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Mon Sep 10, 2012, 06:24 AM

1. What was the diagnosis?

The experiences you describe easily could be caused by neurological problems. Both neuroscience and Buddhism, in various ways, teach that the way we see, hear, and experience the phenomena around us is being created by our senses, brains, and nervous systems -- the colors, forms, sounds, smells, etc., are not intrinsic to the things around us, but are the way the phenomena around us are interpreted by our nervous systems. And if our neurons misfire, it throws off what we experience. Here's a great video in which a neuroscientist explains what she experienced while having a stroke, and it's pretty amazing.

Buddhist practice teaches us to perceive reality beyond the world being created by our senses, and it doesn't sound as if you are ready for that. I suggest getting a through neurological work-up.

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