Gives rise to all thoughts. Apart from thoughts, there is no such thing as mind. Therefore, thought is the nature of mind. Apart from thoughts, there is no independent entity called the world. In deep sleep there are no thoughts, no world.
In the states of waking and dreaming, no thoughts, and there is also a world. In the same way as the spider emits the thread itself (the web), and it retracts back inside itself, so the mind projects the world from itself, and again absorbed in herself. When the mind comes out of the self, the world appears. Therefore, when the world appears (and real), the Self does not appear, and when the Self appears (shines) the world does not appear. Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. is often quoted on this topic. When one persistently inquires into the nature of mind, it will end up leaving Himself (The residue). What is called the Self, the Atman. The mind always exists only in dependence on something gross, can not stand alone. The mind is what is called the body or the soul That which appears as "I" in this body, the mind.
If one inquires as to where the body first comes the thought "I", one discovers that stands in the heart. That is the origin of mind. Only by constantly thinking "I" – "I", one will be conducted there. Of all the thoughts that arise in the mind, thought "I" is the first. Only after the emergence of this thought "I" other thoughts arise. Only after the emergence of the personal pronoun of first person personal pronouns are the second and third person, without the personal pronoun of the first person, there will be no second or third.