Dinsdale wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:13 am
budo wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:01 am
Label it whatever you want, at the end of the day you cannot have sensuality (6 senses) and permanence at the same time.
I don't see why not, if the permanent essence is hidden "beneath" the senses, which I think is what Hinduism teaches. You could say that the goal of Hindu practice is to discover the Self, while the goal of Buddhist practice is to discover the absence of Self.
Self or non-self aside,
If it comes to an end it is not permanent.
If there is movement then it must come to an end.
If it comes into existence, it must go out of existence.
There is no "beneath" the senses. If there are no senses, there is no perception, if there is no perception, there nothing to cognize.
If you feel bliss, you are cognizing. The moment you feel, you are automatically dealing with impermanence.
Only non existence is permanent. Hence the Buddha saying someone who is enlightened has no remainder, and cannot be found or recognized anywhere to anyone.
But even just ignoring that, if merging with the Atman has any form of perception, it is by default impermanent.