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Now how is it again that I'm not my mind?

In a previous post I said:

For one thing, flies in the face of modern, scientific, atheistic thinking that dominates intelligent discourse these days. In this way of thinking, everything that is important about what we “are” is explainable by our physical bodies.

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Taking a stand

“Buddhists are no different from nihilists”, “nirvana literally means ‘extinguishing’, or self-extinction”, “Buddhists and atheists deny a self.”, such are the accusations heaped on Buddhism and Buddhists in general, despite the fact that any nihilistic tradition should have long disappeared from history. 6,102 more words


Buddha Vacana ~ The Luminous Mind

91. The mind is luminous, but it is stained by defilements that come from without. Ordinary folk do not realize this, so they do not cultivate the mind. 99 more words


Now how is it again that I'm not my body?

The Buddha is very clear that we are not our bodies. This isn’t a one-off teaching that people have twisted into seeming more important. It’s a core teaching that gets repeated over and over in the suttas. 421 more words


assumed identity

POSTCARD#58: Chiang Mai: Arrived in the early evening and out through the exit tunnel into the airport corridors. Turn the first corner and we’re looking back through a large window at our plane with passenger bridge attached. 830 more words


artificial intelligence

I once met a man
who was building a new head
could he see his own?


The Three Marks of Existence

According to the Buddhist tradition, all phenomena other than Nirvana are marked by three characteristics, sometimes referred to as the Dharma seals: impermanence, suffering, and no-self. 303 more words

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