts and sensory data and convert them into information.
Intelligence n: Relates to discernment, perception, logic and memory.
a) The ability to learn or understand from experience; ability to
acquire information and convert it into and retain knowledge; mental ability.
b) The ability to respond quickly and successfully to a new situation;
use of the faculty of logic in solving problems, directing conduct, etc., effectively.
Intellect n: Relates to conception, contemplation & reason. That
part of the mind that deals with spiritual issues, the mind
dimension that animals don't possess but Homo Sapiens do have.
a) The ability to conceive, contemplate or entertain issues, to
reason from knowledge and purpose, and to synthesize meaning, ideas and experience.
b) The faculty of imagination, reminiscence, self-awareness,
self-identity and self-value in a relationship.
Inner Heart or Core Self: Relates to volition, will, faith, commitment
and ultimate idealistic values, purpose and truth. The spark of God, the
spiritual dimension that it takes to be truly human.
a) The ability to conceive, contemplate or understand truth, or to
reason from knowledge, belief and ideal purpose.
b) The faculty of volition to choose belief, the will to be, the will to
have values and self-commitment to ultimate purpose.
Imagination n: Relates to the mind formed image.
a) The act or power of forming mental images of what is not
actually present in the material realm.
b) The act or power of creating mental images of what has never been
actually experienced, or of creating new images or ideas by combining
previous experiences; creative ability.
Memory n: The ability or act of recalling to mind any or parts of previous mental
constructs ranging from sensory experience to higher truth.
Perception n: The act or ability of taking hold, apprehending or grasping mentally;
recognizing, observing or becoming aware through the five senses or intuition.
Comprehend v: literally to encircle or enclose, to fully
engulf with the mind.
Conception n: The act or ability of becoming pregnant with ideas, of
forming or developing ideas in the consciousness by intellect or
insight; to think, imagine, understand or comprehend.
Reminiscence n: The excerptions of sequential experience and memory into consciousness.
Understand v: literally from "stand under" or support;
to know and see enough to lend significant agreement and support. To at
least partially see why. More positive than
conceive, but not as far-reaching or presumptuous as comprehend.