How is this known that “meaning appears in the mind”?
So I look at a word and a meaning appears in my mind. Another word and another meaning,
By unexamined education, that's what I was taught. But now I would say the thought label containing past experiences, definition, meaning, for the sense input appears and a thought says it appears in something called Mind.
What is ‘mind’ in the actual, direct experience?
In DE there is no mind.
How is ‘mind’ experienced, with which of the 5 senses?
Mind is not experienced by the senses, it is just a thought, a concept like Self.
The proof of the mind's desire to label EVERYTHING is that if an unlabeled sound appears, the mind FREAKS OUT with OMG "what was that!"
How are all of these known?
Well direct experience of "mind knowing" or "freaking out" has changed by examination to nothing but another thought. But the reaction to a sense input that has not been labeled is there for sure. Perhaps the survival need to have labels for everything is just another thought that, believed, fires the feeling of possible danger.
Can ‘mind’ desire or label anything?
No, it's just a thought.
Can ‘mind’ be freaked out?
No, the thought 'danger', believed, triggers fear.
Can ‘mind’ do anything?
No it's just a concept.
Is there REALLY a ‘mind’ that could do anything?
Uncle! Uh, I mean no, it can't do anything. ;-)
This examination DOES give new meaning to "don't believe everything you think". Thoughts seem to be under more scrutiny than before and some are just SO bogus!
Ha ha, got me. Well, food for thought? ;-)