Dear Gillian A question that interests me, is the extent to which conscious awareness, if at all, affects the atoms and molecules surrounding the living individual.
I have been involved in a scientific investigation of consciousness studies for many years, and actually acquired by Doctorate in the subject of Spiritual Metaphysics.
Daoxin stared at this young Dharma-vessel. Later the boy became his student and eventually inherited the Dharma and became the Fifth Ch’an Patriarch – Hongren. Hongren would eventually choose an illiterate man for his successor, who would become the Sixth Patriarch of Ch’an – Hiuneng. This is a significant statement to humanity, because Hongren had many students who were affluent and well educated.