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by intex
Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Was the Buddha right in his analysis of the Atman?
Replies: 17
Views: 1416

Re: Was the Buddha right in his analysis of the Atman?

However, isn't it more the sense of "I" itself or the experiencer that is considered the atman of upanishadic thought? Hello, I think you are right - not only with regard to the upanishads, since 'being the experiencer' is certainly the core of any self-view. So one might think: "Whatever 'I' exper...
by intex
Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Uncertain Minds: How the West Misunderstands Buddhism
Replies: 137
Views: 12535

Re: Uncertain Minds: How the West Misunderstands Buddhism

from within the first-person perspective I am unable to experience myself as an external object like a 'brain'. You can't directly see your eyes either. In other words: No sense can appear to itself. According to some, different functioning of the brain is responsible for different states of consci...
by intex
Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Uncertain Minds: How the West Misunderstands Buddhism
Replies: 137
Views: 12535

Re: Uncertain Minds: How the West Misunderstands Buddhism

And when the brain ceases.... All mental functioning does. So how can rebirth occur? What travels from one brain to another? How do two brains connect? I believe in rebirth, but it is faith. Hello, from within the first-person perspective I am unable to experience myself as an external object like ...
by intex
Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: I am Someone Else
Replies: 6
Views: 538

Re: I am Someone Else

Hello Yana, I think I understand what you mean and that it can be beneficial to regard oneself as that 'other one' who is closest (so to speak). This body is not 'here in the center' because it is 'mine' but because its senses are that because of which there is seeing, hearing etc. I agree that rega...
by intex
Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The world that you see is a reflection of yourself.
Replies: 6
Views: 1979

Re: The world that you see is a reflection of yourself.

Hello seeker242/all, perhaps the Dhatusamyutta (Samyutta Nikaya 14.14 and the following ones) is of interest to you, since it talks about how beings come together according to their dispositions: Bhikkhus, it is by way of elements that beings come together und unite. Those of an inferior disposition...