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Sarah Leach
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I am so grateful for this forum for debate and understanding, thank you Diana for raising a question.
Will seek out the John Cleese references and the “Unmistaken Child” documentary.
Hi Kamlo I found the quote from His Holiness really interesting and helpful. I wonder about the Dharmakirti quote and logic though. How would this apply to dementia? I remember my super fit, previously gentle grandfather wrestling with nurses who he thought were trying to kill him as his mind had deteriorated. There was also little chance of my headmaster father understanding the dharma after early dementia had set in.I also think about some of the patients in Oliver Sacks book “The Man who Mistook his wife for a hat” who temporarily lost their mind faculties? So there is destruction of awareness of mind in this way although the physical body and senses remain in tact?