Why Mind takes precedence over Body in Buddhism?http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AkvEm5CIurCukNUWZ85ooHchBgx.;_ylv=3?qid=20121201110320AAPzma0
Though body and mind are mutually inter-dependent, Buddhism seems to give more emphasis to mind.
Mano Pubbangama Dhamma
Mano Setta Manomaya
Mind precedes ideas,
Mind causes mind.
If such a mind is clear / corrupt,
results in one's speech and act.
It is like to consider, software is more important than hardware in a computer.
~ Alan Sugar vs. Bill Gates argument
1). Why Mind takes precedence over Body in Buddhism?
If power disconnected to computer hardware, software functions would die immediately.
2). Where is body influence (like hormones) to mind in Buddhism?
Computer can be shut down using software instructions.
People die mainly with organ (human body) failure.
3). Can people die with mind failure alone, according to Buddhism?
(mind die instead of body die to result in human death)