Indian Philosophy Brainless?

Matthew Kapstein mkapstei at MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU
Thu Sep 23 08:49:26 UTC 2004

Perhaps it is of some interest to recall, too,
that in Buddhist tantrism it is the location
of the cakra from which there issues a cooling
flow of "camphor," which reminds us that for Aristotle
the brain was not an organ of thought (the function of
the heart), but rather served to cool down the body.

Matthew Kapstein
Numata Professor of Buddhist Studies
The Divinity School of the University of Chicago

Directeur d'études
Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris

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