Reply To: How the mind does wonders?


Your question: “How does the mind affect matter?”

The mind does not affect matter that is already in existence. But the mind CREATES matter. 

Question: “How does the mind come up with answers?”

Again, this requires a detailed explanation and requires a bit of background. Mind (or more precisely, the “seat of the mind” hadaya vatthu“) is actually like a mechanical device that generates cittas (loosely translated as “thoughts”) per Paticca Samuppada.