Authors: A.S. Karunananda
Addresses: Department of Mathematics, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
Abstract: Mental and physical phenomena have been investigated in the Theravada Buddhist philosophy. In this context the structure of the thinking process plays a very important role. According to the Buddhist classification of thinking structure, every being thinks in accordance with a special mechanism. This is known as the Thought Process. In a thought process, there is a sequence of steps called thought moments or consciousness. Each step has some sort of function in the process. Among these steps the most important and interesting is the determining state or determining consciousness. The aim of this model is to represent the determining state or determining consciousness with the use of mathematical concepts. In this discussion, I am going to analyse the thought processes in two stages. The first stage is modelling the thought processes according to the Buddhist philosophy, and the second stage is analysis of the model by means of mathematical concepts relevant to thought processes.
Keywords: Buddhist philosophy; computer modelling; mathematical modelling; thought processes; consciousness; Buddhism.
International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 1993 Vol.6 No.2/3, pp.135 - 140
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