We live in a physical world. We have a physical body and a mind, the two of which are closely interconnected. In fact, it is our experience of physical sensation and emotional response that makes us sentient beings.
Yet, if we compare the physical and mental influences upon our lives, it is clear that physical pain can be subdued by strength of mind, therefore, mental happiness and satisfaction are ultimately more important to us than physical discomfort and unhappiness.
Tibetan Buddhism & Modern Physics: A Quantum Mechanical Challenge Toward a Union of Love and Knowledge (PB)
By Vic Mansfield (Author) | MLBD Publications