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In our attempts on looking for the lesser-known or lesser trending (let's face it, if it's trending on networks its usually pop culture garbage, at least 95% of the time. and 5% worth looking into.), aspects of things we look to cover at exploratory minds, an invitation arrived to help cover a subject called 'THE TULPA' this spurned interest between myself and Jerry Woodward who certainly supports our project efforts here at the exploratory minds project .

After a conversation with jerry, and looking over various info online about this, the tulpa proved to include many controversial takes on what it might truly be. Theories ranged from some people equating it to mental illness at worst, to a clever way to use our amazing bio-computer the human brain, and to utilize it in a somewhat creative but practical manner.

So by now, you're of course asking what the hell is a TULPA anyways!? , A short description is that the tulpa is an entity delibratly created in the mind and the person is host to this. This does not appear to be the same as supposed possession.

The tulpa is said to be an entity independent of the person that has used a meditative process to purposefully create the tulpa. Apparently separate from yourself but lives in your mind. We like the fact that tHis subject was presented to us from a group outside of exploratory minds, which is always welcome since our tiny core group wants to move well away from any potential echo chamber like side effects that might show up if we are not open to others outside of the project. Come on in, ya welcome!

We saw the current modern take on the tulpa that we were presented with, But we were curious if it had any much earlier origins, because we have often found it common that such things have older origins,Understandably these concepts originate from less science-based views and ones more akin to spiritual and sometimes religious perspectives.

We did find that ancient TIBETAN BUDDHISM seems to be one of the earliest origins of the TUPLA concept, much of what we have heard and seen on this  certainly goes far in advance of perhaps a mere imaginary friend which is a common thing with children as they grow up. But even that might be sub-related, it would be interesting to get a psychologist's take on the matter.

In the invite message to cover this subject was a link to a site about this TULPA meditative practice. this was by vice.com @https://www.vice.com/en/article/exmqzz/tulpamancy-internet-subculture-892

After much thought, we concluded there can't be any solid set of information on the ins and outs of this but there should be a set of similar yet differing reasons as to why anyone would do this at all,and there may be even moral implications, for example, if you become convinced the tulpa you made as an internal companion is now a hindrance but also an entity in and of itself. Is it moral to get rid it?, or would it be like killing a fellow friend? what happens if it tries to take over, interfering with your life's choices always telling you that's your decisions are bad decisions when you think otherwise?

Sounds like a potential nightmare doesn't it? However We think the above might be unlikely in most cases ,but in some cases possible., Such reasoning comes from the fact that many create the tupla via a meditative practice with positive intentions and for a positive outcome.

So in short many reasons for doing this would slightly differ from person to person, each one based around the creation of a companion that lives in the mind of the individual. Myself and my friend JERRY talked for some time on what might be happening and even the motives to do this. it also led to concepts of consciousness,

; One discussion I had with jerry on this was that in theory, it seems to me that consciousness experiences content, but we make the mistake that we are the content of our experience.

But without consciousness, there is no experience at all. and without content, the consciousness forgets it exists maybe? (it was a very esoteric conversation) Any biological system might still process information that might cause a set of responses as an axiomatic side effect of that processing. Processing alone does not theoretically require consciousness. or so it seems, Yet here we are with a conscious experience.

;Erwin Schrödinger an Austrian physicist said There is only one mind here, the famous quote is ''The total number of minds in the universe is one. In fact, consciousness is a singularity phasing within all beings.”

There's no proof of that concept but he also said and that we are experiencing it subjectively, maybe he was taking a perspective that we are all tulpas, within 1 consciousness. of course this begs the question of what consciousness might even be. or rather how it comes to be. If it is an axiomatic side effect of reality itself.,

Then maybe there's a super conscious and the universe is experiencing itself. None of this can be proven of course, but it's one of those esoteric trips that tantalize the mind.

As we said we found early origins of this in ancient Buddhism, Buddhist have an extreme level of inner self-awareness and a kind of mapping of the mind via a spiritual perspective, some confuse Buddhism as a religion and even some split groups have tried to push a dualism that it's spiritual and religious, this has annoyed avid supporters of the original take on Buddhist philosophy.

The reason why is that the original buddha was not seen as a god, buddha was a boy who achieved spiritual enlightenment. He grew up to lead with wisdom and efficiency, combined with spiritual leadership but was never considered as a GOD as his state of mind was seen as achievable by anyone. It was not something looked upon as a separate entity but a journey to enlightenment that became the philosophy behind the whole original Buddhist movement.

The difference is religion is not seen as a journey to enlightenment but a conversion to a structured rule-based approach that a person should live by in order to propagate a GODS plan, who has an all-knowing and all omnipresent existence, and all that happens is due to this being. Whatever that plan might be seen or interpreted to be.

Despite the above Buddist are also very strict although it's more of inner self-discovery of the mind and body than the outside, it is via a set of strict practices most of which cut down greatly on materialism while still being anchored in the physical world, the primary focus apears to be how the inner self copes with the world very selectivly being in the world but not of it,. Aside from the depth and complexities of all this its really beyond the scope of a multi-subject blog like ours at exploratory minds,still one important aspect to note is  It does seem likely that the original Buddhism regarded the mind as a litral tool of creation, so much so that some bussist talk about you becoming your thoughts and your thoughts once controlled to the extreme can create the disired enlightenment of the buddah..

Going back to the tulpa. please read at vice .com what is being done via a meditative practice creating tulpas as compansions. and ask yourself is a tulps really a sentient being? or other?

thank for reading, inspired by jerry woodward

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