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The concept of mind in Buddhism is central and as such it controls and commands all intellectual and existential activities. As such it is a challenge to any religion, science or thinking that considers what it "thinks" is not a model of reality but the truth about reality. It challenges all religious approaches of the world as being a creation of some god since it states there is no creator and that we do not possess any soul, or divine component in us. Frustrating for those who cannot think without a starting point, be it some Big Bang that states for many that before there was nothing as if anything could come from nothing. We are far from knowing where this universe comes from, if it comes from anything. For the Buddha the world is the real reality like the bus of Karl Marx, but he believes the world will be what we mentally want it to become individually and collectively. Enjoy the prospect of a future produced by human everyday acts, thoughtful or thoughtless as they might be.
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